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Gunman opens fire at German nightclub

Gunman opens fire at German nightclub

A machine-gun wielding man burst into a German nightclub and opened fire overnight, killing one and seriously wounding three more. The 34-year-old attacker was gunned down by police in a shoot-out after trying to flee the Grey nightclub in Konstanz, on the Swiss border. He later died in hospital while a policeman was also wounded […]

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the central Philippines, according to the US Geological Survey. A 42-year-old man was killed, according to Rowena Codilla, the mayor of Kananga, one of the cities affected by the earthquake. The quake’s epicenter was located near the city of Tacloban, which was hit hard during Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. No […]

Uganda government bans mini skirts and long nails

Uganda government bans mini skirts and long nails

Public servants in Uganda are facing a strict dress code after the government issued a circular warning them to “dress decently”. Female staff have been told not to show any cleavage, wear brightly coloured nails, braids or hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses. Men must wear long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, while trousers should not […]

Bangladesh garment factory blast kills 10

Bangladesh garment factory blast kills 10

At least ten people were killed and up to 50 injured after a boiler exploded at a garment factory in Bangladesh on Monday, authorities said. Dozens of labourers were on site at the facility in an industrial district outside the capital, Dhaka, when a blast tore through the six-storey building, causing its walls and a […]

Germany approves same-sex marriage legal

Germany approves same-sex marriage legal

Germany on Friday recognized the right of same-sex couples to wed, a major step for gay women and men living in a country split between conservative, Christian customs and modernizing forces. The German Parliament voted 393-226 to modify the country’s civil code, reshaping the institution of marriage with little fanfare but enormous significance as Germany […]

Portugal forest fire: 62 killed

Portugal forest fire: 62 killed

A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 62 lives, including four children, officials say. Most died while trying to flee the Pedrógão Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government. Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze, which has spread across several […]

LONDON FIRE: Death toll expected to rise

LONDON FIRE: Death toll expected to rise

Six people have been confirmed killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise. Up to 600 people are believed to have been inside Grenfell Tower’s 120 flats when the blaze tore through the 24-storey building in the early hours. Eighteen people are […]

6.3 earthquake hits Greece

6.3 earthquake hits Greece

A strong earthquake has struck off the Aegean coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos, with tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens. The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude quake was 5km (3 miles) south of Plomari, a town on the coast of Lesbos, the US Geological Survey said. Several buildings were damaged […]