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US Seeking Death Penalty In Charleston Church Massacre Case

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

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Road Collapses Near Florence's Famed Ponte Vecchio Bridge

FLORENCE, Italy: Part of the embankment of the Arno river in Florence collapsed Wednesday, plunging parked cars into a crater and sparking an evacuation of buildings next to the city's world-famous Ponte Vecchio bridge.

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UK Expats Lose Case On Right To Vote In EU Referendum

LONDON — British expats who have lived abroad for more than 15 years will not be able to vote in next month’s EU referendum, the Supreme Court ruled today.

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Sri Lanka Rain Death Toll Hits 101 As Waters Recede

COLOMBO — Floods subsided across Sri Lanka today revealing the full extent of damage from last week’s deluge that also triggered landslides, officials said, as the death toll crossed 100.

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Cosby Arrives At Pennsylvania Court In Sex Assault Case

Bill Cosby returned to a Pennsylvania courthouse on Tuesday for the first time since his lawyers’ failed effort to have the sexual assault charges against the comedian thrown out.

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EgyptAir Victims’ Relatives Give Samples For DNA Tests

CAIRO: Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA Tuesday from relatives of EgyptAir MS804 victims to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, where the crash killed 66 people, the airline said.

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Obama Prods Vietnam On Rights After Activists Stopped From Meeting Him

US President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.

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Australian State Apologises For Old Homophobic Laws

MELBOURNE: An Australian state on Tuesday formally apologised for “shameful” historical laws that saw people jailed for being gay, admitting the “state-sanctioned homophobia” ruined lives.

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Remains From Egyptair Wreckage Suggest Blast Downed Airliner: Reports

ISTANBUL: Human remains retrieved from the site where an Egyptian airliner crashed into the sea suggest that an explosion may have brought down the aircraft, Egyptian forensic officials told news agencies Tuesday.

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Out Of Order: India Bank Says Third Of Atms Don’t Work

A third of India’s cash machines don’t work, the central bank said, posing a challenge for the government as it strives to provide banking services to millions of poor citizens living in rural areas.

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