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  • Police kill Cops show sound man in Omaha

    Police kill Cops show sound man in Omaha

    A sound operator on reality TV show Cops has been shot dead by police officers who opened fire during a robbery at a fast food restaurant. Bryce Dion, 38, died along with the robbery suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun police thought was a...

  • EU will replace Mare Nostrum migrant rescue

    EU will replace Mare Nostrum migrant rescue

    The European Commission said yesterday it would launch an EU version of Italy’s sea rescue operation to help it deal with the droves of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats from North Africa, something Italy has repeatedly called...

  • ‘Libya says it may slide into civil war’

    ‘Libya says it may slide into civil war’

    Libya warned the UN Security Council yesterday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed. The 15-nation council met to discuss Libya days after its parliament,...

  • Commissioner resists quit call over abuse of 1,400 children

    Commissioner resists quit call over abuse of 1,400 children

    South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright is clinging on to his post despite pressure to quit from his own political party following a “devastating” report into child abuse in Rotherham, England. Mr Wright was the council...

  • Russian troops ‘entered Ukraine but by mistake’

    Russian troops ‘entered Ukraine but by mistake’

    A group of Russian paratroopers captured by Ukrainian forces said yesterday they had embarked on what they believed was a routine training patrol and had not realised they were on Ukrainian territory until their detention. Kiev has accused the...

  • Ceasefire in Gaza is still holding

    Ceasefire in Gaza is still holding

    An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held yesterday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. On the streets of the battered,...

  • Islamist fighters capture Syria crossing near Israel

    Islamist fighters capture Syria crossing near Israel

    Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the conflict said yesterday. The fighters, who have vowed...

  • Argentina rules out piecemeal debt talks

    Argentina rules out piecemeal debt talks

    Argentina’s government yesterday ruled out further piecemeal debt talks with a small group of US hedge funds and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders which have rejected past restructuring agreements as a single...

  • WHO doctor with Ebola is in Germany for treatment

    WHO doctor with Ebola is in Germany for treatment

    A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg yesterday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany’s first patient with the disease. The clinic’s...

  • Tom Hanks pays nostalgic tribute to manual typewriters

    Tom Hanks pays nostalgic tribute to manual typewriters

    A new app for the iPad aims to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter, but ramped up to meet the demands of digital-age word processing. The brainchild of Oscar-winning actor and collector of vintage typewriters Tom Hanks,...

  • ‘Lohan’s a grand publicity seeker’

    The companies behind the Grand Theft Auto video games say actress Lindsay Lohan’s legal action claiming the game’s latest instalment features a character based on her is an attention-seeking bid. In Manhattan court papers, Take-Two Interactive...

  • Miley Cyrus’s MTV date wanted by police

    Miley Cyrus’s MTV date wanted by police

    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A half-smoked cigar belonging to celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is to go on public display for the first time. The cigar is part of a large collection of nearly 1,000 Brunel objects donated to the SS Great Britain Trust by collector...

  • IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

    IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. Lagarde, who this week was questioned by magistrates in Paris for...

  • Instructor shot by girl, nine, dies

    Instructor shot by girl, nine, dies

    A shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities in Arizona said. Charles Vacca, 39, died on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop shooting outdoor range,...

  • Islamic State holding young American woman

    Islamic State holding young American woman

    The Islamic State (IS) militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was carrying out humanitarian aid work in Syria, it has emerged. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group. The...

  • Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

    Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

    A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect yesterday and joyous Palestinians streamed into the streets of the battered enclave to celebrate. Minutes before the...

  • Afghan candidate threatens to pull out of UN-brokered election process

    Afghan candidate threatens to pull out of UN-brokered election process

    One of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai yesterday threatened to pull out of a UN-backed audit of a disputed presidential election. The investigation is part of a US-brokered deal between presidential candidates...

  • Demonstrations resume in Missouri over black teenager shot dead by police

    Demonstrations resume in Missouri over black teenager shot dead by police

    More than 100 demonstrators marched in St Louis yesterday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The death of Michael Brown, 18, focused global attention on the state of race...

  • French Cabinet reshuffle

    French Cabinet reshuffle

    President Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner yesterday in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy. The...

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