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Fed-up man 'kills' computer with handgun

Fed-up man 'kills' computer with handgun

Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the unco-operative machine.

Judge to consider claims that chimpanzees are 'legal persons'

Judge to consider claims that chimpanzees are 'legal persons'

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures.

UK's future on the line in election - Major

UK's future on the line in election - Major

The future of the United Kingdom would be imperilled if Scottish nationalists prop up a Labour government after May 7's election because they would use the role to prepare another independence vote, former prime minister John Major said.

US bishop in child porn case resigns

Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who remained in office for three years after he was convicted in 2012 of shielding a priest who took pornographic pictures of girls, has resigned.

Migrant deaths may shame Europe into action

Migrant deaths may shame Europe into action

The outrage Europe's leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need.

700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks

700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks

As many as 700 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

New IS video shows Libya beheadings

New IS video shows Libya beheadings

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites appears to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Police kill knife-wielding man near St Louis

A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said.

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