A police officer has been shot and killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida.


Elton John weds partner

Elton John and David Furnish have officially got married — exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.


Ali in hospital with pneumonia

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalised with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, a spokesman said.

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Florida cop slain in latest police attack

A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early yesterday by a man described as transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no motive for the suspect now charged with murder.


IMF policies criticised over ebola outbreaks

Policies advocated by the IMF have contributed to under-funded, insufficiently staffed, and poorly prepared health systems in the countries with ebola outbreaks in west Africa, academics said yesterday.


Woman charged with murder as mourning for eight victims continues

An Australian woman has been charged with murder over the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home.


Quirky World: Fans vote soap star exit the all-time cliff-hanger

EastEnders villain Janine Butcher pushing her new husband Barry Evans off a cliff has been named as the best soap opera exit of all time.


US service marks anniversary of Lockerbie bomb atrocity

The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing 26 years ago were remembered at a memorial service in the US yesterday.


Ukip urges members to avoid use of social media

Ukip members have been urged to steer clear of using social media following a series of scandals over inappropriate comments.


US could put North Korea back on terror list

The US is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the country decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that has been blamed on the communist nation.


Football Club rules out signing up convicted rapist after furious reaction

Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be signed by bottom of the Football League Hartlepool United, the club has said.