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Agent charged with gun killing

A federal agent has been charged with a fatal shooting at a McDonald's in Hawaii.

Christopher Deedy (27) has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The shooting in Waikiki comes as security is ramped up in the area ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, which starts tomorrow.

The victim was 23-year-old Kollin Elderts, who suffered a single gunshot wound.

Soldiers caught in mine blast

A land mine explosion has wounded at least six soldiers in the Philippines close to where 19 soldiers were killed by Muslim rebels last month.

A platoon of army scout rangers came under fire from unidentified men and then were hit by a land mine blast in a hinterland near mountainous Sumisip town.

The soldiers have been hunting down al-Qa'ida-linked militants who are blamed for the killing of five rubber plantation workers.

Carr sorry for

car crash joke

Comedian Jimmy Carr has apologised after making a joke about a car crash on Twitter in the wake of the M5 pile-up in England that claimed seven lives.

The joke, posted on his official page on the site, was removed after criticism.

It said: "An (sic) couple married for 66 yrs died within 3 days of each other. That's nothing. My grandparents died on exactly the same day.... car crash."

Carr insisted that the joke did not relate to the M5 accident.

Soccer ace gets a death threat

ENGLISH police have launched an investigation after Queens Park Rangers football star Anton Ferdinand was sent a threatening letter in the post.

Metropolitan Police officers were called after the document, which reportedly contained a death threat, arrived at the club's London ground last week.

Reports said the contents of the letter were so graphic that QPR officials did not show it to the defender, who is currently at the centre of a race row involving England captain John Terry.