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Italian navy officials say they have recovered 217 bodies from the hull of a migrant ship that sank off Libya last year in a tragedy that sparked the EU to beef up Mediterranean rescue operations.

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The death of a resident of the US state of Utah last June is the first Zika virus-related fatality in the continental United States, the Salt Lake County Health Department said in a news release on Friday.

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The Chinese navy conducted combat drills near its southern island province of Hainan and the Paracel islands in the South China Sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday.

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Ex-model granted record $69-M divorce

A British court on Thursday awarded a 53 million pounds ($69 million or P3.2 billion) divorce settlement to a former model who had demanded 196 million pounds from her Saudi billionaire husband – including 1 million pounds a year just for clothes.

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Gunman was ex-US soldier

Among the Facebook “likes” of 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson were the African American Defense League and the New Black Panther Party, which was founded in Dallas. He also was a member of the Facebook group “Black Panther Party Mississippi.” A photo on Facebook showed Johnson wearing a dashiki – his raised, clinched fist over the words “Black Power.”

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A 510-foot-long, $100 million Noah’s ark attraction built by Christians who say the biblical story really happened is ready to open in Kentucky this week.

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