Rock’n’roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90
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The pioneer of rock'n'roll Chuck Berry was found unconscious Saturday at his home outside St. Louis and was later pronounced dead.
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The shooting at a Kroger grocery store has left at least a dozen people injured, according to police. The suspect behind the shooting is reportedly dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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A riot at one of Ecuador's most notorious prisons has left at least 100 people dead and 52 injured. It was the latest in a series of deadly clashes in the country's overpopulated and understaffed prisons.
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Tropical Cyclone Shaheen made landfall in Oman Sunday, disrupting flights. The storm hit early evening and has already killed three.
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Two government schoolteachers, one Hindu and one Sikh, were shot dead in Kashmir. The death of the pair means that seven people have been killed in six days in the volatile, contested region.
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The 26 people are believed to have died from drinking poisonous moonshine. Another 28 are suffering from alcohol poisoning, with some reportedly in a coma.
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At least six migrants have been killed after guards opened fire at an overcrowded detention facility. It is the latest violence against migrants following recent mass arrests.
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Police said the man suspected of killing five with a bow and arrow in Norway was a recent convert to Islam who had previously come to the attention of security services.
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Heavy rains have triggered flooding and landslides that swept through towns in the Indian state of Kerala. The National Disaster Response Force and the Indian army have been deployed to assist with rescue efforts.
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On October 21,1941, Nazi soldiers killed about 4,000 people as part of an "atonement exercise" in occupied Serbia. The victims came from all walks of life. Children were among them.
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The explosion, in the capital, Freetown, happened as large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel. The oil tanker was damaged earlier in an accident with a bus.
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Nine people are dead and two others missing after floods in Sri Lanka and parts of southern India caused by more than a week of pounding rains. Nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by the deluge, with the worst affected areas in and around the island's tea-growing Central Highlands.
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