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France 'truffle murder trial' begins

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French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder. 



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Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza for 48 hours

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Egypt reopened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza for two days from Tuesday, Palestinian border officials said, for the first time since March. Maher Abu Sabha, director of border crossings in the Gaza Strip, said traffic was permitted into Gaza only, to allow the return of...(more) 



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Accidental shot fired by Hollande's bodyguard raises security doubts: Le Monde

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New questions surfaced about the personal security of French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday as Le Monde daily reported an incident in which a bodyguard accidentally fired a bullet in the Elysee Palace. France has long been watchful for militant attacks and January's killings by Islamist...(more) 



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Air France faces probe after jet narrowly avoids mountain

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By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - French investigators have opened a probe after an Air France jet with some three dozen people on board narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa in early May, according to information published by France's BEA air accident agency....(more) 



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Bounce house flies through the air, three children hurt

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Authorities say three children were hurt after a waterspout made landfall at a Florida beach and sent an inflatable bounce house flying into the air.          



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Palestinians dismiss reported Netanyahu initiative

a shared story    1 hour 56 minutes ago
Palestinians on Tuesday angrily dismissed reported remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would like to negotiate the future annexation of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Haaretz newspaper on Tuesday quoted "an Israeli source" briefed on last week's meeting with EU foreign policy...(more) 



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Albania's president wary of Macedonia crisis fallout

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president says the crisis in Macedonia could be a setback for the Balkan region's efforts to add new members to the European Union. 




N.D. Walmart shooting leaves two dead, including gunman

a shared story    1 hour 56 minutes ago
Two people were killed in an early morning shooting at a North Dakota Walmart Tuesday, police said.  



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Frontline Nigeria troops hope for better deal under Buhari

a shared story    1 hour 56 minutes ago
After Nigeria's military liberated most northeast towns from Boko Haram control, writer and historian Ed Keazor decided to visit troops on the frontline. Travelling in April by bus, taxi and finally on foot, he reached Konduga in Borno state and spent hours with a battalion that...(more) 



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Grandma of 3-year-old boy found dead in swing speaks

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The grandmother of a three-year-old boy found dead at playground says her daughter would never do anything to hurt her son and must have had a mental break. She was found swinging the dead child for an 'unusual amount of time.'          




Teen baseball player dies after hit by ball in Minnesota

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A 15-year-old baseball player died after being struck by a ball during a pick-up game with friends in northwest Minnesota.  



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U.N. agency urges truce in Syria fighting during harvesting

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By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.N. agency appealed on Tuesday for a pause in the fighting raging across Syria so that farmers can harvest their crops in a country wracked by hunger and displacement. Syria's 2015 harvest could be larger than those...(more) 



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