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UN team shot at during Syria gas attack probe

UN chemical weapons inspectors began their investigation of an alleged poison gas attack in Syria after their convoy came under fire from unidentified snipers.<p>The convoy of six vehicles was shot at on Monday in the buffer zone between rebel and government areas near Damascus as it travelled to …

Parents Television Council Issues Complaint Against VMAs

MTV ruffled quite a few feathers with the 2013 edition of the VMAs, which elicited a host of sarcastic fan tweets and a hilarious freeze-frame of …

Syria crisis: Russia and China step up warning over strike

<b>Russia and China have stepped up their warnings against military intervention in Syria, with Moscow saying any such action would have "catastrophic consequences" for the region.</b><p>The US and its allies are considering launching strikes on Syria in response to deadly attacks last week.<p>The US said there …

Middle East

Internet trolls target Kate Lacey after identity mix-up

<b>A woman has described how she was targeted by internet trolls after a case of mistaken identity.</b><p>Kate Lacey, 36, from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, said she received a death threat email, as well as unwanted pizza deliveries at her door.<p>She believes the culprits mistook her for another local woman, who …

Internet

Trains from Nottingham delayed by freight derailment

Train services between Nottingham and Newark Castle have been suspended after a freight train derailment.<p>The delay has happened a day after the revamped Nottingham railway station reopened following five weeks of track and signal work.<p>East Midlands Trains said services to Lincoln and Peterborough …

Trains

Boy dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

<b>A 15-year-old herder has died in Kyrgyzstan of bubonic plague - the first case in the country in 30 years - officials say.</b><p>The teenager appears to have been bitten by an infected flea.<p>The authorities have sought to calm fears of an epidemic and have quarantined more than 100 people.<p>Bubonic plague, …

Environmental Health

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

George Zimmerman wants state of Florida to pay for defense expenses

George Zimmerman will ask the state of Florida to reimburse him for as much as $300,000 in expenses he racked up successfully defending himself in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, NBC News has learned.<p>Zimmerman and his legal team believe they are entitled to the refund because Zimmerman was …