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Authorities: Assault rifle used to kill police in California

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman used an assault rifle to kill two police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call at the California home of the suspect’s family, authorities said Tuesday. The shooter, identified by police as 26-year-old John Felix, was prohibited from legally possessing firearms because of a prior felony […]
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As South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has faced down death threats and smear campaigns to expose wrong-doing at the highest levels of h
Officials and witnesses say twin bomb blasts have exploded in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. Many casualties are feared.
Over 2.5 million voters in Kyrgyzstan cast their ballots in constitutional referendum
Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the presidential palace Sunday, in a strong indication that the head of state has chosen him to try to form a new gover
President-elect Donald Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson, but one whose longstanding support for free trade, international law and an expansive U.S. presence in the M
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been given the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honor, with his French counterpart calling him "the most French of American officials."
Mogadishu residents described a huge blast that could be heard across the city and a plume of smoke that rose above the skyline.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 29 people and wounded 166 in an apparent coordinated attack on police outside a socce
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s official news agency says a blast at Cairo’s main Coptic Christian cathedral has killed five people. It says Sunday’s blast at St. Mark’s Cathedral in cen
More than 30 people died when a tanker carrying inflammable materials crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late Saturday night, officials said.
Two bombs, apparently set off by two separate suicide bombers, exploded outside a major soccer stadium, Turkish authorities said.
The vote was called as part of a European Union-brokered deal between Macedonia's four main political parties after a mass surveillance scandal erupted in February 2015 and sparked rival street prote
An explosion near the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo kills at least five people, Egyptian officials say.
MANILA (Reuters) - Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's plans to re-impose the death penalty on heinous crimes, including drug-relat
The number of victims in the result of the terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey, has reached 38
ISTANBUL - The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium (all times local): 12 noon The Turkish Football Federation has condemned the attack near a stadium in Istanbul and announ
Twin blasts targeting police near a stadium in Istanbul kill 38 people and injure many.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that they have indicted a former senior aide to impeached President Park Geun-hye in their investigation into the massive political scan
ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the presidential palace on Sunday, in a strong indication that the head of state has chosen him to try
CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion on Sunday near the Cairo's Coptic cathedral killed at least five people and injured 10, Egyptian security sources said.
Bob Dylan revealed that he himself didn't believe when he got to know about the news that he is getting a Nobel Prize
At least 29 people were killed and 166 were wounded after twin blasts near a soccer stadium Saturday night.              
Budget reflects optimism, growth, recovery, Tsipras says
A suspected suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu on Saturday when soldiers stopped him for security checks.
Rex Tillerson, 64, is the Texas-based oil company`s CEO since 2006 and had moved ahead of other candidates for the position of the country`s top diplomat after former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Tr
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia's biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal homeland security officials should move faster to require rail and transit agencies across the nation screen their employees using federal terrorism watch lists, U.S. Sen. Cha
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State militants in Mosul, the Penta
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ordered flags flown at half mast to commemorate the victims.
BUCHAREST – Romanians vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday that is likely to hand power back to the leftist Social Democrats (PSD), who advocate loose fiscal policy but are seen as permiss
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s extra-long election cycle has ended with a Republican sweep. The GOP has cemented its U.S. Senate majority and is holding onto the two remaining House seats
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force is strong with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” according to early reactions from the film’s premiere Saturday night in Los Angeles. Official reviews are
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jury could begin deliberating Sunday in the fatal shooting of New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Closing arguments are expected in the trial of 29-year-old Cardell Hayes, who wo
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Dec. 11 that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) may be behind the attack that killed 29 people and wounded 166 outside a soccer stadium in

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