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Israel's elder statesman, Shimon Peres, dies at 93

JERUSALEM Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, died in hospital on Wednesday at 93, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. | Video

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Investigators to pinpoint rocket launch that downed airliner over Ukraine

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South Korea to widen Takata air bag recall by 110,000 vehicles

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Five arrested on suspicion of forming European Islamic State cell

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Norway appeals court rejects Snowden extradition lawsuit

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Charlotte shooting victim's wife said he threatened family: court papers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Less than a year before Keith Scott was shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, his wife said in court papers that he had called himself a "killer" and threatened to kill his family with his gun.

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Egypt arrests owner, crew of shipwrecked migrant boat

CAIRO Egyptian authorities have arrested the owner and crew members of a boat that sank last week carrying hundreds of migrants, the security chief of Beheira province was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday.