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German Police Report Casualties In Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall

Gunman at Munich mallPolice say several people have been wounded and killed in a shooting at a shopping mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening.

No details were immediately available on the number of casualties or shooters.

Munich police closed off a wide area around the Munich Olympia shopping center and urged people to stay indoors, saying a large police operation was underway.

This is a developing story.  Check for updates.

Update, 2:30pm ET: Shootings reported in multiple locations. Transportation systems in Munich are on lockdown.

5:13pm ET: At least 9 deaths reported so far. Munich in vitrual lockdown.


British nuclear submarine damaged in collision off Gibraltar

British nuclear sub damagedA British nuclear submarine has been damaged after a "glancing collision" with a merchant vessel off the coast of Gibraltar, authorities said Wednesday.

The HMS Ambush, an Astute-class submarine, sustained external damage in the collision, the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement.


Turkey bans all academics from work trips abroad

Turkey bans academics from travelTurkey's higher education council has banned academics from leaving the country for academic purposes and urged those overseas to quickly return home, according to state media and a Turkish official.

"It is a temporary measure that we were compelled to take due to the flight risk of alleged accomplices of coup plotters in universities," a Turkish official, who asked to remain anonymous, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.


ISIL flag found in room of German train attacker

ISIL flag on train attacker in GermanyA flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) was found in the room of an Afghan refugee who was shot dead by German police after attacking train passengers with an axe and knife, officials say.

The 17-year-old injured at least four people, two critically, and was shot dead as he fled on Monday night near the southern city of Wuerzburg. Four of the injured were from Hong Kong.


Six richest nations 'host just 9 percent of refugees'

Immigrants in onlly poor countriesThe six richest countries - which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world's refugees, an aid group has said.

The United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers last year - just 8.88 percent of the global total, the report from the Britain-based Oxfam said.


Brother of Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch admits to strangling her for family honor

Pakistani model killed by brother- The brother of Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch admitted Saturday to killing her for dishonoring his family with racy online photos.

Police say Waseem Azeem, one of the model's six brothers, drugged and strangled her as she slept, USA Today reported.


Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Migrants rescuedRescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy but at least 20 people were reported to have drowned, Italian police said on Saturday.

The survivors, who were rescued in four separate operations, were crammed onto three rubber dinghies and a wooden fishing boat. They were all taken to the Sicilian port of Augusta, where they were questioned on Friday evening by the Italian police unit Interforce, which combats illegal immigration.


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