The UN children’s agency has reported an “alarming spike” in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.


Australia to strip IS suspects of citizenship

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists, even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said.


Homicide probe over BB King’s death

Nevada officials said they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of BB King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters levelled accusations that the blues great was murdered.


Johnny Depp still in doghouse with authorities in Oz

Johnny Depp’s dogs may have escaped a death sentence, but the star could still be in the doghouse with Australian authorities.


79-year-old dies after two weeks in desert

An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in southern California’s high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rainwater that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple’s rescue.


Teenager jailed for downloading bomb-building plans to PlayStation

A 14-year-old boy from Austria who downloaded bomb-making plans onto his PlayStation has been sentenced to a two-year jail term after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.


Death toll rises in Mexican tornado

The death toll from a tornado that ripped through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna has risen to 14 after searchers found the body of a baby.


QUIRKY WORLD ... Final fare(well) as taxi driver’s last ride is to his own funeral

PUERTO RICO: Taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona’s final fare was highly unusual: A wreath of flowers for his own funeral.

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