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  • Woman shot at church in Tennessee

    September 25, 2017 5:00 AM

    Police have released the name of a woman who was fatally shot by a suspect at a church in Tennessee. Metropolitan Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron says 39-year-old Melanie Smith of Smyrna, Tennessee, was shot Sunday outside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the Nashville neighbourhood of Antioch. Aaron says Smith was shot as she left the church

  • Two of six arrested over London subway bomb freed without charge

    September 22, 2017 5:00 AM

    Two of the six men arrested over last week's London subway bombing were released without charge yesterday, British police said. Four others remained in custody. One of those released is a 21-year-old, originally from Syria, detained outside a fast-food restaurant in west London on Saturday, a day after the rush hour attack on a subway train. The other

  • Senators call for monument honouring black Civil War hero

    September 21, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    A call to honour a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicentre of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus building in a nation divided by the issue. Two state senators one a black Democrat and the other a white Republican called

  • Yemen rebel leader renews defiance on takeover anniversary

    September 21, 2017 5:00 AM

    The leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels has lashed out with a defiant speech on the eve of the third anniversary of the day his forces stormed into the capital. In a speech aired on the rebel-run al-Masirah TV yesterday, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi slammed the Saudi-led coalition opposing his forces, who control large swaths of territory and took Sanaa on what they consider

  • UN voices new approach to solve Libyan crisis, bring peace

    September 21, 2017 5:00 AM

    The United Nations has proposed a new approach to solve the Libyan crisis, by amending a current political agreement, holding a constitutional referendum and general elections. UN envoy Ghassan Salame said in a statement yesterday after a "high-level event on Libya" on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York that Libyans deserve "an end to uncertainty

  • Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man

    September 21, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said yesterday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn't obeying the officers' commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Captain

  • UN says one Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, one injured

    September 19, 2017 5:00 AM

    The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province. The mission said yesterday that the Tanzanian peacekeeper was shot during an attack on Sunday by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels on an armed forces position. It said the army position was about 500 metres

  • Police arrest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire

    September 17, 2017 5:00 AM 3

    Malaysian police said yesterday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students there had teased them. Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh said the boys, aged 11 to 18, were rounded up since last Friday night after they were identified in CCTV footage from a neighbouring

  • Police make 'significant' arrest in London subway blast

    September 17, 2017 5:00 AM 5

    British police made a "significant" arrest yesterday in the manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway was hit by a partially exploded bomb and launched a heavily armed search of a home southwest of London. The fast-moving enquiry into the subway blast that wounded 29 people has shifted to Sunbury, on the outskirts of the British capital, where

  • US nuke commander 'assumes' NKoreans tested H-bomb

    September 15, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    The top commander of United States nuclear forces said he assumes the September 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb. Air Force Gen John E. Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told reporters that while he was not in a position to confirm it, he assumes from the size of the underground explosion and other factors that it was a hydrogen