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Baltimore's 11-day homicide-free streak ends in gun death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baltimore Ceasefire organiser Erricka Bridgeford pauses where her son was killed on a ‘Peace and Healing Walk’ The city of Baltimore has ended an 11-day streak without a homicide, its longest spell without a murder in nearly four years. A 22-year-old man suffered a …

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Oxfam International chair held over Guatemala graft scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Juan Alberto Fuentes was Guatemala’s finance minister before he became chairman of Oxfam International The chairman of the charity Oxfam International, Juan Alberto Funes, has been arrested in Guatemala. He was detained as part of an investigation into a corruption scandal dating back to his …

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Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors 'may be cause'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWreckage was strewn across a wide area Speed sensors that were iced over may have caused a passenger jet to crash near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, investigators say. The faulty instruments could have given the pilots wrong speed data, …

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South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go 'urgently'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacob Zuma has been president of South Africa since 2009 South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign “for the sake of the country”. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr …

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