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Four killed in Russia church shooting

International Desk: A gunman has opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others.

Trump lashes out at FBI

International Desk: President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI late Saturday, describing its failure to follow up on a tip about Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad."

All 66 killed in Iran plane crash: Airline

International Desk: Sixty-six people have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran, airline company officials say.

Fire at Tibet’s old shrine

International Desk: A fire broke out at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism - the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa.

Moscow calls US vote meddling claims 'blabber'

International Desk: Moscow on Saturday dismissed as “blabber” and “fantasies” allegations that it interfered in the election that brought President Donald Trump to power, denials that drew immediate scorn from US officials.

Helicopter crash in quake zone kills 14

International Desk: A helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed while they assessed damage from Friday's earthquake in Mexico, killing at least 14 including a baby.

Man sentenced to death for rape, murder of Zainab

International Desk: A Pakistani man was sentenced to death Saturday for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl whose killing last month led to widespread protests.

Suicide blasts kill 18 in Nigeria

International Desk: Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday.

13 Russians charged with US election meddling

International Desk: In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts southeastern Mexico

International Desk: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

International Desk: Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after the country's prime minister abruptly resigned.

Teen admits Florida shooting, police say

International Desk: The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say.

No ‘bloody nose’ strategy for North Korea: U.S. official

International Desk: The Trump administration has no strategy for a pre-emptive “bloody nose” strike against North Korea, according to two lawmakers and a Trump administration official.

Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over 'immorality' claims

International Desk: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has resigned as an ambassador for Oxfam, saying he is “deeply disappointed” about the charity’s sex scandal.

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

International Desk: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned unexpectedly, saying he hoped to end years of unrest and political upheaval.