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Shooter in Virginia Was a ‘Human Powder Keg’

The man who killed two journalists while they were live on TV in the US state of Virginia has described himself as a ‘human powder keg’ in a rambling fax sent to ABC News, received just after the attack. Vester Flanagan had been dismissed by the same station, WDBJ7, and the fax claims that he had suffered discrimination and bullying for being black and gay.  He was killed … [Read More...]

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Teamwork Required to Stop Superbug Deaths Says CDC

In the next five years, an estimated 37,000 people could die from a new superbug that are resistant to antibiotics unless health care centres work together to stop infections, according to a new report from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the authors of the report, Dr John Jernigan, said that […]

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US Military and Intelligence Data ‘Accessed’ in New Hack

Hackers have gained access to sensitive data on the US intelligence and military personnel and appear to once again have connections with China, according to US officials.  The details follow the information regarding a major hack were disclosed last week and officials have released details of a second hack. Fears There are fears that the […]

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Thailand Capital Bomb was ‘Worst Ever Attack’




Tweet Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said that Monday’s bomb attack on the capital city Bangkok was the ‘worst ever attack’ on his country.  The attack has so far killed at least 21 people, including a number from outside the country, and scores more were injured. Mr Prayuth said that the people behind the […]




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US Embassy Reopens in Cuba after 54 Years




Tweet The US has reopened its embassy in the capital of Cuba after 54 years, in a step showing the growing ties between the countries.  John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, was the first in his position to visit Havana in 70 years and presided over the ceremony.  It involved the US flag being […]




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Death Toll Rises in Chinese Port Explosion




Tweet The death toll in the explosion in the northern port of Tianjin in China has been confirmed to now stand at 44 people, with the possibility of more to follow and that over 500 people have been injured. Among the dead were twelve firefighters, according to the official Xinhua news agency, who were reporting […]