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Criminal charges possible in gorilla killing

Criminal charges possible in gorilla killing

Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said.

US warns of possible terror attacks in Europe

US warns of possible terror attacks in Europe

The United States warned its citizens of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, saying targets could include the European football championship in France, although a State Department official said there was no specific threat information.

IS halt Iraq assault on Falluja

IS halt Iraq assault on Falluja

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.

Trump criticises media, raised $5.6m for vets

Trump criticises media, raised $5.6m for vets

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has detailed $US5.6 million ($NZ8.2 million) in contributions he raised for military veterans, and sharply criticized the news media for questioning him for months about what happened to the money.

Prosecutors seek testimony from 9/11 victims' kin

Prosecutors seek testimony from 9/11 victims' kin

US government prosecutors have asked a military judge to let 10 relatives of September 11, 2001, victims testify in open court during a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Canada makes plain cigarette packaging compulsory

Canada makes plain cigarette packaging compulsory

Canada, following the lead of Britain and Australia, will make plain packaging of cigarettes compulsory in a bid to cut the rate of smoking, Health Minister Jane Philpott said.

Death toll climbing after airstrikes in Idlib - report

Death toll climbing after airstrikes in Idlib - report

At least 23 people were killed in Russian air strikes overnight in the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

UN food agency planning for potential crisis

UN food agency planning for potential crisis

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is working on contingency plans that up to 700,000 people could be displaced by a planned offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State, according to its head in Iraq.

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