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Venezuelan ex-intelligence head faces drug charges in U.S

Yahoo - World - 22 min 30 sec ago
By Andrew Cawthorne and Zachary Fagenson CARACAS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested on a Caribbean island while on diplomatic business, the South American country said in a sternly worded statement on Thursday. "The government rejects the illegal and arbitrary detention of the Venezuelan diplomatic official," said the foreign ministry statement announcing the arrest of Hugo Carvajal on the nearby island of Aruba. Carvajal's arrest came as another former Venezuela official was hauled into federal court in Miami accused of taking bribes from South American drug cartels in exchange for help moving large shipments of cocaine to the United States.
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U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

Yahoo - World - 25 min 4 sec ago
Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers.
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Jarrod Lyle opens with 67 in US return

Yahoo - World - 28 min 34 sec ago
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (AP) — Jarrod Lyle shot a 4-under 67 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic, the Australian's first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia.
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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

Yahoo - Top Stories - 28 min 38 sec ago

Appeals Court Strikes Down Federal Exchange Subsidies for ObamacareMIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.


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CAF baptism of fire for 'white witchdoctor' Troussier

Yahoo - World - 29 min 17 sec ago

File photo of football coach Philippe TroussierNo-nonsense French coach Philippe Troussier returns to African combat this weekend after a six-year absence when he leads CS Sfaxien against fellow Tunisians Esperance in the CAF Champions League. Sfaxien chairman Lotfi Abdennadher was thrilled at capturing a coach who rose to prominence by winning three consecutive Ivorian titles from 1990 for ASEC Mimosas. "We have never had a coach of his level, experience, ability and vision. Talking with Philippe I quickly realised we were on the same wavelength." Troussier succeeds out-of-contract Hammadi Daou, who spend a short time in charge when Dutch coach Ruud Krol moved to Esperance.


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10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo - Top Stories - 30 min 8 sec ago

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


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Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

Yahoo - Top Stories - 30 min 50 sec ago

Megan Fox, left, and Will Arnett attend the "Paramount Pictures" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.


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Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

Yahoo - World - 30 min 54 sec ago
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 20 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, 15 of them in critical condition, said Telangana state education minister G. Jagdishwar Reddy.
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Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

Yahoo - Top Stories - 31 min 35 sec ago
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California say they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant.
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3 charged in Nicaragua bus attacks that killed 5

Yahoo - World - 32 min 9 sec ago

Suspects, Ernesto Salgado, right, Juan Jose Torres, second right, and Gregorio Torres, center with red shirt, are presented before a judge as they stand accused of taking part in the weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing Sandinista party in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The three men have been charged with murder and organized crime in the attacks that left five people dead and 28 wounded, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three men have been charged with murder and organized crime in the weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing party that left five people dead and 28 wounded, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday.


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Fake marriages more rife than thought, MPs warn

Yahoo - World - 35 min 9 sec ago

Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of MPs warnedSham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of MPs warned on Friday. The number of suspect couples referred to the Home Office each year had more than doubled over the past three years to 2,145, a parliamentary committee said. "There is an industry of deceit in the UK which uses sham marriages to circumvent immigration control," said committee chair Keith Vaz. "The estimated 10,000 sham marriages appears to be increasing at an alarming rate.


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Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

Yahoo - World - 35 min 17 sec ago

Smoke rises near oil tanks after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in TripoliBy Patrick Markey and Aziz El Yaakoubi TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed around 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting. Sporadic blasts echoed across the city since the morning in clashes that have deepened fears of post-war Libya becoming a failed state, with a fragile government unable to control heavily armed brigades battling for power. Fighting in the capital and the eastern city of Benghazi, its heaviest since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, has led most international flights to Libya to be canceled and has prompted the United States to pull out embassy staff. Underscoring Libya's chaos, acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Thursday that he was prevented by militias from flying from an airport outside Tripoli.


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Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

Yahoo - Top Stories - 35 min 59 sec ago

Matthew McConaughey, left, and director Christopher Nolan attend the "Paramount Pictures" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure.


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Spanish coach seeks historic title with Ahly

Yahoo - World - 35 min 59 sec ago

File photo of Juan Carlos GarridoJohannesburg (AFP) - Juan Carlos Garrido sets off this weekend on a journey he hopes will end with him becoming the first Spanish coach to win a CAF club competition.


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Wiggins bids farewell to road, targets Rio Olympics

Yahoo - World - 39 min 34 sec ago

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins in training in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games on July 22, 2014Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. The Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea set a new Commonwealth record on their way to beating England to add the title to the World Championship they claimed in Colombia in February. Wiggins, making his return to track cycling for the first time since 2008, couldn't inspire his team-mates of Ed Clancy, Andy Tennant and Steven Burke to victory as the 34-year-old collected the fourth silver medal of his Commonwealth Games career.


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Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Yahoo - Top Stories - 40 min 28 sec ago

A forensic team recovers human remains among the wreckage of crashed TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on the outlying island of Penghu, Taiwan, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of the plane crash that killed more than 40 people, the airline said. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.


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Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Yahoo - World - 40 min 28 sec ago

A forensic team recovers human remains among the wreckage of crashed TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on the outlying island of Penghu, Taiwan, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of the plane crash that killed more than 40 people, the airline said. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.


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Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

Yahoo - Top Stories - 40 min 38 sec ago

Theodore Wafer stands in court during his trial before Judge Dana Hathaway at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The 55-year-old Wafer is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. He claims it was an act of self-defense. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.


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As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

Yahoo - Top Stories - 42 min 14 sec ago

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.


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AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1

Yahoo - Top Stories - 44 min 23 sec ago

FILE - This is a June 3, 2014 file photo showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon walking off the field after organized team activities at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio. A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1. Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns may soon learn whether they'll have Josh Gordon this season.


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