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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 victims had died.Police arrested the gunman at the hospital, local television station WFTV reported. The authorities have not yet identified him.Unarmed security guards had subdued and detained the suspect before the police arrived.The suspect apparently did not know the victims or have any connection with the hospital, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told local reporters."It appears to be extremely random," he said, local channel WKMG reported. However, he cautioned that it was still early in ...

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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 ...

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Obama orders flags at half-staff after Nice attack WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama called his French counterpart Francois Hollande Friday and ordered flags be flown at half-staff in a show of solidarity following the Nice attacks.Spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House had offered the French authorities "any assistance that they need to conduct their investigation."Obama has described the truck attack that killed at least 84 people as a "horrific terrorist attack."He is expected to deliver fuller remarks during a reception for foreign diplomats ...

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US Senate committee wants details of fatal Tesla crash SAN FRANCISCO: A US Senate committee on Thursday called on Tesla to explain the role an Autopilot self-driving feature played in a recent fatal crash and what the company was doing about it.A letter sent to Tesla chief executive Elon Musk by Republican Senator John Thune calls for the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to be briefed no later than July 29."I am interested in the company's efforts to ensure the Autopilot technology was ...

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Obama, Pena Nieto to meet on July 22 in Washington WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will host his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House next week, the two governments announced Thursday.The pair, who will meet on July 22, are looking to build on the "significant progress" made at last month's "Three Amigos" summit in Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the White House said.The leaders will discuss a "range of issues," the White House said.Mexico said they had a common goal of ...

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UN condemns 'barbaric and cowardly' Nice attack UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the "barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place during Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice.At least 80 people including children were killed and dozens injured when the attacker drove a truck through a crowd watching a fireworks display to mark the holiday.The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted statement that "condemned in the strongest terms" the attack and expressed condolences to the ...