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Court upholds death penalty for mentally ill man in murder case

International rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has overturned appeal for Imdad Ali's life

Foreign reaction to the 1st Trump vs. Clinton debate

British betting house says odds on next U.S. president have shifted, as residents and newspapers across the world weigh in

Coal mine explosion kills 9, leaves more trapped underground

Rescuers trying to reach those still trapped after blast in China, home to world's deadliest mines

Cops say blast at mosque likely a “xenophobic” attack

Device placed outside Dresden mosque, other at conference center, in part of Germany where racist incidents have spiked

China-based company charged with plotting to evade N. Korea sanctions

The Dept. of Justice unsealed criminal charges against a Chinese firm for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace accord ending half-century conflict

Underlining the importance of the deal, Colombian president and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 297-page agreement before a crowd of 2,500

Poachers have a new target in southeast Asia

Some call this bird's beak “ivory on wings” — and it sells in China

Are elephants herds learning to avoid human predators?

Elephants are "voting with their feet," one conservation group has observed

Prince William, Kate tour Vancouver without kids day after Trudeau denied high-five

The 3-year-old George made headlines in the United Kingdom when he, seemingly shy and overwhelmed, declined to high-five the Canadian Prime Minister

Study: Earth now the warmest it’s been in 120,000 years

New research tracks the temperature over 2 million years of planetary history, and suggests where humans may take it in the future

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World Cup: Final scores for Tuesday’s matches

Colombia and Russia were victorious on Tuesday

Twins killed together during World War II finally reunited after 74 years

The inseparable Pieper twins, whose service on the same ship ran against standard military policy, have been reunited

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrow the range of climate prediction. This could be a major advance in accurate predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas concentrations that are essential for policy-makers (e.g. the Paris climate agreement).