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Snowden wants to return to Geneva

Snowden wants to return to Geneva

Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying he would like to return to live in Geneva, where he once worked undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency.

IS militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

IS militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.

Ringling Bros.circus to stop elephant acts

Ringling Bros.circus to stop elephant acts

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will eliminate its elephant acts - long an integral part of the spectacle billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth" - by 2018 amid criticism by animal welfare activists, the circus' parent company said.

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.

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