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Islamists from Boko Haram killed 145 people in attacks on two Nigerian villages in recent days, according to residents.
Five years after the worst spill in US history, the oil company faces largest ever settlement.
The captain of a plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people, had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council (ASC) confirmed.
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12:58 PM A woman in Washington state died from measles in the Spring, the first measles death in the US since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said.
Katie Rogers 11:53 AM About 5000 people were evacuated from a town in eastern Tennessee after a train car carrying a flammable toxic substance derailed and burst into flames late on Wednesday evening US time.
Adam Liptak 11:33 AM The series of liberal decisions delivered by the Supreme Court this term was the product of discipline on the left side of the court and disarray on the right.
Pan Pylas and David McHugh 10:59 AM Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet. Germany should know.
Rosemarie Francisco 9:19 AM At least 36 are dead, but a majority of the 189 passengers have been rescued from the heavy waves.
7:43 AM IS seized Palmyra's ruins from Syrian government control last month, prompting widespread fears that the group could destroy the Unesco world heritage site as an act of propaganda.
Liz Alderman 7:30 AM The comment is the starkest sign the government could fall from a yes vote - and a new poll has the referendum too close to call.
Maria Tsvetkova 1:40 AM Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia remain extremely concerned about Russia's plans to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting them independence from the Soviet Union.
Susan Heavey, Bill Trott and Phil Stewart 12:30 AM There was no evidence of a shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, a Washington police department spokeswoman said.
Alan Wong 9:05 PM Low turnout attributed to despair after failure of months of mass protests to achieve democratic goals.
8:48 PM A former university scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved an HIV vaccine breakthrough has been jailed for more than four years.
Rick Gladstone 3:57 PM Before Syria was plunged into war more than four years ago, nearly all children went to school. Now many Syrian children are working to supplement the family incomes
Matthew Chayes and Emily Ngo 3:57 PM Many disassociate themselves from billionaire presidential candidate after he cast aspersions on Mexican immigrants.
Lisa Visentin 2:44 PM A mystery woman, whose identity had perplexed the FBI, Interpol and thousands of online amateur sleuths, has been named after her nephew saw her call for help in the avalanche of media coverage that her plight generated.
Laura Zuckerman 2:39 PM Imperilled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, a study has found.
Philip Rucker 2:22 PM For Democrats, Donald Trump amounts to a kind of divine intervention.
Jim Wyss 1:51 PM Ecuador President Rafael Correa is scrambling to roll out the red carpet for the first papal visit in 30 years, but many in the Andean nation seem intent on sending their leader a less welcoming message.
Stephanie Wood 12:58 PM President Barack Obama's firm views on the subject of guacamole have brought the dish to the centre of international debate.
Edward Wong China has enacted a new national security law, expected to bolster the power of its domestic security apparatus and military.