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Drug Plane Crashes Off The Coast Of Colombia

BOGOTA: A plane en route from Venezuela and loaded with cocaine crashed into the Caribbean Sea while being pursued by the Colombian air force, officials said on Wednesday.

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[With Pics] YOU SHALL NOT PASS! Homeowners Who Refuse To Make Way For Development

We've all heard these stories before – people refusing to move out of their homes to make way for developers, no matter how much money they were compensated with.

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[With Vid] 73-Year-Old BASE Jumper Lights Chute On Fire, Plunges 500 Feet To Death

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TWIN FALLS: In an act gone wrong, James E. Hickey intended to BASE jump from the Perrine bridge while another person set his parachute on fire and then open a second shute, but instead, a fireball erupted causing him to fall 500 feet to his death.

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[WITH VID] Stunned Holidaymakers Find Giant 16ft Anaconda Behind Their Cabin

COMING across unwelcome creepy crawlies abroad is common for most tourists – but not a 16ft anaconda.

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Mother Seeks A Groom For Her Son In India's First Gay Marriage Advert

Harrish Iyer with mother Padma Iyer

NEW DELHI  - A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son, but it was not an easy task in a country where homosexuality is illegal, said her son on Wednesday.

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Malaysia, Indonesia To Let 'Boat People' Come Ashore Temporarily

Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer shelter to 7,000 "boat people" adrift at sea in rickety boats but made clear their assistance was temporary and they would take no more.

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David Letterman Signs Off As Late-Night Host

NEW YORK — Comedy stars from Steve Martin to Tina Fey and the rock band Foo Fighters ushered David Letterman into retirement Wednesday after 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night shows on CBS and NBC.

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'Hitler's Horse Sculptures' Found In Black Market Probe

The chancellery was badly damaged during World War Two and later destroyedTwo bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are among several pieces of Nazi-era art found by German police.

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6.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Solomon Islands: USGS

Pic:AFPSYDNEY: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

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Islamic State 'In Control' Of Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State militants have taken near complete control of the Syrian city of Palmyra, home to some of the world's most magnificent ancient ruins.

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