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Landslide of jade mining waste kills at least 13 in Myanmar

A hospital says at least 13 people were killed in a landslide of mining waste in northern Myanmar
Updated: 1 hour ago
Catholic, Protestant blocs seek gains in N. Ireland election

Catholic, Protestant blocs seek gains in N. Ireland election

Election results are being calculated for the Northern Ireland Assembly that operates a Protestant-Catholic peacemaking government for the British territory
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Australian cancer con woman faces lawsuit for deception

Officials say Australian author and blogger Belle Gibson faces a possible government lawsuit after admitting that she lied about beating a normally deadly brain tumor through healthy eating and natural therapies
Updated: 2 hours ago
Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

Doctors in Pakistan are mystified by the case of two brothers who have come to be known as the "solar kids."
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Fanciful 'Boaty McBoatface' passed over for vessel name

Don't expect to see Boaty McBoatface on the high seas
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Sister: Chinese activist may be seriously ill and needs care

The sister of a prominent imprisoned Chinese political activist says she is worried her brother is seriously ill and is urging the authorities to allow him access to better medical care
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Canadian convoy waits for dawn, hoping to flee wildfire zone

Canadian convoy waits for dawn, hoping to flee wildfire zone

Canadian officials are waiting for dawn to see whether it will be safe for a convoy of evacuees to get out of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area
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Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests

Egypt's state news agency says a prominent rights lawyer has been detained for 15 days pending investigation into a catalog of allegations including plotting a coup
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Convicted Colombian drug-traffickers go missing in Portugal

A lawyer for two Colombians convicted in Portugal of drug-trafficking says the pair are missing after being released from prison while their appeals are being considered
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Voters punish the Labour Party in Scotland

Voters punish the Labour Party in Scotland

Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as results rolled in for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom
Updated: 3 hours ago