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Burkina Faso elects a new president and parliament Sunday hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup. "I quit state affairs in 1997.
The moment a receptionist heard gunfire and an "intruder" burst into the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, the well-drilled staff immediately activated lockdown procedures, the organization's local president said on Saturday. "This is a community that's been under attack," Vicki Cowart, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood's Rocky Mountain chapter, told Reuters, referring to her organization.
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A police officer killed by a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was a retired champion figure skater and an elder at a Christian church where he taught, led worship teams and played guitar. Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was on duty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus on Friday afternoon and he rushed through billowing snow to support colleagues at the scene when first reports came in of a shooter at large. Two civilians were also killed and nine people, including five other police officers, were wounded in the attack.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):
Two United Nations peacekeepers and a civilian contractor were killed in a rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali claimed by the jihadist Ansar Dine group, which the Security Council warned could be a war crime. Some 20 people were also wounded in the pre-dawn attack on the camp in Kidal, four of them seriously, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said. The dead included two Guinean peacekeepers and a contractor from Burkina Faso, the UN said.
The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said "no more baby parts" after his arrest, a law enforcement official said ...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Adam Griffith created another indelible Iron Bowl memory, this one for a flawless performance.
Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) - Britain's Tyson Fury has vowed to be "the most charismatic champion since Muhammad Ali" after delivering on his promise to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko and become the new world heavyweight champion. Fury was awarded the fight in Duesseldorf 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 by the judges on Saturday as Klitschko's reign as world champion was ended after nine years, six months. Fury takes Klitschko's World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF), International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) belts as the Ukrainian suffered his first defeat since 2004.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora spent all season dangling two goals in front of his players: an Atlantic Coast Conference division title as well as a mythical state championship by sweeping their instate opponents.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Cook began waving his arms, motioning for the crowd to yell louder.
Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
Britain's Tyson Fury is world heavyweight boxing champion as he beats Wladimir Klitschko on a unanimous points decision.
The suspect in a deadly gun attack on a Colorado family planning clinic said "no more baby parts" during his arrest, US media report.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledges to bring to justice the killers of pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, as unrest breaks out in Istanbul.
Egyptian officials say they now think it is "90% likely" that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
Clashes between riot police and migrants angry at being prevented by a new fence from entering Macedonia from Greece leave up to 40 people injured.
A booby-trapped mass grave feared to hold more than 100 bodies is found near Sinjar, northern Iraq, after the town was freed from IS fighters.
British number one Andy Murray expects a serious challenge from Belgium's David Goffin in Sunday's Davis Cup final finale.
Police in Kosovo arrest a prominent opposition MP and 86 members of his party after he addresses a big anti-government protest.
Three people have been killed in a rocket attack on a UN peacekeepers' base in northern Mali, the UN says.
Three people in Connecticut have a narrow escape after a car careens out of control and smashes into the vehicle next to them.
A leading pro-Kurdish lawyer has been shot dead in south-eastern Turkey during a gun battle between police and unidentified gunmen.
The Queen has joked that she was made to feel old by the new Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, after he spoke of her historic visits to Canada.
The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in Egypt as speculation mounts about a hidden chamber inside.
Eyewitness Ozy Licano describes being shot in the car park outside a family planning centre in the US city of Colorado Springs, where a gunman killed three people.
An Australian man has set a new world record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.
Macedonia erects a fence on its border with Greece to limit the flow of migrants to the country.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in front of huge crowds in Uganda on the second stage of his three-country Africa tour.
Rugby great Jonah Lomu has been remembered at a traditional Pacific Islander funeral service in Auckland.
Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui looks back on the topless photo that made her famous and explains why she decided to publish an such an incendiary image.