Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in Kenya in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.

Dozens dead in Madagascar disease outbreak

A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.

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Kerry hoping to broker Iran nuclear deal as deadline approaches

US Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to overcome deep obstacles to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, three days before the deadline.

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Strong earthquake reported in China

A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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IS release another video featuring British hostage John Cantlie

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

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Baby 'looked like something from Auschwitz' when found, UK court told

A four and a half month-old baby looked “like something from Auschwitz” when she was found dead at her home by paramedics, a British High Court judge has been told. ...

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US braced for floods after seven-foot snowfall

US forecasters have warned of the threat of floods after a massive seven feet of snow fell in the Buffalo area of western New York state, killing at least 12 people. ...

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Parents and school made 'tragic mistake' of isolating Sandy Hook killer

Gunman Adam Lanza’s parents and the education system worsened his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, ...

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