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Bomb blast kills 15 at Iraq funeral

Bomb blast kills 15 at Iraq funeral

At least 15 people have been killed and more than two dozen wounded in a bomb attack on a funeral in the central Iraqi city of Baqouba, officials said. The explosion struck mourners gathered for the funeral of a Sunni university professor killed yesterday. Police officials said the attack killed 15 people and wounded at […]

Six die as storms sweep Germany

Six die as storms sweep Germany

At least six people have died in western Germany as heavy rain, hail and high wind battered the region. Two men and a woman who had sought refuge in a garden house in Dusseldorf were killed when a large tree fell on the building, the dpa news agency said. Firefighters rescued six others who were […]

Las Vegas shooting: couple gun down two cops and shopper

Las Vegas shooting: couple gun down two cops and shopper

A couple shot dead two police officers and a Walmart shopper before turning the gun on themselves in Las Vegas. Police said the carnage started when a man and a woman walked into a pizza restaurant and shot two cops as they were eating from point blank range. They then walked out towards a Walmart […]

Canada Police Arrest Suspect Over Shootings

Canada Police Arrest Suspect Over Shootings

Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of three officers and the wounding of two others, ending a huge manhunt. In a tweet, the RCMP said: “Justin Bourque arrested by RCMP at 12:10 in Moncton. He is in police custody. Residents of north Moncton can now leave […]

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protection from the authorities after telling how she had been shot and thrown into a canal in the city of Hafizabad, in Punjab province. A local police official said Ms Maqsood […]

Syria’s Bashar Assad wins presidential vote in landslide

Syria’s Bashar Assad wins presidential vote in landslide

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar Assad has been re-elected in a landslide, officials said on Wednesday, capturing another seven-year term in the middle of a bloody 3-year-old uprising against his rule that has devastated the country. Syria’s Parliament Speaker, Jihad Lahan, announced the final results from Tuesday’s election, saying Assad garnered 10,319,723 votes, or 88.7 percent. […]

Tens of thousands join Hong Kong Tiananmen rally

Tens of thousands join Hong Kong Tiananmen rally

HONG KONG: Large numbers of people in Hong Kong have joined a candlelight vigil in a downtown park to commemorate the 25th anniversary of China’s bloody military suppression of protests on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Participants held candles to remember the victims at the Wednesday night vigil, which turned Victoria Park’s six soccer fields into a […]

Guinea’s Ebola death toll rises above 200: WHO

Guinea’s Ebola death toll rises above 200: WHO

GENEVA: More than 200 people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, making it one of the worst ever outbreaks of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The UN’s health agency said it so far had registered 328 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea, including 208 deaths, […]

Pele’s son gets 33-year sentence

Pele’s son gets 33-year sentence

The son of football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail after being convicted of laundering money for a drug gang. But Judge Suzana Pereira said Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, who must surrender his passport to the Sao Paulo court this week, can remain free as he appeals – which can take […]

King of Spain Stepping Down After 38 Years

King of Spain Stepping Down After 38 Years

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has announced that he will abdicate in favour of his son, making way for a “new generation”. In a nationwide address, the king told Spaniards that he first started thinking seriously about giving up the throne when he turned 76 in January. He said that the 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe is […]