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Iraq shuts down its notorious Abu Ghraib prison

The prison became a byword for abuses by US forces following the 2003 invasion.

Young, unemployed Spaniards are saying adios to their homeland and fleeing to London

More than 51,000 Spaniards, most of them under the age of 34, made the journey north to Britain last year.

These 50 lions may starve to death because of the crisis in Ukraine

Fifty lions caught up in the Ukraine crisis are at risk of starving to death.

Japan slaughters 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

It was the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in Japan in three years.

'Rampaging gunmen' abduct schoolgirls in Nigeria

A senior security source said more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state were kidnapped.

Renowned Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in 'very fragile' condition

His family's statement said that Gabo, as he is affectionately known, would continue recovering at home from a recent hospitalization.

Boston marks one-year anniversary of deadly marathon bombings

Church bells will toll at 2:49 p.m., the moment the first bomb exploded at the race's finish line on April 15 last year.

India's top court just recognized transgender people in landmark ruling

The court ruling also directed authorities to implement policies to improve the transgender community's socio-economic status.

This is bananas! UN warns of 'massive destruction' of the yellow fruit

There is no cure for the plant disease hitting banana crops, which particularly affects the Cavendish variety that accounts for 47 percent of world banana production.
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