Shot dead

Acting Attorney-General Rachelle Bergeron shot dead in Yap state

Police have opened a homicide investigation after Rachelle Bergeron was shot dead on Monday night.

Police suspect a single shooter was behind the the US citizen's death.

The national government has confirmed the US citizen's death.

"The State of Yap, with the assistance of the FSM Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, are coordinating efforts to complete a thorough investigation," it said in a statement.

"We will disseminate information as it becomes publicly available."

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

A police unit came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him after he opened fire.

Three people have died following the shooting at the market and several more were seriously injured.

Chekatt, 29, had a string of criminal convictions in France and Germany and had become a radical Islamist in jail.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said three police officers had spotted a man matching Chekatt's description on rue du Lazaret, in the Neudorf area of Strasbourg at 21:00 local time (20:00 GMT).