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US ‘extends combat role in Afghan’

Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, according to a report.

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Deadly quake strikes China

One person was killed when a moderate earthquake struck the Sichuan region of south-western China.

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Brazil alters flight number on clairvoyant crash call

Airline TAM changed one of its flight numbers after a clairvoyant predicted a plane bearing the original number would crash.

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Honduras mourns slain beauty queen
November 21 2014 at 12:31

Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister have been laid to rest in Santa Barbara.

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Japan’s military turns up heat to woo recruits
November 21 2014 at 12:31

Japan’s ageing society and decreasing birth rates are a concern for military recruiters, who have turned to “sexy” propaganda to attract young people.

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Man burns to death in factory furnace
November 21 2014 at 12:16

A 54-year-old man died inside an industrial oven when his future son-in-law accidentally turned it on.

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‘Bullying drove my daughter to suicide’
November 21 2014 at 12:15

Seventeen-year-old Lauren Johnson dreamed of becoming a vet, but was “broken” by bullies at her school, according to her mother.

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UKIP wins second parliamentary seat
November 21 2014 at 12:11

Britain’s UKIP has defeated Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in a special election.

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Police interrogate Indian guru
November 21 2014 at 11:47

Indian police have 20 days to question self-styled guru Sant Rampal, who was arrested after an epic showdown at his ashram.

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Wyoming inmate’s death sentence overturned
November 21 2014 at 11:47

Dale Wayne Eaton, 69, was sentenced to death for the 1988 rape and murder of an 18-year-old girl in Wyoming.

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Man, 82, jailed for hospice fire
November 21 2014 at 11:32

A South Korean man suffering from dementia has been jailed for 20 years for starting a deadly fire at a care home.

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Japan’s ‘black widow’ found men via agencies
November 21 2014 at 11:31

Chisako Kakehi was searching for “an unattached elderly man with assets” when her fourth husband was poisoned, according to reports.

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Clashes as Mexicans protest over ‘massacre’
November 21 2014 at 11:21

Marchers threw Molotov cocktails and clashed with police as thousands protested against the government’s handling of the apparent massacre of 43 students.

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