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Student killed confronting shooter at Washington state high school

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 06:51 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others before being stopped by a custodian, authorities...

Who becomes a saint in the Catholic Church, and is that changing?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 08:46 Last update: about 10 days ago The Conversation

Pope Francis has created a new category for beatification, the level immediately below sainthood, in the Catholic Church: those who give their lives for others. This is called “oblatio...

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 06:51 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Apple has broken the $1,000 (830 euros) barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big test...

Police: 'False alarm' prompted Barcelona basilica evacuation

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 06:38 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Police in Barcelona said a false alarm involving a suspicious van prompted the evacuation of the landmark Sagrada Familia basilica and its surroundings Tuesday evening. A spokesman with the...

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Florida

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 07:14 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were...

UN approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 07:10 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze...

The day that changed the world: US commemorates 9/11

Monday, 11 September 2017, 15:54 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony. About...

Why al-Qaida is still strong 16 years after 9/11

Monday, 11 September 2017, 14:24 Last update: about 11 days ago The Conversation

Sixteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, al-Qaida conducted the most destructive terrorist attack in history. An unprecedented onslaught from the U.S. followed. One-third of al-Qaida’s...

Pope gets black eye after hitting head against popemobile

Monday, 11 September 2017, 07:30 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip Sunday by honoring a fellow Jesuit who ministered to African slaves and urging Colombians today to follow his lead in working for a more peaceful...

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