ORLANDO, Fla. — Dozens of bodies were slowly removed late Sunday from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence that left 50 dead and devastated a city famous for family-friendly theme parks.
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SHELTON, Wash. — The parachutes slowly float down from Chinook helicopters, first carrying boxes of supplies and then the paratroopers who set up a field operations centre as part of a readiness drill for a megaquake and tsunami.
LONDON — Bells rang in celebration from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London Friday to mark the start of the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.
The queen’s milestone birthday is being marked with a three-day series of festivities that will include solemn religious events and street parties in many towns and cities.
LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said.
Police official Sheikh Hammad said the killing took place in the eastern city of Lahore, the country’s cultural hub, and that the mother was arrested the same day.
HELSINKI — In efforts to cut road kill, Finnish reindeer herders have painted Rudolph’s antlers in fluorescent colours, hung reflectors round their necks and even used movable traffic signs.
They’ve not been successful, so they’re turning to drivers with a reindeer warning app hoping it will reduce the annual 4,000 reindeer road deaths.
KORIYAMA, Japan — She’s 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima, and of the 173 young people with confirmed or suspected cases since the 2011 nuclear meltdowns there, she is the first to speak out.
WASHINGTON — David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the network says.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is running out of time and options to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, so officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible and considering novel legal strategies that include allowing some men to strike plea deals by video-teleconference.
LAYLAND, W.Va. — Authorities in West Virginia say a man and woman have been arrested on charges that they tried to sell the woman’s baby.
SYDNEY, Australia — Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday.