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Tropical Storm Erika heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida.

Poland almost certain it has found buried Nazi train

Poland is almost certain it has located a Nazi train rumoured to have gone missing near the close of World War Two, loaded with guns and jewels.

Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief

Rebekah Brooks will return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Thailand issue arrest warrant for second bombing

Thailand issue arrest warrant for second bombing

An arrest warrant has been issued for an unnamed suspect in a bomb blast at a Bangkok pier that took place a day after Thailand's worst ever-bombing killed 20 people at a popular shrine, Thai police said.

Shooting at US university

Police were called to the scene of a shooting on the campus of Savannah State University in Georgia, an emergency dispatch supervisor and university officials said, but no details of the incident were immediately available.

Bodies found in truck, migrant boat sinks

Bodies found in truck, migrant boat sinks

As many as 50 corpses have been found in a parked truck in Austria, as another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day.

Slain reporter's father to fight for gun control

Slain reporter's father to fight for gun control

The father of a journalist killed in an on-air shooting in the United States says he will become a crusader for gun control, but analysts say there is little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes in some states.

Carmakers sued over 'deadly' keyless ignition

Carmakers sued over 'deadly' keyless ignition

Ten of the world's biggest carmakers are being sued by consumers in the United States who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths.

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