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Iraq violence: Wave of deadly car bombs targets Shias

A wave of car bombs has killed at least 51 people in mostly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and in other cities around the country. More than 200 people were wounded in the attacks, officials said. More than 2,500 Iraqis have died in attacks since April, the UN says – with violence at its highest since 2008. The spike comes amid heightened Shia-Sunni tensions. Sunnis say they are […]

Italy coach crash: At least 39 dead near Avellino

  Bus was carrying around 50 Italians between Monteforte Irpino and Baiano in the southern region of Campania Lost control and slammed into several cars that had slowed down in traffic before smashing through guardrail At least 38 bodies were pulled from inside and underneath wreckage before being placed into coffins at scene The victims were a close-knit group of friends and relatives and whole families had been wiped out […]

Cannes thief 'steals 40m euros of jewels' from hotel

An armed man has stolen jewels worth about 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, officials say. They say the hold-up took place on Sunday morning at a jewellery exhibition at the Carlton Hotel. The hotel is located on the Croisette promenade – one of the most prestigious locations in Cannes. It is the largest in a series of high-profile thefts in the town, which is […]

Wet van man: Laundry vehicle rolls into busy swimming pool at Turkish holiday resort after its brakes failed

White van was almost entirely submerged after it rolled into busy pool Witnesses say brakes failed on the van before it rolled down steps Van moved towards side of the pool before being lifted out by crane This is the bizarre moment holidaymakers were stunned to see a laundry van roll into a busy swimming pool at a Turkish holiday resort. The white van, which was almost entirely submerged in […]

Egypt crisis: 'Scores killed' at Cairo protest

More than 100 people have been killed at a protest by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in the capital, Cairo, doctors say. They said more than 1,500 were also hurt. The state health ministry says 38 people had died – 180 injured. The army ousted Mr Morsi on 3 July. He has been formally accused of murder relating to a 2011 jail outbreak and of links to militant […]

7 killed in Florida hostage standoff

A gunman killed six people overnight at a Florida apartment complex before police shot him dead following a shootout, authorities said early Saturday. The suspect barricaded himself in an apartment in Hialeah, a Miami suburb, where he was holding two people hostage, a man and a woman, police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez said. Hialeah police received a call at 6:30 p.m. of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, […]

Halliburton to plead guilty to destroying Gulf evidence

US company Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill. The plea agreement, which is subject to court approval, means Halliburton will have to pay the maximum possible fine. The spill occurred at BP’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico and was the worst in US history. BP had accused Houston-based Halliburton, its contractor, of destroying evidence and asked it to […]

Teenagers who smoke cannabis damage their brains for LIFE and may be more likely to develop schizophrenia

U.S. study found that mice exposed to even small doses of marijuana for 20 days suffered lasting brain damage into adulthood  Results highlight how teenagers who regularly smoke weed may have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis suffer long lasting brain damage and are in much greater danger of developing schizophrenia. American researchers say the drug is particularly dangerous for a group of people who […]

Dozens die as Spanish train derails in Galicia

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say. All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Media reports say the train may have been travelling at more than twice the speed limit around a curve. Officials have not commented on […]