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New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

New York police said on Tuesday that they had disbanded a deeply controversial and heavily criticised unit that sent undercover officers to spy on local Muslims.

Ukraine launches 'special operation' against separatists

Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.

A celestial show: Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2am EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon could be seen eclipsed and bathed in an orange, red or brown glow.

Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.

Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school

Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.

75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station: Minister

The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead on Tuesday and is expected to grow.

Kerala man has a fresh shot at life after second heart transplant

In a feat considered rare in medical field, an IT professional from Kerala successfully underwent a second heart transplant in a span of nine months.

Gunmen kidnap Jordan's envoy to Libya

It was the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ousted autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi.

Prosecutors conclude Pistorius cross-examination

The prosecution completed its cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius Tuesday, ending five emotional days of intense interrogation that raised serious doubts about the star Paralympian's version of what happened on the night he shot dead his model girlfriend.

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped: officials

A senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul on Tuesday, an interior ministry official said.

Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the northeastern US city on Tuesday will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the grisly attack that stunned the nation. The solemn ceremonies will take place at the scene of the carnage.

Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of spewing vitriol against Jews, law enforcement officials said on Monday.

South Korean man addicted to online games arrested for starving son to death

South Korean police said on Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

Dozens of dead babies found in Rio de Janeiro hospital horror

The bodies of 40 newborn babies and fetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities said Monday, comparing it to a horror movie.

China's President Xi urges greater military use of space

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what the state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.
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