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Brazil gives go-ahead to 31 solar parks in push for new energy

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By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil finally entered the solar power sector on Friday, granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight decades....(more) 




U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said Russian military planes carried...(more) 




U.S. siblings found shot dead in Mexico

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Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.  



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Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian town

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Kurdish peshmerga reinforcements entered Syria from Turkey late Friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of Kobane which is under assault by Islamic State group jihadists. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group confirmed the Kurdish fighters had entered the embattled frontier town....(more) 



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Burkina power struggle as army group 'take country in hand'

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A group of Burkina Faso army officers claimed Friday to have "taken the destiny of the nation in hand" as deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital. Only hours after the head of the army Navere Honore Traore said he was assuming power, he was...(more) 



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Scary maps show how bad California’s water shortage is

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Just how bad is California’s water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state’s ongoing and epochal drought: J.T. Reager / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The maps come from a new...(more) 



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'Subway Diet' failure led to Subway robbery, Alabama suspect tells police

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(Reuters) - A suspect in an armed robbery of a Subway sandwich restaurant in Alabama told investigators he acted out of anger because of his failed "Subway Diet," police said on Friday.  



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Recovery hampered as Colombia mine flood kills 12

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It could take three days to recover the bodies of 12 miners trapped in a Colombian coal shaft, authorities said Friday after ruling out any hope the men survived. The flood began on Thursday evening when an underground water source burst open and started filling the...(more) 



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Widow of officer killed in crash speaks out for first time

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Sandra Harris awakened around 2 a.m. that cold spring morning, surprised that her husband, Chicago police Officer David Harris, wasn't lying by her side.  



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Defendant held on $500K bail after Maywood court judge attacked

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A 30-year-old man who allegedly attacked a judge overseeing his case Thursday in a Maywood courtroom has been hit with new charges, officials said Friday.  



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Judge rejects strict limits on Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients

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Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.  



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Canada cop killer jailed for life, no parole for 75 years

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A Canadian man who killed three police officers in June was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years -- the harshest sentence in the country in decades. Justin Bourque, 24, had pleaded guilty in August to five counts against...(more) 



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