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Oklahoma inmates' delayed execution gives rise to legal quandary, efforts to impeach justices

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two death row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them have placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court....

posted: April 23,2014

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Florida executes man convicted of killing 2 relatives to prevent one's testimony against him

STARKE, Fla. - Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial....

Russia warns that attacks on its citizens or interests in Ukraine will bring a firm response

DONETSK, Ukraine - Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008....

Freight train derails in southeastern Congo; officials say around 50 dead

KINSHASA, Congo - Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people....

Syrian activists, medics accuse Assad government of chlorine gas attacks; Syria denies it

BEIRUT - Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews...

Cairo bombing kills senior Egyptian police officer as another dies in raid in northern city

CAIRO - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of...

After seven-year rift, Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal leading to elections

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for seven years....

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