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Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerful

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immediately afterward that the weapon was too much for her to handle and had hurt her shoulder, said a sheriff's report released on Tuesday. The girl's family also did not realize right away that the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, had been struck by a round from the gun, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office report said. Vacca had been showing the girl how to fire an Uzi at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in remote White Hills last week when the recoil caused her to lose control of the high-powered weapon, the sheriff's office has said. #Argentina #Business #France #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #Russia

24 mins ago

U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and U.S. #Business #China #Entertainment #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

39 mins ago

Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November. Canada sees China as an important trading partner and in early 2012 Harper went to Beijing to pitch the idea of Canada as a potential oil supplier. The closeness of the ties are in question after two high-profile incidents #Business #China #chinese #facebook #France #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #Technology #United States

54 mins ago

London police put their Scotland Yard HQ up for sale

LONDON (Reuters) - London's cash-strapped police force put its New Scotland Yard headquarters up for sale on Tuesday with a 250 million pound ($415 million) guide price, as part of plans to re-invest in front-line policing and cut costs. The 1960s-era complex, home to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) since 1967, is known for its revolving triangular name sign which has served as a backdrop to thousands of TV crime reports over the years. #Arabic #China #France #Italy #Latin America #opinion #Russia #Technology #United States

Sep 3, 2014

Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves. #Argentina #China #Entertainment #France #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

The footage — depicting what the US called a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and just days after Sotloff's mother pleaded for his life. #Caliphate #Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #islamic-state #James Foley #Jihadists #Kurds #Militancy in Iraq #NewsTracker #President Barack Obama #Steven Sotloff #Syria #Terrorism #United States of America #US journalist #US withdrawal from Iraq #USA #White House #World #Yazidi

Sep 3, 2014

Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing "terrorist" raids

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #Entertainment #France #India #Japan #markets #Russia #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola – Medecins Sans Frontieres

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," MSF President Joanne Liu said in a speech to United Nations member states. She said aid charities and West African governments did not have the capacity to stem the outbreak and needed intervention by foreign states. #Africa #Business #Entertainment #France #India #Italy #markets #Middle East #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Yemen’s Houthis reject government move to quell protests

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president dismissed his government on Tuesday, proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government sources said, in moves to quell weeks of unrest by a rebel movement. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Entertainment #facebook #France #Government #India #Japan #markets #Mexico #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. missionary doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

(Reuters) - An American doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus after working with obstetrics patients at a missionary hospital in Monrovia, the Christian organization SIM USA said on Tuesday. The North Carolina-based group did not identify the doctor, who had not been treating the Ebola patients hospitalized in isolation on the missionary's sprawling campus #Arabic #Argentina #Entertainment #facebook #France #Italy #Mexico #Russia #United Kingdom