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Masked man kills teacher, student at Swedish school, then is slain by police

A knife-wielding masked man stabbed four people Thursday at a school in southern Sweden, killing one teacher and a student before being shot dead by police, authorities said. One student said he thought the attacker was in a Halloween costume.<p>Students fled from the Kronan school in Trollhattan, …

Extremism

Christian group predicts the world will be 'annihilated' on Wednesday

While our planet may have survived September’s “blood moon”, it will be permanently destroyed on Wednesday, 7 October, a Christian organization has warned.<p>Apocalypse now and again … your choice of dates for the end of the world<p>Read more<p>The eBible Fellowship, an online affiliation headquartered near …

Supermoon

Japan to offer $810 million to support refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq - NHK | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, which accepted just 11 asylum seekers last year out of a record 5,000 applicants, will provide about $810 million in aid in response to refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday.<p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses attendees during a …

North Africa

Homophobic mobs attack LGBT people in Kenya with impunity: report | Reuters

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic mobs have repeatedly attacked lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Kenya but police are unwilling to even attempt to bring the perpetrators to justice, rights groups said on Monday.<p>Homosexuality is taboo in almost all African …

Africa

BUDGET GURU: The odds of a government shutdown have now surged to 75%

Stan Collender, who has worked on both the House and Senate Budget Committees, now estimates a three-in-four chance the government shuts down at the end of the month — up from 67% last week. Collender chalks this up to increasing "Republican-on-Republican violence."<p>The federal government will shut …

Planned Parenthood

Apple removes apps after App Store hit with first major malware attack

Dozens of iOS apps in Apple's App Store were infected with malware in recent days, including hugely popular Chinese social networking apps, in what …

Elderly alleged Nazi charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder

German prosecutors say they've charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS …

Google launches Kenya's Samburu Park on Street View

<b>Google Street View has launched its maps of Kenya's Samburu National Park, which allows internet users to take a virtual safari in the conservancy.</b><p>The initiative, launched together with the charity Save the Elephants, wants to promote wildlife conservation.<p>The project aims to tell the stories of …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

The moments from the Royal wedding<p>Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry in a lavish spectacle at Windsor castle<p>More than 100 people killed in Cuban …

Royal Weddings

PKK bomb attack kills two Turkish police officers: sources | Reuters

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two Turkish police officers were killed on Tuesday when Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants detonated explosives targeting their vehicle as it traveled along a highway in southeast Turkey, security sources said.<p>Two police officers were also wounded in the attack …

North Africa

Islamic State jihadis 'may be posing as Syrian refugees'

Lebanese government minister claims as many as 2 per cent - one in 50 - of refugees could be "radicals" entering Europe hoping to carry out terror attacks<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant could be sending jihadis out of Syria posing as refugees, a Lebanese government minister has …

Middle East

U.S. will accept 10,000 Syrians, fewer than refugee advocates seek

Under international pressure to ease a deepening humanitarian crisis, President<p>Obamaon Thursday ordered his administration to accept at least 10,000 Syrianrefugeesfor resettlement over the next year, an increase compared with the 1,300 brought to the U.S. since the war started but well short of the …

Immigration

Islamic State group's attacks in Saudi test security of hajj

The<p>Islamic Stategroup is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology. Its determination to bring down the U.S.-allied royal family has raised concerns it could threaten the annual Muslimhajj pilgrimagelater this month.<p>…

Middle East

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram fighters over deadly attacks

<b>Ten members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been executed by firing squad in Chad.</b><p>It comes a day after they were found guilty of terror charges at a trial in the capital N'Djamena.<p>Security sources said they were shot at a firing range north of the capital.<p>All 10 were convicted over …