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Free bass player Andy Fraser dies; daughter says he was 'a force of nature'

Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in California at age 62.<p>Fraser had been living in the Southern California desert community of Temecula, where he died Monday, the Riverside County coroner said …

Question about Michael Brown leads to beating on St. Louis light rail train

<b>(CNN) —</b> When one man sat down next to a second man in a St. Louis light rail car and asked him his opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown, it was not the beginning of a discussion.<p>It was the start of an assault, police said.<p>The second man, who was white, didn't want to answer the question. Then …

Justice

Nobel's will goes on display for first time

Until now, only a handful of people had laid eyes on the original 1895 document that has been stashed away in a safe at the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.<p>The Nobel Museum has changed all that, putting it on public display as part of its new exhibition "Legacy".<p>"The exhibition draws attention to how …

Japan is set to extend sanctions on North Korea: Nikkei | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang’s delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands during a …

Kansas Boy With Special Needs Told to Remove Varsity Jacket, Mom Says

A Kansas mom is outraged after her son, who has special needs, was forced by his school to remove his varsity letter jacket.<p>Jolinda Kelley of Wichita, Kansas, bought a varsity letter for her son Michael's letter jacket after he was recognized for participation for playing basketball, but she says …

Emerging details of possible Iranian nuclear deal draw bipartisan ire

Emerging details of a possible nuclear deal with Iran have drawn sharp criticism from congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who say the U.S. and its international partners may be ceding too much as a key deadline nears.<p>If reports are true, "then we are not inching closer to Iran’s …

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa

America ups its stakes in the propaganda war against Isil with graphic cartoons<p>The <b>United States</b> has upped the stakes in its propaganda battle with the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil), dropping 60,000 leaflets over Raqqa, the jihadists "capital" in <b>Syria</b>, designed to convince its members …

Huge underground city discovered in Turkey--by accident

It's a stunning find uncovered by accident: Construction workers demolishing homes in Turkey's Nevsehir province in 2013 ended up discovering entrances to what could be the largest ancient underground city ever found in the region.<p>The country's <i>Hurriyet Daily News</i> reported on its existence just days …

Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Seattle Space Needle set to plunge into darkness.<p>"It's almost like the thing vanished," said Tony Jennings from …

German pilot told partner 'everyone will know my name'

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps told his girlfriend he was in psychiatric treatment, and that he was planning to do something that everyone would remember.<p>The German mewspaper Bild published an interview on Saturday with a woman who said she had …

Yemen crisis: Saudi warships evacuate Aden diplomats

<b>Yemen President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has accused Iran of destabilising the country, calling Houthi rebels the "stooges of Iran".</b><p>Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia says military intervention in Yemen will continue until the country is "stable and safe".<p>A fourth night of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition …

Middle East

THE SHOT: I Witness, Selma 1965

Back in early 1965, I was working in the darkroom of the Canadian Press in Toronto. I was taking wire photo transmissions on negatives and printing them for papers that didn't have wire machines. The prints were mailed out; that’s how it was back then. I was working hard to be a news photographer …