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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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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.

Grey Brexit vote angers younger Britons

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 21:16

LONDON: Young people vented their anger on Saturday against more eurosceptic older voters as they came to terms with a momentous referendum to pull Britain out of the EU, with the hashtag #NotInMyName trending on Twitter.

Belgium detains 2 in new anti-terror raids

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 20:43

BRUSSELS: Belgian police detained two men for questioning after fresh anti-terror raids overnight, the federal prosecutor’s office said Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone.

France says need quick start of Brexit talks, no "cat and mouse game"

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 19:28

BERLIN: Britain must quickly trigger the Article 50 clause that allows talks to start on its exit from the European Union, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday after a meeting of six European foreign ministers in Berlin.

Iran cracks down on 'vulgar Western' dog owners

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 18:49

TEHRAN: Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday.

Pope says "never again" to tragedies like Armenian genocide

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 15:29

YEREVAN: A sombre Pope Francis, “with pain in my heart,” paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labelled a genocide, risking Turkey’s ire.

China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads following man's death

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 14:24

BEIJING: China’s internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers.

Anatomy of Brexit: A divided kingdom

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:15

LONDON: Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union has pitted parents against children, cities against rural areas, north against south and university graduates against those with fewer qualifications.

Obama tries to limit fallout from British EU exit vote [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:52

PALO ALTO: US President Barack Obama on Friday tried to limit the fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, which threatens to harm the US economic recovery, derail his trade agenda and distract US allies from global security issues.

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:36

LONDON: Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain’s newspapers were Saturday polarised over the “Brexit earthquake“, some calling it the “birth of a new Britain,” others asking “what the hell happens now?”

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits near Chile's copper mining area

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:44

SANTIAGO: A magnitude 5.5 quake struck near Chile’s copper mining area in the north of the country, the US Geological Survey said on Friday.

Two killed, 100 homes destroyed by California wildfire [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:34

KERN COUNTY: A fast-moving central California wildfire that more than doubled in size on Friday has killed two people and destroyed 100 structures, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for a fire-ravaged county.

Twenty dead in W. Virginia in state's worst floods in a century [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:28

VIRGINIA: At least 20 people in West Virginia have died in the US state’s worst flooding in more than a century, and hundreds more have been rescued from swamped homes, government officials said on Friday.

Dozens burned in Texas walking on hot coals at Tony Robbins seminar

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:59

SAN ANTONIO: As many as 40 people were injured after walking on hot coals as part of a self-help seminar hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins in Texas, fire officials said on Friday.

Putin blames Brexit on London's 'overconfidence'

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:55

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the British government was “overconfident” and “superficial” in the EU referendum, and denied taking a position on Brexit.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20 years in jail

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:25

SAINT-OMER: A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:58

BRUSSELS: Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc: