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Buffalo braces for flooding after snow

Buffalo braces for flooding after snow

Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to 2 metres of snow.

Bomber kills dozens at volleyball match

A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial official said.

German couple hacked to death on beach

German couple hacked to death on beach

Police are investigating the murder of an elderly German couple found hacked to death on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago.

Anxious Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Anxious Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury will return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer.

Scandal-plagued former US mayor dies

Scandal-plagued former US mayor dies

Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, has died aged 78.

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, trapping at least five people when their homes collapsed, public broadcaster NHK said.

Kenyan bus attack kills 28

Kenyan bus attack kills 28

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists said they staged an attack in Kenya in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.

Gas explosion in London hotel, 12 injured

Gas explosion in London hotel, 12 injured

Five people were hospitalised with injuries from a gas explosion in the basement of a Hyatt Regency hotel in London, emergency services said.

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