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Deputy sheriff among eight dead in US shooting

Eight people have been killed, including a deputy sheriff, in a shooting in Mississippi, police say. A suspect is in custody following the shootings which occurred at three separate homes in rural Lincoln County, authorities said. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation...

Mother of Uber boss killed in boat accident

The mother of Uber founder Travis Kalanick has been killed in a boat accident on a lake in California. Bonnie Kalanick died when the boat she was riding in crashed into a rock in Pine Flat Lake near the city of Fresno. She was 71 years old. Her husband Donald, 78, was...
Half a million displaced in Sri Lanka floods

Half a million displaced in Sri Lanka floods

At least 126 people have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka – with about half a million people displaced. The torrential rains – the worst to hit the country since 2003 – swamped western and southern regions. The country has deployed...
Gregg Allman, rock trailblazer, dies at 69

Gregg Allman, rock trailblazer, dies at 69

Gregg Allman, rock trailblazer, dies at 69 27 May 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright BBC/Ear Goggles Production Image caption The lead singer of the Allman Brothers died at home in Georgia Rock trailblazer Gregg Allman, a founding member of The...
Passengers describe airport 'pandemonium'

Passengers describe airport 'pandemonium'

Passengers have been revealing their nightmare experiences after being caught up in the flight disruption following the British Airways “global system outage”. The airline announced that it had cancelled all flights for the rest of Saturday after...
Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack

Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack

Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack 27 May 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption Egypt’s Coptic Christian community was already reeling from two suicide bombings in April So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed it was...
More than 90 dead in Sri Lankan floods

More than 90 dead in Sri Lankan floods

Sri Lanka is calling for international assistance after more than 90 people died in flood waters caused by heavy rain. More than a hundred others are missing after the rain, which began early on Friday, unleashed torrents of mud. The country’s Disaster...
Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack 26 May 2017 From the section Middle East At least 23 people have been killed and 25 wounded after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, state media report. The incident occurred in Minya...

Baby dies after being found in hot car

A baby girl has died in Ireland after being found in a car on the hottest day of the year. The seven-month-old had been airlifted to hospital from the village of Dundrum in County Tipperary. Irish police said emergency services had responded to a 999 call after the...
Juno peers below Jupiter's clouds

Juno peers below Jupiter's clouds

Juno peers below Jupiter’s clouds By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 25 May 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervas Image caption South Pole: The polar cloud structure at Jupiter...
UK resumes intelligence-sharing after US leak row

UK resumes intelligence-sharing after US leak row

British police have resumed intelligence-sharing ties with US law enforcement after they were temporarily stopped in a row over leaks about the Manchester bombing investigation. UK security services were said to be furious as their American counterparts apparently...
A tale of two presidents for Angela Merkel

A tale of two presidents for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel was lavished with praise by Barack Obama just hours before she met his successor Donald Trump on Thursday. The German Chancellor, who enjoys a contrasting relationship with the two men, squeezed in the company of both US presidents in one day. In a warm...
'We can use some peace': Trump meets Pope

'We can use some peace': Trump meets Pope

Donald Trump has met the Pope at the Vatican on the latest leg of his first foreign trip as US President. The two leaders, who offer starkly contrasting world views, appeared to set aside differences to offer a united message of peace. During the 30-minute meeting at...
Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings

Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings

Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings 24 May 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Reuters Image caption A hostage escapes from the cafe in Martin Place, in central Sydney An Australian coroner has begun delivering his long-awaited findings into...
Hackers foil Samsung's iris security feature

Hackers foil Samsung's iris security feature

The Samsung S8’s iris recognition security feature has been shown to be easily bypassed with “basic tools” by German hackers. Launched as the technology giant’s comeback phone after the disastrous roll-out of the fire-prone Note 7 handset, the...
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