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NY police shootings linked to chokehold death

NY police shootings linked to chokehold death

A gunman has ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police say, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

Knife-wielding man shot dead in police station

French police shot dead a male terrorism suspect after he stabbed and seriously wounded two officers in a police station, authorities say.

'No reason' to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt

No evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a late Libyan intelligence officer for the Lockerbie airline bombing 26 years ago, Scotland's top prosecutor says.

Pakistan hangs militants after school massacre

Pakistan hangs militants after school massacre

Pakistan has executed two prominent militants, sources say, in a clear response to this week's massacre of more than 130 children at a school.

Castro steps out of brother's shadow with US deal

Castro steps out of brother's shadow with US deal

Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with the United States.

US blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack

US blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack

The US government has blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose "costs and consequences" on those responsible.

'Murders' part of UK abuse inquiry

'Murders' part of UK abuse inquiry

Police looking into accusations that powerful figures at the heart of the British establishment were involved in child sex abuse in the 1970s and 1980s say they are investigating allegations three young boys were murdered.

Death warrants signed after Taliban school attack

Death warrants signed after Taliban school attack

The Pakistani military says its Chief of Army Staff has signed death warrants for six "hard core terrorists" following a deadly Taliban attack on a school that killed 132 children earlier this week.

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