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Venezuela says 5 'terrorists' arrested others killed in attempt to arrest rogue pilot

Venezuelan authorities on Monday arrested five members of a “terrorist cell” linked to former police helicopter pilot Oscar Perez, and killed several other militants during a shootout in a poor area outside Caracas. Perez appeared with a bloody face in nearly a dozen dramatic Instagram videos early on Monday, saying that he was surrounded by authorities shooting at him with ...

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46: Music stars and celebrities react

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, died Monday at age 46.  (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, File) Musicians paid tribute to The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly at age 46. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” a statement on the Irish band’s Facebook page said. O’Riordan died in ...

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Anthony Bennett isn't giving up on his NBA dreams

Anthony Bennett has experienced peaks and valleys that many professional basketball players have not. The Brampton, Ont., native parlayed a strong season at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas — where he drew comparisons to former UNLV standout and NBA all-star Larry Johnson — into becoming the first overall choice in the 2013 NBA draft, by the Cleveland Cavaliers. But within four years, he was out of the league at ...

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With his very first post, he became a Twitter sensation

The Twitter logo appears at the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Gary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. That changed in a big way on Jan. 13, when he posted this series of tweets about his Korean heritage and suddenly became Twitter famous, reports ...

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4 still missing in Montecito as search and rescue ends, recovery begins

Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20. The body of 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa was discovered Saturday afternoon. His two-year-old daughter, Lydia, remained missing. His six-year-old son, Peerawat, nicknamed Pasta, and his ...

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Canadiens centre Phillip Danault at home resting after taking Chara shot to the head

Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault has been released from hospital after taking a slapshot to the head Saturday night, the team has announced. Danault was struck by a rising shot off the stick of Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara with about a minute to go in the second period. Montreal Canadiens’ Phillip Danault lies injured on the ice after he was hit in ...

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UK politician's model girlfriend suspended after reported 'vile' Meghan Markle remarks

UKIP leader Henry Bolton’s girlfriend apologized after making “racist” Meghan Markle remarks commenting on the duchess-to-be’s biracial background.  (Twitter/Reuters) The model girlfriend of a United Kingdom Independent Party leader was suspended from the political party after she reportedly made “racist” remarks about Meghan Markle, saying the duchess-to-be has a “tiny brain” and will “taint” the Royal family with “her seed.” ...

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