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Authorities in Alberta, Canada, have launched an app offering residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray a view of their damaged homes. Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee warned that viewing the satellite images may be traumatic and provided contact details for Alberta's Mental Health Help Line. Ms Larivee said the maps are intended to provide satellite overviews of the city following a...

Two people have been injured in an accidental shooting at a high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas, authorities said. They were injured when a man with a concealed weapon permit adjusted a sock he had stuffed a pistol into, police said. Augusta Police Chief Tyler Brewer said the shooting was accidental and described it as a "knucklehead situation". The bullet went...

US president Barack Obama has taken a swipe at Donald Trump as he urged college graduates to shun those who want to build walls around the United States or embrace ignorance. Mr Obama used his commencement speech at New Jersey's Rutgers University to illustrate a worldview which counters the ideas espoused by Mr Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Looking out...

South Korea is to fine Nissan's operation in the country for manipulating emissions tests on its sports utility vehicles. The Environment Ministry said it will fine Nissan Korea Co 330 million won (€247,000) and recall 814 Qashqai vehicles sold since November. It also plans to file a complaint with prosecutors against the head of Nissan's South Korean operation. Nissan Motor Co in...

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona retained their Primera Division title with a 3-0 victory at Granada as Real Madrid's late-season charge came to nothing. Suarez's first-half double put the defending champions in control and the Uruguay international confirmed Barca's 24th La Liga crown with his third goal four minutes from time. Real, who entered the weekend just a point...

Police in Kosovo have arrested a former Roman Catholic priest from Britain in connection with historical child sex abuse allegations. Lawrence Soper was detained in the west of the country. The allegations relate to offences allegedly carried out when he was abbot at a private Catholic school in London in the 90's. He taught at the school for a period of 12...

Kathryn Thomas has opened up about online haters – insisting she would rather have her actual work critiqued than her fashion choices. The Voice of Ireland presenter had to deal with a flurry of online commentary when her outfit choices came under fire during this series of the talent show. “The criticism is vitriolic and it’s everywhere,” she said. “People will criticise...

Prince’s yellow guitar is to be sold at auction. The uniquely shaped guitar – used by the late singer to perform tunes such as Cream and Gett Off – is being sold by Heritage Auctions. The “yellow cloud” electric guitar goes under the hammer on June 24 and has an opening bid of $30,000 (£21,000). Other Prince items at the Beverly Hills...