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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.

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.

Smaller newborn panda twin dies

Smaller newborn panda twin dies

The smaller of twin panda cubs born last weekend in the United States to giant panda Mei Xiang has died after experiencing difficulty breathing, Washington's National Zoo says.

Wal-Mart pulls semi-automatic guns

Wal-Mart pulls semi-automatic guns

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, says it will stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles stores because of sluggish demand and focus instead on "hunting and sportsman firearms".

Movie gunman jailed for 12 lifetimes

Movie gunman jailed for 12 lifetimes

Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3318 years in prison for his rampage, a Colorado judge said that evil and mental illness are not mutually exclusive.

Journalist killings: Suspect a 'powder keg of anger'

Journalist killings: Suspect a 'powder keg of anger'

Two television journalists have been killed during a live broadcast in Virginia, shot by a suspect who was a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the United States.

King: Putin must help find Syria solution

King: Putin must help find Syria solution

King Abdullah of Jordan has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow had a vital role to play bringing together rival sides in Syria to seek a solution to a war that has killed a quarter of a million people.

Japan advises people to evacuate homes

Japanese authorities advised 280,000 people to evacuate their homes as a typhoon lashed southern Kyushu island and western Japan, bringing torrential rains and winds gusting 180 kph.

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