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Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

International Desk The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas. The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened fire at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT). Greg Abbott confirmed the death toll and said it was


Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘could run if not in jail’

International Desk Alfonso Dastis spoke as a huge rally for Spanish unity was held in Catalonia’s largest city, Barcelona. Carles Puigdemont was removed from office after Madrid stripped Catalonia of autonomy for declaring independence. Spain’s central government has now taken control of Catalan institutions. Spain’s chief prosecutor is preparing to file criminal charges against Mr


China’s Xi reveals new leadership team, tightens grip on power

International Desk Chinese President Xi Jinping has unveiled the new lineup for the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC), after securing his own leadership for the next five years. There are five new faces in the seven-member committee, which was announced Wednesday in an elaborate ceremony in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Xi

California Wildfires

At least 10 dead as fires rage in California wine country

International Desk Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods. The fires broke out nearly simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained