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Students and community members attend a vigil at the Grove Church after a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter took his own life as Marysville-Pilchuck High School students scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school.

At least two students die in US shooting

Hundreds of students trapped in classrooms for nearly three hours

An injured miner being transferred to hospital after the coal mine collapse in Tiechanggou township, Urumqi yesterday. 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed.

16 killed in China coal mine collapse

China’s mines are among the most dangerous in the world

AWLAD YEHIA, EGYPT - JUNE 21: A tractor plows the fields on June 21, 2013 in Awlad Yehia, Egypt. Diesel, gas and water shortages are putting pressure on farmers in Egypt who are also contending with illegal building on land designated for agriculture. (AP Photo/The Christian Science Monitor, Ann Hermes)

Cuts in fertilizer subsidy fuels farmers’ ire

Cash-strapped government rules out plans to boost fertilizer output

Brazilian presidential candidate and incumbent President Dilma Rousseff (R) and social democratic candidate Aecio Neves (L) attend a TV debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 October 2014. The second round of the presidential elections will be held on 26 October.

Brazil candidates trade barbs before vote

Rousseff fights off challenger Aecio Neves’s accusations of corruption

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Malaysian officer to face New Zealand charges

Rizalman was arrested May 9 for allegedly following a 21-year-old woman home and assaulting her








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