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4 dead after strong quake hits western China

At least four people have been killed by a strong earthquake that shook the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, state media reported.

The magnitude-6.4 quake was centered in Pishan, a county in a remote area of southern Xinjiang, accord...

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Philippines: 38 dead in ferry disaster

Fifteen people remained missing Friday from a ferry that capsized the day before in the central Philippines with more than 180 people on board, authorities said.

Thirty-eight people have so far been confirmed dead from the disaster, in which the ship ...

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Bison attack two more Yellowstone visitors

Bison attacked two more visitors at Yellowstone National Park over the past week, for a total of four attacks in the park so far this season.

A 68-year-old Georgia woman remained hospitalized Thursday after encountering a bison while hiking Wednesday...

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Top ISIS leader killed in coalition airstrike

Senior ISIS leader Tariq Al-Harzi was killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria last month, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Al-Harzi was responsible for getting people and materials into Iraq and Syria, and worked to recruit fighters, according to Capt....

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ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

ISIS militants reportedly smashed cultural treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including an artifact dating back to the second century, according to a statement from the group and Syrian state media.

A man smuggling at least six ancient...

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CNN

Blast at S. Korean chemical factory kills 4

An explosion at a chemical factory in the South Korean port city of Ulsan has killed four people, an official at the city's fire department has told CNN. Two people remain missing following the incident.

Fire department officials initially heard the b...

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Landmark College in Vermont is nation's most expensive

The most expensive colleges in the nation are charging close to $50,000 a year in tuition and fees alone. That doesn't even include the cost of room and board.

Topping the list is Landmark College, a small private school in Vermont specializing in te...

Seattle university shooting victim hospital

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School shootings are 'contagious,' study finds

Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.

Church fires

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Why are black church fires associated with acts of hate?

It's a visceral and involuntary reaction, perhaps even knee-jerk: A black church burns in the South and our minds race immediately to hatred. It must be arson. It must be the handiwork of some despicable white supremacist.

Bogota Colombia

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Blasts rock Colombian capital; 8 injured

Two explosions rocked Colombia's capital on Thursday, injuring at least eight people.

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