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Journalist declines to appear before Vatican criminal probe

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is accusing the Vatican legal system of punishing journalists. One of the Italian journalists whose expose of Vatican mismanagement made headlines is refusing to appear before magistrates of the Holy See to be ...

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ISIS 'Jihadi John' believed dead from U.S. drone strike

Uncredited/AP The ISIS killer known as “Jihadi John” was targeted by a drone strike. Jihadi John has gone to hell. A U.S. drone strike most likely finally wiped the masked ISIS executioner known as “Jihadi John” off the face of ...

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Brazilian man fell, did not jump, from cruise ship: lawyer

A Brazilian man who fell from the balcony of a cruise ship did not jump intentionally, the family’s attorney said, but fell in an altercation with crewmembers who hurled anti-gay remarks at him. Royal Caribbean’s initial statement said that Bernardo ...

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U.S. officials think ISIS planted bomb on Russian plane

The Russian jetliner that crashed in Egypt’s desert was likely downed by a bomb ISIS terrorists smuggled aboard, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Intercepted communications reveal that Islamic State thugs sneaked the explosive device onto Metrojet Flight 9268 before it broke ...

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Brooklyn Russians stand with plane crash victims

STRINGER/REUTERS The tragedy took the lives of 217 passengers, including 25 children, and seven crew members, according to officials. The passenger airliner that crashed Saturday in a remote part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people onboard, hit home ...

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Walgreens to buy Rite Aid for $9.4B in huge pharmacy merger

RiverNorthPhotography via iStock Walgreens is expected to close the deal in the second half of next year. Walgreens is buying rival Rite Aid for about $ 9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores worldwide. The ...

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Strongest hurricane ever recorded, makes landfall in Mexico

[embedded content] Roaring waves, cyclonic winds and heavy rains battered Mexico’s Pacific coast Friday as Patricia — the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere — made landfall. The massive Category 5 storm, with sustained winds of up to ...

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Ex-BBC journalist found dead in Istanbul airport bathroom

AFP/AFP/Getty Images A Turkish state-run report claims an emotional Jacky Sutton, 50, hanged herself in a bathroom at Ataturk Airport after missing a flight. Some who knew her suspect she was murdered. A former BBC journalist was mysteriously found dead ...

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U.S. to halt Afghanistan withdrawal, will keep 5,500 troops

JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS President Obama announced plans to slow the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, while delivering a statement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Thursday. President Obama said Thursday the U.S. will keep 5,500 troops in ...

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Sen. Schumer: Volkswagen should be fined $18B for eco-fraud

James Keivom/New York Daily News Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), left, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) during a news conference on the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should hit Volkswagen with the maximum possible fine of $ ...

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