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Autopsy doesn’t say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, shows Clayton Lockett. Execution dates are being set for three Oklahoma death-row inmates even as state officials continue to investigate what went wrong with a botched execution in April of Lockett. AP FILE PHOTO/Oklahoma Department of Corrections

An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn’t explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, M Ja Seng, left, winner of Miss Grand Myanmar, receives the crown from Miss Grand International 2013, Janelee Chaparro, of Puerto Rico during the coronation ceremony of the Miss Golden Land Myanmar 2014 beauty contest at Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

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Russia’s Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with South African President Jacob Zuma in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.

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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. Obama, after years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, has sent the military back into action in Iraq, where he once accused his predecessor of waging a "dumb war." U.S. planes on Friday bombed Islamic militants who were towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel, the Pentagon said. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

President Barack Obama, faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak in history, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

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