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The leader of Hamas has reportedly said that he would accept a humanitarian truce supported by a relief program for the besieged Gaza Strip.

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China food scandal hits other big names

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King, and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan.

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This image shows an electron micrograph depicting a mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria (the cause of bubonic plague).

City sealed off after bubonic plague death

China has sealed off parts of its north-western city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media said.

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Police defend man who beat son’s ‘molester’

Police in Florida have defended a father who beat an 18-year-old unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.

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Teens who preyed on homeless ‘beat 2 men to death’

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorising transients around Albuquerque for months, police said.

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Murdered spy’s widow says inquiry not sparked by Ukraine crisis

The widow of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko said she does not believe a public inquiry into his death has been sparked by international tension with Russia.

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BBC News ticker suggests The Queen tested positive for morphine

Pictures have surfaced online of a BBC News Channel which made it look as if Queen Elizabeth II had tested positive for morphine. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Quirky World... World War What?

ENGLAND: Half of people in Britain do not know the First World War began 100 years ago next month, according to The Daily Star.

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