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Bodies of 3 young U.S. citizens identified in northern Mexico

The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said.

One dead in Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test crash

One dead in Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test crash

A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

Protesters burn parliament in Burkina Faso

Protesters burn parliament in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's military has dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge.

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide

Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in Sri Lanka have run out, although a government minister has cut the estimated death toll to over 100 from 300.

Germany's new road toll targets foreign drivers

Germany's new road toll targets foreign drivers

The German government has introduced a controversial road toll which will force foreign car drivers to pay up to 130 euros a year for using Germany's Autobahn motorways.

Mass graves contain hundreds of IS victims

Mass graves contain hundreds of IS victims

Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses say.

Hawaii lava threatens more homes

Hawaii lava threatens more homes

A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.

Scores believed dead in Sri Lanka landslide

Scores believed dead in Sri Lanka landslide

A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people as it buried scores of houses, a government minister said, and the toll is likely to rise.

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