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Afghan police Wednesday ended an all-night Taliban siege of a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family, the latest attack on a venue frequented by foreigners in the heart of Kabul.

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

B.C. cancer cases to grow by 57 percent by 2030, new report warns

Some alarming numbers are in a report released today by researchers from the B.C. Cancer Agency. Published in the B.C. Medical Journal, it says that by 2030 the province will see a dramatic rise in cancer cases.

Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, plans to send driverless big rigs our on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Football officials arrested in Zurich on US request

Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early Wednesday upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said.The New York Times reported that FIFA officials were arrested.

HD remake of Resident Evil Zero officially announced

Following the success of Resident Evil HG early this year, Capcom has announced that an HD remake of Resident Evil Zero is in the works and set to be released in early 2016.

Bounce house flies in air and injures three children

Three children playing inside a bounce house were injured when a waterspout came onto shore and lifted it in the air in Fort Lauderdale.

Russian NGOs fear fresh crackdown after 'undesirable' law

Already branded "foreign agents" while endeavouring to help abuse victims or protect the environment, Russian activists fear a new law against "undesirable" NGOs will further stymie their work.

Maui's dolphin of New Zealand nearly extinct, humans at fault

The world's smallest dolphin, the Maui's dolphin, is on the verge of extinction. Some analysts now put the number of surviving Maui's dolphins at under 50, with only ten of those mature females.

50 Cent's boxing promotions company declares bankruptcy

Floyd Mayweather's friend and business partner Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) has filed bankruptcy for his own SMS Promotions, a boxing promotions company he formed in 2012.

Queen to outline Cameron's plans after UK poll win

British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unveil their programme for government Wednesday after a surprise clear win at this month's general election which will lead to a referendum on leaving the EU.

Israel launches air strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

The Israeli air force carried out four strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, Palestinian eyewitnesses said, hours after a cross-border rocket attack on the Jewish state.

Pope's finance chief ready to appear at Australia child abuse inquiry

Pope Francis' finance chief Wednesday said he was ready to give evidence at a child abuse inquiry in his native Australia, as the nation's most notorious paedophile priest insisted the pair had little to do with each other.

Arrest in attempted dismemberment and burning of body

A man came home from work, and thinking his nephew had been smoking marijuana, went to check the nephew's bedroom. He looked in the bathroom and discovered the nude, dismembered and partially burned body of a woman in the bathtub.

EU to unveil latest plan to absorb migrants fairly

The European Commission is due Wednesday to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants making the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe.

Michelle Wright crowned 'Female Vocalist' at CMAO Awards

Canadian country star Michelle Wright has a major milestone to celebrate. She was crowned "Female Vocalist of the Year" at this year's Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards.

Militants wage overnight gunfight in Kabul diplomatic quarter

Gunfire and explosions rang out Wednesday in a diplomatic quarter of Kabul as security forces waged an all-night battle with Taliban militants who tried to storm a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family.

Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Sanders enters U.S. presidential race

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor.

U.S. court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

A U.S. appeals court dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Robert Guerrero to face Aaron Martinez at StubHub Center June 6

Former WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero returns to the ring on Saturday, June 6 after his failed attempt to bag the WBA welterweight title against Keith Thurman last March at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Spain's top court overturns regional anti-eviction law

Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday struck down a regional law which blocked banks from repossessing homes from the most needy families for up to three years.

Mozambique elephant poaching fuels ivory trade in China and Asia

The U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported on Tuesday that nearly half of Mozambique's elephants have been killed for their ivory in the past five years.

Peru sends in army as new mining strike starts

Peru said Tuesday it is sending its army to intervene in seven regions where workers have called a strike to protest a controversial mining project by Mexican firm Southern Copper.The $1.

Blasts, gunfire as insurgents attack Kabul diplomatic area

Sporadic bursts of gunfire and heavy explosions rocked a diplomatic district of the Afghan capital Tuesday, with police saying a guesthouse is believed to be the target of the ongoing attack.

Japan joins U.S. maneuvers in Pacific as tensions with China rise

Japan will send dozens of soldiers to join U.S.-Australia military exercises in the South Pacific for the first time ever in an apparent signal to Beijing to scale back expansion in the South China Sea.

U.S. Marine and bride tell the story behind viral wedding photo

A North Carolina couple shares with thousands of fans the story behind their touching wedding photo which went viral after it was posted to social media. The couple also talk about what was going through their minds at the moment the photo was taken.

Mexico rights body probes gunfight that killed 43

Mexico's human rights commission formally opened an investigation on Tuesday to determine whether federal police committed any abuses in a shootout that killed 42 drug cartel suspects and one officer.

Live chicks at Alberta hatchery linked to Salmonella outbreak

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections that has been linked to live chicks at an Alberta hatchery. A total of 34 people were sickened in three provinces between April 5 and May 12.

Kell Brook needs to retain IBF title for big fight with Amir Khan

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook should be able to defend his IBF title on Saturday against Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London to keep his hopes alive for a lucrative fight against countryman Amir Khan.

Europe must do more to help migrants: UN chief

Europe must do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday ahead of a visit to Brussels, as a planned EU naval operation awaits UN Security Council approval.

Natural plant material combats tooth decay

Can adding a chemical extract from plants help with the battle against tooth decay? A new study suggests that oral health products could be enhanced with a little dose of nature.

Brazil's new Right on the march

The teenage flag-bearer of Brazil's new Right, Kim Kataguiri, is marching on Brasilia as more conservative voices demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

New chameleon species discovered in Madagascar

Madagascar, noted for its rich diversity of species, has revealed new secrets: eleven new species of reptile have been discovered on the island in recent years. These have been collated in a new science paper.

Mushroom ‘tree of life’ constructed

Biologists have trawled through thousands of fungal specimens to construct a mushroom ‘tree of life.’ This is the most comprehensive review of its kind, and it drew on specimens dating back 200-years.

Baby swept away by Mexico tornado found dead

The body of a baby blown away by a tornado was found Tuesday in northern Mexico, raising the death toll from the twister to 14.

Conservative candidate for Madrid mayor proposes pact to stop Podemos

The candidate for mayor of Madrid of Spain's governing Popular Party (PP) on Tuesday offered the opposition Socialists a pact to block a far-left anti-austerity politician from winning control of city hall after weekend election.

Brazil arrests Mafioso on run since 1980s

A crime boss convicted of more than 20 murders and sentenced to life in prison in his native Italy was arrested in Brazil Tuesday after nearly 30 years on the run, police said.

Germany reimposes land border controls before G7 summit

Germany has reimposed land border controls ahead of a G7 summit next month where it expects large counter-protests, and tightened road, rail and air travel checks, police said Tuesday.

EU border agency expands migrant rescue operation

The EU's border agency said Tuesday it will expand its search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean to help cope with an upsurge in migrants trying to reach Europe, after UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Europe to do more.

Reba: An exclusive interview with one of America's biggest stars Special

"Love Somebody," the popular singer's most recent album, is currently riding high in the charts, as one would expect. She told Digital Journal all about it.