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More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

By Reuters - Sunday, 26 June 2016.

LONDON: Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 2.5 million Britons and UK residents had signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue.

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11-year-old was bit by shark at Atlantic Beach

By AP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:02

ATLANTIC BEACH: Officials say an 11-year-old boy was bit by a shark off the coast of North Carolina, the second incident in as many weeks.

Two killed, 80 wounded in Madagascar 'terror blast'

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:35

ANTANANARIVO: Two people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a grenade attack in Madagascar’s capital Sunday during the country’s national day celebrations, in what the president called “an act of terrorism.”

Singapore Airlines flight returns to Changi, catches fire, no casualties

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:30

SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire early on Monday after returning to Singapore’s Changi airport following an engine oil warning message but all passengers were safe, the airline and airport officials said.

Air pollution to kill millions more without change of energy policy: IEA

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:20

LONDON: Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

Seven hospitalized in California stabbing at neo-Nazi rally

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:10

SAN FRANCISCO: Seven people were hospitalized with at least two in critical condition after a stabbing spree broke out during a neo-Nazi rally Saturday at California’s state capitol building, officials said.

Christians should apologise to gay people: Pope Francis

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:00

ROME: Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.

American dream turns to nightmare for undocumented immigrants

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:10

PERRIS: Every weekday, year-round, Esteban Yanez rises at the crack of dawn and heads to his job as a construction worker near the largely Hispanic desert town of Perris, south of Los Angeles.

'Silver tsunami' threatens to wipe out S. Korean rural communities

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:00

GUNWI: It’s lunch break at Seoksan Elementary School and the entire student body has taken to the vast playground for a game of football – with just three players on each side.

Scotland rollercoaster crash injures 11

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:01

London: Eleven people including nine children were injured Sunday when a rollercoaster crashed at a theme park in Scotland, police and media reports said.

Scotland welcome to join EU, says Merkel

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:00

BERLIN: An independent Scotland would be welcome to join the European Union, a senior German lawmaker and ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel has said after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.

Scotland could block Brexit

By Reuters - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 23:41

LONDON: Scotland’s parliament would consider blocking legislation on Britain’s exit from the European Union if that were necessary to protect Scottish interests, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.

France and Germany should take lead after Brexit: Hollande

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 21:46

Dun-les-Places: France and Germany should “take the initiative” after British voters decided their country should quit the EU, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

European Parliament urges Britain to begin EU exit Tuesday

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:49

BERLIN: The European Parliament’s chief called Sunday for British Prime Minister David Cameron to begin formal proceedings to leave the EU at a summit this week.

Buyer's remorse as Brexit sinks in

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:43

LONDON: As the markets crashed, sterling hit a 31-year low and Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, it dawned on some of those who voted for Britain to leave the EU that they may have got it wrong.

Bus fire kills 30 in central China: Xinhua

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 16:51

BEIJING: At least 30 people were killed when a large bus burst into flames after crashing into the side of a road in central China on Sunday, state media said.

Student killed in attack at Papua New Guinea university

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 15:44

SYDNEY: One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital.

Australian prime minister urges stability after Brexit vote

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:21

CANBERRA: Australia’s prime minister used his official campaign launch on Sunday to warn against a change of government during the economic fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

Father, girlfriend arrested in 2-year-old girl's death

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:10

FORT LAUDERDALE: Authorities have charged a South Florida man and his girlfriend in the death of his 2-year-old daughter in November.

Florida mayor carjacked at gunpoint outside his home

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:00

SANFORD: Police say a central Florida mayor was carjacked early Saturday while standing outside his home.

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for Florida family lost at sea

By Reuters - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:30

The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday said it had suspended its search for a family whose sailboat disappeared off the Florida coast six days ago.

Obama declares disaster as US flood death toll climbs to 24

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:25

WASHINGTON: Th e death toll from flooding in the US state of West Virginia rose to 24 Saturday, as President Barack Obama declared a major disaster, releasing federal aid for some of the hardest-hit areas.

150 homes burned in deadly California wildfire

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:15

LAKE ISABELLA: A voracious and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 150 homes, and the toll may rise, fire officials said Saturday.

Arizona authorities say 3 missing women met same man online

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:01

With her Arizona home sold and most of her belongings packed up, Nancy Rae Hartz was ready to spend her golden years on the road. Having been divorced and then widowed, she had recently found love again through a dating website, and the happy couple was going to travel in an RV.

Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:30

PANAMA CITY: Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at boosting transit revenues and global trade.

Police: Dead educator was pregnant with accused man's child

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:10

BATON ROUGE: Police say a school administrator found dead on the edge of a sugar cane field was pregnant with the child of a former co-worker, who has been accused in the killing.

2 teens arrested for lying about man in deputy shooting

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:00

MONROE: Two teenagers have been arrested for lying about the location of a man that investigators say shot two Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Gangs suspected in fatal Fort Worth dance studio shooting

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:10

FORT WORTH: Officers are preparing to make arrests in connection with the suspected gang-related shootings that left two people dead and at least five others injured Saturday morning during an unauthorized party at a Texas dance studio, a police spokesman said.

Mother fatally shoots 2 daughters; police kill her

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:43

FULSHEAR: Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two daughters before officers shot and killed her.

Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:35

COLUMBUS: Zoo officials in Ohio say a black bear cub briefly escaped its enclosure before being corralled and sedated.

Gunmen take guests hostage after blast at Somalia hotel

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:22

MOGADISHU: Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and were throwing grenades.