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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the skyway with his attorney Thomas Plunkett, right, on the way to court for the verdict Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.
David Joles/Star Tribune via AP
May 01, 2019 - 11:28 am
By Amy Forlitti, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty...
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This location is the last remaining Blockbuster in the US.
Courtesy Sandi Harding via CNN
March 07, 2019 - 4:07 pm
By Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed (CNN) -- It's lonely at the top. That's what the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, discovered when the only other store in the world -- located in Australia -- announced it was closing. Although Sandi Harding, the general manager of the Oregon Blockbuster, is excited that...
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Hoodwinker sunfish
Thomas Turner via CNN
March 04, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By Christina Zdanowicz, CNN (CNN) -- This is the extraordinary tale of how a massive, strange-looking fish wound up on a beach on the other side of the world from where it lives. The seven-foot fish washed up at UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve in Southern California last week. Researchers...
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The python was taken into quarantine.
Courtesy Paul Airlie
February 25, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- It's the Samuel L. Jackson sequel we've all been waiting for: A Scottish woman has survived a real-life case of a snake on a plane, finding a python curled up in her shoe after a 9,000 mile flight from Australia. Moira Boxall was shocked to discover a live spotted...
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Refugee Hakeem al-Araibi, left, signs a ball for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP
February 13, 2019 - 10:40 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell,...
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In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File
February 06, 2019 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is planning an international tour, but an Australian lawmaker wants the country to bar him from performing there. The embattled musician announced on social media Tuesday that he'll be going to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. "See y'all soon" the post said,...
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Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
February 04, 2019 - 3:42 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing. Hakeem al-Araibi's rejection of extradition means a trial...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Australia definitely has a different view of parenting than we do in the U.S. It just passed a new law that most American parents would not appreciate, which aims to decriminalize what Australian lawmakers referred to as...
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was released from the airport and is now under the protection of the UNHCR and Thai authorities.
Immigration Bureau/Royal Thai PD via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 10:19 pm
By Helen Regan and Bianca Britton, CNN (CNN) -- The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her family has been declared by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to be a legitimate refugee, Australian officials said Thursday. Australia is conducting health, security and other background...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer volleys during his match against Britain's Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018.
AP Photo/Trevor Collens
December 30, 2018 - 10:23 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer started preparation for his Australian Open title defense in style with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup on Sunday. The 37-year-old Federer sent his 23-year-old opponent from Britain back to reality in a one-sided match lasting just 57...
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