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UN shelter in Gaza shelled, killing at least 15

Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman Shelter in northern Gaza has been shelled, causing "multiple deaths and injuries," according to a spokesman for the UN refugee agency.

38,000 litres of crude oil spills into Los Angeles suburb from ruptured pipe

Jason Wells Firefighters have revised the size of a crude oil spill early Thursday in Los Angeles suburb of Atwater Village down to 37854 litres, after initial estimates put it at 189,270 litres.

Earthquake rocks Los Angeles, scares news anchors during broadcast

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Michael Idato Everyone else has alarm clocks. The city of Los Angeles has earthquakes.

Grandmother allegedly froze to death in Los Angeles hospital morgue

Lindsey Bever An 80-year-old grandmother was allegedly still alive when she was zipped up in a body bag and put in the hospital morgue’s freezer — where she tried unsuccessfully to escape and froze to...

One dead and seven injured after gunman opens fire at Los Angeles airport

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Michael Idato and Alexandra Smith Gunman in custody after opening fire in LA airport in an attack reportedly on security guards.

Counter terrorism drill in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California. The realistic counterterrorism drill began with an explosion with law enforcement officers firing blank ammunition at pretend suspects as police helicopters with sharp shooters were flying low among downtown office towers. The counter terrorism exercise was part of the 2013 National Homeland Security Associations conference at the Bonaventure Hotel.   Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Police Department's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau conducted a counter terrorism excersie in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles on edge after another night of violence in wake of Trayvon Martin case

Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear

Los Angeles' mayor has announced the deployment of extra police to prevent more violent protests over the Trayvon Martin trial, after 14 people were arrested in a second night of unrest.

Sky's the conduit as 'carmageddon' hits Los Angeles

UNITED STATES In the movies it has been hit by meteors and attacked by aliens but now Los Angeles is preparing for what officials are describing as ''carmageddon''.

Drunk driver jailed for 51 years for death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart

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The young motorist convicted of murder for driving drunk in the car crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart has been sentenced to 51 years to life in a US jail.

Teen pilot Haris Suleman and father Babar die in round-the-world flight

Rescue personnel load a body recovered from a plane crash in the waters near American Samoa into an ambulance.

A teenage US pilot attempting to set a round-the-world flight record for charity has died in a Pacific Ocean crash that also killed his father.

US execution takes nearly two hours

Joseph Wood's execution took almost two hours.

David Schwartz An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection and "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United...

Israeli soldier missing, presumed dead in Gaza

Israeli soldiers carry the flag draped coffin of 20-year-old Staff Sergeant Moshe Melako of the Golani Brigade, who was killed in Gaza.

An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the military as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced it had captured a soldier...

MH17 crash: Putin sidesteps blame in urgent TV appearance

Russia's President Vladimir Putin in his video address on the Malaysia Airlines crash in the early hours of July 21, Moscow time.

Sergei Loiko Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday again sidestepped any blame for the last week's downing of a Malaysian jet and demanded that international teams be ensured safe access to the crash site.

Extremists in deadly attack on Nigerian village

A screen grab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows leader Abubakar Shekau.

Robyn Dixon Nigerian militants have attacked a village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media.

Dell becomes largest company to accept bitcoin

Riley Snyder Computer giant Dell announced that it will begin accepting bitcoin as payment, making the Texas-based company the largest business to accept the virtual currency.

Whoever brought down MH17 had extensive training, experts says

A Russian air defence missile system SA-11 launcher on display at an air show near Moscow.

David Willman Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts.

Jury awards $25 billion in Florida smoking case


Barbara Liston A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago punitive damages of more than $25 billion in her lawsuit against America's second-biggest cigarette maker.

67 giant African snails, meant for human consumption, seized at LAX

Slow snack ... A customs official holds a single snail from an air cargo shipment of 67 live snails that arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on July 1.

Veronica Rocha Two picnic baskets packed with 67 live giant African snails were seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said on Monday.

Less than 3 per cent of US population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual, survey finds

A supporter of gay marriage waves a rainbow flag outside the Utah State Capitol.

Sandhya Somashekhar The first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation found that 1.6 per cent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 per cent consider themselves bisexual.

Judge rules California death penalty is unconstitutional

Ernest Dewayne Jones was sentenced to die nearly two decades ago.

Maura Dolan A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that California's death penalty violates the United States Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.