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Pastors, librarian among Charleston shooting victims

CHARLESTON, June 19: Four pastors, a librarian and an 87-year-old woman were among the nine people shot dead during a bible study at a historic black church in Charleston, officials said on Thursday (Jun 18). With the southern coastal city and the United States reeling from the apparently racially motivated attack, details were emerging of the lives cut short and ...Full Article

Danish opposition wins election, PM Thorning-Schmidt concedes defeat

COPENHAGEN, June 19: Denmark’s opposition parties led by Lars Lokke Rasmussen have won Thursday’s (Jun 18) parliamentary election, state broadcaster DR said after all votes on the mainland were counted. DR ...Full Article

US needs to address gun violence after shooting: Obama

WASHINGTON, June 19: A clearly frustrated President Barack Obama said on Thursday (Jun 18) the United States should look again at how killers get their hands on guns, after what he ...Full Article

Charleston church shooting gunman captured: Reports

CHARLESTON, United States, June 19: The 21-year-old white man suspected of shooting dead nine people at a black church in the southeastern US city of Charleston has been captured, media reports said ...Full Article

On eve of encyclical, Pope appeals for ‘our ruined’ planet

VATICAN CITY, June 18: Pope Francis, on the eve of the most contested papal writing in half a century, said on Wednesday that all should help to save “our ...Full Article

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris Jewish restaurant attack held in Jordan: Legal source

PARIS, June 18: The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured has been arrested in Jordan, ...Full Article

Long-term Gaza truce mooted as Hamas, Israel grapple with jihadi challenge

GAZA, June 18: It’s not quite a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but shared concern over Islamic State-inspired militant groups in Gaza could help redraw complex ...Full Article

South Korea reports three more deaths in MERS outbreak, three new cases

SEOUL, June 18: South Korea’s health ministry reported on Thursday three more deaths in the country’s Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the total fatality to 23. The ...Full Article

Earthquake jolts Kathmandu early Wednesday

KATHMANDU, June 17: An earthquake shook Kathmandu and its adjacent districts early Wednesday. People came out to the streets and open spaces screaming as the tremor jolted Kathmandu soon ...Full Article

Czech tested for MERS upon return from South Korea

PRAGUE, June 17: A Czech man was hospitalised in Prague on Tuesday (Jun 16) suspected of being infected with the potentially fatal MERS virus after having returned from South Korea where ...Full Article