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WORLD – A$AP Rocky found guilty

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm. The performer and two members of his entourage were convicted by a Swedish court, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. The imposition of a conditional sentence […]

Teens took their own lives

Two young murder suspects found dead after an extensive manhunt apparently killed themselves, police in Canada said Monday. Autopsies confirmed the bodies found last Wednesday in northern Manitoba are those of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “The RCMP can also confirm that the two died in […]

Manshaus mum

The man suspected of shooting at people inside a Norwegian mosque on Saturday, and of killing his Chinese-born stepsister, appeared in court on Monday with black eyes and wounds on his face and neck. A judge gave police permission to hold 21-year-old Philip Manshaus in custody for an initial four weeks while he is investigated […]

USA – Jeffrey Epstein ‘found dead in cell’ in New York

(SOURCE: BBC) – Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, US media report. His body was discovered at 7:30 local time on Saturday at the facility in New York. The circumstances of his death are unclear. He was reportedly on suicide watch following […]

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British scientist’s body found after she disappeared in Greece

The body of British scientist Natalie Christopher has been found in Greece after she vanished while out on a run on Monday, police said on Wednesday. Her remains were found in a ravine approximately 20 meters (66 feet) deep, in a rough mountainous area of Kerame St. Kirikos in Ikaria, Greek national police tweeted. A […]

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‘Domestic terrorism’

The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the California food festival shooting that left three people dead, including two children. Officials revealed they had discovered gunman Santino William Legan’s “target list” which included religious and federal buildings. Agent John Bennett said Legan, 19, was “exploring violent ideologies” but the FBI has not yet […]

Nine confirmed killed in second mass shooting in US in 24 hours

Nine people have been killed and at least 26 injured in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio – the second US mass shooting in 24 hours. Mayor Nan Whaley said the injured were in several hospitals throughout the city. The shooting began at 1:07 local time in the Oregon district of the city centre. Police […]

El Paso shooting: ‘Multiple fatalities’ in Texas mall attack

A shooting at a Texas shopping mall has ended in “multiple fatalities”, local officials say. The shooting happened at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, just a few miles from the US-Mexico border. At least 22 people arrived at local hospitals for treatment for their injuries. One person is in custody, and police did not […]

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty

The judge ordered that the singer remain in custody pending his trial. Kelly was charged last month in the Eastern District of New York in an indictment that also accused him of violating the Mann Act by coercing and transporting women and girls across state lines to engage in illegal sexual activity as far back […]

Ebola crisis: Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo

Rwanda has reopened its border with DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year. The border was closed for several hours after the confirmation of a third death from Ebola in the Congolese city of Goma. At least 2,700 people have been infected in the worst Ebola […]

WORLD-Ebola crisis: Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo

BBC – Rwanda has restricted movement across its border with the DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year. Parts of the border were closed after a third case of Ebola was identified in the Congolese border city of Goma, where two people have already died. At […]

WORLD – Arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33

TOKYO – A man shouted “die” as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation’s worst mass murder in nearly two decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the attack in the city of Kyoto – the […]

USA – Hospital fires 23 workers in case of excessive doses, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died fired 23 nurses, pharmacists and managers Thursday and said it is changing leadership, a sign that professional fallout from the scandal has expanded far beyond the intensive care doctor accused of ordering the drugs. The announcement […]

WORLD – Ten-year-old boy found with father’s body in Mexico

By the time he was found, the boy was barely alive. The ten-year-old’s neck had been cut, leaving a nearly 3-inch (7cm) wound. Disturbing photos taken by the authorities who found him and obtained by CNN show the boy in jeans, a US football sweatshirt and a light jacket, lying in the curve of his […]

Harry and Meghan’s baby Archie christened at Windsor

The son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a private ceremony. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was baptised in front of close family and friends in the private chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended but were not thought to have […]

USA – Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

LOS ANGELES — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 10:33 […]

RUSSIA – Fourteen Russian sailors killed in submarine fire – ministry

MOSCOW – Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. A Russian media outlet, RBC, cited an unnamed military source as saying the submarine was nuclear-powered, but Russian officials […]

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