World News World News continually updated from thousands of sources on the web. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // Nurse who performed on BGT with NHS choir is stabbed to death in Battersea A nurse who performed on Britain's Got Talent as part of an NHS choir after her son's death was fatally stabbed in her home. Scotland Yard, who have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, named the 31-year-old woman found with a knife wound in Battersea, south-west London, as Simonne Kerr.

Streatham Guardian Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:42:42 GMT 1808165QKOBF 0
Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal In this July 24, 2018, file photo, bottles of rabies vaccines made by Liaoning Chengda are seen at a Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention station in Jiujiang in southern China's Jiangxi province. Two deputy Chinese provincial governors and a mayor were fired Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 by the ruling Communist Party after revelations of misconduct by a major producer of anti-rabies vaccine triggered a public outcry.

New Canaan News-Review Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:26:26 GMT 18081677S32T 0
Belfast triplets get matching A-level results There was a triple celebration at Lagan College in south Belfast where triplets Nancy, Hannah and Jack Eaton received exactly the same results two Bs and a C. Nancy got her grades in English, politics and French and is planning to take a year out before going on to Queen's University Belfast to study global politics, while her sister Hannah took sociology, media studies and kealth and social care, and is hoping to study nursing. Jack got his grades in software systems, media studies and business studies and is planning to go on to study software engineering at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Armed police deployed after catapult attack on Birmingham mosques Officers were called to the Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque on Fosbrooke Road, Small Heath, at around 10pm on Wednesday and the Al-Hijrah mosque on Hob Moor Road 20 minutes later. The force said firearms officers were deployed as a precaution and the bearings recovered are thought to be from a heavy duty catapult.

Haringey Independent Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:35:52 GMT 180816TGDJV5 0
Women's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defence phase SHAH ALAM, Malaysia - Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in an airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. argument that the women thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden-camera show.

The Chronicle Herald Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:14:51 GMT 1808162SAIQD 0
US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:01:10 GMT 180815IRT28F 0
Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48 A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on the Islamic State group, was the latest assault on Afghanistan's Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics.

Press-Telegram Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:43:53 GMT 1808158AHTHP 0
Westminster crash suspect further arrested for attempted murder A man detained after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack has been further arrested for attempted murder, Scotland Yard said. The 29-year-old British national of Sudanese origin, originally arrested on a terrorism charge after allegedly ploughing into cyclists and a security barrier, is called Salih Khater, a source confirmed.

Bury Times Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:15:25 GMT 1808157ROUCD 0
34 killed in Taliban attacks across Afghanistan Officials in Baghlan province said the insurgents set fire to the checkpoints after the attack late on Tuesday in the Baghlan-I Markazi district. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a military checkpoint and another manned by local police.

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Corbyn was 'standing up for democracy' by giving Islamists' salute, Labour says Jeremy Corbyn faces further criticism after a picture emerged of him apparently making a salute linked to an Islamist organisation found to have possible connections to extremism. The photograph, published in the Daily Telegraph, shows the Labour leader making the four-fingered Rabbi'ah sign, which is used by the Muslim Brotherhood as a symbol of support for the overthrow of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in a military coup d'etat in 2013.

ITV Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:24:42 GMT 180815JK48PH 0
President of Ireland calls for - culture of peace' on anniversary of Omagh bomb The President of Ireland led calls for a "culture of peace" as Omagh marks the 20th anniversary of the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict. Twenty nine innocents, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a massive car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone town just months after the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement was supposed to have largely ended violence.

Thetelegraphand Argus Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:48:57 GMT 180814B39VCT 0
Harvey Weinstein scandal: Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act." Harvey Weinstein scandal: Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act."

USA Today Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:10:53 GMT 1808142F1UF8 0
UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. Armed police flooded the area after the incident was reported at 7:37 a.m., hauling the driver from the vehicle, arresting him and cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain's government.

San Bernardino County Sun Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:18:29 GMT 1808143RALGO 0
Highway bridge collapses in Italy during heavy storm, crushing cars; deaths reported A bridge over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova partially collapsed during a sudden and violent storm on Tuesday, leaving vehicles crushed in the rubble below. Italian media reported that there were deaths, but Maria Luisa Catalano, a police official in Genoa, said that authorities were still involved in rescue efforts and did not yet know the number of victims or injured.

The Orlando Sentinel Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:33:58 GMT 180814H1HDU3 0
Dozens of firefighters tackle huge mill blaze in Rochdale Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said about 30 nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution, as crews worked to stop the flames from spreading. Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court was opened as a shelter, but residents were later allowed to return to their homes.

This is Local London Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:41:05 GMT 18081445CGF4 0
Rare cancer could be detected earlier by GPs using simple blood tests Researchers found that the combination of two blood tests frequently carried out in GP practices may rule out multiple myeloma a form of bone marrow cancer or prompt further investigations. Delays in diagnosis, which affect a large proportion of patients, can lead to poorer outcomes for those affected by the disease.

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Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:24:25 GMT 180813IR7QGL 0