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  • Watch: Firecrackers spark stampede in French seaside town

    Watch: Firecrackers spark stampede in French seaside town

    Firecrackers sparked panic in a Mediterranean seaside town last night, sending a stampede of people fleeing what they feared was a gun attack, injuring dozens, French media reported. Just a month after an attack in nearby Nice in which 85 people...

  • Former footballer dies after being tasered by police

    Former footballer dies after being tasered by police

    A former Aston Villa striker has died after he was Tasered by police. The 48-year-old, named locally as Dalian Atkinson, died around 90 minutes after he was hit by a stun gun in Meadow Close in the Trench area of Telford, Shropshire, at around...

  • Wildfire destroys California homes

    Wildfire destroys California homes

    Four homes have been destroyed, and 2,000 acres charred in the Lower Lake area of Lake County, California. Local media reported that residents of about 500 homes had been asked to evacuate the town as fires raged nearby. Crews have been battling...

  • Watch: Light plane ditches during air show - spectators rush to rescue pilot

    Watch: Light plane ditches during air show - spectators rush to rescue pilot

    Spectators have been praised for wading into the sea to help a pilot who ditched his plane into the water after it ran into trouble during an air show. Witness Nigel Hancock told how people rushed forward to right the light aircraft after it...

  • Plumes of smoke at Singapore station caused by fault

    Billowing smoke that spread alarm at an underground train station in central Singapore was apparently caused by a technical fault, media reported. Authorities have called for vigilance since Indonesian police arrested six suspected Islamist...

  • One person injured in axe and shooting attack in Cologne

    One person was wounded in an attack in Cologne city centre in the early hours of this morning, a police spokeswoman said, adding that there were no signs of a terrorist motive. Local newspaper Express described it as a knife and gun attack. The...

  • False reports about gunshots cause chaos at JFK airport

    False reports about gunshots cause chaos at JFK airport

    Reports of shots fired at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport caused evacuations, grounded flights and frightening moments for fliers before the reports were later determined to be unfounded. "At this time, no firearm, rounds or shell...

  • Kurdish forces launch bid to capture Mosel from IS

    Kurdish forces launch bid to capture Mosel from IS

    Kurdish Peshmerga have attacked villages held by Islamic State in northern Iraq, as part of efforts to take back the country's largest city, Mosul.  Brigadier General Iskander Fareeq Kurdi says they're trying to catch the militants in a pincer...

  • Russian MP's son faces trial in US over $170 million hacking scheme

    The son of a Russian MP is due to go on trial in the US accused of orchestrating an international scheme that resulted in around $170 million in fraudulent credit card purchases. In a federal jury trial that begins this week, prosecutors plan to...

  • Man pleads guilty to young Zoe Buttigieg's murder

    Man pleads guilty to young Zoe Buttigieg's murder

    A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of 11-year-old Zoe Buttigieg of Victoria, Australia, who he also indecently assaulted after spending hours drinking and smoking with her mother. The girl was killed on October 25, 2015 and had been found by...

  • Police release sketch of suspect after mosque leader and friend shot in New York

    Police release sketch of suspect after mosque leader and friend shot in New York

    New York City police have released a sketch of the suspect they say fatally shot the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers. Witnesses described the shooter of 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and 64-year-old Thara Uddin...

  • Elephant with downturned tusks spotted in Malaysia

    Elephant with downturned tusks spotted in Malaysia

    A group of wildlife researchers found an elephant with tusks growing downwards in Malaysia's palm oil plantation. The Wildlife Rescue Unit from the Sabah Wildlife Department had received reports of three elephants in a plantation that needed to be...

  • Pope treats homeless to day at beach followed by pizza for dinner

    Pope Francis is treating dozens of Rome's homeless this summer to a day at the beach and dinner in a pizzeria on the way back. The pontiff's almsgiver, Polish monsignor Konrad Krajewski, said he drives a van with 10 people to a beach near Rome...

  • Briton killed and another wounded in knife attack at Cyprus resort

    One British man was fatally stabbed and another wounded during a pre-dawn knife attack at the coastal resort of Ayia Napa, police in Cyprus said. Famagusta district assistant police chief Georgios Economou said the two Britons, both 22 years old,...

  • Britain could delay Brexit to late 2019 as government 'not ready' - reports

    Britain could delay Brexit to late 2019 as government 'not ready' - reports

    Britain's exit from the European Union could be delayed until at least late 2019 because the government was too "chaotic" to start the two-year process early next year, the Sunday Times reported, citing sources it said were briefed by...

  • 'At least' 49 dead in Aleppo attacks

    'At least' 49 dead in Aleppo attacks

    At least 49 civilians, among them five children, have been killed in Syria's contested Aleppo province as rebels and government forces traded indiscriminate fire across the region. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring...

  • Watch: Boko Haram release video claiming to show kidnapped schoolgirls

    Watch: Boko Haram release video claiming to show kidnapped schoolgirls

    WARNING: The video above contains graphic footage.  Updated 1.30pm Nigerian terrorist organisation Boko Haram has released a video which it claims shows the missing Chibok schoolgirls it kidnapped in April 2014.  In the unverified video, several...

  • Violent protests in Milwaukee after police kill armed suspect

    Violent protests in Milwaukee after police kill armed suspect

    Protesters fired gunshots, hurled bricks and set a gas station on fire in the US mid-western city of Milwaukee on Saturday night, hours after a patrol officer shot and killed an armed suspect who took flight after a traffic stop, authorities...

  • Thai police say wave of attacks was connected

    Thai police say wave of attacks was connected

    A series of bombing and arson attacks in southern Thailand that killed four people and wounded dozens was orchestrated by a single person, Thai police said today, while a man has been arrested in relation to one of the attacks. Blasts on Thursday...

  • Muslim cleric and associate shot to death on New York street

    Muslim cleric and associate shot to death on New York street

    A Muslim cleric and an associate were fatally shot by a lone gunman yesterday while walking together following afternoon prayers at a mosque in the New York City borough of Queens, authorities said. The gunman approached the men from behind and...