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Afghanistan Hospital: 19 killed, 37 wounded in ‘coalition airstrike’

Afghanistan Hospital: 19 killed, 37 wounded in coalition airstrike

Afghanistan — Doctors Without Borders says the death toll from the bombing of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has risen to 37, including three children killed. The Afghan military has been fighting to retake Kunduz since Monday, the Associated Press reports, when Taliban fighters overran the city. The U.S. military confirmed the 2:15 a.m. airstrike—the ... Read More »

Guatemala landslide: A terrible shake, then roar as hillside collapses, killing at least 30, hundreds more missing (Video)

Guatemala landslide: A terrible shake, then roar as hillside collapses, killing at least 30, hundreds more missing

A fire services spokesman has said that the death toll from a landslide in Guatemala has risen to at least 33 people. At dawn on Saturday, dozens of rescue workers, police, soldiers and volunteers with picks and shovels began clawing away at the debris left behind from the disaster on Thursday night . ‘We are removing debris to enter homes ... Read More »

TELUS investing $1 billion to make Vancouver a gigabit city

TELUS investing $1 billion to make Vancouver a gigabit city

Telus plans to spend $1 billion on a massive fibre-optic network upgrade that will increase the speed of its Vancouver services to 150 megabits per second for residential and business users, the company announced on Friday. “Bringing fibre optic infrastructure directly to homes and businesses is a generational investment, and the most significant contribution our organization can make to propel ... Read More »

Oregon Shooting Victims’ Names Released: Range in age from 18 to 67 “Video”

Oregon Shooting Victims' Names Released: Range in age from 18 to 67 (Video)

Sheriff’s office releases names of Oregon shooting victims. Among the victims are the class professor, and several teenagers, including students who were in their first few days of college. According to the Douglas County Sheriff Office the victims are: Lucero Alcaraz of Roseburg, 19, Quinn Glen Cooper of Roseburg, 18, Kim Saltmarsh Dietz of Roseburg, 59, Lucas Eibel of Roseburg, ... Read More »

Chris Mintz: ‘Army veteran’ charged at Oregon college shooter

Chris Mintz: Army veteran charged at Oregon college shooter

Chris Mintz, an Army veteran, was shot seven times when he charged straight at the gunman in an effort to save other students during the shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College Thursday morning. Chris Mintz, 30, was taken to hospital after he was shot several times by the gunman during the attack on Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday ... Read More »

Rare Photo shows mountain lion perched atop telephone pole

Rare Photo shows mountain lion perched atop telephone pole

A mountain lion was spotted atop a 35-foot California telephone pole near the aptly-named Cougar Buttes and eagle-eyed residents snapped photos before the big cat climbed down. According to Victorville Daily Press, the cougar scaled the 35-foot pole in a rural section of Lucerne Valley after being startled by rowdy kids who were headed home on a school bus. The ... Read More »