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Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria

More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, a group monitoring the country's war said.

No charges to be laid against Bill Cosby

No charges to be laid against Bill Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of dozens of sex abuse allegations over the past two months, will not be charged in connection with a 1974 sexual molestation claim, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

Could we have another Bush in the White House?

Could we have another Bush in the White House?

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will "actively explore" a run for the presidency in 2016, making him one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible candidacy.

More than 140 killed in Taliban school assault

More than 140 killed in Taliban school assault

At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

First full overnight truce in Ukraine's rebel east

First full overnight truce in Ukraine's rebel east

Ukraine's separatist east passed the night into Tuesday (local time) without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive sign for the next steps in a peace plan.

Men in botched 2005 London bomb attacks lose appeal

Men in botched 2005 London bomb attacks lose appeal

Four men involved in a plot to bomb London's transport network two weeks after the deadly 2005 attacks in the British capital, lost an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights over claims the police had denied them proper legal advice.

Copycat siege in US 'guaranteed'

Copycat siege in US 'guaranteed'

A terror act similar to the deadly Sydney Lindt cafe siege will soon take place in the US, a former high-ranking CIA official says.

Bill Cosby's wife - 'Who is the victim?'

Bill Cosby's wife - 'Who is the victim?'

Camille Cosby, the wife of comedian Bill Cosby, has defended her husband from weeks-long accusations brought by more than a dozen women alleging that the groundbreaking entertainer sexually assaulted them decades ago.

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