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17 dead in Florida high school shooting

At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida, police have said, reports BBC. The suspect has been named as Nikolas Cruz, 19, and is a former student at the school who had been expelled. As the attack unfolded students were forced to hide as police swooped in on ...

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At least 19 migrants killed in Libya truck crash: hospital

At least 19 migrants were killed on Wednesday and more than 100 injured when the truck transporting them crashed in Libya, a hospital said. More than 300 migrants, mostly Eritrean and Somali nationals, were on board the vehicle which overturned near the town of Bani Walid. A child was among at least 19 migrants killed in the accident, the head ...

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NOLA Police: 2 killed, more hurt in Lower 9th Ward shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day. Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said in a news release Tuesday night that initial reports show there were possibly five people shot, two fatally, at a gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue in the ...

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Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison by a judge who repeatedly called it a miracle nobody was killed. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was criticized ...

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Four killed as storm hits southern Philippines

Four people were killed in the southern Philippines early Tuesday as a tropical storm unleashed heavy rain and triggered deadly landslides, police said.   Tropical Storm Sanba slammed the east coast of the main southern island of Mindanao Tuesday with gusts of 75 kilometres (47 miles) an hour.   The heavy rain triggered landslides that hit mountain villages outside the ...

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Tonga parliament building flattened by Cyclone Gita

The parliament building in the Pacific country of Tonga has been destroyed by the worst storm to hit the country in more than 60 years. Cyclone Gita, a category four storm, battered the island overnight and caused widespread damage. Electricity lines were downed and roofs were torn off houses by the high winds. The government declared a state of emergency ...

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Putin meets Palestinian leader, conveys greetings from Trump

President Vladimir Putin on Monday passed greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump to the visiting Palestinian leader, who responded that he doesn’t want to cooperate with Washington following its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Speaking at the start of their meeting in the Kremlin, Putin told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he was just off the phone ...

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Investigators hunt for clues over Russian passenger plane crash

Investigators will examine Monday numerous possible causes of one of Russia’s worst ever aviation accidents that saw a passenger plane carrying 71 people crash near Moscow minutes after take off, killing everyone on board. Russia’s Investigative Committee said it would consider explanations including human error, technical failure and weather conditions, as the country has experienced record snowfall in recent weeks. ...

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UNSC to discuss Rohingya crisis Wednesday

  UN Security Council will meet on Wednesday (NY time Tuesday) to discuss Rohingya issue and situation in Rakhine Sate, according to a provisional programme of the Security Council, reports UNB. By the time, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to talk about Rohingyas and how they can be repatriated. Quoting a statement ...

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Ten killed in attack on Indian army camp in Kashmir

The death toll from a militant attack on an army base in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir climbed to 10, police said, as a siege at the compound stretched into a second day. A firefight erupted Saturday when an unknown number of heavily-armed militants stormed the base in Jammu, the second-largest city in the disputed Himalayan region bordering Pakistan. Authorities ...

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