Eighteen people have been killed and a number have been wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.
Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses were quoted as saying.

It was December 18, 2011, a week before Christmas, and 18-year-old Benjamin Breedlove went to his bedroom. He had spent the day with his family. They had held church at their home in Austin, Texas, because the teenager was ill.

On February 2, 2006, Anita Moorjani was in a coma. With her body riddled with cancer, doctors told her husband that her organs were shutting down and she likely would not make it beyond the next 36 hours. "I was just so tired of fighting to try to stay alive," she said.

One woman is under water and without oxygen for 30 minutes after a kayaking accident. Another has end-stage cancer. A teenage boy suffers heart failure. On the brink of death, all three tell stories of leaving their bodies, going to heaven and coming back.

Lena Dunham is praising her longtime friend Taylor Swift as the singer faces off in court against a former Denver deejay who she claims assaulted her in 2013. The 31-year-old actress congratulated the “Bad Blood” singer in a sweet Twitter message on Thursday, praising Swift for taking to the stand to testify against David Mueller.

Look up Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 11 and 12) for this year's Perseid meteor shower peak. For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as "meteor month," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth.

Microsoft says its Surface hardware is "significantly" more reliable than Consumer Reports' finding that 25 percent of the devices would fail within two years. Consumer Reports (CR) yesterday dropped its "recommended" rating for all of Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets due to poor predicted reliability relative to rivals.

The lead detective investigating the hazing death of a Penn State student believes someone tampered with crucial evidence. State College Police Detective David Scicchitano testified Thursday that hours of surveillance video from a fraternity house basement – where Timothy Piazza was found in February – was deleted on purpose.

BEIJING — China won’t come to North Korea’s help if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned on Friday, but it would intervene if Washington strikes first. 

Doctors at a hospital in Australia were bewildered when a 30-year-old woman showed up with intense stomach pains. Her heart rate was faster than normal, and the membrane lining her abdominal wall was inflamed, one of her doctors wrote in a medical article published Monday by BMJ Case Reports.

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