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Man dies after shooting outside News Corp building

A man has died after appearing to shoot himself outside the News Corp. building in New York.

Man dies after shooting outside News Corp building. Credit: Google Maps

The 41-year-old man died in central Manhattan after the shooting at about 9 am. So far, the authorities have not been able to determine what prompted the shooting outside the building of Fox News, the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

The media giant News Corp. is controlled by Rupert Murdoch. It has not been established whether the man had any ties to News Corp. A weapon was recovered at the scene, and no one else was injured.

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First female bishop 'overwhelmed' and 'thrilled'

The first female Church of England bishop, Libby Lane has described her consecration service as an 'occasion of prayer and of party' and said she is 'thrilled that so many want to share in both.'

Nearly 2000 people attended the service at York Minster today which was conducted by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Bishop Lane with Dr John Sentamu after the service Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

I cannot properly express how encouraged I have been in the weeks since the announcement of my nomination, by the thousands of messages I have received with words of congratulation, support and wisdom.

I've heard from people of all ages, women and men, people I have known for years and people I have never met, people from down the road and people from across the world.

I cannot possibly live up to everyone's expectation. And so today, at my consecration, I hold on to words of promise from the Bible, a reassurance that all this does not depend on me.

– Bishop Lane

Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the 'historic appointment' as an ''important day for equality'' and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, said he was 'absolutely delighted'.

Ukip members cleared over alleged electoral fraud

Two Ukip members have been cleared over any involvement in an alleged electoral fraud relating to council elections in Norfolk.

The men had been standing trial alongside Matthew Smith, the Norfolk County Council member for Gorleston St Andrews who had been selected to stand for parliament in the key target seat of Great Yarmouth at the next general election.

Fellow Ukip members Michael Monk and Daniel Thistlethwaite had both denied one charge of making a false statement in nomination papers. The charges relate to county council elections in the Yarmouth area in May 2013, when Smith stood for election and acted as Ukip's electoral agent.

New York braces for 'biggest snowstorm in history'

The East Coast of America from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced on for a potentially historic blizzard.

Forecasters say the storm could dump up to three feet (90 cm) of snow on the region and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.

"This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday.

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US 'will continue to support efforts on Greek economy'

The United States says it will "continue to support" efforts to strengthen the Greek economy after left-wing party Syriza formed a coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks.

In a statement, the White House Press Secretary said: "We congratulate Greece on successfully completing its parliamentary elections, and we look forward to working closely with its next government.

"The Greek people have taken many difficult but important steps to lay the groundwork for economic recovery."

"As a longstanding friend and ally, the United States will continue to support their efforts and those of the international community to strengthen the foundation for Greece’s long-term prosperity," the statement added.

Auschwitz survivor: I survived like a rat in a hole

A Holocaust survivor has told ITV News she survived her time in the Auschwitz death camp "like a rat in a hole".

Rose Schindler was just 14 years old when she arrived at the camp.

"I feel disgusted that it's all still here," she told ITV News Presenter Mark Austin.

Alexis Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister

Tsipras at his swearing in ceremony at the Presidential palace. Credit: RTV

Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece in a ceremony at Athens' Presidential palace.

Tsipras shaking hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias. Credit: RTV

The Syriza leader has formed a coalition government with the right-wing Independent Greeks to form a functional majority.

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