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Amy Winehouse, 27, found dead at her London flat after suspected 'drug overdose'

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Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm, and it’s believed Winehouse’s death was due to a suspected drug overdose. Winehouse was apparently ‘beyond help’ when paramedics arrived, according to Sky sources. Sources have also claimed Winehouse’s death was due to a drug overdose. Two... 

Norway stunned by terror acts, at least 90 dead

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At least 90 people are now confirmed dead after a shooting spree at a Norwegian youth camp. That attack came just a matter of hours after a powerful blast in downtown Oslo claimed at least seven lives. The Norwegian Prime Minister said more democracy and openness is the answer to the violence. But Helge Luras from the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs believes it’s the country’s... 

18 Rioters gunned down, hostages rescued in China police station attack

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Police gunned down several rioters who attacked a police station and killed 18 people in Hotan city of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday noon, sources with the Ministry of Public Security said. Rioters broke into the police station shortly after 12 p.m.. They assaulted the police, took hostages and set fire to the station, according to the ministry. A member of the... 

Report: 1,300 children killed in Mexico's drug war

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A drug cartel mass grave. Nearly 1,300 children and teenagers have died in Mexico since the beginning of the drug war in December 2006, the Network for the Rights of Children (Redim) said on Wednesday. CNN reported that the children have died as a result of the fight against organized crime that began when Felipe Calderón became president in December 2006. The 1,300 deaths represent a 3.7 percent... 

New Mexico town dissolves police dept after gun smuggling scandal

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Mayor: Mr Espinoza was one of 11 people arrested in the New Mexico raid, which follows an investigation of federal firearms and drug trafficking allegations. It’s not often you hear of a village police chief being arrested by authorities in a raid. But even more sensationally in Columbus, the mayor and a council member have also been arrested with him on drug and weapons charges. Eddie Espinoza,... 

At least 40 killed in Mexico in 24-hour period

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Battles between the vicious Zetas gang and other drug cartels led to the discovery of more than 40 bodies in a 24-hour span, a government official said Saturday. At least 20 people were killed and five injured when gunmen opened fire in a bar late Friday in the northern city of Monterrey, where the gang is fighting its former ally, the Gulf Cartel, said federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire. Eleven... 

US Senate drops Libya resolution to focus on national debt

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The US Senate hastily dropped plans to vote Tuesday on a symbolic resolution authorising the US role in Libya amid a Republican insurrection to demand action instead on the national debt. Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority leader, said: “We’ve agreed, notwithstanding the broad support for the Libyan resolution, the most important thing for us to focus on this week is the budget.” His... 

Gaza freedom flotilla stuck in Greece

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The Gaza-bound aid boat "Audacity of Hope" is escorted by the Greek coastguard ship in the town of Peramat, near Athens, Greece, July 1, 2011. The audacity of hope, the US boat in the Gaza freedom flotilla, makes a break for freedom out of the harbour in Athens. It’s quickly intercepted by the Greek coastguard, and escorted into a naval base, where it’s now trapped. The Greek... 

Strauss-Kahn released without bail

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What was all of this, a consensual political boost so he could get the sympathy of French voters? Former International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has walked out of court free without bail. His release came after prosecutors raised doubts over the credibility of the hotel housekeeper who has accused him of sexual assault. Prosecutors agreed to release the former IMF head on his own... 

Greek tension after passage of new austerity law

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Athens: Demonstrator stand by a burning advertisment post on Syntagma square in front of the parliament in Athens on June 29, 2011 during masive clashes. The Greek parliament has passed second austerity law which will last until 2015. Angry anti-package protests are expected to break out over the parliament’s decision in Athens. ­The EU and the IMF had demanded that the parliament passes two bills... 

Greek parliament passes austerity plan

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The Greek Parliament voted in favor of the austerity measures by a narrow margin. The Greek parliament has voted in favor of new austerity measures, in a move that is expected to infuriate thousands of demonstrators outside the parliament. The austerity measures were approved on Wednesday with 155 votes in favor, 138 against and seven abstentions. Greece’s newly-approved austerity plan is worth... 

Is Hugo Chavez Dead?

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After Undergoing Surgery In Cuba, Some Are Speculating That Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Is Dead. BBC reported just a momemnt ago that “Absence of ill Hugo Chavez sparks speculation“. Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, is undergoing medical treatment in Cuba, leading to all sorts of rumors about his health. There are even people speculating that Hugo Chavez is dead. Is Hugo Chavez... 

Thousands secretly sterilized in America

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More than 60,000 Americans were victims of state-sanctioned sterilization during the 20th century. After getting married at age 18, Elaine Riddick desperately tried to start her own family. It wasn’t until she was in her 50s, however, that the North Carolina woman found out that doctors sterilized her when she was a teenager. Riddick was raped at age 13 and says that, when she awoke in a hospital... 

Plane crashes in Russia on highway, 44 killed

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A Tu-134 passenger plane of RusAir airline crashed in Russia’s Karelia Republic on Monday night. It was originally said that the plane performed a hard landing, although it became clear later that the situation was much more serious. The plane bound for Petrozavodsk from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was landing in complicated weather conditions – in heavy fog and rain – at 23:40.... 

US heading toward nuclear disaster

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A recent report says that US nuclear plants are in grave condition. With busted seals, broken nozzles and rusted pipes plaguing America’s nuclear power plants, a report released by The Associated Press today warns that the US is in danger of copycatting the catastrophe that ravaged the Fukushima facility in Japan. After a yearlong investigation, the AP has concluded that many of the nation’s facilities... 
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