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Crowds gather after police fatally wound unarmed black man in southern California(Reuters) - An unarmed black man has died after being shot by a police officer in El Cajon in southern California on Tuesday, the local police department said, appealing for calm as local media reported crowds had gathered at the scene of the shooting. Similar deaths have added to a torrent of accusations over racial bias in U.S. law enforcement and calls for greater police accountability for the killings of black people. The El Cajon Police Department said two officers had responded to a call regarding a man walking in traffic.
Afghan official: 13 civilians killed in airstrike on houseKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? An Afghan official says at least 13 civilians have been killed in an airstrike that hit a residential house in a volatile district of eastern Nangarhar province.
Brewer AB InBev shareholders approve takeover of rival SABMiller
Brussels (AFP) - Shareholders of brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev approved the blockbuster takeover of rival SABMiller, the brewer said on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle towards one of the biggest mergers ever attempted.
Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.
German consumer confidence falls amid Brexit, terror fearsBERLIN (AP) ? A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence has dropped slightly amid concerns over Britain's decision to leave the EU and extremist attack threats.
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman. The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who was Peres's personal doctor and also his son-in-law, told AFP. "He had no interest other than serving the people of Israel," said his son Chemi, his eyes moist as he read a letter on behalf of the family at the hospital.
California blaze burns aggressively across steep terrain
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) ? A blaze in a rugged area south of San Jose threatened hundreds of structures and destroyed at least one home as it burned aggressively, after charring more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber.
Air strike hits major Aleppo hospital: medical workers
Air strikes hit a hospital in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in the early hours of Wednesday, putting it out of service, medical workers said. "The warplane flew over us and directly started dropping its missiles on this hospital... at around 4 a.m.," Mohammad Abu Rajab, a radiologist at the M10 hospital, told Reuters. "The rubble fell in on the patients in the intensive care unit." Since a ceasefire collapsed last week, rebel-held areas of Aleppo have been heavily bombarded, raising international concern over the plight of their 250,000 residents.
Some 32,000 suspects arrested in Turkey coup probe: minister
Turkish courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest ahead of trial on charges of links to a group run by US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is blamed for the July 15 coup, the justice minister said Wednesday. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told NTV television that 70,000 people had been investigated after the coup and of them 32,000 remanded in custody. Bozdag said that there could be new arrests, while some of those currently arrested could still be freed under judicial control or freed entirely.