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Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Middle East-based Islamic State on Tuesday said fighters loyal to their movement attacked a police training college in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Janghvi, for the late-night siege, though the Islamic State claim included photographs of three alleged attackers. Hundreds of trainees were stationed at the facility when masked gunmen stormed the college on the outskirts of Quetta late on Monday.
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South Africa's Zuma to suspend disbarred prosecutors
South African President Jacob Zuma will suspend two deputy national prosecutors, at least one of whom is seen as a key ally of the president, after a High Court in September disbarred them. "President Jacob Zuma has given notice, of his intention to suspend two Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecutions, Advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi from office, pending an enquiry into their fitness to hold office," the presidency said in a statement. The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and domestic media have described Jiba as close to Zuma, who is accused of filling key positions in the bureaucracy, including justice system, with pliant figures who can protect him and associates from censure.
Gatwick airport remains key to UK transport strategy - ministerLONDON (Reuters) - London's Gatwick Airport remains a key part of Britain's transport strategy despite the government on Tuesday backing an expansion at rival Heathrow, transport minister Chris Grayling said. Earlier, Britain gave Heathrow Airport the green light to build a new $22 billion runway, ending 25 years of indecision and vowing to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. "Gatwick, despite not being selected today, remains a key part of our national transport picture, and will continue to be so in the future," Grayling told parliament. ...
Council: Prince's Paisley Park museum can open permanentlyCHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) ? Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum this week, following a Minnesota city council rezoning vote.
Merck beats Street 3Q forecasts, hikes 2016 profit forecast
Restrained spending and higher sales of vaccines and prescription medicines for cancer and other diseases helped Merck & Co. post a 20 percent jump in third-quarter profit, easily beating Wall Street expectations.
Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery
Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. The company ...
Stocks, commodities climb as economic confidence rises
World markets had a swagger about them on Tuesday as upbeat economic data and signs of a revival in inflation pushed up stocks and commodity prices and kept the dollar at a nine-month high. Wall Street was set to tick higher with consumer confidence figures due and analysts already tucking into healthy-looking earnings from Procter & Gamble, General Motors and drugs giant Merck, but also a profit downgrade from Caterpillar.
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