Category: World

WORLD – Flood kills hundreds

NEW DELHI — Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. “Kerala state is facing its worst flood in 100 years,” the top state elected official, Pinarayi Vijayan’s office […]

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The Queen of Soul passes away

SOURCE:AP: Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement […]

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WORLD – Suicide bomber targets Shiite students, killing 48

KABUL — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on the Islamic State group, was the latest assault […]

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ITALY – Bridge collapse . . . at least 26 dead, Search on for survivors

GENOA – Firefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 26. While that remained the official death toll, prime minister Giuseppe Conte said from Genoa that the number would rise. The ANSA […]

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U.S. airline worker steals plane before crashing

(Reuters) – Federal authorities were searching on Saturday for what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle’s airport and crashing it into a nearby sparsely populated island, sparking a security scare that saw U.S. fighter jets scrambled. An Horizon Air ground service agent took the controls of a Bombardier Q400 turboprop […]

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WORLD – Two police officers among dead in Canada shooting

FREDERICTON – Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New […]

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WORLD – YEMEN – Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 43, including children

ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed dozens of people, including children traveling on a bus through a market, in Yemen’s Saada province, a Yemeni health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The Western-backed alliance fighting the Iranian-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said in a statement that […]

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GERMANY – Couple convicted of rape, online sale of son

BERLIN — A German mother and her partner were convicted and jailed Tuesday for repeatedly raping the woman’s young son and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years in a case that has horrified the country. The Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany convicted the couple of serious […]

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Deadly quake rocks Indonesia island

  Source: BBC NEWS: At least 22 people have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. The 7.0 magnitude quake damaged buildings, triggered power cuts and was felt in neighbouring Bali. A tsunami warning was issued in its aftermath but it was lifted several hours later. It comes a […]

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USA – Florida paramedics ‘racially profiled’ dying woman

TAMPA – Four US paramedics accused of racially profiling and failing to provide medical care to a dying woman face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday. Crystle Galloway’s mother says medics assumed the Tampa, Florida, family could not afford the ambulance cost. The 30-year-old’s mother drove her to hospital instead. Galloway slipped in to a coma […]

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WORLD – Air marshals secretly track US passengers

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights, US media report. The “Quiet Skies” programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights. Air marshals tasked with carrying out surveillance have pushed back against the programme, according to US […]

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USA – 1820 reunited . . . but hundreds of children still separated from parents after border split

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the US-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families. The federal government was under a Thursday deadline to reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated at […]

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WORLD – Thirty-one dead as bomb attack mars voting in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A bomb attack outside a polling station in the city of Quetta killed at least 31 people and injured dozens more Wednesday as Pakistanis voted in a fiercely contested general election. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but CNN could not verify this assertion. The bombing is the latest in a series of […]

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Greece Wildfires

Dozens dead as wildfires force people into the sea

At least 74 people have died in the worst wildfires to hit Greece in more than a decade, with some residents forced to flee into the sea to escape the advancing flames. Residents told of horrifying scenes as flames engulfed a seaside village, where the only way out for some was to run for the […]

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Toronto gunman identified, after killing two and injuring 13

TORONTO – The man accused of shooting 15 people and killing two on a busy, restaurant-filled Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said in a statement late on Monday as police sought a motive in the shooting spree. Less than a day after two young women, ages 10 and 18, were killed […]

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Trump and Cohen

Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playboy model

The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and Michael Cohen in which the two men discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani and a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday. Cohen has other recordings of the President in […]

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Whatsapp

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings

Facebook’s WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumours led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities. Violence triggered by incendiary false messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users, […]

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