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Charlize Theron didn’t want people to feel sorry for her after her mom killed her alcoholic father in self-defence.
The Monster actress, who saw her mother Gerda fatally shoot her father Charles when she was just 15-years-old, has opened up about the dark period of her life in a new interview with U.S.
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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.
Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even in Mexico City, long considered a relative oasis from drug gang violence.
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Al Gore says Trudeau 'a real breath of fresh air' on climate change

TORONTO — While Al Gore has plenty of praise for Justin Trudeau’s efforts to combat climate change, he says there’s still room for improvement on the prime minister’s environmental agenda.
Trudeau makes a brief cameo in Gore’s new climate-change documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
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Israel to raze home of Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory -- Israel's defence minister consulted with senior commanders in the West Bank on Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family in their home and widespread Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over escalating tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine.
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Rosie O'Donnell reignites feud with president over 'Push Trump Off A Cliff Again' game

Rosie O’Donnell is in a new feud with President Donald Trump’s supporters after promoting an online game that lets players lead Trump off a cliff.
Several conservative blogs have called attention to O’Donnell tweeting a link to pushtrumpoffacliffagain.com during the weekend.
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Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in legal fees because a county clerk refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Friday ordered the state to pay $222,695 in fees to the attorneys of two same-sex couples and others who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to give them marriage licenses.
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Two dead after storm capsizes boat in Saskatchewan

ELBOW, Sask. — Two men have died after a boat capsized on Lake Diefenbaker on Thursday night.
Glen Amor, chief of the Elbow Volunteer Fire Department, said 911 dispatch called around 9:30 p.m.
From there, Amor said he and the owner of the local marina headed to the lake to join RCMP, who had already been sent to the scene.
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Martial law extended in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Congress on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the president's appeal for martial law in the south to be extended to the end of the year to help troops quell a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants and stamp out similar extremist plots in the volatile region.
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Israel sends more troops to West Bank in escalating violence over holy site

Israel's defence minister consulted with senior commanders in the West Bank on Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family in their home and widespread Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over escalating tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine.
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Canadian family rattled by earthquake in Greece eager to come home

An Ottawa family is glad to be safe after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey on Friday.
In addition to the nearly 500 injured in the region, the earthquake claimed the lives of two tourists who were sitting in a bar on the Greek island of Kos when the roof collapsed on them.
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B.C. wildfire update expected today: Strong winds could reinvigorate some fires

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Federal officials visiting wildfire-affected communities in British Columbia are expected to give an update today on the state of the response.
Members of a federal ad hoc committee leading the government's fire response, including Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, will be meeting with provincial officials in Prince George this morning.
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Hungary's leader: Border fences will stop Muslim migration

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's anti-migration prime minister says European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe."
Speaking Saturday at a cultural festival in Romania, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, are the barriers to the EU-Soros effort to increase Muslim migration.
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