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Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

A 19-year-old gunman returned to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary reasons and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing 17...
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World wants in on Chinese New Year celebrations

Analysts said the festival is becoming a "world gala" with more and more people getting to know China better through this timeless tradition.
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Dutch approve law to boost organ donation

Senators in the Netherlands have approved a new law that makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors unless they opt out.
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Indonesia detains Valentine's Day couples

Police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition that critics say doesn't deserve any love in the Muslim-majority nation.
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Slovak 'Love Bank' deposits romance

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine's Day to make a "deposit" about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories.
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Moscow plane crash might be caused by iced speed probes

Russian experts investigating last week plane crash outside Moscow that killed 71 said yesterday that the accident may have been caused by ice on speed-measuring instruments.
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Zuma ordered to step down as S. African president

South Africa's ruling party yesterday ordered Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of the leader
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Scandal-hit UK Oxfam faces new abuse claim

Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling yesterday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan
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Aussie deputy PM feels heat over love affair

Pressure was mounting on Australia's deputy prime minister Tuesday amid fresh allegations that his affair with a younger former staffer breached ministerial rules.
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Lotte chief arrested, ex-president's friend jailed for 20 years in S. Korea scandal

Choi Soon-sil,the friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail on Tuesday.
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