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Police investigating threats against dentist

Police investigating threats against dentist

Police in Minnesota are investigating reports of a threat against a dentist who killed Zimbabwe's most famous lion just outside a national wildlife preserve, sparking a global firestorm of hate messages on social media.

Plane debris checked for MH370 ties

Plane debris checked for MH370 ties

Australian authorities who have led the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are working to determine if debris washed up on an isolated Indian Ocean island is from the missing plane.

Taliban leader dead - Afghanistan

Taliban leader dead - Afghanistan

Afghanistan says Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago.

Russia vetoes UN vote on MH17

Russia vetoes UN vote on MH17

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.

World must prepare for viruses like 'war'

World must prepare for viruses like 'war'

The Western world must learn from its disastrous response to the Ebola epidemic and prepare for future global outbreaks as if it was preparing for war, according to a US public health expert.

Police seeking motive in Louisiana shooting

Police seeking motive in Louisiana shooting

An Alabama drifter opened fire inside a crowded movie theatre, killing two women in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States.

Father pleads for Colorado gunman's life

Father pleads for Colorado gunman's life

The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent kid" who became mentally ill and is not to blame for his July 2012 rampage.

Popular lion 'killed by US dentist'

Wildlife officials have accused an American tourist of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

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