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Will and Kate in Canada

The royals are on an eight-day tour of Canada--their first as a family of four

El Chapo is being tortured, his lawyer claims

What the government says are special measures designed to prevent his third escape, his lawyers say is abusive treatment

Meet Trump’s biggest fan – in Russia

Russian entertainer sings the praises for a “President Trump”; former parliamentarian calls the GOP candidate’s flattery of Putin misguided

Teen surfer survives attack by 10-foot great white

"Luckily the lifeguards were on duty and got down there quickly"

Inside Syria’s largest city of Aleppo as attacks continue

In Syria, there is little hope that a broken cease-fire will be revived; the number of dead and wounded has once again rocketed up

Russia’s interest in Donald Trump

Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been called Russia's Donald Trump and he just won big in recent elections. He, along with others in Russia's government, are openly rooting for Trump in November. Charlie D'Agata has more.

Inside Aleppo as attacks resume

In Syria there's little hope a broken ceasefire will be revived. Since last week, Russian and Syrian warplanes have hammered the country's largest city, Aleppo. Elizabeth Palmer was in Aleppo when the attacks resumed.

Priest reported kidnapped found dead, 3rd slain in Mexico in last week

Missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said

Manhunt in Hungary after homemade bomb targets cops

"They wanted to execute my police officers," country's police chief says, although the exact perpetrators are unclear

Facebook post leads to Jordanian atheist writer’s murder

Nahed Hattar was starting trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam; a local imam gunned him down at trial’s start

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