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Fire at China nursing home kills 38

Fire at China nursing home kills 38

Thirty-eight people were killed in a fire at a home for senior citizens in China's central Henan province, state media said, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety.

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.

Cameron says Europe must change

Cameron says Europe must change

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week.

Volcano erupts in Galapagos Islands

A volcano perched atop one of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands has erupted, potentially threatening a unique species of pink iguanas.

Fatal Texas flood 'biggest ever'

Fatal Texas flood 'biggest ever'

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.

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.

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