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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 […]

USA – Strike aborted

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that he called off the attack on Iran just as the US was “cocked & loaded” to strike because he decided there would be too many deaths for a proportionate response to the downing of a US drone earlier this week. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate […]

USA – ‘Not intentional’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz but suggested it was a foolish error rather than an intentional escalation of the tensions that have led to rising fears of open military conflict. Asked about a U.S. […]

Authorities search a container along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP)

USA – Drug bust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced […]

World – Almost all of Argentina and Uruguay without power

BBC – A massive electrical failure has left almost all of Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to a major Argentine electricity provider. Parts of Paraguay were also affected, a state energy company said. Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (11:00 BST), causing trains to be halted and failures with traffic […]

Hong Kong protesters maintain call for leader to step down

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial. The chief executive issued the rare apology one day after she […]