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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.

'Drop the death penalty,' say parents of Boston bombing victim

'Drop the death penalty,' say parents of Boston bombing victim

The parents of the boy who was the youngest to die in the attack on the Boston Marathon asked federal prosecutors to abandon their effort to sentence the bomber to death, in a statement on the front page of the Boston Globe.

Bosnians boil world's biggest broth

Bosnians boil world's biggest broth

Aromas of comfort food wafted through Sarajevo's central square as Bosnian chefs cooked what they said was the largest ever chicken broth, in the hope of scoring a Guinness World Record.

Judge orders rap mogul 'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder

Judge orders rap mogul 'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder

A Los Angeles judge ordered rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to stand trial for murder in the January hit-and-run death of a man outside a hamburger stand, rejecting a bid by Knight's lawyer to have the case dismissed.

Sister says imprisoned US-Egyptian just an "idealistic guy"

Sister says imprisoned US-Egyptian just an "idealistic guy"

From her home in Washington DC, Hanaa Soltan said she felt an overwhelming sense of grief when an Egyptian court condemned her father to death and her US-Egyptian brother to life in jail for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

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