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Live lottery draw in Serbia sparks outrage and police probe

Belgrade - The head of Serbia's state lottery resigned on Thursday following allegations of fraud during a live lottery draw this week.

FBI understaffed to ward off cybersecurity attacks, report says

The Next Generation Cyber Initiative is meant to step up investigation of cyber crimes, but the FBI is having trouble attracting computer scientists and cooperation from the private sector, according to an independent study.

Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and Turkey

Atenas - Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.

Could there be life on the amazing and mysterious Pluto?

The data coming in from the New Horizons spacecraft's mission to Pluto proves that the Universe is, if nothing else, full of surprises.

Has Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho been shot and killed?

According to a senior park official, Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho was killed in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The killing took place on August 1, reports the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Other organizations dispute this report.

Drought and wildfires prompt emergency declaration in California

Sacramento - With a severe drought now in its fourth year and at least 18 wildfires raging across the state, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for all of the state.

Op-Ed: UN discussed peace deal with Tripoli representatives in Algiers

Algiers - Special envoy to Libya of the UN, Bernardino Leon is meeting with representatives of the General National Congress(GNC) parliament. The GNC government is based in Tripoli. The talks are in Algiers, Algeria.

Iran heat index near record 163 degrees, fatalities reported

The Middle East has been hit with near record temperatures and humidity this week, leading to the Iraq government mandating a holiday. Iran recorded the second highest heat index on Friday. It feels-like temperature of 163 degrees Celsius.

North Iraq urges PKK to leave as Turkish strike toll mounts

Istanbul - Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties.

Greece arrests three suspected migrant boat raiders

Atenas - Greece's coastguard on Saturday said it had arrested three men suspected of preying on migrants seeking to cross over from neighbouring Turkey, following several complaints made to a rights group.

Britain, France say ending Calais migrant crisis is 'top priority'

Paris - Ending the crisis that has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority", the interior ministers of France and Britain wrote in a joint statement Sunday.

Plane crashes during an acrobatic display at CarFest in UK

A plane nosedived during an acrobatic display and crashed during CarFest, an outdoor festival in Cheshire. The pilot, Kevin Whyman, was killed in the crash.

Rival UK protests held to support and oppose Tunnel migrants

Folkestone - Rival protests featuring those welcoming migrants and far-right wingers opposed to their presence were held in the British port town at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel on Saturday.

Washington state Salmonella cases up to 90 — CDC called in

The number of Salmonella illnesses in several Washington state counties has now jumped to 90 cases, prompting the Washington State Department of Health to call in The CDC. The USDA/FSIS has also issued a public health alert.

Op-Ed: How ‘green’ are the U.K. Conservatives?

London - The new U.K. Conservative Government has covertly and overtly dropped a number of pro-environmental policies. Many of these were policies the party appeared to support when in coalition.

Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'

Birut - Nearly 40 government and opposition fighters have been killed as Syrian regime forces pushed rebels back from an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's heartland, a monitor said Saturday.

Severe flooding hampers Myanmar rescue efforts, at least 27 dead

Yangon - Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Conflicting reports over 'killing' of Cecil the lion's brother

Johanesburg - Uncertainty surrounded the fate of another lion from Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park Saturday after a conservation group reported that Jericho, brother of the lion slain by American dentist Walter Palmer, had also been killed.

Drought's impact on forests is incorrect on climate models

A new study out of Princeton University suggests the planet's forests will take longer to recover from extremes of climate than previously thought. This revelation indicates the world's forests are storing less carbon than models have assumed.

Ending Calais migrants crisis is 'top priority', vow Britain and France

Calais - France and Britain vowed Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority".
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