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Pakistan election: Dozens killed as voters go to polls

Pakistan election: Dozens killed as voters go to polls

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Violence has erupted as millions head to the polls in Pakistan, with at least 31 dead in the worst attack, a bomb in the city of Quetta. Elsewhere, minor blasts and clashes between party workers left several injured and two dead. Opinion polls suggest the election battle will be between the parties of ex-cricket star Imran Khan and the disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif.But the campaign has been overshadowed by concerns of fraud and violence.The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says there have been "blatant" attempts to manipulate the polls.Mr Khan has vowed to tackle corruption but his rivals accuse him of benefiting from alleged meddling by the military, which has ruled Pakistan for nearly half of its history.Mr Sharif, who wo...
Annapolis shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper

Annapolis shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A gunman has opened fire at a local newspaper in Maryland, killing five people and wounding many more.Staff at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis said he shot through a glass door into the newsroom."There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload," tweeted reporter Phil Davis.Police said a suspect was now in custody and was being questioned."We've had a terrible shooting incident here this afternoon," county executive Steve Schuh said in a news conference. "There are several people who have died from this incident."Police said they could not identify the exact weapon at the time. They said the suspect was bei...
Briton killed in 'deliberate hit-and-run' in Cyprus

Briton killed in 'deliberate hit-and-run' in Cyprus

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A British man has been killed and another injured after a suspected deliberate hit-and-run in Cyprus. Cyprus Police said the two men, aged 39 and 32, were hit as they walked along a road near Paphos at about 2.30am on Saturday.The older man was later confirmed to have died.He has been named as Charlie Birch from Powys, Wales.The second man was taken to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries.Police were called to an accident at 3am when someone reported two people lying on the road, the Cyprus Mail reported.There had reportedly been an altercation at a bar in Coral Bay during which the two Britons reportedly tried to defend a woman who was being hit by one of the suspects.A car used in the alleged attack was later found by police after being dumped in the sea.F...
US military service member killed in Somalia attack

US military service member killed in Somalia attack

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An American service member was killed in Somalia Friday and four others were wounded in a firefight with Al Shabab fighters, according to U.S. Africa Command (Africom). "During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack," according to an Africom statement. "Names are being withheld pending next of kin notification. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the service members." The American forces were advising and assisting a large force of 800 Somali and Kenyan military forces that was part of a multi-day operation in an area of Jubaland located 217 miles southwest of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. President Donald ...
16 killed in Mother's Day marches across Nicaragua as calls for new elections grow

16 killed in Mother's Day marches across Nicaragua as calls for new elections grow

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MANAGUA, May 31 (UPI) -- At least 16 people died during protest marches on Nicaragua's Mother's Day in several cities across the country hours after business leaders called for new elections. Organizers planned the marches, called "Mothers of April," to protest the more than 70 people allegedly killed by police and pro-government gangs during protests in April against President Daniel Ortega's plan to raise social security taxes and cut benefits, human rights advocates said. That plan was shelved, but the protests grew into a movement against state violence and Ortega himself. Wednesday's marches were a continuation of these protests -- but resulted in more deaths as demonstrators came under attack by armed gunmen. The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights -- also identified as CENIDH using...