APRNEWS - Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.
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APRNEWS - A gunman killed 12 people, including a police officer, when he opened fire in a country music bar packed with college students in California, officials and witnesses said Thursday.
Police said the gunman was found dead inside the bar on the outskirts of Los Angeles although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself.
REUTERS - France’s Renault (RENA.PA) said it will build new Nissan and Mitsubishi vans at its domestic plants, raising investment in the country as it explores closer integration of the three-way carmaking alliance with government backing.
APRNEWS - Manchester United snatched an extraordinary 2-1 win at Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
REUTERS - At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed in a riot at a high-security prison in the northern Tajik city of Khujand, security sources said on Thursday.
Local authorities confirmed there had been a riot on Wednesday at the prison known for housing people convicted on extremism charges, but provided no other information.
APRNEWS - Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said.
Medics at hospitals inside the city reported 47 rebels had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air raids by a Saudi-led coalition supporting the government.
APRNEWS - The European Central Bank's governing council will Wednesday announce its preferred candidate to succeed France's Daniele Nouy as head of the eurozone's banking watchdog.
Gunning for the high-profile job are Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of Ireland's central bank, the president of France's banking regulator Robert Ophele and Italy's Andrea Enria, chair of the European Banking Authority.
REUTERS - The Russian-Chinese joint venture developing a new long-haul jet is choosing between General Electric’s (GE.N) GEnX and Rolls Royce’s (RR.L) Trent 7000 engines and plans to make a decision by the first half of next year, one of its chief designers said.
REUTERS - Two trains lines were temporarily shut down at Barcelona’s main station on Wednesday after a security scanner detected a possible explosive device inside a suitcase, but police later declared there was no danger.
Madrid’s Atocha train station was also evacuated on Wednesday on police orders, Spanish train company Renfe said, but that incident turned out to be a false alarm.
APRNEWS - With voting for the 2018 Ballon d'Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday.