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Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said.

Slain Canadian soldier heads home on 'Highway of Heroes'

Slain Canadian soldier heads home on 'Highway of Heroes'

The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa began the journey to his hometown, in a last ride along the nation's "Highway of Heroes."

US looking into possible chlorine gas attack in Iraq

US looking into possible chlorine gas attack in Iraq

The United States is looking into reports that Islamic State fighters used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces.

Nero's buried golden palace to open to the public

Nero's buried golden palace to open to the public

The golden palace that the Emperor Nero built as a monument to himself after half of ancient Rome was consumed by fire is reopening to the public even though its renovation isn't finished yet.

Palestinian boy killed at West Bank protest

Palestinian boy killed at West Bank protest

A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank, medics and residents said.

Japan lifts late-night dancing ban

Japan lifts late-night dancing ban

Japan's cabinet has approved changes to a 66-year-old law that bans late-night dancing in clubs, a decision that will help businesses cash in on an expected influx of tourists ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Ottawa shooting: Gunman had troubled, transient past

Ottawa shooting: Gunman had troubled, transient past

The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences.

Princess, husband admit running cockfighting ring

Princess, husband admit running cockfighting ring

A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors say.

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