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4 dead in murder-suicide in Pennsylvania supermarket

State Police say four people are dead in a murder-suicide in a northeast Pennsylvania supermarket. Troopers responded to a report of someone shooting people inside Weis Market in Eaton Township, abo...

Updated : 2017.06.08 20:43

Fierce clashes as US-backed force battles IS in Syria's Raqa

QAMISHLI, Syria (AFP) - US-backed fighters fought fierce battles Thursday as they tried to push further into the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, two days after finally entering the norther...

Updated : 2017.06.08 18:58

[Graphic News] Smoking kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than 7 million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution...

Updated : 2017.06.08 18:45

[Newsmaker] Comey says Trump pressured him on Russia probe

Fired FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, prompting fresh allegations that the US president tried ...

Updated : 2017.06.08 16:55

Ariana Grande to resume tour in Paris amid tight security

US singer Ariana Grande is to resume her world tour in Paris on Wednesday, more than two weeks after it was interrupted by the Manchester suicide bomb attack. Security will be extra tight in the Fre...

Updated : 2017.06.07 21:52

Myanmar military plane carrying over 100 missing

A Myanmar military plane carrying 104 people went missing on Wednesday over the Andaman Sea, sparking an air and sea search. "Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 pm (07:05 GMT) when it rea...

Updated : 2017.06.07 21:09

Confirmed death toll from London attack rises to eight: police

British police confirmed Wednesday that the death toll from last weekend's terror attack in London had risen from seven to eight, after announcing a body had been recovered from the River Thames. "D...

Updated : 2017.06.07 21:07

Trump taps Christopher Wray as new FBI director

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is tapping former Justice Department official Christopher Wray to serve as his new FBI director, on the eve of critical testimony by his ousted pred...

Updated : 2017.06.07 21:05

Islamic State claims attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine

Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing at least two people, wounding dozens and igniting an hours-long siege at the leg...

Updated : 2017.06.07 20:47

[Graphic News] Bigger smartphones become mainstream

Smartphones with wider displays, including 5.5-inch models, have become mainstream in the global market, amid rising demand for gaming and video streaming content via mobile devices, an industry trac...

Updated : 2017.06.07 18:13

US holds breath for high-stakes Comey hearing

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The US capital will grind to a halt Thursday, glued to computer and television screens as sacked FBI chief James Comey testifies about whether President Donald Trump pressured him...

Updated : 2017.06.07 17:06

[Newsmaker] Trump throws ties with key ally Qatar into crisis

In a series of morning tweets, President Donald Trump threw Washington’s relations with Doha into deep crisis on Tuesday and raised doubts about the future of the largest US air base in the Middle E...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:56

Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, ...

Updated : 2017.06.07 13:19

Britain braces for election in wake of terror attacks

LONDON (AFP) -- Britain braces for the final day of general election campaigning Wednesday, after a turbulent few weeks that have shifted the political ground and been marred by terror attacks. Prim...

Updated : 2017.06.07 12:45

French police shoot attacker outside Notre Dame in Paris

PARIS (AFP) -- French police shot and injured a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside Paris‘s Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday, as he shouted “this is for Syria.” Police sources said the ...

Updated : 2017.06.07 12:42