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German police free hostage, injure suspect in train station

German police stormed a pharmacy in Cologne’s main train station Monday, freeing a woman who had been held hostage by a man for two hours, officials said. The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries.

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Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot.

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Skydiver killed when parachute fails to deploy

Authorities say a skydiver fell to her death when her parachute failed to open over California’s Central Valley.

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Filipinos deeply conflicted on Duterte’s drug war

Jailed drug user Bitoy Paras perks up when describing his support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on narcotics, an unlikely fan of a campaign that has left Filipinos deeply conflicted.

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Death toll in Afghan election rally attack rises to 22

The death toll in a bomb attack on an Afghan election rally has risen to at least 22 people, officials said Sunday, as the country braces for more violence ahead of the October 20 poll.

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Australia kangaroo attack leaves three hurt

Three members of an Australian family used a broom and a shovel to fight off a rare attack by a large kangaroo that left all of them injured, one seriously.

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‘Zombie’ storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storms packing nearly 180 kilometres-per-hour winds hit Portugal early Sunday leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers

A rescue team Sunday began retrieving the bodies of nine climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal’s Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling.

Fifteen killed as migrant vehicle crashes in Turkey

Fifteen people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants plunged off the highway into a river-bed in western Turkey, state media said.

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2 fired dancers, donor added to ballet lawsuit

A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants.