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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Man 'killed 3 to get revenge' on city's elite
A Virginia man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the span of a decade wanted revenge against what he perceived as the city's elite after losing a child custody case, prosecutors said Thursday.
The U.N. envoy for Libya proposed the members of a unity government Friday aimed at ending years of conflict, but the plan was dismissed by lawmakers in the country's two rival parliaments.
A total of 58,559 people died violent deaths in Brazil in 2014, or about 160 every day -- and police actions were the second-biggest cause, new statistics said Thursday.
A Guatemalan appeals court rejected an amnesty request from former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, whose retrial for genocide during the country's civil war is due to begin in January, the civil parties to the case said Thursday.
Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone
Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Svetlana Alexievich wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, honored for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.
Attacks continue, Israel bars ministers from Jerusalem site
Israeli troops shot and killed an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver on Thursday amid new Israeli-Palestinian violence that prompted the Israeli prime minister to bar Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem's Old City that is at the heart of the latest tensions.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined her U.S. Democratic presidential rivals in opposing U.S. President Barack Obama's Pacific trade deal, delivering a major blow to a Democratic president as she works to court her party's liberal base.
Syria's army announced Thursday a "vast offensive" to wrest back territory from armed opposition groups, as NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military activity in the war-torn country.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change.
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