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Six-year-old boy shot to death by brother

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Po­lice in Penn­syl­va­nia say a 6-yearold boy has been shot to death by his 10-year-old brother while the two were home alone. Al­legheny County say of­fi­cers and paramedics ar­rived at the mo­bile home in West Mifflin, near Pitts­burgh, at about 9:45 a.m. Wed­nes­day to find the 6-year-old with a gun­shot wound to the head. He was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he died from the in­jury. In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined the boy’s 10-year-old brother fired the gun in the mother’s bed­room. Su­per­in­ten­dent Cole­man Mc­Donough says the boys’ mother was at work when the shoot­ing hap­pened. He says the 10-year-old first called his mom and then called 911 at her urg­ing. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, and Mc­Donough says there’s ``no ex­cuse for a weapon to get in the hands of a child.’’

U.S. ex­pels two Cuban diplo­mats af­ter in­ci­dents in Cuba

WASH­ING­TON — The State De­part­ment has ex­pelled two diplo­mats from the Cuban Em­bassy in Wash­ing­ton fol­low­ing a se­ries of un­ex­plained in­ci­dents in Cuba that left U.S. of­fi­cials there with phys­i­cal symp­toms that one of­fi­cial said in­cludes po­ten­tially per­ma­nent hear­ing loss. Spokes­woman Heather Nauert said the two Cubans were asked to leave the U.S. on May 23 af­ter Amer­i­cans in Cuba ``re­ported in­ci­dents which have caused a va­ri­ety of phys­i­cal symp­toms,’’ caus­ing them to leave the is­land.

Nauert said the first of the in­ci­dents was re­ported in late 2016 and that they had con­tin­ued. She would not say what the symp­toms were ex­cept that they were not life-threat­en­ing. Nauert also de­clined to pro­vide de­tails about the in­ci­dents. The FBI and Diplo­matic Se­cu­rity Ser­vice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

How­ever, other U.S. of­fi­cials said that the symp­toms in­cluded hear­ing loss.

De­posed Pak­istani PM be­gins two days of ral­lies

RAWALPINDI, Pak­istan — Pak­istan’s de­posed prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif kicked off two days of ral­lies on Wed­nes­day aimed at demon­strat­ing his po­lit­i­cal strength by mak­ing stops from the cap­i­tal, Is­lam­abad, to his home­town of Lahore, ig­nor­ing se­cu­rity threats and draw­ing thou­sands of sup­port­ers.

Sharif planned to spend at least two nights along the Grand Trunk Road, the main road from Is­lam­abad to Lahore, in his first pub­lic ap­pear­ances since July 28, when the coun­try’s Supreme Court dis­qual­i­fied him from of­fice for con­ceal­ing as­sets.

Prime Min­is­ter Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi, who re­placed Sharif a few days later, hugged the three-time pre­mier as he boarded a ve­hi­cle along with his sup­port­ers. Ab­basi is a law­maker from Sharif’s rul­ing Pak­istan Mus­lim League party. Sharif’s sup­port­ers show­ered rose petals on his ve­hi­cle and waved na­tional and party flags, chant­ing: ``My Lion, your lion, Nawaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif’’ — the lion was Sharif’s elec­tion sym­bol when he won the 2013 vote.

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