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Gunmen Kill at Least 37 People in Attack on Tunisia Beach

At least 37 people were killed and dozens wounded when gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, officials said.<p>Tunisia's Interior Ministry told NBC News that most of the victims were foreigners from "many" nationalities and that, in addition to the dead, at least 36 …


Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.<p>The justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot deny gay men and lesbians the same marriage rights enjoyed for thousands of years …


Britons caught up in Tunisian beach attack<p><b>British tourists have been describing an attack on a beach near the popular Tunisian resort town of Sousse.</b><p>At least 37 people have been killed, …


What if the Greek talks fail?

<b>So it's back to the negotiating table in Brussels once again.</b><p>On Saturday finance ministers will try to agree the policies the Greek government will follow as a condition for releasing withheld bailout funds.<p>What if they fail? What if Greece doesn't get the money?<p>The deadline that has been focussing …


27 dead as Islamic State claims responsibility for blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait

A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after midday prayers.<p>The attack, which hit the capital of …


Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …


Bill Nye explains climate change in 90 seconds using only emoji

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to explain climate change using a language everyone can understand — emoji. It's climatology emojified!<p>To put it …

Climate Change

Pakistan heatwave: death toll rises to almost 750 as temperatures begin to fall

Cooler air blows into southern port city of Karachi after heatwave described as the country’s worst in at least a decade<p>An official in Pakistan says at least 749 people have been killed in a heatwave as temperatures have finally begun to drop in the country.<p>Mohammad Sabir said the hardest-hit city …

Heat Waves

Boston Marathon bomber smiles as he is led into death sentence hearing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev listens as his victims tell the court: "He chose hate. He chose destruction. He chose death"<p>For a few brief moments Dzhokhar Tsarnaev smiled as he was led into court to be formally sentenced to death.<p>The Boston Marathon bomber, whose pressure cooker bombs killed three people at …

Rights & Freedoms

Syria: ISIS destroys ancient Muslim shrines in Palmyra

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS fighters have destroyed two ancient Muslim shrines in the oasis city of Palmyra, the Syrian government confirmed Wednesday, the latest act of cultural vandalism by the Sunni extremists.<p>ISIS seized control of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 2,000 years, last month, …


Isis destroys Palmyra shrines in Syria

Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious at the 2,000-year-old Unesco world heritage site in central Syria<p>Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, the jihadi group said on Tuesday.<p>The report was the …


Islamic State conflict: Three million displaced in Iraq

<b>More than three million people have been displaced by the conflict in Iraq since the start of 2014, the UN says.</b><p>A statement by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said two-thirds were from the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin.<p>The regions have been hardest hit by fighting …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Pakistan heat wave claims hundreds of lives

A heat wave across Pakistan’s Sindh province — with temperatures soaring past 100 degrees since late last week — has killed hundreds and left authorities struggling to cope.<p>A deadly heat wave with temperatures over 113 degrees covers southern Pakistan’s city of Karachi.<p>KARACHI, PAKISTAN — A severe …


Charleston Church Gunman Dylann Roof Bought Pistol Locally: Officials

Dylann Roof bought the semiautomatic handgun he used in last week's church shooting at a gun store 25 miles from his home, according to officials familiar with the sale.<p>Law enforcement officials say the transaction was entirely legal, despite a pending drug charge.<p>The officials say Roof bought a …