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Republican hopefuls hope for survival in South Carolina

Republican businessman Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders moved on Wednesday after commanding wins in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, and the Republican field contracted with announcements that Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie would drop out of the race. All signs point to a drawn-out battle in the remaining ...

Feb 11, 2016

U.K. to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin

It is often said some laws aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum. But not for much longer. Starting next month, laws will ...

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. woman upset over botched haircut pulls gun on barber

A California woman gave new meaning to the saying “bad hair day” on Wednesday after she tried to shoot her stylist over a botched haircut, police said. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly stormed out of the 619 Barber Shop in San Diego after getting ...

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria refugee camp

Feb 11, 2016

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. A third female bomber was arrested and gave officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

Feb 11, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said Christie shared his decision with staff at his campaign headquarters in Morristown, New ...

More than 500 dead in Syria regime's Aleppo offensive: monitor

Feb 10, 2016

More than 500 dead in Syria regime's Aleppo offensive: monitor

More than 500 people, including dozens of civilians, have been killed since a major Russian-backed regime offensive in Syria’s Aleppo province began this month, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of sources for its figures, ...