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4 adults found dead after shooting in Texas

24 July 2016, 18:34

Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.

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Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles

24 July 2016, 14:28

Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames.

Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket

24 July 2016, 12:03

A woman who drove her husband on a traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from local canneries to keep the body cold is not being accused of breaking any laws.

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Suicide bomber kills 12: officials

24 July 2016, 09:58

A suicide bomber struck near a checkpoint in a Shiite area, killing at least 12 people, security and medical officials said.

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Five young Indians die in suspected 'honour' killings

24 July 2016, 07:47

Five young people in northern India are believed to have been murdered by their families or partner's relatives in suspected honour killings, in three separate incidents this week, police said Saturday.

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'Lone' Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide

24 July 2016, 08:46

A teenage German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree at a busy Munich shopping centre and then committed suicide had likely acted alone, German police said Saturday.

15 die after bus overturns

23 July 2016, 16:43

Reports have indicated that 15 people have died after their bus crashed into a high-voltage electricity pylon and overturned.

Cannibal killer admits to killing couple, boiling heads

23 July 2016, 14:55

A suspected cannibal has been apprehended by law officials after he allegedly killed a couple before boiling their severed heads in his kitchen.

Mexican musician decapitated, wife and son killed

22 July 2016, 17:17

Gunmen burst into a musician's home in southern Mexico before dawn on Thursday, decapitated him and killed his wife and son, police said.

Canada enacts internet ban for sex offenders

22 July 2016, 16:38

Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday acted to protect children in the fast-growing world of cyberspace, enabling judges to prohibit those convicted of sexual offenses against minors from using the internet.

Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuation

22 July 2016, 15:22

The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts.

Japanese 'rent men' who are paid just to listen

22 July 2016, 14:24

From lonely pensioners to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients who would never dream of spilling their guts to a therapist or worse, their families.

2 former paramedics charged in 'selfie war' with patients

22 July 2016, 13:14

Authorities say two paramedics engaged in a "selfie war" by taking pictures with incapacitated patients

South Sudan's Kiir urges rival to return to Juba

22 July 2016, 13:04

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appealed to his rival, Riek Machar, to return to the capital and help rebuild the peace after a wave of deadly gun battles threatened to plunge the country back into civil war.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

22 July 2016, 13:04

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians

Mali opens terror inquiry after 17 soldiers killed

22 July 2016, 13:04

Mali's justice ministry says it has opened an investigation into the deaths of 17 soldiers killed in an attack on their base, as Malians observed the first of three days of mourning.

Zimbabwe leader's loyalists make surprise break with Mugabe

22 July 2016, 12:33

Veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war made a significant break with President Robert Mugabe for the first time Thursday, calling him dictatorial, manipulative and egocentric.

UK embassy rejects Zim journo's 'fabricated' assault claim

22 July 2016, 12:33

Britain's ambassador to Zimbabwe intends seeking legal advice after the main government daily published a “completely fabricated” story about embassy aides assaulting a freelance journalist

Motorists in Zim shocked to see hyena dragging human body

22 July 2016, 12:33

Two motorists approaching Zimbabwe's resort town of Victoria Falls this week were horrified to see a hyena dragging a human body, a conservationist says.

Tanzania’s refusal to sign EU trade pact gives East Africa time to rethink

22 July 2016, 12:33

Tanzania’s refusal to sign a new trade deal between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) has generated anxious reactions. As much as Kenya may feel short-changed by Tanzania’s last-minute decision, it is probably an opportunity to get things right.

Kenyan schools reform is a unique chance to rethink life-skills teaching

22 July 2016, 12:33

Research has established that school-going children with a positive attitude are more likely to achieve better results in school and in life. Kenya’s ongoing review of its entire school curriculum provides a momentous opportunity to rethink how life skills are taught.

Police shoot autistic man's caretaker as he lies in street

21 July 2016, 15:26

Authorities say a Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's caretaker following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself

Kidnapping for ransom thrives in eastern DRC

21 July 2016, 14:38

Floribert Kambale Safari didn't spend long in the hands of his kidnappers, but he still feels he's a captive to the debt owed to those who paid his ransom.

Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentence

21 July 2016, 13:37

Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday in the Gambia for organising a rare demonstration protesting the death in custody of a party member.

Angolan activists likely to be released in prisoner amnesty

21 July 2016, 13:37

The Angolan parliament approved a prisoner amnesty expected to result in the release of 17 young activists - including a well-known rapper - under house arrest for an act of rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

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