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'Marital issues may be cause of Texas Christmas shooting'
HOUSTON: Marital and financial problems may be the cause of a Christmas Day massacre in Texas by a man dressed as Santa Claus, police said. Suspected shooter Aziz Yazdanpanah, 56, had been estranged from his wife and two children. He killed six people, then himself.
Venezuela to remove implants for free
CARACAS: Venezuela's Health Minister Eugenia Sader said Wednesday that free operations will be provided to women to remove faulty French-made breast implants made by now-defunct company Poly Implant Prothese.
Star chimpanzee in Tarzan movies dies
NEW YORK: Cheetah, a chimpanzee who was one of the most famous animal stars of the 1930s and appeared in films as Tarzan the Ape Man and Tarzan and His Mate, has died, The Tampa Tribune reported. Debbie Cobb, director at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida, where Cheetah lived, said it was about 80 years old and died of kidney failure.
China blames 54 for bullet train crash
BEIJING: A government report said design flaws and sloppy management caused a bullet train crash in July that killed 40 people. A former railway minister was among 54 officials found responsible for the crash, the Cabinet said Wednesday.
Jet crash-lands in Kyrgyzstan, 31 hurt
Bishkek: The Kyrgyz government said that 31 people have been injured in the crash-landing of a passenger jet. The Soviet-built Tu-134 jet was carrying 95 passengers when it crash-landed in fog Wednesday at Osh city airport.
Mystery woman may be heir's wife
The presence of a young woman standing near North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un has led to speculation about her identity. Conflicting theories regarding the mystery woman have emerged, with some reports suggesting that she is Kim Jong-un's sister, while others alleging that she is his wife.
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