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Man arrested in Ethiopian embassy shooting in Washington WASHINGTON: US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, US media reported. Video shown by Ethiopian television ESAT shows a man standing by the embassy compound and brandishing what appears to be a handgun. Several people are heard yelling and seen trying to approach the man when a gunshot rings out.Local media said no one was injured. A State Department spokeswoman said a man was arrested and that a protest had been taking place near the embassy. The Secret Service did not immediately return a call from AFP.State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her office "takes very seriously any incident involving the use of a firearm."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Opposition politician shot dead in Acapulco ACAPULCO: A state leader of Mexico's opposition conservative party was shot dead Sunday by unidentified gunmen in a waterfront restaurant in the resort of Acapulco, prosecutors said.Braulio Zaragoza, head of the National Action Party in Guerrero state, was shot three times in the back by the three assassins at the restaurant of the cliffside El Mirador hotel, Guerrero state prosecutors said.The national leader of the National Action Party (PAN), Gustavo Madero, condemned the killing and ...
Dozens of students missing after Mexican protest crackdown ACAPULCO: Mexican authorities searched Sunday for 58 students who went missing after protests turned deadly in the troubled southern state of Guerrero.The state public security agency deployed a helicopter to join the search in the tense town of Iguala and surrounding communities after students from a teacher college went missing on Saturday, the state government said in a statement.At least six people, including two students, were killed as municipal police and unknown gunmen shot a ...
Hurricane Rachel churns in Pacific off Mexico MEXICO CITY: Tropical Storm Rachel strengthened to hurricane force Saturday as it swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast, a region already buffeted by major storms this season.The US National Hurricane Center said Rachel, a category one hurricane, is located about 460 miles (740 kilometers) southwest of the Baja California peninsula, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour.Rachel is the 12th storm of the eastern north Pacific season, the Miami-based NHC said.There were ...
Storms damage Phoenix airport LOS ANGELES: Severe storms hit Phoenix's international airport on Saturday, briefly grounding flights, the airport announced on Twitter. Phoenix Sky Harbor airport's sustained damage to its roof and some walls, US media reported, leading the airport to stop flight operations.Less than an hour later, the airport said: "Flights have resumed at Sky Harbor but more than 30 inbound flights were diverted to other airports." Local media reported that the airport terminal in the southwestern US ...
US flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson CHICAGO: Hundreds of flights were grounded at two major Chicago airports Friday after an employee at an air traffic control center lit a fire and tried to commit suicide, officials said.Air transit into and out of the city's bustling O'Hare International and Midway airports was completely shut down as a result of the blaze at the Federal Aviation Administration's facility in the town of Aurora, Illinois.Almost 2,000 flights were canceled, including more than 1,500 from ...
Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter NEW YORK: Chelsea Clinton announced Saturday the birth of her first-born child, daughter Charlotte, in comments promptly retweeted by her parents and fellow White House occupants."Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky," Chelsea Clinton wrote on Facebook.The message was also posted on Twitter.The former first daughter, 34, frequently tipped to follow her parents into politics, left her position as NBC special ...


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