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Ferguson cop: 'I know if he reaches me, he kills me'

Ferguson cop: 'I know if he reaches me, he kills me'

The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window.

US to leave more troops in Afghanistan - sources

US to leave more troops in Afghanistan - sources

The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Man shoots niece for listening to loud music

Man shoots niece for listening to loud music

A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said.

At least 18 killed in Cairo building collapse

At least 18 killed in Cairo building collapse

An eight-floor residential building collapsed overnight in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said, adding that the casualty figure was expected to rise.

Scuffles as Hong Kong clears part of protest site

Scuffles as Hong Kong clears part of protest site

Scuffles erupted after Hong Kong authorities cleared part of a pro-democracy protest camp in the bustling district of Mong Kok following a court order to reopen a road, with several demonstrators taken away in police vans.

Violence in Ferguson after cop avoids charges

Violence in Ferguson after cop avoids charges

Gunshots rang out and police lobbed tear gas at an angry crowd that threw bottles outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury decided not to indict a white officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Why 'cats rule and dogs drool'

Why 'cats rule and dogs drool'

Popular web videos showing that "cats rule and dogs drool" have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.

Multinational crew arrives at space station

Multinational crew arrives at space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut.

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