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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez File Dueling Divorce Papers, Disagree over Spousal Support

Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry have officially filed for divorce.<p>Both have cited irreconcilable differences and listed their date of separation as …

India

Victoria to ban protesters from harassing women at abortion clinics

Victorian government agrees to deal with Sex party MP Fiona Patten to introduce protest exclusion zones outside fertility clinics<p>Protesters will be banned from harassing women on the steps of Victorian abortion clinics before the end of the year.<p>The Victorian government has agreed to a deal with …

Australia

Japan arrests 'Flipper' trainer as dolphin hunt starts

Bad weather pushed back the first dolphin-killing of the six-month season which opens on September 1 every year, a local fisheries association official said.<p>O'Barry, 75, was arrested Monday for allegedly failing to carry his passport after being stopped by police.<p>"We had a report that he was …

Profit

Auschwitz 'showers' offend some visitors to the former Nazi camp

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the management at the Auschwitz Memorial installed sprinklers outside the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland, they thought they would create some cool comfort for visitors. Instead, it sparked a red-hot controversy.<p>Offended Jewish visitors over the weekend likened the misting …

Auschwitz

Monsoon floods hit Indian villages, leaving 21 dead and 50,000 in shelters

Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.<p>The state's disaster management authority said Tuesday some 50,000 people were sheltering in 168 …

Floods

California agrees to move thousands of inmates out of solitary confinement

Ending years of litigation, hunger strikes and contentious debate, California has agreed to move thousands of state prisoners out of solitary confinement under the terms of a landmark lawsuit settlement.<p>Corrections officials, who have long used indefinite isolation to control violent prison gangs, …

Kansas City

A Baby Was Born Inside an Uber in New York City

Both the mother and baby are reportedly doing well, and since it was an Uber they didn't even have to tip.<p><b>Read: Stolen Uber Customer Accounts Are for Sale on the Dark Web for $1</b><p>A baby was born in the backseat of an Uber during rush hour on Monday, just outside of the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City.<p>…

New York City

US murder rate sees sharp increase in 2015

<b>Murder rates have increased sharply across the US in 2015, with at least 30 cities reporting a rise in violence.</b><p>Experts say factors may vary from city to city, but no-one really knows what has caused the trend, which was first identified this summer.<p>The latest figures obtained by the New York Times …

Justice
Class Action

Man facing execution for girl's 1989 kidnapping, rape, death

Roderick Nunley, 50, is scheduled for lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT. Investigators say he and his co-defendant randomly targeted and kidnapped Ann Harrison as she waited outside her Kansas City home for the school bus in 1989. The girl was then raped and fatally stabbed.<p>Gov. Jay Nixon was also …

Crime

Video Appears to Show Texas Police Fatally Shooting a Man With His Hands Up

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Switzerland Just Finished Building the Longest Tunnel in the World

The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs below the Swiss Alps.<p>This week saw the completion of the new longest tunnel in the world. Construction began on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which travels 35.4 miles under the Swiss Alps, in 2004. The cost of the project was just under $10 billion U.S., and though …

Trains