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Priest killed after hostages taken in French church

Priest killed after hostages taken in French church

An priest in his mid-80s was killed with a knife and another hostage was seriously wounded in an attack on a church in northern France carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Nineteen people were killed and dozens were wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan, media reported, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

Wildfire continues to threaten homes near LA

Wildfire continues to threaten homes near LA

A fierce California wildfire has driven thousands more residents from their homes as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles.

Colombia declares worst of Zika has passed

Colombia declares worst of Zika has passed

Colombian health officials have declared that the worst of a Zika outbreak in the Andean nation had passed just 10 months after its arrival, raising questions about how the virus is affecting parts of Latin America differently.

Ansbach bomber pledged allegiance to IS

Ansbach bomber pledged allegiance to IS

The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian Interior Minister said.

Democratic convention off to rocky start

Democratic convention off to rocky start

US Senator Bernie Sanders has urged his supporters to back former rival Hillary Clinton's White House bid, but drew jeers from his supporters as dissent enveloped the opening day of the Democratic Party's convention.

Fatal shooting at Florida nightclub

Fatal shooting at Florida nightclub

Two teenagers were killed and as many as 18 people were wounded in a shooting outside a party at a Florida nightclub that police in Fort Myers said was not an act of terror.

Huge LA wildfire spreads

Huge LA wildfire spreads

Firefighters struggled on Sunday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has killed at least one person, destroyed 18 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-stricken canyons north of Los Angeles, officials said.

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