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China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's deathBEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Monday condemned Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody, releasing a brief video clip that it said proved he was alive and in good health.



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9 hurt as car rams into famed Tokyo street on New Year's Eve

9 hurt as car rams into famed Tokyo street on New Year's EveNine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve along a famous Tokyo street, police and media said Tuesday. With an “intent to murder”, 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo’s fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP. According to national broadcaster NHK, Kusakabe told police he was acting in “retribution for the death penalty” without giving more precise details.



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Famed Brazilian medium accused of sex abuse surrenders

Famed Brazilian medium accused of sex abuse surrendersFamed Brazilian “spiritual healer” Joao de Deus, accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women under the pretext of treating them, surrendered to authorities on Sunday, Brazilian media reported. For years, he had received thousands of believers each week — including numerous celebrities — at his temple in the town of Abadiania, in Goias state, near the capital Brasilia.



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At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France

At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in FranceThree people have been killed and 11 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack near a world-famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg.



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Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air qualityMore than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.



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Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'

Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general who served in the Obama



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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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Family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliff

Family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliffA family that gained attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer at a 2014 protest was killed when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway, authorities said Wednesday as they asked for help figuring out what happened.



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Blown to bits, famed Syria temple falls victim to Turkey assault

Blown to bits, famed Syria temple falls victim to Turkey assaultFor 3,000 years, the lion sculptures of Syria’s Ain Dara stood as testaments to the Iron Age. Syrian and Kurdish authorities have blamed the damage squarely on Ankara’s nearly two-week offensive on Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled pocket of northwest Syria that borders Turkey. Perched on a hilltop in northern Syria, the neo-Hittite temple of Ain Dara dates back to the Aramaic era from around 1,300 to 700 BC, and is named after a village located in Afrin.



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One Dead After Rockfall On Yosemite's Famed El Capitan

One Dead After Rockfall On Yosemite's Famed El CapitanOne person has died and another has been injured after a rockfall on a popular climbing route in Yosemite National Park, the National Park Service said Wednesday.



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