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  1. In Iran, thousands protest acid attack on women


    Tehran, Iran

    Thousands in Iran protest acid attacks on women

    A warm welcome home Jeffrey Fowle is greeted with hugs and tears of joy from his wife, Tatyana, and surprised children after arriving early Wednesday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. Fowle had been arrested and detained nearly six months in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Two other Americans still are being held in North Korea. Fowle’s family hadn’t told his children why they were going to the base.
  2. Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown


    ST. LOUIS — Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.

    Michael Brown was shot in the hand at close range, according to an autopsy report.
  3. Secret Service had 'serious lapse' by diverting agents from White House


    WASHINGTON — A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.

  4. Mayor, wife accused of ordering deadly attack on Mexican students


    MEXICO CITY — A fugitive mayor and his drug lord-connected wife ordered an attack on rebellious students that ended in the deaths of six people and disappearance of 43, Mexico's top law enforcement official said Wednesday.

    Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda, have vanished.
  5. Congolese gynecologist given Europe's top human rights award


    Congolese doctor awarded top prize

    The European Parliament has awarded its highest human rights accolade, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon who has treated thousands of women and risked his life in a campaign to end the use of mass rape as a weapon …

    Berlin Kerry warns against return to Cold War Museum director Alexander Klausmeier, center, shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier the wall of remembrance for people who died trying to escape from East Berlin, during a tour Wednesday of the Berlin Wall Memorial. Kerry and Steinmeier warned against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.