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Friday, September 26, 2014
Mexico in shock as kidnapped lawmaker killed
A Mexican federal lawmaker was killed and burned after being abducted in broad daylight, authorities confirmed Wednesday, shocking his ruling party amid government assurances that violence is down.
The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday.
Colombia's government and main rebel movement are releasing parts of a draft peace agreement to deflect criticism that the country's democratic institutions are being redrawn behind their countrymen's backs.
BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stand by the agreement it made with the companies it compensated for losses blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Middle East and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions.
Coalition strikes IS near besieged Syria town
Japan said Wednesday that it has stepped up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine to be in line with other Group of Seven (G-7)nations before their upcoming meeting in New York.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Tuesday he has asked for US$3.8 billion in urgent aid to help rebuild Gaza following its devastating 50-day war with Israel this summer.
The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.
UN summit urges ambitious climate agreement
World leaders on Tuesday urged ambitious action to combat climate change, but pledges remained well short of goals, with a year to go for an accord.
Solar-powered family car rides the California coast
A solar-powered family car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled by good vibes and pure California sunshine.
  
  
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