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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday.While South Africa's murder rate has shown an overall decline in the past deca ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian billionaire's company claimed the tycoon was freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was welcomed by some top officials only to be rejected minutes later by the nation's top criminal investigation agency.T ...more

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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island.Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Malta was legally and m ...more

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CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.Gen. Martin Dempsey, who was in France on Friday, said the French hit a target north of the Iraqi cit ...more

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PARIS (AP) — A mentally ill man fired his hunting rifle at a group of students on a class trip Friday, wounding two of them, one seriously, officials said.A third student, whom officials initially said was shot, was treated for shock, according ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.The fast-food chain ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?___WINNERS: The 55.3 percent of Scottish voters who wanted to stay in the United Kingdom.LOSERS: The 44.7 percent who disagreed.WINNER: Gordon Brown. T ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Muslims in Germany have taken part in a "Day of Peace" to protest against the Islamic State extremist group.The event was organized by mainstream Muslim organizations to emphasize that the vast majority of believers re ...more

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe signals Museveni's intention to stay in power after 28 yea ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs.The nurse, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia, was transferred to France early Friday and is being treated in the ...more