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Police officer shot before house explodes

A police officer in the United States was killed when he responded to a 'domestic dispute' yesterday that ended in a house fire and a dramatic explosion.

The part-time officer, from Brentwood, New Hampshire, answered a domestic abuse call and was shot almost as soon as he arrived at the house by suspected gunman Michael Nolan, 47, who was believed killed in the subsequent fire and explosion, NBC News have reported.

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Bus involved in airport blast thought to be carrying Israeli youths

The bus set ablaze at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria is thought to have been carrying a large party of young Israelis. Witnesses told Israeli media that the huge blast occurred soon after someone boarded the vehicle.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Jonathan Rosenzweig said a flight from Tel Aviv had landed at 4:45pm and that the blast took place about 40 minutes later.

"We don't know if it was a terror attack," said Paul Hirschson, another spokesman for the ministry. "We do know it was an explosion."

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