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First responders are seen outside Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2018, 06.51 PM (IST)

Video: 12 people including police officer killed, gunman also dead in California bar shooting

A gunman killed 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, when he walked into a Southern California bar and grill and started shooting on Wednesday night, police said.

The gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told a news conference on Thursday, though it was not immediately clear by whom.

Pakistan blasphemy case: Italy says will help Asia Bibi leave her country

Italy said on Tuesday it will help a Pakistani Christian woman leave her country because her life is in danger following charges of blasphemy against Islam that put her on death row for eight years.

Four civilians, one CISF jawan killed in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

Four civilians and a CISF jawan were killed when suspected Naxals detonated a bus with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Thursday, four days ahead of the first phase of elections in the state, police said.

Xi, Trump's G20 meeting will be of 'great significance': China

A meeting between the Chinese and US presidents at the G20 summit will be of "great significance" in resolving bilateral problems, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday, as the two countries try tentatively to get ties back on track.

Government trying to capture RBI ahead of Lok Sabha polls: P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday attacked PM Modi's government stating that the regime is trying "to 'capture' RBI ahead of Lok Sabha poll, this will be catastrophic."