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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.

Chinese legislator detained for organised sex trade

Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), was expected to be removed from his post as the Provincial Council of Guangdong recommended action against him for "serious violation of laws".

WaPo, Guardian win Pulitzers in public service for coverage of NSA surveillance

The two newspapers shared the prestigious US award for reporting based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Pulitzer committee at Columbia University said.

UK bans disputed Indian drug ad for drunk drivers

Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned a controversial online advertisement for an India-manufactured drug that promises to help people pass strict drink-driving rules even after consuming alcohol over the legal limit.

'Russia fighter buzzed US navy destroyer too closely'

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes on Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said Monday.

UK royals bowl over Christchurch with cricket display

Cricket and high fashion may seem strange bedfellows, but Prince William's wife Kate combined both with aplomb on Monday in New Zealand when she showed off her batting skills in heels.

Supremacist identified as suspect in Kansas shootings

A jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas is Frazier Glenn Cross.

Mini-sub deployed to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt

Australia was Monday deploying a mini-sub to scour the Indian Ocean seabed for MH370 at the daunting depth of 15,000 feet, abandoning the search for black-box transmissions six days after the last ping was heard.

AT&T collaborating with NSA disappointing: Kurt Opsahl

US-based civil society organisation Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took US telecom AT&T to court for willingly sharing material with the NSA to help its surveillance regime. EFF’s Senior Attorney Kurt Opsahl tells Saikat Datta on mail that their efforts to push back on surveillance will continue.

Trial of Gaddafi's 2 sons, former officials get underway

Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, two of Gaddafi's sons, are expected to appear in court on Monday, facing charges of corruption and war crimes alongside more than 30 other Gaddafi-era officials.

MH370 search: Tracing false leads back to March

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here's a look back.
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