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Massive fires dominate Los Angeles skyline

A pair of massive fires burst across the Los Angeles skyline early Monday, damaging four buildings and closing down freeways during the morning commute.

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Mexico says evidence proves missing students were incinerated

Mexico said on Sunday that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were incinerated at a garbage dump by drug gang members, although forensic experts sounded a note of caution.

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Clashes at Hong Kong government HQ

Hong Kong police have clashed with pro-democracy activists trying to surround government offices, in some of the worst unrest in two months of protests.

Protesters fought police armed with pepper spray and batons on roads around the camp in the Admiralty district.

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Man rents out girlfriend to save for Iphone6

A student was seen standing outside of Shanghai's Sonjiang University with a sign offering to share his girlfriend for cash to save up for the new iPhone 6.

His placard, reading "Girlfriend Sharing", specified that the deal allowed renters and his lady friend to have meals together, study together, play games and go on dates, but no "funny business".

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Tapeworm in teacher’s brain

A 50-year-old unnamed man lived for years with a rare parasite in his brain that was only discovered when he went to hospital complaining of a headache – and doctors extracted a one-centimetre worm and a large number of eggs that had eaten part of his brain matter.

And now Peter Donnelly, a former teacher, has spoken of his own similar experience in a guest piece in The Telegraph.

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Israeli minister affirms policy of ‘stopping arms transfers to terrorists’

Israel stressed on Monday that it has a policy of preventing arms transfers to militant groups, a day after Syria accused Israel of bombing Damascus airport.

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Blast Kills More Than 30 in Northeastern Nigeria

Witnesses say an explosion Thursday at a bus station on a busy road in northeastern Nigeria has killed more than 30 people, inclduing five soldiers, at the Mararaba-Mubi junction, in Adamawa state.

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UN, US condemn Kenya attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the US have strongly condemned an attack against civilian workers in Kenya that left at least 36 people dead.

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Latest Updates: Protests Nationwide as More Troops Are Called to Ferguson

Journalists with The New York Times in Ferguson, Mo., have been following a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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