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35 killed, 48 injured in Shanghai stampede

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area, city officials said Thursday — the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015

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Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court ordered a retrial Thursday in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year, overturning the ruling in a case that ensnared the reporters in a wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015

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2-year-old accidentally kills mother in Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 29-year-old woman described as a "beautiful, young, loving mother" was fatally shot by her 2-year-old son at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart in what authorities called a tragic accident.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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New laws OK wine shipments, ban tiger selfies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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Palestinians plan next steps after failed UN bid

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian leaders will meet Wednesday to plan their next steps after the U.N. Security Council rejected a resolution to end Israel's occupation and could set a date for applying to join the International Criminal Court, Palestinian officials said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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US pending home climb in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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