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May 23, 2015

'Dead' U.S. man moves as morgue team arrives

A man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his apartment but then began to move his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue, authorities say. The girlfriend of the 46-year-old man had not been able to reach him for two ...

May 23, 2015

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police. The 21-year-old found a 9-mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office and decided to ...

May 23, 2015

Mexican gunfight leaves 43 dead in three-hour battle

At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunfight between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. All the dead were suspected criminals except for ...

May 23, 2015

Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

A Maryland mother was found early Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing ...

May 23, 2015

Eiffel Tower closes as staff strike over pickpockets

A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower officials and unions said. “There have always been pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower, but we are now facing an ...

Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in a box

May 22, 2015

Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in a box

A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her teenage son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and killing her. Officers found ...

May 20, 2015

Saudi Arabia advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014. The civil service ministry said that no qualifications were necessary and that applicants would be exempted ...