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Filipino troops attack to end rebel standoff
From Yahoo News: ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops have started to battle their way into coastal villages in the south where Muslim rebels have held scores of residents hostage in a six-day standoff, sparking fierce clashes that have killed
Sweden closes four prisons as number of inmates plummets
Decline partly put down to strong focus on rehabilitation and more lenient sentences for some offences. Swedish courts have given more lenient sentences for drug offences following a ruling of the country's supreme court in 2011.
Chicago cop's 3rd shooting in 6 months
Prosecutors said that although Gildardo Sierra fired his weapon 16 times, hitting Flint Farmer seven times -- including three times in the back -- they did not think they could show that the shooting was unreasonable, a key component of proving that Sierr
Aeroplan error causes $4,600 flight for toddler
A young couple from Revelstoke, B.C., were hit with a staggering $4,600 bill when an Aeroplan booking mistake forced them to buy a last-minute Air Canada ticket to fly their two-year-old home from Europe.
Rand Paul admits his plagiarism 'is my fault'
WASHINGTON — After facing accusations of plagiarism in speeches, an article and one of his books, Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday through a spokesman that he made mistakes in crediting sources and has set up a new system for vetting his work.
Jellyfish taking over oceans, experts warn
Due to changing water temperatures and overfishing, the gelatinous beasts are proliferating faster than ever before. Changing water temperatures and overfishing are behind the surge in population
EU to levy record fines on Libor banks: source
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will levy a record fine of at least 1.5 billion euros on six financial institutions, including Barclays; and Royal Bank of Scotland for rigging the yen Libor interest rate benchmark, a banking industry source s
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