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Police officer shot dead in Florida

A police officer has been shot and killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred at around 3am and that a suspect has been taken into custody. A news conference is to be held later. The...

  • US considers N Korea terrorism move

    President Barack Obama says the US is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Mr Obama says the hi-tech attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment is not an act of war but is a very expensive example...

  • Tunisians voting for new president

    Tunisians voting for new president

    Tunisians voted today for a new president in a run-off between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution. The run-off between the two candidates is the third election...

  • Slain NYPD officers transported from hospital

    Slain NYPD officers transported from hospital

    The deaths of two NYPD officers shot while on duty in Brooklyn intensifies an already tense relationship between the police force and city hall. Julie Noce reports.

  • Service held for Lockerbie victims

    The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing exactly 26 years ago will be remembered at a memorial service in the United States today. Scottish law officers will be among those attending the service at the Arlington cemetery in...

  • Killer's 'wings on pigs' cop threat

    Killer's 'wings on pigs' cop threat

    The man who murdered two New York City police officers posted deadly internet threats hours before he ambushed them in their patrol car, it has emerged. William Bratton said the officers, Liu Wenjin and Raphael Ramos, were "quite simply...

  • Mum charged with children's murder

    Mum charged with children's murder

    An Australian woman has been charged with murder over the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a Queensland...

  • NY cops gunned down in patrol car

    NY cops gunned down in patrol car

    Suspect identified. See also here. A man has shot dead two New York City police officers sitting inside a patrol car, before running into a nearby underground station and committing suicide. The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant...

  • North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US

    North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US

    North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were “groundless slander” and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the US. An unnamed spokesman of the North’s Foreign Ministry said...

  • WHO – Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373

    WHO – Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373

    The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected...

  • Russia to ‘retaliate’ to new sanctions

    Russia to ‘retaliate’ to new sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said yesterday new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region were a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the EU and US adopted...

  • Cairns mother arrested for children’s murder in home

    Cairns mother arrested for children’s murder in home

    The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia’s tropical northern city of Cairns was arrested yesterday for murder. Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said the woman is under police guard in...

  • Normalisation best chance to influence Cuba, says Obama

    Normalised relations with Cuba will give the US its best chance to influence the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said, urging Congress to ease the US economic embargo against Havana. Obama, who announced on Wednesday that Washington...

  • Santa Paws viewers to dogs’ rescue

    America’s first all-star dog adoption telethon has proved a barking mad success, with more than 4,400 people signing up to take in homeless four-legged friends. Michael Levitt executive producer of Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, says...

  • Saudi forces kill four militants

    Saudi security forces killed four militants in a clash in Awamiya region yesterday, the Interior Ministry said. The troops raided a militant hideout in Awamiya town and killed the four in an exchange of fire. The dead were behind the killing of a...

  • Israel aircraft bomb Gaza militant base

    Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan...

  • Shrek for RSPCA

    Shrek for RSPCA

    Shoppers pass Shrek, a Chow Chow dog raising money for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on Oxford Street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London.

  • French police shoot knife attacker

    A man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France. A statement by the Interior Ministry said the man entered the station in the Joue-les-Tours suburb this afternoon...

  • Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police in Ankara used water cannons and smoke grenades to disperse hundreds of teachers who had taken to the streets of the capital in protest of the government's plan to make Ottoman Turkish mandatory in high schools. News footage...

  • Obama reflects on 2014, sets stage for the new year

    Obama reflects on 2014, sets stage for the new year

    In his weekly address, US President Barack Obama reflected on the strides made by the US in 2014. He touted job growth, a stronger economy, and better paying jobs for contributing to a brighter future where Americans "can enter the New Year with...

  • Russia dismisses new US sanctions

    Russia has dismissed new US sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year, president Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which...

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