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Toddler Among Five Dead In New York House Fire

Five people, including a 2-year-old toddler and two other children, died on Sunday in a house fire in the New York City borough of Queens, the city's deadliest such blaze in two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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France's Macron Appears Set For Elysee In Runoff With Le Pen

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Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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North Korea Says It Is Ready To Strike U.S. Aircraft Carrier

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North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

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Abu Sayyaf Militants Behead Kidnapped Philippine Soldier: Army

A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere.

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Rajinikanth's '2.0' Release Postponed To Jan 25, 2018

CHENNAI: The makers of Rajinikanth's "2.0" have postponed the film's release date from Diwali this year to Jan 25, 2018, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

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Incompetent 79-Year-Old Chinese Thief Refuses To Give Up Stealing

HONG KONG: A 79-year-old man in Southern China, who is believed to be the oldest thief in his town, refuses to retire despite appearing to be incompetent at stealing.

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Thai Police Arrest Man Smuggling Semen Into Laos

File Photo of a Vial of Semen

Thai police have arrested a man attempting to smuggle six vials of human semen into Laos.

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'Daddyofive' Claims Pranks Are Fake As Slap Video Surfaces

Reviled vlogger Mike Martin, better known as "Daddyofive", has tried to claim that his cruel YouTube "pranks" are all fake amid a storm of accusations that he and his wife Heather are child abusers.

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Christian Mom Sentenced To Hang For 'Insulting Islam' In Pakistan May Face Final Hearing

Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five in Pakistan who for seven years has been facing death by hanging for allegedly insulting Islam, could face her final Supreme Court hearing in June, her lawyer has said.

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Carl's Jr Staff Locked Inside Christchurch Store

Carl's Jr staff were locked inside a Christchurch store for at least half an hour this morning in an attempt to stop them striking, their union says.

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