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Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during lake baptism

A crocodile has killed a Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in southern Ethiopia. Docho Eshete was conducting the ceremony for about 80 people on Sunday morning at Lake Abaya in Arba Minch town’s Merkeb Tabya…

Billionaire Koch brothers take on Trump over tariffs

Powerful US billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are funding a multi-million dollar campaign against President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs. Three political groups backed by the brothers say they will use advertising, lobbying…

Arkady Babchenko: ‘Murdered’ Russian journalist is alive

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, widely reported to have been assassinated in Kiev on Tuesday, has turned up alive at a press conference. In an extraordinary development, Babchenko, a high-profile critic of the Kremlin, appeared live on…

US preacher asks followers to help buy fourth private jet

A US televangelist has asked his followers to help fund his fourth private jet – because Jesus “wouldn’t be riding a donkey”. Jesse Duplantis said God had told him to buy a Falcoln 7X for $54m (£41m). READ MORE:…

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He said he had made the decision based on the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. READ MORE:…

MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

The missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade, international investigators say. For the first time, the Dutch-led team said the missile had come from a unit based in western…

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and…

Santa Fe High School: Ten dead in shooting

Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured after a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor. The attacker, who is in police custody on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old…

Tension in Gaza as Palestinians begin to bury 58 dead

Funerals are being held in Gaza for 58 people killed on Monday when Israeli troops opened fire during Palestinian protests, in the deadliest day of violence there since a war in 2014. The burials coincide with the 70th anniversary of what…

Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer

A body found at a marina on the banks of the Firth of Forth has been confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison. The discovery was made at Port Edgar, between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing, at about 20:30…

Iran condemns wave of Israeli air strikes in Syria

Iran has backed Syria’s “right to defend itself” after Israel launched strikes on what it said was Iranian military infrastructure inside Syria. In the first comments by Iran since Thursday’s wave of strikes, the…