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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
At least 62 dead in Colombia landslide: officials
A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing at least 62 people and injuring 40, authorities said.
Atalanta: Model in fight versus people smugglers
The hulking P-3C Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a military base in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, on the latest mission hunting pirates off Somalia's coast.
US water officials project Lake Mead below drought trigger point in 2017
Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
Eleven Afghan policemen were Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy, following a landmark fast-track trial.
Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's front cover picture of Muhammad following the massacre of the satirical weekly's editorial team in January, said Monday he was leaving the paper.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
EU approves military plan to target migrant traffickers
European Union nations approved plans Monday for a naval operation to go after the human trafficking networks that are sending thousands of migrants weekly across the Mediterranean toward Europe or to their deaths. NATO said it stood ready to help out if needed.
Obama moves to demilitarize US cops
President Barack Obama barred police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that US law enforcement has become too militarized.
Shiite militias converge on Iraq's Ramadi after Islamic State takeover
Shiite militias converged on Ramadi Monday in a bid to recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz.
Heightened security in Texas town after biker gang deadly shootout
Law enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs shook up the community, and attempts at intimidation ensured officers will stay on the streets, police said.
EU ministers said they would approve plans Monday for an unprecedented naval mission to stop people smugglers as NATO warned that Islamic militants might be hiding among the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
  
  
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