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2 Dead, 22 Hurt In New Hampshire Tent Collapse

LANCASTER, N.H.  — A young man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire, officials said.

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Jurong West Flat Overrun With Cockroaches: Volunteers Spend Entire Day Clearing -- But They're Not Done

Flying cockroaches, spiders and a horde of other creepy-crawlies scuttled from their hiding places when the workers decluttered the junk yesterday morning.

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Mauritius Joins Hunt For MH370 Debris

FilePic: AFPMauritius said Monday it would do all it can to search in its Indian Ocean waters for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines missing flight MH370, after wreckage washed up on nearby La Reunion.

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Putin Spokesman Sparks Row With 'US$620,000 Watch'

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MOSCOW: Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman flashing a watch worth an alleged US$620,000 on Monday sparked controversy in the crisis-hit country.

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Bottle In Car Of Black Man Shot Dead By Ohio Police Officer Held Fragrance, Not Alcohol: Coroner

An impromptu memorial for Samuel Dubose is posted near the crime scene in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 30, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

CINCINNATI, Ohio: The coroner investigating the death of Mr Samuel DuBose, who was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer earlier this month, said on Monday that a bottle found in his car marked as gin held fragrance, not an alcoholic beverage.

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Madrid Apartment Block Collapses After Being Evacuated

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MADRID: A four-storey apartment building collapsed in Madrid on Monday just hours after fire-fighters evacuated all of its occupants, some of them clambering through windows.

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[WITH VID] Netherlands: More Than A Dozen Injured After Two Cranes Collapse

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About 20 people have been injured in the western Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn after two cranes working on a bridge upgrade toppled onto houses, the fire brigade says.

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Libya Investigates Video Of Guards Beating Jailed Gaddafi Son

 Libya's state prosecutor is seeking to identify guards shown in a video apparently beating a son of Muammar Gaddafi held in a Tripoli prison, his office said on Monday.

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Ethiopia Hands Lengthy Prison Terms To Muslim Activists

 An Ethiopian court sentenced 17 Muslim activists on Monday to prison sentences ranging from seven to 22 years on charges they plotted to create an Islamic state in the majority Christian country.

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In North Korean Grassroots Capitalism, Ticks And Grasshoppers Skip

 From the dark alleys of Pyongyang, the showpiece North Korean capital, tiny specks of torchlight shine carefully into the eyes of passersby, leading to bustling and illegal street markets where traders, usually women, call out "buy, buy!"

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