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Chinese man get 6 years in U.S. prison for smuggling rhino horns

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — An antiques dealer from China has been sentenced to nearly six years in U.S. federal prison after admitting he was the mastermind of an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory.


Ukraine fighting intensifies after election

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of dead insurgents lay piled in a van outside a morgue Tuesday, and a rebel said more were on the way. Bomb disposal experts disarmed a mortar round lodged in a corpse. A wrecked and blood-soaked truck at the Donetsk airport showed the grisly aftermath of battle.

Withdrawal: Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency, charting an end to America's longest war.


Myrtle Beach police scour social media in hunt for gunmen

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are studying videos on YouTube and Instagram and asking people to send any cellphone pictures to help identify gunmen in a weekend shooting that killed three people. The shooting, in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. Southeast, occurred during an annual sports motorcycle rally called the Atlantic Beach Bike Fest, a popular Memorial Day event. Late Saturday, police responded to a large street fight in front of an oceanfront motel and were attending to a man who had been shot when more gunshots rang out, officials said. Several people involved in the fight fled into the hotel when multiple shots were fired at them, killing two men and a woman, police said.      Jamie Williams 28, and Devonte Dantzler, 21, were pronounced dead at the scene.


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