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Pakistani intelligence: US drone kills 6 militants


Pakistan intelligence officials say a pair of missiles launched by a U.S. Drone hit a militant hideout near the Afghan border and killed six suspected militants.

China’s ‘Brother Watch’ gets 14-year prison term

A Chinese provincial official whose grinning at the scene of a deadly bus crash sparked an outcry and, eventually, led to corruption charges was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.

Obama weighs Egypt aid suspension


US officials say President Barack Obama’s top national security aides have recommended that the US suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt in response to the Egyptian military’s ouster of the country’s first democratically elected leader.

Yankees pull rug from under white sox

Eduardo Nunez’s two-run double capped a five-run eighth inning for New York as the hosts defeated Chicago White Sox 6-4 at the Yankee Stadium.

Sci-fi writer Pohl dies at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died at age of 93.

Putin warns West on Syria action


President Vladimir Putin warned the west against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a United Nations resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people.

92-year-old on trial for Nazi war crime


A 92-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS is going on trial in Germany Monday on charges he executed a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.

Spanish government prepares new abortion law

Spain’s justice minister says the conservative government will present by the end of October its proposed changes to the country’s abortion law, with the amendments expected to introduce new restrictions on pregnancy terminations.

California’s oldest person dies at 114

The oldest person born in Mexico, who also was California’s oldest resident, has died in a hospice in Chula Vista, just 17 days after celebrating her 114th birthday.

Liquid ammonia leak kills 15 in Shanghai


At least 15 people were killed Saturday after liquid ammonia leaked from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, state media and the government said.

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