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Ambulances arrive to take the dead from the hospital to be buried after they were killed in an attack on the Police Training Center in Quetta, Pakistan, Oct. 25, 2016.

From Washington, this is VOA News.

I’m Frances Alonzo reporting.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that targeted a police training center in Pakistan, killing at least 60 recruits and wounding more than 120 others.

The assault began just before midnight on Monday, with three assailants entering the hostel for recruits inside the complex and spraying occupants with bullets.

This is provincial government spokesman Anwar ul-Haq Kaka.

“They were all unarmed trainees, who were normally, at that time of the night, were either retiring to their beds or engaged with their smartphones or other phones in their private, leisure time. So it took them by surprise.”

On Tuesday, the Islamic State released pictures of the three attackers, with machine guns and explosives strapped to their bodies.

Two women and two men were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast, according to police Tuesday.

This is Queensland police spokesman Todd Reid.

“One of the rides had sustained some sort of malfunction, causing two people to be ejected from a ride, and another two people were caught inside the ride, two miles into three miles…”

The ride is called Thunder River Rapids, and it happened at the Dreamworld Park.

Workers are set to begin demolishing the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp Tuesday. It comes as a second batch of migrants boarded buses under a massive operation to clear the settlement.

Britain's government Tuesday backed plans to build a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport. A government statement says it's "a major boost for the UK economy..."

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