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Three police officers killed in Baton Rouge WASHINGTON: A black veteran shot three police officers dead Sunday in the Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge, in a bloody act reminiscent of recent slayings in Dallas to avenge African Americans killed by law enforcement.The shooting, which also wounded three other officers, took place in a city scarred by racial tensions and protests against police brutality since the July 5 death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot at point-blank range by white police.Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson told reporters the gunman behind the shooting -- widely identified by US media as Gavin Long, 29 -- was killed and there are no suspects at large. The motive was not immediately clear.A troubling picture emerged of the shooter, a former Marine whose Iraq tour lasted from June 2008 to January 2009. Long legally changed his name last year to Cosmo Ausar Setepenra, claiming to be a member of the ...

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SpaceX propels cargo to space station, lands rocket MIAMI: A SpaceX rocket blasted off Monday toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of supplies including a docking adapter that future spaceships will use to park at the orbiting outpost."Falcon 9 is on its way," said a commentator at SpaceX mission control as the white rocket launched under a dark night sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:45 am (0445 GMT).Following the launch, the rocket separated, sending the cargo to orbit. Then, the ...

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Kerry denounces Bahrain move dissolving key opposition group WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed deep concern Sunday after a Bahraini court dissolved the country's main opposition group and seized its funds."This ruling is the latest in a series of disconcerting steps in Bahrain," he said in a statement sparked by the action against the country's main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, once the largest group in parliament.The chief US diplomat took pains to acknowledge the "very real security threats facing Bahrain," but ...

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Three US police officers dead, several injured in Baton Rouge shooting WASHINGTON: Three police officers were killed and three injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, with at least two suspects at large, police said."Three law enforcement (officers) are confirmed dead, three others injured," the East Baton Rouge sheriff's office said in a statement. "One suspect is dead, law enforcement believes two others may be at large."The shooting took place along a highway around 9:00 am (1300 GMT), the statement added.It appears the ...

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Gunman kills two in Florida hospital: reports MIAMI: A gunman fatally shot an elderly patient and a hospital employee in an apparently random attack inside a Florida hospital early Sunday, police said."Victims are an elderly female patient, & female hospital employee. unk motive," the Titusville Police Department said on Twitter.The shooting took place on the third floor of the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville -- 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Orlando -- local police said earlier via Twitter, adding that the ...

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Coronation in Cleveland: Republicans prepare to nominate Trump CLEVELAND: With his running mate squared away and the Republican Party more or less behind him, Donald Trump prepares for a prime-time moment this week that few would have predicted a year ago: his anointment as the party's presidential nominee.The wealthy businessman's coronation in Cleveland will come at the end of the four-day Republican National Convention that kicks off Monday. Befitting the candidate's unrestrained nature, the convention is expected to be a more spontaneous affair ...

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Clinton urges calm following Turkey coup attempt WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed "great concern" Friday at the coup attempt in Turkey, urging calm in the key US ally.It was unclear who was in control of the strategic NATO country of 80 million people as soldiers took to the streets and multiple explosions rang out overnight in the country's two biggest cities."I am following the fast-moving developments in Turkey tonight with great concern," Clinton said in a statement."We should all urge ...