Alamosa set record high and record low on same day

Colorado is known for extreme weather, but what one city in southern Colorado saw on Friday might raise some eyebrows, even for Colorado’s lofty meteorological standards. Alamosa saw a high of 92 degrees Friday, breaking its old daily record of…

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Popular Ethiopian singer and activist shot dead

Ethiopian musician Hachalu Hundessa, well known for his political songs, has been shot dead in the capital. It is not known who was behind the killing but the 34-year-old had said that he had received death threats. Hachalu’s lyrics often…

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French ex-PM Fillon and wife jailed over ‘fake jobs’

French ex-Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife have received jail sentences in a “fake jobs” case. The conservative politician was found guilty of paying Penelope Fillon €831,400 (£760,000) for work she never did when employed as his assistant….

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Balloons and speakers raise Korean border tensions

South Korean activists say they have flown propaganda-carrying balloons across the border in to North Korea, the latest provocation in an escalation of tensions between the two neighbours. The North has expressed its anger about the balloons, and the South…

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