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I-5 bridge reopens after collapse
Travellers heading south from Vancouver to Seattle no longer have to make a lengthy detour to get around a damaged bridge on the I-5.
Ammunition fire rages at Russian military base
Exploding shells set off a fire that was triggering explosions Wednesday at a military depot in southern Russia, injuring about 30 people and causing the evacuation of more than 6,000 from a nearby village, investigators and emergency workers said.
U.S. and Taliban talks look to end Afghan war
In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opens an office in Qatar.
Nelson Mandela remains in serious but stable condition
Former president Nelson Mandela's condition remains serious but stable on Monday, his third day in a Pretoria hospital, the South African government said. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being treated for a recurring lung infection.
Syrian rebels 'execute teenager' in Aleppo
Rebels fighting the Syrian regime have shot dead a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents and siblings after accusing him of blasphemy, an activist group said.
Al Jazeera was told that the boy, a street vendor selling coffee, was from the Shaar neighb
Swiss back tighter asylum rules
Swiss voters overwhelmingly back a controversial move to tighten asylum restrictions amid a spike in the number of refugees in the country.
Philadelphia demolition worker turns self in
A heavy equipment operator who authorities say was high on marijuana when a Philadelphia building collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, has turned himself in to face charges.
Paris skinheads beat leftist to death
A group of skinheads beat a French far-left activist to death in the heart of Paris's shopping district, officials said Thursday, in an attack that raised fears of increased far-right violence.
Russia's Putin, wife announce divorce
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila said Thursday they are divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage, making the announcement on state television after attending a ballet performance at the Kremlin.
Building collapses in Philadelphia
As many as 10 people are believed to be trapped in the rubble of a building that collapsed Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, city Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said, according to CNN affiliate WPVI.
Thousands hail Queen Elizabeth's 60th coronation anniversary
A fanfare of trumpets and cheering crowds greeted Queen Elizabeth today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation with a service at Westminster Abbey featuring a priceless crown that has adorned the heads of British monarchs for 350 years.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box of baby clothes and bedding by the state. Some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.
China poultry plant fire kills at least 119
A fire at a poultry processing plant in northeastern China on Monday trapped workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse with only a single open exit, killing at least 119 people in one of the country's worst industrial disasters in years.
Attacking beavers a concern in Belarus after man killed
A 60-year-old man killed recently in a beaver attack in Belarus is the most serious of a string of incidents, as the rodents have become increasingly aggressive when confronted by humans after wandering near homes, shops and schools.
Baltimore derailment, explosion collapses buildings
A CSX cargo train crashed into a trash truck and derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb and the explosion that followed rattled homes at least 800 metres away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.
U.K. police arrest 10th suspect in killing of soldier
British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions.
Oversized load blamed for Washington bridge collapse
The Alberta trucker who struck a steel beam precipitating a bridge collapse in Washington State was hauling an oversized load that prevented him from crossing the Skagit River bridge safely, according to a U.S. transportation official.
Washington state bridge collapse is wake-up call
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge in northern Washington state should be a wake-up call that prompts an expansive safety review, according to National Transportation Safety Board officials.
28 killed in suspected rebel attack in India
About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 28 people, police said.
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