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Thousand Oaks: Las Vegas shooting survivor among dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“No more guns” – Susan Schmidt-Orfanos’ son Telemachus, 27, survived a shooting in Las Vegas last year, but died in Wednesday’s attack A man who survived a mass shooting in Las Vegas last year was among those killed in Wednesday’s attack in …

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Sri Lanka's President Sirisena moves to dissolve parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Sirisena’s opponents say his move is illegal President Maithripala Sirisena has moved to dissolve parliament amid a political crisis following his attempt to replace Sri Lanka’s prime minister. The official notification takes effect from midnight on Friday. If passed it could trigger a general …

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Norway warship Helge Ingstad 'warned' before collision

Image copyright Kystverket/NCA/Forsvaret Image caption The Norwegian frigate was pushed to shallower waters to prevent it sinking on Thursday A Norwegian warship was repeatedly warned of its collision course with a Maltese oil tanker before then hitting it in a fjord, the BBC has been told. The KNM Helge Ingstad …

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First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption So-called mercy killings have been legal in the Netherlands since 2002 (stock image) Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a …

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Netflix crime series Narcos to continue amid security fears

Image copyright Carlos Somonte/Netflix Image caption Narcos is back, ‘more exciting than ever’ Netflix has reassured fans of its popular crime drama Narcos that the show’s future remains safe. Doubts were raised after security concerns escalated when a location production scout for the series was shot dead in Mexico last …

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Woolsey Fire: California blaze advances on Malibu

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Woolsey Fire destroyed homes overnight in Thousand Oaks Thousands of residents just outside Los Angeles have been ordered to evacuate immediately as a massive wildfire advances, fanned by strong winds. The blaze, known as the Woolsey Fire, is spreading south, has jumped a major …

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Ryanair plane seized by French authorities in cash row

Image copyright Reuters A Ryanair plane has been seized by French authorities in a row over money in the latest problem for the airline. The French civil aviation authority grounded the Boeing 737 on Thursday at Bordeaux airport, before it was due to fly to Stansted with 149 passengers. It …

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