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Air France flight escorted after threat

 Air France flight escorted after threat

An Air France flight has been escorted by two United States F-15 fighter jets to New York after an anonymous threat was made against the flight,  military officials say.

Tornado tears through Mexican city

Tornado tears through Mexican city

At least 13 people have died and dozens more are injured after a freak tornado ripped through the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna, flipping over cars and tearing down homes.

Polish president concedes defeat

Polish president concedes defeat

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in the presidential election, a result reflecting voters' frustration that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being more evenly shared.

'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in crash

'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police say.

Drug cartel shoot-out has fiery finale

Drug cartel shoot-out has fiery finale

Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.

Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States.

Police believe suspect in Washington quadruple murder may have had accomplices

Police believe suspect in Washington quadruple murder may have had accomplices

Police in Washington believe that a man charged in the deaths of a wealthy businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper may have had help committing the crime, no other suspects have been taken into custody.

Ireland backs gay marriage in vote - minister

Ireland backs gay marriage in vote - minister

Ireland appears to have voted heavily in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum that marks a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.

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