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US police: 3 killed, 2 wounded at Maryland office park shooting

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He said Prince opened fire with a handgun and then fled the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood. Police were looking for him, and he was considered armed and dangerous. The sheriff did not release a motive for the shooting. The owner of a home ...

Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, police said. The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on the city's eastern outskirts, Quetta Police Chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said. “We can’t say whether it is a suicide blast,” he added. “Our teams are at the scene and investigating.” Television broadcast images of the burned-out ...

France arrests 10 over suspected plot targeting politicians

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

French anti-terror agents arrested 10 people on Tuesday over a suspected plot to target mosques and politicians, including a government spokesman, a source close to the investigation told AFP.The arrests of suspects aged 17-25 were made in the Paris region and southeast France as part of an investigation into far-right activists, the source said.The nine men and one woman are suspected of links to 21-year-old Logan Alexandre Nisin, a former militant of the far-right group Action Francaise ...

US will help restore water, power to Raqqa after fall of ISIS

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The United States will take the lead in helping to clear rubble and restore basic services after the fall of ISIS in ts Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US State Department said on Tuesday. "We will assist and take, essentially, the lead in bringing back the water, electricity and all of that," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a briefing. "But eventually the governance of the country of Syria is something that I think all nations remain very interested in." ...

Philippines’ Duterte says Marawi city ‘liberated’ after ISIS siege

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists” after a five-month battle against militants loyal to ISIS. Duterte made the declaration in a rain-soaked speech to troops in Marawi where they have been fighting the militants in clashes that have claimed more than 1,000 lives and displaced 400,000 people. “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi liberated from the terrorists,” Duterte said, speaking moments just ...

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the UN office for refugees. The UNHCR video shot Monday shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya Muslims trudging along a narrow strip of land alongside what appears to a rain-swollen creek in the Palong Khali area in southern ...

Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist’s speech

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.Rallies by neo-Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August led to violent street clashes with counter-protesters. After the melee, as counter-protesters were dispersing, a 20-year-old man who is said by law enforcement to have harbored Nazi ...

Taliban attacks kill 10 policemen in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the country’s south, west and east have killed at least 10 policemen. In southern Ghazni province, the insurgents stormed a security compound, using a suicide car, and killed at least seven policemen. Provincial chief police, Mohammad Zaman, says the attack in Andar district early on Tuesday morning triggered several hours of heavy fighting until the attackers were repelled. Also read: Freed Canadian hostage: Taliban murdered my daughter, raped ...

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the UN General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s - and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons ...

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes

Monday, 16 October 2017

Spain’s government set the clock ticking on Monday on imposing direct rule over Catalonia, after the region’s leader missed a deadline to clarify whether he had declared independence. The wealthy region threatened to break away following a referendum in Oct. 1 that Spain’s Constitutional Court said was illegal. That plunged the country into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of ...

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