LILLE/LONDON (Reuters) – About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port yesterday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican yesterday dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job after he came out as gay and called for changes in Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of a major Church meeting on the family.
KABUL (Reuters) – An air strike, probably carried out by US-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said.
ROSEBURG, Ore (Reuters) – The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who were on the scene within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said.
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – US President Barack Obama warned Russia yesterday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a “quagmire,” after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized the questioning by police of ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a broadening corruption case focused on state-run oil company Petrobras, a representative for the court said yesterday.
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (Reuters) – The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City killed at least 26 people and left hundreds missing yesterday, as rescue crews desperately searched for survivors in homes buried by dirt and sludge.
(Reuters) – Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc.
After US markets closed yesterday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google’s search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its “moonshot” ventures such as driverless cars.
ROSEBURG, Ore (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at a community college in southwest Oregon yesterday, killing nine people and wounding seven others before police shot him to death, authorities said, in the latest mass killing to rock an American campus.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, was handed over to authorities after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy, sources in the transitional government said yesterday.
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, Lebanese sources said yesterday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US military transport plane crashed at an airfield in Afghanistan last night, killing all 11 people on board, the US military said, adding there were no reports of enemy fire at the time.
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia launched air strikes in Syria yesterday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, plunging the four-year-old civil war into a volatile new phase as President Vladimir Putin moved forcefully to stake out influence in the unstable region.