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  • South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner.

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    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run. Yonhap News Agency said Friday that Yoo Dae-gyun was picked up from an office south of Seoul, just three days after his billionaire father was found dead.

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  • Angela Rivera, center, rests with her children Daniella, 17, and Cleme, 14, and their family dog Kia, on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Northampton High School in Eastville, Va. Rivera and her family were camping at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort when a strong storm struck. The vacationers were among those evacuated to the high school. A tree fell on a New Jersey couple's tent at Cherrystone, killing them, and their 13-year-old son in a tent next to them suffered life-threatening injuries. About three dozen other people were hurt, with injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones to more serious, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Vicki Cronis-Nohe)

    Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage at Eastern Shore campground

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    CAPE CHARLES, Va. – Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay. Two people were killed and dozens more injured by the twister, which on Thursday

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  • French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash

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    He also said one black box from the aircraft has been found.

  • A patient is evacuated from the scene of a shooting at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A prosecutor said a gunman opened fire inside the psychiatric unit leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself. (AP Photo)

    Authorities seek motive for gunfight between patient, psychiatrist at Pennsylvania hospital

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    DARBY, Pa. – Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him. The psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman, was grazed in the temple during the gunfight in his office

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  • A Palestinian man inspects the damage of a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli strike in Gaza City Friday, July 25, 2014. Early Friday, Israeli warplanes struck tens of houses throughout the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Israeli Cabinet to discuss cease-fire ideas, but also possible expansion of Gaza battle

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    JERUSALEM – An Israeli defence official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday’s deliberations are taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had no immediate

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  • An "Out of Stock" sticker is displayed on a menu picture of chicken nuggets at a McDonald's store in Hong Kong Friday, July 25, 2014. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Chicken off menu at McDonald’s in Hong Kong after expired meat scandal at Chinese supplier

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    HONG KONG – McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken burgers off the menu after a mainland Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it “suspended relevant food ingredients” at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food

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  • Australian Al-Jazeera journalist imprisoned for 7 years in Egypt to appeal conviction

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    CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian Al-Jazeera journalist will appeal his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, his brother said Friday. Journalist Peter Greste’s brother Mike Greste said a Cairo legal firm had been appointed and was in the process of lodging the Al-Jazeera-funded appeal. Family spokeswoman Heidi Ross said she could

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  • Palestinian Ahmed Jadallah, 75, takes a break as he prepares a body for burial at the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Over the past three decades, the 75-year-old Jadallah has dressed hundreds of 'martyrs' _ those killed in conflict with Israel. He said his volunteer work fulfills an Islamic commandment and that he hopes it will earn him a place in paradise. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    At busy Gaza morgue, the dead – considered martyrs – are dressed for burial in Muslim ritual

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    BEIT LAHIA, Palestine – In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table. With swift, steady movements, Jadallah swaddled a toddler in a white burial

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  • US court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths

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    MIAMI – A divided U.S. federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of civil war. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims. The lawsuits accused Chiquita

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  • Aruba says ex-Venezuelan intelligence official detained on request from US government

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    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela’s consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government for involvement in drug trafficking. Hugo Carvajal, the former head of military intelligence, was arrested at the request of the U.S. prosecutors

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  • South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner.

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    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run. Yonhap News Agency said Friday that Yoo Dae-gyun was picked up from an office south of Seoul, just three days after his billionaire father was found dead.

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  • Settlement reached in a key dispute in Nortel Networks bankruptcy case: Globe

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    TORONTO – A last-minute settlement has been reached in a key dispute in the Nortel Networks Ltd. bankruptcy case — over how much interest should be paid on Nortel’s outstanding bonds, the Globe and Mail reports. The Globe says that the settlement, which will see U.S. bond holders collect up to US$1-billion in interest payments

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  • The Morgentaler Abortion Clinic in Fredericton will close in July because it can't afford to remain open.

    Fundraising continues in the hopes of saving private abortion clinic

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    Around $120, 000 has been raised so far by Reproductive Justice NB.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill police returns to court

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    David Earl Crawford is expected to enter a plea during today’s court appearance.

  • Dwindling N.B. bee population causing buzz

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    FREDERICTON, N.B. – So far, 2014 has been a rough year for New Brunswick’s bees and their keepers.

  • Angela Rivera, center, rests with her children Daniella, 17, and Cleme, 14, and their family dog Kia, on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Northampton High School in Eastville, Va. Rivera and her family were camping at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort when a strong storm struck. The vacationers were among those evacuated to the high school. A tree fell on a New Jersey couple's tent at Cherrystone, killing them, and their 13-year-old son in a tent next to them suffered life-threatening injuries. About three dozen other people were hurt, with injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones to more serious, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Vicki Cronis-Nohe)

    Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage at Eastern Shore campground

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    CAPE CHARLES, Va. – Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay. Two people were killed and dozens more injured by the twister, which on Thursday

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  • National, Justice, Atlantic

    Preliminary hearing in Loretta Saunders homicide case to wrap up today

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    HALIFAX – A provincial court judge is expected to decide next week whether to send a couple charged in the death of Loretta Saunders to trial. Judge Anne Derrick says she will render her decision Aug. 1 in Halifax. The two accused, 26-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend Victoria Henneberry, are charged with first-degree

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  • French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash

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    He also said one black box from the aircraft has been found.

  • German business confidence drops for third month in a row amid Iraq, Ukraine concerns

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    BERLIN – German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq. The closely-watched Ifo Institute survey fell to 108 points in July from 109.7 points in June. Economists had widely been expecting a slight rise over June’s figure.

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  • BSkyB announces deal to buy Sky Italia, majority stake in Sky Deutschland

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    LONDON – London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 per cent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox. The deal is valued at 5.35 billion pounds ($9.1 billion). BSkyB’s largest shareholder is Rupert Murdoch, who holds just over 39 per cent of the company. The company said Friday the

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