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Breaking news: Island debris corresponds to Boeing 777 aircraft but no confirmation its from MH370-CNN

According to a source close to the investigation, Boeing investigators are confident that debris found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean comes from a 777 aircraft, CNN reported Thursday evening.

But according to CNN, an international team of aviation experts is still trying to determine if that airplane part comes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board.

New poll shows U.S. billionaire Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential candidate bid

According to a new Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday,  U.S. billionaire Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential candidate field by a significant margin, Xinhua reported.

According to reports, the poll shows that Trump is on top of the new Quinnipiac poll with 20 percent, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is next at 13 percent and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush follows at 10 percent.

Pakistan: Nearly 90 people killed, over 500,000 affected by heavy rains

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Wednesday that at least 86 people were killed, 56 injured and 517,029 others were affected by heavy rains and resulting flash floods in parts of Pakistan over the last two weeks, Xinhua reported on Thursday.

In a press release, the NDMA said that the torrential rains that have been lashing the country since July 15, swept away 20, 858 houses, inundated 801 villages and destroyed standing crops on 233,688 acres of land.

Malaysian Premier: Debris from Indian Ocean "very likely" from MH370

In the latest development regarding the search for Malaysian airline MH370 which disappeared  in March last year, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday that the debris discovered on the beach of Reunion Island is "very likely" to be from a Boeing 777.

Xinhua reported on Thursday that "Initial reports suggest that the debris is very likely to be from a Boeing 777, but we need to verify whether it is from flight MH370," Najib said in a statement on his Facebook page. However, the Premier reportedly warned that it is too early to speculate at this stage.

Libyan court hands Gaddafi’s son death sentence over alleged war crimes

The son of deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi along with eight others have been sentenced to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution, BBC reported Tuesday adding that more than 30 close associates of Gaddafi were tried for suppressing peaceful protests during the uprising.

Saif al-Islam was reportedly not in court, but has previously appeared via video link. BBC says the son of colonel Gadafi is being held by a former rebel group from the town of Zintan that refuses to hand him over.

U.S: Gunman opens fire at cinema killing one person and self in Louisiana

At least two people were killed and several others injured after a gunman  opened fire at a cinema in the US state of Louisiana, officials said according to BBC. The gunman, a 58-year-old white male armed with reportedly turned the gun on himself and died on spot

Witnesses said the man opened fire about 20 minutes into a screening of a film at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Police chief Jim Craft reportedly  said officers responded to reports of a shooting at about 19:30 local time (01:30 GMT).

U.S : 4 Marines killed following shootings at US Navy buildings in Tennessee

In what the local district lawyer said is investigated as an "act of domestic terrorism", four US Marines have been killed on Thursday after shootings at two US Navy buildings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

According to BBC, Chattanooga city police said it was the same gunman at both locations and confirmed he had been killed.The gunman was identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez by an unnamed official, according to the AP news agency. He is believed to have been born in Kuwait, but it is unclear whether he was a US or Kuwaiti citizen.

U.S President Barack Obama applauds Russia’s Putin over Iran nuclear deal

In what analysts describe as a surprise, U.S. President Barack Obama applauded Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russia's role in achieving the Iran nuclear deal in a phone call Wednesday, according to  Xinhua.

Sources say Mr. Obama and his Russian counterpart Putin discussed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached among the European Union, Iran, and the P5+1 group, namely Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, regarding Iran's nuclear program, according to a press release of the White House.

Suicide bomber kills 25 people in southeastern Afghanistan

At least 25 people were on Sunday killed by a suicide bomber who reportedly detonated his explosives-packed car near a security checkpoint in southeastern Afghanistan, VOA  quoated provincial police chief General Faizullah Ghyrat  as saying the victims included women and children.

According to reports, the bombing in Khost province also wounded dozens of others. Most of the victims are said to be civilians. The violence happened not far from an American military base in the Afghan province, which borders Pakistan.