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Five stabbed to death at #Canada house party

Five people have been stabbed to death at a house party in Calgary, Canada in what has been dubbed the worst mass murder in the city's history.

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Man arrested for Boston Marathon bomb hoax

A man was stopped by a policeman who saw him acting suspiciously near the Boston Marathon finish lineA man has been taken into custody for possessing a hoax device after being found with a rice cooker in his backpack following a first anniversary tribute near the Boston Marathon finish line, Boston police say.

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New York police scrap Muslim spy unit

The unit began spying on Muslim communities shortly after the Sept 11 attacks [AP]New York's police department has disbanded an undercover spying operation against Muslims which rights groups said was baseless and unfairly targeted people solely because of their religion.

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Deadly #Chile wildfires rage for fourth day

Around 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defence workers have joined the fight against devastating wildfires circling the Chilean city of Valparaiso, with the death toll rising to 15 people.

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#Kansas gun suspect faces hate crime charges

The suspect in the deaths of three people at two Jewish centres in Kansas is to be charged with committing hate crimes, according to investigators.

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10,000 evacuated as #Chile wildfire flares up

Firefighters are struggling for a second night to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills surrounding Valparaiso.

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#Kansas gun attack targets Jewish centres

A man in his 70s has been arrested after three people were killed in gun attacks outside a Jewish community centre and nearby retirement community in the US state of Kansas, authorities have said.

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Dozens killed in bus crash in #Mexico

A bus has crashed into the back of a badly parked lorry and burst into flames in Mexico, killing at least 36 people and injuring four others, authorities say.

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France's Fabius meets Raul Castro in Cuba

France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

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US rejects visa for Iran's UN envoy

The United States said it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed UN ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House can wield over the world body.

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