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Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported.The graphic video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in LA's Skid Row area near downtown.The circumstances around the shooting were not immediately clear but the video appears to show a man flailing at officers as they try to subdue him.A voice yelling "Drop the gun!" can be heard before several shots ring out and several onlookers cry out in alarm.The Los Angeles Police Department didn't immediately return a call for comment, but local media said at least one officer had opened fire.The man was declared dead at a hospital soon after the shooting, police spokesman Sergeant Barry Montgomery told the Los Angeles Times.Skid Row is a run-down area that houses many hostels and services for ...

US deserves 'benefit of the doubt' on getting Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the case on Sunday for completing nuclear diplomacy with Iran despite Israeli opposition, saying the United States deserves the benefit of the doubt on getting a deal that would prevent any need for military action to curb Tehran's atomic ambitions.Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to address the U.S. Congress to warn against an Iran deal, Kerry delivered a stout defense of talks ...
Boehner defends his US House leadership amid conservative unrest WASHINGTON: US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, having suffered an embarrassing rebuke at the hands of conservatives in his own party, played down any risk to his continuing leadership on Sunday, saying disagreements with fellow Republicans were merely over strategy, not goals.Asked if he could lead the House, Boehner said, "I think so. I'm not going to suggest it's easy, because it's not."The House narrowly averted a shutdown of funding to the Department of ...
Earthquake shakes Guatemala City GUATEMALA CITY: An earthquake shook the capital of Guatemala on Friday, a Reuters witness said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.Mexico's national seismological service said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles (10 km), and that the epicenter was on Guatemala's Pacific coast about 95 miles (153 km) southeast of the city of Hidalgo in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Cuba cites 'progress' in talks with US, but issues remain WASHINGTON: Cuba said on Friday that progress had been made in talks with the United States on restoring diplomatic ties, but that there were still outstanding issues to resolve.In a historic press conference at the US State Department, the head of the Cuban delegation, Josefina Vidal, said Havana still wanted the communist country to be removed from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terror, as well as the provision of financial services for its ...
US says could open embassy in Cuba before April summit WASHINGTON: The United States said on Friday it could reopen its embassy in Havana before a high-profile summit of the Americas in April, but cautioned "serious disagreements" remain over restoring ties with Cuba."I do think we can get this done in time for the Summit of the Americas," top US diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, told reporters at the end of a second round of talks with Cuban negotiators, but much depended on whether ...
Mexico OKs 5 shallow water areas in Round One oil tender second leg MEXICO CITY: Mexico has approved draft auction terms for five shallow water areas containing around 355 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) as part of its Round One tender opening up oil fields to foreign investors, the country's energy regulator said on Friday.The areas, located in the southern Gulf of Mexico, are divided into nine production-sharing contracts which will be awarded to companies or consortia by late September.The final bidding terms and contracts for the ...


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