ABC News Online: Crimean college attack: 19 dead in explosion and armed assault by 18-year-old student

Officials in Crimea say an 18-year-old student is responsible for carrying out an attack on a college in the city of Kerch that killed at least 19 people.

The gunman, Vladislav Roslyakov, burst into a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea, set off a bomb in the cafeteria, and went through the building shooting anyone he saw, officials and the college’s director said.

Roslyakov turned up at the college in the city of Kerch on Wednesday afternoon carrying a firearm and then began shooting, investigators said.

His body was later found in the college with what they said were self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence.

US denies giving Saudis ‘benefit of doubt’ over Jamal Khashoggi case. Trump denies covering for Saudis, says truth out in days.

Iran stays quiet on Khashoggi case.

U.S. reliance on sanctions ‘out of control’: Iran foreign minister.

US envoy says Idlib deal ‘freezes’ Syria conflict.

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down from post.

Iranian security staff unconscious when kidnapped to Pakistan: Guards chief.

Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes. Israel answers rocket fire with airstrikes on Gaza Strip.

Pompeo suggests US may lift Turkey sanctions linked to pastor.

ASIA

Sabarimala: Mobs attack women near India Hindu temple. Tensions high in Kerala as Hindu temple opens gates to women.

Afghan army boosts security efforts after election attacks.

Foreign soldiers wounded, civilians killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Taliban kills ‘renowned communist’ days before elections.

Taliban attacks threaten Afghan parliamentary elections.

Fresh clashes in Kashmir after four killed in gunfight.

Report: Kim Jong Un asked Pompeo to lift sanctions on North Korea.

South Korea rejects Yemeni asylum-seekers.

Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing.

Maldives leader accepts defeat despite court challenge.

Dissident Vietnamese blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ released.

AFRICA

DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency ‘at this time’: WHO.

Cameroon conflict: Hundreds killed in recent violence.

AU calls for peace talks in Comoros.

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya’s war.

DR Congo threatens international action over Angola expulsions.

Congo accuses Angola of violent expulsions, Luanda denies.

Nigeria midwife murders: Brutal IS tactics rekindle new fears.

I. Coast ruling coalition on top in local polls: election body.

Nigerian politician Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction.

S.African court finds white farmers guilty of murdering black teen.

EUROPE

Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials.

Kyiv says five killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Theresa May: Brexit deal possible with intensive work.

Germany preparing for no deal on Brexit, says Merkel. Germany and France start to draw up no-deal Brexit contingency plans.

Suspect package sparks brief security alert near UK parliament.

Greek PM vows to ‘safeguard’ deal with Macedonia amid government turmoil.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigns over Macedonia.

Exclusive: Russian high tech project flounders after U.S. sanctions.

Ecuador tried to move Julian Assange to Russia, new files confirm.

AMERICAS

Honduran migrant caravan grows to 4,000 amid spike in U.S. border crossings.

Trump threatens to end aid to 3 countries if citizens enter US illegally.

Feds arrest senior Treasury Department employee over claims she leaked ‘suspicious activity reports’ on Paul Manafort, Russian embassy and alleged Russian spy Maria Butina.

Trump plans US exit from international postal treaty.

U.S. official charged with leaking in connection with Russia probe.

Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches.

Brazil police ask state prosecutor to charge President Temer.

In Colombia, a new generation of drug traffickers means more farmers are growing coca.

Canada becomes 2nd nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Venezuela crisis hits food markets and a morgue.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

DoD knows future terror groups will seek to copy ISIS, turn social media into a weapon.

Germany probes Islamist motive in Cologne attack.

ISIS fighting to the death in Syria, frustrating US-backed final offensive.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall St. falls as investors eye a united hawkish Fed.

Despite Trump criticism, Fed sees need for more rate hikes.

US warns EU over trade talks impasse.

US trade war takes a bite out of Apple as supplier abandons China for Vietnam.

US ‘world’s most competitive economy’ according to World Economic Forum report.

Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body.

US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU.

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