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Jitted by rejection,he opened fire

School Shooting in US

Jitted by rejection,he opened fire

Jaylen Fryberg, the 15-year-old shooter at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington on Friday, was said to have been left heartbroken 'over a girl' and had been suspended from his football team over 'racist comments'. The popular schoolboy who was a member of the football and wrestling team shot five people with his 'father's gun',...

ISIS used 'chem arms in Kobani'

ISIS used 'chem arms in Kobani'

Kurds battling the so called Islamic State (ISIS) militants for control of Kobani fear the extremist group may have used an unidentified chemical weapon, according to officials and one of the few doctors still working in the besieged Syrian town as US-led air strikes continued to pound jihadists. Patients with blisters, burning eyes and breathing difficulties turned up at a clinic after a blast was heard on Tuesday evening, Dr Walat Omar said. He described the symptoms as abnormal and said he could not identify their cause, but suspected a chemical weapon. “Some had red patches and blisters on their skins, others had difficulties breathing and others were vomiting, with painful...

US to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts

US to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of undermining global stability, and warned that the world will face new wars if Washington does not respect the interests of other nations. During a speech in the Russian city of Sochi, the President argued that while Moscow does not see Washington as a threat US...

Obama reassures Ebola-wary American public

Obama reassures Ebola-wary American public

President Barack Obama told Americans Saturday that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear" when it comes to the deadly Ebola virus, as he urged a sensible vigilance. "Patients can beat this disease. And we can beat this disease," Obama said in his weekly address to the nation, as he sought to reassure the Ebola-wary public that the disease does not spread easily. The announcement came less than a week after the fiancee and almost 50 other people who had been in contact with a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died after becoming the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, emerged from 21 days of quarantine...

Ukraine goes to polls under shadow of war

Ukrainians were to vote today in parliamentary elections overshadowed by a bloody pro-Russian uprising in the east, but described by President Petro Poroshenko as a historic chance to set the country on a pro-Western path. In his final address to the nation before polls opened, Poroshenko yesterday said that the election would "complete the transfer of power" begun in the revolution last February that overthrew Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych. "You will see, this will be an entirely new parliament," he said,...

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after troops killings

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after troops killings

A state of emergency came into force across parts of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula yesterday as the military pounded suspected jihadists after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing. The European Union and United States both denounced the latest attack. It was the deadliest attack on the country's security forces since the army deposed...

Axe attack on NY police 'terrorist act'

A axe attack on rookie New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized loner who had been in the military and recently converted to Islam, police said. "This was a terrorist act," police commissioner Bill Bratton told a news conference Friday, a day after the attack, saying he was "very comfortable" describing it as a "terrorist attack." Bratton said police believed that Thompson acted alone and was self-directed. Police said Zale Thompson, 32, had looked at websites...

Breakthrough in cancer treatment

Breakthrough in cancer treatment

Harvard scientists have discovered a new way to fight brain cancer with stem cells, a recent study has revealed. The team of scientists, who experimented on mice, used genetically engineered stem cells that released cancer killing toxins, while leaving healthy cells unaffected. Most importantly, the modified cells were able to emit the tumour killing poison...

Campaign ends in Brazil; polls today

Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves wrapped up their campaigns yesterday in the hardest-fought election in the country's recent history. Brazilians vote today in a run-off to choose the next leader of the world's seventh-largest economy, with the incumbent in the lead by six to eight points, according to the two polls. Rousseff, 66, a former guerrilla who was jailed and tortured for fighting Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship, spent yesterday morning in her southern stronghold of Porto Alegre,...

News in Brief

California shooting spree kills 2 cops Reuters, California Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, and a female companion, who were described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as armed and dangerous, were taken into custody, police said. Clashes, drone strike 'kill dozens' in Yemen Afp, Sanaa Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni tribesmen allied to al-Qaeda has left...