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US ambassador slashed in Korea attack

US ambassador slashed in Korea attack

The US ambassador to South Korea was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in the capital early today, police and a witness say.

'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt

'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt

An attorney for the accused Boston Marathon bomber said at the start of his trial that their client bore responsibility for the attacks that killed three people and injured 264 with a blunt admission: "It was him."

US may review 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly

US may review 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly

US transportation safety investigators said they are reviewing a request to reopen a probe into the 1959 airplane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson, better known as "The Big Bopper," and their pilot.

US clears police officer of civil rights violations in Missouri

US clears police officer of civil rights violations in Missouri

The US Department of Justice has cleared Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson of civil rights violations in the August shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the department said in a report on Wednesday. 

Authorities had tried to deport man killed by LA police

Authorities had tried to deport man killed by LA police

US authorities had tried to deport the homeless man shot dead by police in Los Angeles this week but had to release him after authorities in his native Cameroon failed to provide a travel document, an immigration official said.

Seventeen miners killed in Donetsk mine explosion

Seventeen miners killed in Donetsk mine explosion

Seventeen miners died in an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukrainian, where a blast trapped dozens of people, the news agency RIA Novosti said, citing the region's emergency services.

Jury selected to hear Boston Marathon bombing trial

Jury selected to hear Boston Marathon bombing trial

The jury that will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was selected on the eve of opening statements.

Chilean volcano goes quiet after overnight eruption

Chilean volcano goes quiet after overnight eruption

Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile went quiet after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert.

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