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Gruesome weekend for Chicago leaves city, police chief reeling

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a city has eight killings in two days, including the death of a 7-year-old boy, something is seriously wrong with the system.<p>That's what Chicago's police chief said after a spate of bloodshed that tormented the city over the weekend.<p>"We need to repair a broken system," Police …

Dustin Hoffman: film is the worst it has ever been

Two-time Oscar-winner laments focus on financial returns and says he wishes he had become a professional jazz pianist rather than an actor<p>Hollywood titan Dustin Hoffman has said the state of film is the worst it has been during his lifetime.

Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

It has taken nearly a decade and 3 billion miles to get there, but scientists are about to get their first look at Pluto.<p>The New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on the tiny world once thought to be at the edge of our solar system. On Tuesday the probe will begin an intensive nine-day scientific …

Europe Markets: Trepidation, Not Panic

Greeks overwhelmingly voted against international creditors’ conditions for further bailout aid<p>Stocks and bonds in Europe fell on Monday after Greece’s voters set the country on a collision course with the rest of the eurozone, but it wasn’t the heavy selloff predicted by many investors.<p>Greece’s …


ISIL and Peshmerga forces battle for ground near Kirkuk

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have recaptured a village from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), hours after the armed group seized control of it during deadly clashes, sources told Al Jazeera.<p>Peshmerga forces were able to take back al-Murra village from ISIL fighters on Monday morning, …