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Southern #Peru hit by deadly earthquake

At least eight people have been killed by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck a village near Cuzco in southern Peru, a civil defence official has said.

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Indian PM addresses supporters in New York

India's new prime minister Narendra Modi has received a warm reception from the Indian-American community at New York's famed Madison Square Garden arena, on his first visit to the US.

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Policeman shot in US city of Ferguson

A police officer from the strife-hit US city of Ferguson has been shot and the suspect is still at large, law enforcement officials have said.

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#Cuba sentences Canadian CEO for corruption

A Cuban court has sentenced Cy Tokmakjian, a Canadian executive, to 15 years in prison for bribery and other economic charges in a case his company and Western diplomats have called a chilling development for potential foreign investors.

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US man shot after beheading colleague

A worker who had recently tried to convert colleagues to Islam beheaded one of them in a knife rampage after being dismissed from his job in Oklahoma state, according to US police.

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Abbas: #Israel waging war of genocide in #Gaza

President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of waging a "war of genocide" in Gaza and vowed to pursue its leaders for war crimes.

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Suit filed in US against Modi for #India riots

A human rights group in the United States has sued Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it says was his complicity in violence in the western state of Gujarat in 2002.

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Obama raises fate of AJE staff with Sisi

US President Barack Obama has raised the fate of jailed journalists in Egypt and his concerns over political repression in his first meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, according to US officials.

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Iraqi PM reveals 'ISIL plot to attack West'

Iraq has received "credible" intelligence that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group plans to attack subway systems in Paris and in the US, according to Iraq's prime minister.

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Eric Holder to resign as attorney general

The White House announced Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be leaving his post as head of the Department of Justice. 

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