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A parked car suffered damage when a adobe wall collapsed on it after a strong earthquake shook Chilpancingo, Mexico,

There were no reports of major casualties after the earthquake

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Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was known affectionately as 'Gabo'

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Kristine Kirk told dispatch officers her husband was ‘hallucinating’ before he retrieved gun from household safe

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Mitchell Casado’s company said he had ‘made Canadians look bad all over the world’

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Michael Bloomberg examines a gun confiscated by police in New York during his term as the city’s mayor in 2012

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Recent graduate of the University of Calgary Douglas de Grood charged with five counts of murder

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Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit