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Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisonedLONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent.



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Shootout at famed Mexico City mariachi plaza leaves five dead

Shootout at famed Mexico City mariachi plaza leaves five deadA shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday, a day after gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with rifles and pistols. Eight others, including one foreigner, were injured in the incident at the Plaza Garibaldi in the capital’s historic downtown, the city prosecutor’s office said in a statement, without disclosing identities of any of the victims. Four of the deceased victims ranged in age from 22 to 46 years old, officials said.



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Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico City

Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico CityMexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by the brazen shooting,



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'Mariachi musician gunmen' kill four in Mexico City shooting

'Mariachi musician gunmen' kill four in Mexico City shootingFour people have been killed and nine injured after a shooting in a square in central Mexico City popular with tourists. Mexicans heading into Independence Day celebrations were shocked by the shooting at the capital’s iconic Garibaldi Plaza where mariachi musicians serenade holidaymakers. The Mexico City prosecutors’ office said at least one foreigner was among those wounded in Friday night’s attack, which local media said was staged by gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians.



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Hundreds rescued from flooding in historic NC city

Hundreds rescued from flooding in historic NC cityMore than 360 people had been rescued in New Bern, North Carolina, but another 140 were still waiting for help.



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Taliban launch attacks on approaches to Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban launch attacks on approaches to Afghan city of GhazniThe Taliban raided three villages on the outskirts of Ghazni late on Thursday, destroying some newly built checkpoints and cutting off power to some parts of the city. Provincial police chief Farid Mashal said government forces counter-attacked to block the insurgents from approaching the city. “We were swift to push the Taliban out of the villages, but many civilians fled to neighboring villages fearing the fighters could kill them,” said Mashal.



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2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri City

2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri CityOfficials say the woman walked into the Missouri City warehouse and started firing, killing a manager and wounding another employee.



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Aid arrives in Afghan city after Taliban onslaught

Aid arrives in Afghan city after Taliban onslaughtAid trickled into Ghazni Sunday, residents and relief workers said, days after security forces pushed Taliban militants from the eastern Afghan city following nearly a week of heavy fighting. “We need this aid to survive,” said Gul Badshah, one of many in Ghazni who made their way to distribution centres Sunday, who said his home had been destroyed by two rockets during the onslaught. Siraj Ahmad, another resident, said he was collecting aid for a neighbour whose husband — a police officer — and young son were killed by the Taliban during the fighting.



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Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

Ford to invest $  740 million in Detroit train station, city development projectFord aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is “working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $ 250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased.” Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $ 740 million over the next four years.



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Raw: Afghan City in Ruins As Battles Continue

Raw: Afghan City in Ruins As Battles ContinueAfghan security forces pushed back the Taliban from the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday and were trying to flush the insurgents out of the city's outskirts. (Aug. 14)



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