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  1. Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico houseTue, 09 Feb 2016 19:10:51 GMT
    Mexican authorities say a gas explosion has ripped through a house where at least 60 abducted migrants were being held captive in a city on the Texas border, injuring five people. The government of Tamaulipas state says two of those were gravely injured by Monday's blast in Reynosa, across from McAllen. More...
  2. More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report saysTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:55:28 GMT
    More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis. The fate of Syria's besieged is at the heart of peace talks that quickly fell apart last week in Geneva and are set to resume by Feb. 25. Negotiators for the opposition had insisted that the Syrian government stop besieging civilians before talks could truly begin. More...
  3. Police fire shots during Hong Kong 'riot'Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:37:13 GMT
    Fires were still burning in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok Tuesday morning after a night of violence during the Chinese New Year holiday between riot police and protesters. Clashes erupted after government officials tried to evict street vendors from one of the city's busiest shopping areas, in Kowloon on the mainland side of Victoria Harbour. More...
  4. Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's deathTue, 09 Feb 2016 06:22:38 GMT
    The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Ms. More...
  5. Crimewatch viewers see dying moments of shot manTue, 09 Feb 2016 02:10:22 GMT
    The "last breaths" of a man gunned down outside a bar have been shown on television as police announced a A 40,000 reward to catch his killer. Marvin Couson was 26 when he was shot in front of up to 300 people outside a London nightspot in 2002, causing a brain injury that left him in a vegetative state. More...
  6. Gas is near $1 a gallon in some placesMon, 08 Feb 2016 21:53:55 GMT
    There are at least eight states where some stations are now selling gas for less than $1.25 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com . The cheapest gas at the moment is at a 7-Eleven in Oklahoma City, which is selling a gallon of regular for $1.11. More...
  7. And the Grammy goes to... a prison?Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:45:19 GMT
    So when music producer Ian Brennan gave the inmates an opportunity to record some tracks, the excitement was palpable. Now, the resultant album, "I Have No Everything Here," has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best World Music Album" category, a first for a record out of Malawi. More...
  8. Lil' Chris killed himself after struggling with pressures of fameMon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:57 GMT
    The family of TV star and singer Lil' Chris have spoken of his struggle with fame and determination to overcome depression after a coroner ruled he took his own life. The 24-year-old pop star, real name Chris Hardman, died on March 23 last year after being found hanging. More...
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