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Oakland fire: death toll rises to 33 as search continues and authorities struggle to identify victims

The remains of 33 victims have now been recovered from a converted warehouse in Oakland where a massive fire broke out during a rave on Friday night, with the search for more bodies still ongoing.<p>The county coroner's office had prepared for upwards of 40 casualties, with police warning "several …

Out of retirement and into gold, 42-year-old American Kristin Armstrong just made Olympic history

Bryn Lennon/Getty Images<p>American cyclist Kristin Armstrong made Olympic history in Rio on Wednesday after coming out of retirement to win the gold medal in the women's individual time trial and becoming the first rider ever to win three gold medals in the same discipline.<p>Armstrong completed the …

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How California's drought could spur an ecological rebirth

As water-hungry turf turns brown in the state’s fourth year of severe drought, many homeowners find the time ripe to revegetate with native plants such as cacti, buckwheat and sage scrub: ‘It’s helping sustain biodiversity’<p>Jennifer and Lawrence Kesteloot like to begin the day with breakfast in …

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King Tut’s Beard Ruined ‘Irreparably’: Egyptian Curators Used Epoxy

Curators handling King Tut’s beard tried to fix the damaged piece and thought nothing better than using epoxy, damaging it “irreparably” in the …

Monica Gaytan: Texas Mother Gunned Down In Home By Husband Martin Gaytan

Monica Gaytan, a Texas mother, was gunned down in her own home on Sunday in Spring, Texas, authorities say. Police have charged her husband, Martin …

Pope Francis Dines in the Vatican Cafeteria, Denounces the Mafia in Naples

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pope Francis dropped in on lunch at the Vatican cafeteria on Friday "like a thunderbolt out of the …

Gazans survey devastation as truce broken

<b>Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip -</b> The bodies of dozens of Palestinians were pulled from the ruins of bombed-out homes in Gaza on Saturday during a brief humanitarian truce that top diplomats meeting in Paris urged Israel and Palestinian faction Hamas to extend.<p>The death toll from the 19-day Israeli …

Obama Meets With Central American Leaders, Proposes New Refugee-Screening Program

Pres­id­ent Obama fought the battle of the bor­der on two fronts Fri­day, meet­ing with the lead­ers of the three Cent­ral Amer­ic­an coun­tries that …

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Lessons From Fallujah, Then and Now

As ISIS sweeps forward in Iraq, a veteran of the campaign looks back on what made Fallujah a success in 2007 and what should be done now.<p>On March 28, …

Barack Obama: I don't need a Nelson Mandela photo-op

Barack Obama said he would not press for a much-awaited meeting with his hero Nelson Mandela, who is critically ill, hours before landing in South Africa.<p>"We'll see what the situation is when we land. I do not need a photo op," <b>Mr Obama</b> said en route to the country, where he will spend the three …