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Death toll in southern Italy gorge flood hits 10

Italy's civil protection agency says the death toll in a flash flood that swept away hikers in a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria has risen to 10. At least three others are missing, too.
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Madonna's rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

NEW YORK - The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place.
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The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place.
Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes of African jewelry, Madonna's send-off came before she presented the video of the year award to Camila Cabello on Monday night.
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Indonesia quake that killed more than 500 not a national emergency: officials

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's disaster agency says earthquakes that killed more than 500 people on the island of Lombok in the past month and caused half a billion dollars in damage don't rise to the level of a national emergency.
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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct hajj rites

MINA, Saudi Arabia - Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha as over 2 million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Pilgrims walked to a complex in Mina on Tuesday to throw pebbles at three columns.
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Colorado man admits wife's murder, blames her for daughters' deaths

Christopher Watts is escorted into the courtroom before his bond hearing at the Weld County Courthouse in Greeley, Colo. on on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Joshua Polson/The Greeley Tribune via AP, Pool)
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New Zealand minister cycles to hospital to give birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand's minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and head to the hospital to give birth.
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American states aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE - A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.
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Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

NEW YORK -- Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest U.S.
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'This is why we play the game': Canada stuns Mexico at Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., — With the bases loaded, the crowd roaring and Mexico down to their final out, Canada's pitcher Nate Colina caught a line-drive to secure a stunning 6-4 victory over the Mexicans at the Little League World Series on Monday night.
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'Plant-based Botox': maple leaf extract could spawn anti-wrinkle cream

Maple syrup fills our pantries. The leaf dons our flag and clothing. And soon it could be part our… skin-care regime?
U.S. researchers are calling it a “plant-based Botox”: compounds found in maple leaves that might be a key ingredient in the next trendy anti-wrinkle cream.
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Woman who gave CPR to newborn triplet left homeless after fire

A Saskatchewan mother who performed CPR on one of her newborn triplets while still in labour with the other two has been left homeless after a fire.
Danielle Johnston went into labour at her home in Griffin, Sask.
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