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'Sesame Street' cracks down on Times Square Elmo

'Sesame Street' cracks down on Times Square Elmo

Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on TV's "Sesame Street," but the recent antics of New York street performers dressed as the beloved characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show's producers.

Cricket: Anderson and Broad leave India in trouble

Cricket: Anderson and Broad leave India in trouble

James Anderson and Stuart Broad each took three wickets to leave India in trouble on 323 for eight, 246 runs adrift of England, after the third day of the third test.

Israel intensifies Gaza assault

Israel intensifies Gaza assault

Israel has knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets, while Egyptian mediators prepare a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

Legalising pot has not spurred use among US teens: study

Legalising pot has not spurred use among US teens: study

A rise in marijuana use among U.S. teens over the past 20 years has no significant tie to the legalisation of marijuana for medical use in many states, according to a new research paper.

Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

Libyan forces battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting.

Warrants issued for Aussie jihadists

Australia has issued arrest warrants for a pair of Australian citizens believed to be fighting in Syria, after images emerged of the two holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

Rare tornado slams Boston area

Rare tornado slams Boston area

Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere are picking up the pieces after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings.

Athletics: Bailey-Cole bags 100m gold

Athletics: Bailey-Cole bags 100m gold

Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion's absence to coolly grab 100 metres gold at the Commonwealth Games, but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double.

'Typography of the giant'

'Typography of the giant'

Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez have unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.

Black box 'shows jet downed by shrapnel'

Black box 'shows jet downed by shrapnel'

Analysis of the black box flight recorders from a downed Malaysian airliner show it was destroyed by shrapnel coming from a rocket blast and went down because of "massive explosive decompression", a Ukrainian security official says.

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