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Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing

Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing

Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing 27 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption The latest violence is a challenge for Nato-backed Afghan forces At least 13 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the eastern Afghan...
More than 90 dead in Sri Lankan floods

More than 90 dead in Sri Lankan floods

Sri Lanka is calling for international assistance after more than 90 people died in flood waters caused by heavy rain. More than a hundred others are missing after the rain, which began early on Friday, unleashed torrents of mud. The country’s Disaster...
Children among 26 dead in Egypt bus shooting

Children among 26 dead in Egypt bus shooting

At least 26 people, including children, have been killed by masked gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt. The attack, which came on the eve of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, happened while the bus was travelling to Saint Samuel the...
India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead

India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead

India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead 24 May 2017 From the section India Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uttarakhand is popular with religious tourists At least 21 pilgrims have died and seven are injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a...

Four climbers found dead in tent on Everest

Four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest, rescuers have confirmed. Officials said the four bodies were found by a team of rescuers who were there to recover the body of a Slovak mountaineer who died over the weekend. The...
Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt 23 May 2017 From the section Manchester Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a blast...
Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell dead at 52

Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell dead at 52

Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Seattle grunge rock band Soundgarden, has died aged 52. The musician’s representative described his death on Wednesday night as “sudden and unexpected”, and said his wife and family were shocked by...
At least four dead after train derails in Greece

At least four dead after train derails in Greece

A passenger train has derailed in northern Greece, leaving four passengers dead and at least five seriously injured. The intercity train was travelling from Athens to Thessaloniki when it went off the rails near the station at the village of Adendro on Saturday night....

Three people dead after French Alps avalanche

Three people have died and relief work is under way after an avalanche in a national park in the French Alps, local media say. Le Dauphine newspaper reported that the victims were cross-country skiers who got caught up in the snow slide at around 10am (local time) on...

Dozens dead in Tanzania school bus crash

Police in Tanzania say 34 people were killed when a bus carrying primary school students hit some trees. Four other people were injured in the crash, which happened in Karatu in the north of the country. More follows… World News – Breaking international...
Three shot dead at US special needs care home

Three shot dead at US special needs care home

Four men, including the suspected gunman, have died after a man opened fire at an in-home care centre for people with special needs in the US. Police say the suspected attacker shot himself and all four of those who died were connected to the unit in Topeka, Kansas....
Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead

Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead

Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead 29 April 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean A military plane has crashed in the mountainous west of Cuba, killing all eight personnel on board. A military statement said the twin-engine turboprop Antonov...

At least 24 dead in Kenya bus-tanker crash

At least 24 people have died in a collision between a bus and a tanker carrying cooking oil on one of Kenya’s major roads. It happened around midnight local time on the road linking the port of Mombasa with the capital city, Nairobi. The bus was trying to...
Dozens of Afghan troops dead in Taliban base attack

Dozens of Afghan troops dead in Taliban base attack

Dozens of Afghan troops dead in Taliban base attack 21 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The army says it has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province At least 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed or wounded in an attack by...
Russian agents shoot dead two terror suspects

Russian agents shoot dead two terror suspects

Security services have shot dead two men suspected of planning terror attacks in Russia. The FSB said the suspects were killed in a shootout which broke out when they resisted arrest at a home in the Vladimir region in the east of Moscow. In a statement they said the...

Dozens dead after bus plunges off mountain road

At least 44 people have died after a bus plunged down a ravine and into a river in northern India. The vehicle, with 56 passengers on board, swerved off a mountain road in Himachal Pradesh, about 70 miles (115 kilometres) from the state capital, Shimla. District...
At least 24 dead after Philippines bus crash

At least 24 dead after Philippines bus crash

At least 24 people have died after a bus plunged into a deep ravine in the Philippines. Rescuers used ropes to reach the wreckage in Carranglan, a town in Nueva Ecija province. Authorities said 22 people had been injured, some of them seriously – and it is...
24 dead after bus and tanker crash in Mexico

24 dead after bus and tanker crash in Mexico

At least 24 people have been killed after a head-on collision between a bus and a fuel tanker near the Pacific coast in southwestern Mexico. The crash caused the tanker to explode, killing its driver and seriously burning some of the victims, while a few of the...
Assad: 'Were those children dead at all?'

Assad: 'Were those children dead at all?'

Syrian president Bashar al Assad has questioned whether last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack actually happened, saying there are “a lot of fake videos now”. Mr Assad was speaking in his first interview since the assault in the rebel-held town...

America's first woman Muslim judge found dead

The first female Muslim judge in the United States has been found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in New York, police have said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered fully clothed on the Manhattan side of the river on Wednesday – a mile from her central...
Blues guitarist John Geils Jr dead at 71

Blues guitarist John Geils Jr dead at 71

Veteran blues guitarist John Geils Jr has died at his Boston home aged 71. In a statement, Boston police said they were called to the property on Tuesday to check on his welfare and found the singer unresponsive. “A preliminary investigation indicates that Geils...
Two dead and two hurt in school 'murder-suicide'

Two dead and two hurt in school 'murder-suicide'

Two adults have died and two students were injured after a shooting at a school in California. The wounded were taken to hospital following the suspected “murder-suicide” in a classroom at North Park elementary in San Bernardino. A teacher was believed to...
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