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  • Lawyer: Kim murder suspect thought smearing face was prank

    20 March 2018 4:15 PM 22

    Sham Alam - A lawyer says the Vietnamese woman accused of killing the North Korean leader's half-brother told police she realised she had been used to murder him after she was detained. Doan Thi Huong and co-defendant Siti Aisyah from Indonesia were charged with murder after Kim Jong Nam died at Kuala Lumpur's airport last year. They could face the death

  • Shooting at Maryland high school, facility on lockdown: Officials

    20 March 2018 2:43 PM 23

    Three people were shot in the incident at Great Mills High School, located about a 90-minute drive southeast of the US capital Washington, according to a county official quoted by The Baltimore Sun. St. Mary's County Public Schools said on its website that the school was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained" but provided no further details

  • Man takes hostage in Mali consulate in Barcelona

    20 March 2018 6:49 AM 18

    Barcelona - A man from Mali was holding a woman hostage in the African country's consulate in Barcelona, police said Monday. A spokesperson from the Mossos d'Esquadra, the regional police force in Catalonia where the seaside city is located, told AFP they received an alert mid-afternoon "that a woman was being held against her will inside Mali's consulate

  • Firefighter who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies of cancer

    19 March 2018 2:14 PM 22

    New York – A former ferry captain who helped evacuate hundreds of people from Manhattan after the September 11 terror attacks has died. Phelan was a Statue of Liberty ferry captain in 2001. He helped evacuate Lower Manhattan and ferried rescue workers and supplies. Two years after the attacks he became a firefighter assigned to a marine unit on Staten

  • Australian wildfires raze dozens of homes, kill livestock

    19 March 2018 7:25 AM 23

    Canberra - Wildfires razed dozens of homes in southeast Australia, cut power to thousands more and killed livestock, but most of the weekend blazes had been contained by Monday. The worst-hit town was Tathra on the south coast of New South Wales state where more than 70 homes and businesses had been severely damaged or destroyed by a fire that started

  • US, South Korea and Japan discuss denuclearisation, summit talks

    19 March 2018 5:38 AM 27

    Seoul — Top US, South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and US-North Korean summit talks. Seoul has said previously that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to hold summit talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late April. Seoul says Kim proposed

  • Cirque du Soleil aerialist falls to his death

    18 March 2018 7:23 PM 24

    Miami - An aerialist fell to his death while performing in a Cirque du Soleil show in Tampa, Florida, the Montreal-based company said in a statement on Sunday. Yann Arnaud was suspended by straps above the stage on Saturday night when he fell, the company said. "The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy. Yann had been with us for over 15 years

  • At least 13 hurt after car rams into nightclub in Britain

    18 March 2018 4:47 PM 23

    London — British police say a man who had been kicked out of a nightclub rammed his car into revellers on a dance floor, injuring at least 13. The Kent Police force says the 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over Saturday's crash in Gravesend, 48km southeast of London. Police say they are not treating the incident as terrorism

  • 10 dead as small plane slams into house in Philippines

    17 March 2018 8:12 PM 21

    Manila – A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground, officials said. The Piper-23 Apache plane took off from the airport in Plaridel town in Bulacan province then crash-landed and smashed into the house, Civil Aviation Authority

  • Recovering bodies of Alaska climbers could be months away

    16 March 2018 7:23 PM 25

    Alaska — Authorities say the bodies of two experienced climbers who are presumed dead on a southeast Alaska mountain likely won't be recovered for months. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters says summer is the soonest authorities could launch a recovery effort, though that depends on snow and ice conditions and the risk to crew members