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Obama calls for peaceful settlement of S. China Sea disputes
U.S. President Barack Obama called Tuesday for territorial disputes in the South China Sea to be "resolved peacefully" as Vietnam baulks at Chinese actions in the bitterly contested waters.
 
Nero is second officer to escape charges in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors are 0-for-2 in their efforts to hold Baltimore police accountable in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray after an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case that triggered riots a year ago.
 
Mexico begins exhumation of over 100 bodies in Morelos
Mexican authorities and independent experts on Monday began the exhumation of more than a hundred bodies buried in pits in the central state of Morelos.
 
Cosby returns to court to hear sex assault evidence
Disgraced television legend Bill Cosby returned to court Tuesday to hear evidence that he sexually assaulted a woman after plying her with drugs at his Philadelphia home, a crime for which he could be jailed 10 years if put on trial and convicted.
 
Tutu's daughter loses S.African church licence after gay marriage
Desmond Tutu's daughter has been forced to give up her duties as a priest in South Africa's Anglican church after she married a woman, she told AFP on Tuesday.
 
New Mexico joining effort to rehabilitate historic theaters
For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and Hispanic workers who visited to take in a traveling show or a newly released movie.
 
A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as an activist group raised the overall death toll from the day's unprecedented wave of attacks on government strongholds to 161.
 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of an African American death row inmate who accused prosecutors of bias for selecting an all-white jury that convicted him of murder.
 
Pyramid scheme
Rope access technicians paste a giant picture on the Louvre Pyramid as part of a JR project in Paris, Tuesday, May 24. For his latest bold project, street artist JR is creating an eye-tricking installation at the Louvre Museum that makes it seem as if the huge glass pyramid at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared.
 
Sexual misconduct remains a destructive force in the armed forces and military communities, a U.S. senator said Monday in a new report that urges Congress to take more aggressive steps to end sex crimes in the ranks.
 
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