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Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:50Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:00
IS made the claim in the name of its so-called "Caucasus Province", the last official branch set up by the group.
IS made the claim in the name of its so-called "Caucasus Province", the last official branch set up by the group in 2015.
Since its launch in 2015, that branch has remained relatively quiet, carrying out only a number of low-profile attacks against security personnel in Dagestan.
The branch has claimed a number of deadly attacks against security personnel in Dagestan.

Warning after Swiss avalanche hits skiers

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:15Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:40
The injured pair in the Col de Fenestral area are not seriously hurt, authorities said.
The injured pair in the Col de Fenestral area are in hospital and not seriously hurt, authorities said.
  
Very heavy snow this winter has caused difficulties for many alpine resorts.
  
In January, the avalanche warning reached level five in a wide swathe across Switzerland, including Valais canton.
  
Thousands of people were stranded in Zermatt, one of the country's most popular resorts.
  
Skis slopes, trains and roads were closed, and some tourists opted to be airlifted out by helicopters.

Home Office denies medical cannabis pleas for boy age six

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 13:45Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:30
Ms Deacon said Alfie went to the Netherlands to take a cannabis-based medication in September.
Ms Deacon said Alfie went to the Netherlands to take a cannabis-based medication in September.
Ms Deacon said his cannabis dose was "very small" and he was taking three drops of the oil.
Ms Deacon said his cannabis dose was "very small" and he was taking three drops of the oil, which is made using whole plant cannabis.

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:20Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:40
Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts. Emergency teams have had to travel to the crash site by land rather than using a helicopter.
Bad weather, including fog and heavy snow, has hampered rescue efforts. Emergency teams have had to travel to the crash site by land rather than using a helicopter.
  
Passengers' relatives have gathered at a mosque near Tehran's Mehrabad airport, according to Reuters news agency.
  
"I can't bring myself to believe it," said one woman whose husband was on board.
  
One man told Tabnak news website that he had missed the flight.
  
Showing an unused ticket as proof, he said: "God has been really kind to me but I am so sad from the bottom of my heart for all those dear ones who lost their lives."
  
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed sympathy for all involved, saying, in a statement, that the incident brought "great grief and sorrow".
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expressed "deep sympathy" for relatives of those on board, saying the accident "saddened the hearts".
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has also expressed "deep sympathy" for relatives of those on board, saying the accident "saddened the hearts".