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Sri Lanka cuts mudslide dead and missing toll to 38

Sri Lanka on Saturday reduced to 38 the number of dead and missing from a mudslide at a tea plantation after giving an initial toll of over 300.

Driver sought in crash that killed three on Halloween

Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick‑or‑treating in Halloween...

Mexico court orders US ex-Marine's release

A Mexican court ordered the release of a former US Marine jailed in the country since March for carrying weapons, after pressure from top US officials.

Millions across Philippines honour their dead

Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries on Saturday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious...

Three trick-or-treating teenage girls killed in California hit and run

(Reuters) - Three teenage girls were killed while trick‑or‑treating in southern California...

Budapest's black cats get Halloween protection

For a Hungarian animal shelter, Halloween is less about pumpkins, witches and ghosts, but keeping black cats out of the hands of Satanists....

Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations

The Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body. "The...

Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to...

Suspect in Virginia student murder arraigned in separate assault case

FAIRFAX Va. (Reuters) - The man charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student...

Egypt troops targeted in Sinai a week after deadly blast

Seven Egyptian soldiers were wounded Friday in an explosion near El‑Arish, a week after a deadly attack in the same area of the Sinai peninsula...