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Acquittal in Freddie Gray case won't change strategy

Acquittal in Freddie Gray case won't change strategy

Prosecutors of Baltimore police officers charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray are likely to stick to their arguments of illegal arrest and causing criminal injury in a transport van even though an officer was acquitted in the case this week, legal experts say.

Death penalty sought in US church shooting case

Death penalty sought in US church shooting case

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department says.

EgyptAir crash: Too soon to say explosion downed plane

EgyptAir crash: Too soon to say explosion downed plane

The head of Egypt's forensics authority has dismissed as premature a suggestion that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there had been an explosion on board.

Pakistan can't confirm death of Taliban leader

Pakistan can't confirm death of Taliban leader

Pakistan's interior minister says he can not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington's justification for the attack as "against international law".

Clinton accuses Trump of cheering housing crisis

Clinton accuses Trump of cheering housing crisis

Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class voters, has accused him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash. 

Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

A Pennsylvania judge  has ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

Investigators raid Google's Paris HQ

Investigators raid Google's Paris HQ

Dozens of French police have raided Google's Paris headquarters, escalating an investigation into the digital giant on suspicion of tax evasion.

Protesters tussle with guards at Chile presidential palace

Protesters tussle with guards at Chile presidential palace

Around 20 students protesting the Chilean government's education policies were forcibly removed by guards from the presidential palace after they had entered disguised as tourists.

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