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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.

White House mum on DEA chief after sex party scandal

White House mum on DEA chief after sex party scandal

The White House sidestepped questions about whether President Barack Obama retains confidence in the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration after an investigation found DEA agents took part in sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia.

Russian opposition office raided as Putin talks to nation

Russian opposition office raided as Putin talks to nation

Russian security services raided the Moscow office of the opposition Open Russia group, activists said, just as President Vladimir Putin held his annual televised phone-in.

European Parliament votes to call 1915 Armenian killings genocide

European Parliament votes to call 1915 Armenian killings genocide

The European Parliament backed a motion that calls the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term.

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