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Massive road accident kills 30 in northeast India

A cargo truck crashed into 2 minivans packed with laborers headed to work early Thursday in northeast India, killing 30 people, including 13 children, police said.

Philippines says rebel standoff is over

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A deadly 3-week standoff between government troops and Muslim rebels who held nearly 200 people hostage in the southern Philippines has ended with all of the captives safe, officials said on Saturday.

Roadside bombs kill 5 in Afghanistan

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Provincial officials say 2 separate roadside bomb attacks have killed 5 Afghan civilians in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

Inter stay in the hunt

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Inter Milan came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 in an entertaining match in the Italian league on Thursday and stay in touch with leaders Roma.

Vintage Venus advances, Eugenie stuns Jankovic

Venus Williams rallied from a set down to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Anti-paparazzi bill signed into law

Paparazzi and others who harass the children of public figures will face tougher penalties under legislation that California’s governor has signed.

Bomb attacks at markets in Baghdad kills 21

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Bombs ripped through outdoor markets in and near Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens, the latest in a deadly wave that has hit Iraq in recent months, officials said.

NZ airline plans Ice runway in Antarctica

New Zealand’s flagship airline plans to open a new frontier by flying planes to Antarctica that pilots would land on an ice runway.

Police: Gunman killed near US university

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An armed man pursued onto the campus of North Carolina Central University was shot and killed in nearby woods after challenging officers, police said Tuesday. Durham police tracked the suspect onto the campus late Monday, prompting officials to lock down the school for several hours.

Monaco hold PSG in ‘money derby’

The clash of big spenders in the French league finished even as Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 at home against Monaco on Sunday and missed the chance to replace their title rivals at the top of the standings.

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