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21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian Police Academy
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21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian Police Academy

Bogota (AFP): Colombia´s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded -- the worst such incident in the city in 16 years.

Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: Study

New York (AFP): Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before —about six times more per year now than 40 years ago — leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned Monday. ...

Multiple injured in French university explosion

Lyon (AP): At least three people were injured on Thursday in an explosion at a university in Lyon, French authorities said. ...

Volcano erupts on small Japan island

Yakushima: A Japanese volcano erupted on Thursday, spewing ash and smoke six kilometres into the air over a small southern island. ...

UK Premier May survives confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal just weeks before the UK leaves the European Union. ...

Gunmen kill 15 in Kenya hotel compound attack

Nairobi: Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based group al Shabaab. ...

One in three UN employee have been sexually harassed: Survey

New York: A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. ...

Saudi royal aide fired over Khashoggi murder still wields influence

Washington: A Saudi royal advisor fired over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to wield influence in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inner circle, according to Western, Arab and Saudi sources with links to the royal court. ...

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Frankfurt: Hundreds of flights will be cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation´s busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walk off the job in a deepening row over pay. ...