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  • Suspect's 'disturbing' social media posts being dissected

    15 February 2018 10:59 AM 38

    Parkland – The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled

  • Philippines vows less violent drug war amid ICC probe

    15 February 2018 5:46 AM 33

    Manila - Philippine police said on Wednesday they have adopted special measures, including body cameras, to reduce violence in anti-narcotics operations as the International Criminal Court investigates allegations of thousands of extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. Five days after the ICC launched a preliminary examination

  • 'Numerous fatalities' in Florida school shooting, suspect in custody

    14 February 2018 10:55 PM 33

    Parklan -US authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a suspect who is believed to have opened fire at a high school in Florida - an incident that one official said had caused "numerous fatalities". "Shooter is now in custody. Scene is still active," the Broward County sheriff's department said on Twitter, adding that so far, 14 "victims" had been identified

  • Shooting outside US top spy headquarters

    14 February 2018 5:13 PM 32

    Washington - A shooting erupted on Wednesday outside the headquarters of the National Security Agency, a secretive intelligence organisation responsible for global US electronic eavesdropping in the suburbs of Washington, the White House confirmed. NBC News aired aerial images of what appeared to be police surrounding a man on the ground in handcuffs

  • Philippines storm death roll rises to 9

    14 February 2018 4:50 PM 34

    Manila - The death toll from a tropical storm that struck the Philippines has risen to nine, officials said on Wednesday, as some of the thousands of displaced residents returned home with floods receding. Landslides and flash floods brought by Tropical Storm Sanba struck the main southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday and killed eight people, the civil

  • Trump lawyer: 'I paid porn star linked to president'

    14 February 2018 7:32 AM 29

    Washington - US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer told the New York Times Tuesday he paid $130 000 of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Trump. The long-time Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, said he was not reimbursed for the payment to the actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who goes by the stage name of Stormy

  • Slain doctor's body may have been in home for months

    14 February 2018 4:15 AM 32

    Bristol — A scientist is charged with beating her husband, a University of Connecticut doctor, to death, and the body may have been left inside their home for months. Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi is charged with murder in the death of 84-year-old Pierluigi Bigazzi, who had not been seen for months. He was a professor of laboratory science and pathology at UConn

  • Duterte slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

    13 February 2018 8:40 PM 31

    Manila – Human rights groups say the Philippine president's remarks about troops shooting female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless" can encourage sexual violence and war crimes. The left-wing group Karapatan said on Tuesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites

  • Official: US believes ex-Venezuela oil czar took bribes

    13 February 2018 12:11 PM 32

    Bogota – US prosecutors believe Venezuela's former oil czar and ambassador to the United Nations received bribes as part of an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in that nation's oil industry, according to an official familiar with the US investigation. Rafael Ramirez is named as a bribe recipient although not charged in an indictment against other

  • One killed, 22 injured in Austrian train collision

    12 February 2018 10:53 PM 27

    Vienna - Two passenger trains collided Monday in central Austria, killing one person and injuring 22 others, the police told AFP. Police said the accident happened a little before 13:00 (12:00 GMT) at Niklasdorf station in Styria province. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. A train company spokesperson said the trains involved were a local