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Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings LOS ANGELES: A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.Terrified classmates dived for cover as the gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg, launched his attack in a school in the northwestern state of Washington.As with previous such shootings, it revived debate on gun control, even though the gun involved was legally acquired."I heard one loud bang and I was wondering what it was. Then I heard about four or five more. People started screaming and people started getting to the ground and going for the nearest exit," said a student identified as Jordan."So I hit the ground. But after he'd already put some bullets into the backs of students," he told CNN.The shooting, just the latest in a long line of ...

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules NEW YORK: New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.The new measures were ordered by state governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie the day after an American doctor tested positive for Ebola one week after returning from working in hard-hit Guinea.Craig Spencer, 33, was in stable condition in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center ...
Partial solar eclipse sweeps across North America WASHINGTON: A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America on Thursday, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on Twitter and other social media. The best views were on the west coast including California, where the moon blanked out nearly half of the solar disc in cloudless mid-afternoon skies. The partial eclipse, which was even bigger farther north in San Francisco and Seattle, turned the "sun into hugelargeous croissant," tweeted @ProBirdRights, ...
Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few NEW YORK: The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday."Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him," the mayor said of the patient at Bellevue Hospital, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer of Harlem.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital NEW YORK: The doctor being tested in New York for Ebola has not been back to his hospital job or seen patients since returning from West Africa, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said on Thursday.Dr. Craig Spencer was described as a "committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first" in a statement released by the hospital in upper Manhattan.Spencer, 33, who was in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, was being tested ...
Suspect arrested after jumping White House fence WASHINGTON: A suspect who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said."At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House," the spokesman said. "The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers."The fence climber was identified ...
Lone gunman kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attack OTTAWA: A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament Wednesday before the assembly's sergeant-at-arms shot him dead.The attack -- the second this week targeting Canadian military personnel -- came as Canadian jets were to join the US-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq.Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged not to waver, saying Canada would bolster its efforts to combat "terrorist" groups abroad."Canada will never be ...

 



 
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