US police launch manhunt after officer killed from ‘unidentified injuries’ while investigating suspicious vehicle

A Baltimore County police officer has been killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle, setting off a manhunt in a residential area of Maryland. Police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the Perry Hall community at 2 pm local time, the police department said on Twitter. A responding officer suffered unidentified injuries and was taken to the hospital. By 2:50 pm, she was dead. A spokeswoman for the police department told The Independent the…

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Rare brain-damaging virus kills 10 in India, prompts rush to hospitals

BENGALURU/KOCHI (Reuters) – A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least two more cases being monitored. Medics wearing protective gear examine a patient at a hospital in Kozhikode in the southern state of Kerala, India May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Infectious disease outbreaks can be a challenge in the world’s second most populous country,…

"Rare brain-damaging virus kills 10 in India, prompts rush to hospitals"

Capitals blank Lightning 3-0, force decisive game seven

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 24 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, forcing a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. May 21, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman (6) in the second period in game six of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena. The Capitals won 3-0.…

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Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Tuesday submitted a request asking the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged human rights violations linked to Israeli settlement policies. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki speaks during a meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers Council in Istanbul, Turkey May 18, 2018. Hudaverdi Arif Yaman/Pool via Reuters/File Photo The application goes further than a 2015 request for prosecutors to examine alleged crimes in the region and…

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Nipah virus death toll rises in India

Image copyright SK MOHAN Image caption Authorities have ordered emergency measures to control the spread of the infection At least 10 people have died in the Nipah virus outbreak in the southern Indian state of Kerala, doctors say. Two others who have tested positive for the virus are critically ill. Some 40 people have been put into quarantine following the deaths. The virus is hard to diagnose. Symptoms of infection include fever, vomiting and headaches.…

"Nipah virus death toll rises in India"

Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit: Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is willing to walk away from an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday, after North Korea called into question the meeting last week. Pence told Fox News that North Korea should not attempt to seek concessions from the United States for promises it did not intend to keep. “It would be a great…

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Two new Ebola deaths recorded in Congo: health ministry

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Two new deaths from Ebola and seven new confirmed cases have been recorded in Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said on Tuesday. One of the deaths occurred in the provincial capital of Mbandaka, according to a daily bulletin. A nurse also died in the village of Bikoro, where the outbreak was first detected, ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga told Reuters. The seven new confirmed cases were registered…

"Two new Ebola deaths recorded in Congo: health ministry"

Tennis: Del Potro waits to see if groin injury scuppers French Open plans

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Juan Martin del Potro is waiting anxiously to see if a groin strain will force him out of the French Open, with the Argentine hoping the injury does not derail what has been one of his best starts to a season in years. Tennis – ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2018 Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in action during his…

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