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Friday, August 28, 2015
Colorado theater gunman's sentencing caps grueling trial
James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life as the judge belittled him and spectators jeered at him. The survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.
Scores of Colombians packed their belongings into suitcases and prepared for an army escort out of Venezuela on Wednesday, fleeing a crackdown on undocumented migrants and smugglers that is fueling an angry dispute between the South American neighbors.
South Sudan President Kiir signs peace deal despite doubts
South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a deal Wednesday to end 20 months of war in the world's youngest nation, but added a list of reservations that raised doubts about whether peace would take hold.
Smaller of panda twins dies at Washington zoo
One of the two giant panda twins born at Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend died on Wednesday, turning unexpected joy to tragedy in a matter of days.
Hungary fence proves futile in slowing migrants
Clambering over the razor-wire fence or scuttling under it, migrants surged Wednesday across the Serbian border into Hungary. Then they jostled to formally enter the country so they could quickly leave it, heading toward more prosperous European Union nations on a desperate quest to escape war and poverty.
With their appealing slides and wave pools, waterparks are increasingly popular places to spend a summer day. But the shallow waters belie hazards that experts say visitors who are focused on the fun may be underestimating.
Shallow depths belie hazards at popular waterparks
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Venezuela, Colombia vow more cooperation in border dispute
The foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela promised to jointly combat crime along the border following talks to calm a dispute caused by the closure of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on smuggling forced thousands of migrants from their homes.
Reporter, cameraman killed on air; police chasing suspect
A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast Wednesday morning in Virginia by a gunman the governor described as a disgruntled station employee who was being chased by police on a nearby highway.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington spied on Japanese politicians, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Merkel slams anti-asylum seeker activists
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday there would be no tolerance for "shameful and vile" anti-migrant violence, facing down a noisy far-right protest during a visit to a refugee center.
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