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Liuzhou, China, Rocked by 'Massive' Explosions; 7 Dead, 50 Injured

A series of "massive" explosions rocked the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, according to local police and state-run media.<p>A total of 17 explosions struck in and around the city, the regional Guangxi Police said in a statement. A …

Toronto’s Zoo Is About to Get 2 Baby Pandas

Panda-monium is hitting North America again; after a summer that saw the delight of two baby pandas at Washington’s National Zoo followed by …

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Pakistan army says it's killed 25 militants near Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says its air force has carried out "precise" airstrikes targeting the Taliban in a restive tribal area near the Afghan border, killing 25 militants.<p>A military statement says the strikes took place on Thursday near the Datta Khel village in North Waziristan, …

Pakistan

Vietnam jails journalist for spying for China

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese jounalist has been found guilty of spying for China and sentenced to a six-year jail term by a Hanoi court after a three-hour trial, his lawyer said on Thursday.<p>Ha Huy Hoang, who had worked for a Foreign Ministry-run magazine, was jailed on Wednesday for colluding …

London Zoo investigates claim a visitor was bitten by a spider

Elsa Fricker believes she was bitten by a spider whilst touring the attraction's new walk-through spider exhibition<p>London Zoo is investigating a claim that a mother-of-four was bitten by a spider in its new <b>“In with the Spiders”</b> room.<p>Elsa Fricker, 33, has told how she was rushed to hospital for …

'Mad cow disease', or BSE, found in dead cow in Wales

Mad cow disease has been found in a dead cow in Wales, sparking fears of a fresh outbreak<p>A case of "mad cow disease" has been identified on a farm in Wales, the Welsh Government said.<p>The case of BSE was found in a dead cow as a result of strict control measures, which see all animals over four …

Massive sinkhole swallows suburban street, families evacuated

A giant sinkhole 20 meters (66ft) across and 10 meters (33ft) deep has opened up in a London commuter town, forcing residents to evacuate their homes in the middle of the night.<p>Families in the quiet Hertfordshire cul-de-sac were shocked to find a sinkhole had swallowed up a chunk of their …

Man found dead in London canal had turned his life around, say friends

Convicted art thief ‘Seba’ Magnanini described as a romantic free spirit as police say they are not linking his death to organised crime<p>Friends and family of an Italian man who was found dead bound to a shopping trolley in a London canal have spoken out against his portrayal as an art thief and a …

In Search of the Human Soul in the Syrian Crisis

<i>Photo Credit: Freedom House</i><p>"Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself." --Mohsin Hamid.<p>Sometimes something in life calls our attention. I don't mean the attention of distraction like the release of the latest iPhone. I mean the attention of something deeper, something that calls …

Teenager found guilty of murdering fellow care home resident

Jason Conroy strangled Melissa Mathieson, 18, at facility in Bristol and planned to drag her body to his room to sexually abuse her<p>A teenager has been found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old woman in a residential home supporting people with autistic spectrum disorder, hours after she told staff …

Crime

Israel's Netanyahu launches all-out assault on Iran deal at U.N. | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out assault on the historic nuclear deal with Iran, warning that his country would never let the Islamic Republic join the atomic weapons club.<p>Israeli Prime …

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Gunfire, tear gas and mortal danger: Afghan soldier's journey to Europe

<b>Munich, Germany (CNN) —</b> As bullets whizzed overhead, Wahid tried not to panic. He was used to being shot at; as a member of the Afghan army he regularly found himself in the Taliban's crosshairs.<p>He just hadn't expected it here, on his journey to what he hoped would be a new, safer life in …

Oregon shooting: Gunman dead after college rampage

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update 11:38 p.m. ET]</b><p>The gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College targeted Christians specifically, according to the father of a wounded student.<p>Before going into spinal surgery, Anastasia Boylan told her father and brother the gunman entered her classroom …

Israeli couple killed in West Bank shooting: officials | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli couple was shot dead while driving through the occupied West Bank late on Thursday and Israeli forces were searching the area for the suspected Palestinian attackers, authorities said.<p>The couple’s four children, aged between four-months and nine-years old, were also …

Multiple deaths after mass shooting at US college

A gunman opened fire at a community college in southern Oregon on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding seven others before police shot him to death, authorities said, in the latest mass killing to rock an American campus.<p>The attack shattered the first week of classes at Umpqua …

London canal murder not linked to art theft or organised crime, say police

DCI Rebecca Reeves, who is leading inquiry into Sebastiano Magnanini’s death, says ‘people who know how he died are living locally’<p>A detective has said the reasons why an Italian art thief was found dead bound and tied to a shopping trolley in a London canal are known by people living close to the …