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  • US gunman dead after fatal attacks

    Seven people have been killed in overnight shootings in south-eastern Missouri and the gunman is also dead, US police said. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kinder said the 36-year-old suspect was found dead from an apparently...

  • Body found in snow-clearing machine

    The body of a young woman has been found inside a machine that scoops and sucks up snow at a ski resort in the Pyrenees. French police said the circumstances of the accident are unclear and the identity of the woman has not been...

  • Girl found 17 years after kidnap

    Girl found 17 years after kidnap

    A newborn baby who was snatched from a Cape Town hospital 17 years ago has been reunited with her parents - and the alleged kidnapper arrested. She was living just a couple of miles from her parents but the amazing discovery happened only after...

  • Germany backs Greece bailout deal

    Germany backs Greece bailout deal

    Germany's parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13...

  • MI5 under pressure over Jihadi John

    MI5 under pressure over Jihadi John

    UK security services are facing mounting questions over claims that the British graduate believed to be murderous extremist Jihadi John was known to MI5. Reports claimed to unmask west Londoner Mohammed Emwazi as the Islamic State (IS) frontman...

  • Egyptian policemen held after lawyer’s death

    Two Egyptian policemen accused of killing a lawyer in custody were detained yesterday on the orders of an Egyptian prosecutor, judicial sources said, a rare action against members of the security forces. The officers, a lieutenant colonel and a...

  • ‘Jihadi John’ is from well-to-do London family

    ‘Jihadi John’ is from well-to-do London family

    The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking...

  • Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, ceasefire

    Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, ceasefire

    Ukrainian troops towed artillery away from the frontline in the east yesterday, a move that amounted to recognising that a ceasefire meant to take effect on February 15 was holding at last. The military showed reporters seven or eight guns being...

  • Merkel hopes Moldova isn’t Putin’s next target

    Merkel hopes Moldova isn’t Putin’s next target

    Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday she hoped Russia’s Vladimir Putin would not try the same strategy in Moldova as he had in Ukraine, and expressed support for the country’s efforts to forge stronger ties with Europe, to Moscow’s chagrin. The...

  • Suicide bomb strikes Nato envoy team in Afghanistan

    Suicide bomb strikes Nato envoy team in Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a vehicle belonging to Nato’s top envoy in Afghanistan, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding at least one person, Turkish officials said. The explosion struck in the heart of the heavily...

  • Marijuana becomes legal in Washington

    Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia yesterday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led US Congress over the new standards. The US capital joined...

  • Islamic State smashes Iraqi history with sledgehammers

    Islamic State smashes Iraqi history with sledgehammers

    Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist described as incalculable damage to a piece of shared human...

  • Banksy in Gaza?

    Banksy in Gaza?

    A Palestinian girl looks on as a mural of a playful-looking kitten, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war last summer, in...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A football club is crowdfunding a huge Dambusters design on one of its stands in a bid to help re-finance a £380,000 bank loan. Lincoln City FC is about to launch its fundraising campaign turning a 5,681-seater stand into a vast mosaic bearing the...

  • Facebook adds new gender option

    Facebook users who do not fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. A Facebook announcement published online tells users that if they do not...

  • Nurse jailed for killing patients

    Nurse jailed for killing patients

    A court in Germany has sentenced a nurse to life in prison for killing patients with overdoses of heart medication. Oldenburg regional court found the 38-year-old guilty of charges including two counts of murder, and two counts of attempted...

  • US capital legalises marijuana

    US capital legalises marijuana

    The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalising possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute manoeuvres by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders...

  • Islamic State fighters destroy priceless Iraq antiquities

    Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era, according to a video published online. The Islamic State video showed men attacking the artefacts,...

  • Russia, Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades have signed an agreement to give Russian military ships access to Cypriot ports. "We signed a number of documents regarding our military cooperation. For example...

  • IS frontman Jihadi John identified - studied as computer programmer

    IS frontman Jihadi John identified - studied as computer programmer

    The "Jihadi John" killer who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a middle class family who grew up in London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming, the Washington Post...