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Police break up global webcam 'sextortion' ring

Suspects allegedly blackmailed hundreds of victims with cybersex videos, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide<p>Nearly 60 people have been arrested in the Philippines on charges of operating an international "sextortion" network. As the Associated Press reports, Filipino police say the …

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US food aid U-turn could put 2m people in jeopardy, warn experts

Legislators in Washington could roll back recent landmark reforms of the way the US provides international food aid, despite warnings that doing so would reduce assistance for 2 million people worldwide.<p>The debate centres on a longstanding requirement that a proportion of US food aid be transported …

Police: Minnesota teen planned school massacre

A teenage boy had a plan.<p>According to authorities in Waseca, Minnesota, John David LaDue, 17, was going to kill his family, start a diversionary fire, set off bombs at an area school, kill the resource officer there and then shoot students.<p>CNN does not usually publish the names of minors charged …

Nine soldiers killed as Islamist militants attack security HQ in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Nine Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when Islamist fighters tried to storm the Benghazi city security headquarters in an attack authorities blamed on the militant group Ansar al-Sharia.<p>Libya’s weak central government is struggling to control armed groups, militias …

Nigeria girls' abduction: Parents asked for photographs

<b>Police in Nigeria have appealed to parents of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls to come forward with photographs of their daughters.</b><p>The girls were taken from their school in Borno state by suspected Islamist militants more than two weeks ago.<p>Borno state's police chief told the BBC that the …

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Malaysia Airlines prompts anger after MH370 relatives told to leave hotel

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have expressed anger after being told they must leave their Beijing hotel a day after the airline said it would stop providing accommodation.<p>"I'm very angry," said Steven Wang, whose mother was on the …