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  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear case of Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey

    June 25, 2018 2:09 PM 10

    The Supreme Court’s decision comes as there are plans for a second season of Making a Murderer, which premiered on Netflix in 2015. Viewers of the first season were introduced to Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape before DNA testing exonerated him. After his release, he filed a multimillion dollar civil suit over his conviction

  • Italy’s interior minister vows to help Libya stem flow of migrants

    June 25, 2018 12:30 PM 9

    TRIPOLI, LIBYA—Italy’s firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a “great opportunity” and not a problem. Matteo Salvini made his first official visit abroad to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to hammer

  • Hundreds of women march in Rio to demand legal abortion

    June 23, 2018 2:26 AM 13

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Hundreds of women marched in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to demand the legalization of abortion in Brazil. The march followed a breakthrough for abortion supporters in neighbouring Argentina, where the lower house of Congress approved a bill this month that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Carrying banners

  • Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

    June 22, 2018 2:21 AM 14

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Her family released a statement shortly before the funeral began, saying her father had died the night before at his home. The statement

  • U.S. universities quiet on ties to team doctor in sexual abuse inquiry

    June 21, 2018 12:57 PM 10

    The resume says he was a medical resident at Rutgers from 1974-75; a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1975-77; and a fellow in sports medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston before becoming an Ohio State assistant professor. The resume also lists him as a “physician for university

  • Interpol carries out giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

    June 20, 2018 3:38 PM 10

    PARIS—Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a month-long bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday. Officials also confiscated thousands of live animals, including turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico

  • Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

    June 19, 2018 1:27 PM 9

    Those arrested included so-called “solvers” — people paid to take a test for someone else — and agents who represent them. Police also seized small listening devices, designed to be worn inside the ear, so that answers could be dictated to test-takers. In some cases, police said cheaters would take photos of the tests and message them to people waiting

  • Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

    June 18, 2018 5:46 PM 9

    PRINCETON, IND.—A freight train derailed in southwest Indiana and several train cars caught fire, possibly due to a propane leak, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said. The train derailed Sunday evening near a trailer park in Princeton, about 240 kilometres southwest of Indianapolis

  • Three struck dead by train in south London, officials say

    June 18, 2018 2:17 PM 11

    LONDON—Three people have died after being struck by a train in south London, British Transport Police said Monday. Police said they were trying to determine details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction station, on a busy commuter line into the city centre. Britain’s Press Association, citing rail industry sources, reported that spray cans had been found

  • Spain saves 933 migrants, prepares to receive Aquarius boat

    June 16, 2018 12:02 PM 13

    Prepares to receive another 630 migrants after Italy and Malta refuse to let aid boat land Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total