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Catherine Armitage Until two days ago, Walter Palmer was a "very private" man living with his family. He practised dentistry and hunted animals with a bow and arrow. Now the dentist's old life has ended.
Kate Aubusson Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead, according to reports citing Afghan officials.
Philip Wen Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday eager to highlight trade but his visit risks being overshadowed by growing tensions over China's ethnic Uighurs.
Nick Miller The cocaine-and-prostitutes scandal that led to the resignation on Tuesday of Lord Sewel from the House of Lords has stirred up new calls for reform of the UK's upper house.
Peter Hannam Weather experts are watching the prospect of another cyclone in the western Pacific, a highly unusual event so early in the season.
When he couldn't afford a bus fare to the library, Matthew Flores turned to junk mail. But his local postie said that just wasn't good enough.
Catherine Armitage It was a point of pride for Minnesotan dentist and biog game hunter Walter Palmer to shoot his prey with a bow and arrow and not carry firearms as a backup.
Michael E Miller and Sarah Larimer When Madyson Middleton went missing, it seemed like all of Santa Cruz came out to search for her.