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At least 12 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack

At least 12 people have been killed by a car bomb in the west of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. The country’s interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said that 10 people were also injured in what is believed to have been a suicide attack just before 7am...
US police chief quits after Australian shot dead

US police chief quits after Australian shot dead

The head of Minneapolis police has resigned following fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by an officer. Police chief Janee Harteau stepped down at the request of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, a day after speaking about the death of 40-year-old Justine...
Spanish banker found dead with gunshot wound

Spanish banker found dead with gunshot wound

A former chairman of one of Spain’s largest banks has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest. The body of Miguel Blesa was found beside a car at a private estate in Villanueva del Rey in the southern province of Cordoba. Witnesses who were with the...

Australian shot dead by police after calling 911

An Australian woman who called 911 to report a disturbance outside her home has been shot and killed by police in Minneapolis. Justine Damond, 40, from Sydney, is thought to have lived with her fiance in the US city. According to the Star Tribune, her family said she...
Dawn Of The Dead creator George Romero dies

Dawn Of The Dead creator George Romero dies

George Romero, the director of horror classics Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead, has died at the age of 77. The filmmaker’s family said he died while listening to the score of The Quiet Man, one of his favourite films, in the company of his wife and...
Australian woman shot dead by US police after 911 call

Australian woman shot dead by US police after 911 call

Australian woman shot dead by US police after 911 call 17 July 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright AFP An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (BCA) said...
Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77 16 July 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George A Romero promoting 2005’s Land of the Dead in Cannes The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created...

Walking Dead stuntman dies after fall on set

A stuntman has died following a fall during filming for The Walking Dead. John Bernecker, 33, reportedly fell approximately 20ft-25ft onto concrete, suffering serious injuries. Production on the latest series of the hit US TV show has been halted following the fall,...

Girl 'shot dead after two men row on Facebook'

A Facebook argument between two men led to a 14-year-old girl being killed by a stray bullet fired into her home, it has been alleged. A court document says Mackenna Kronenberger was inside the bedroom of her home in Dayton, Ohio, when she was killed early on...
Mexico violence: 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco

Mexico violence: 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco

Mexico violence: 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco 6 July 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Reuters Image caption Riot police entered the prison after the deadly fight A fight between rival gangs in a prison in south-western Mexico...

Gang shoot out leaves 14 dead in Mexico

At least 14 people were killed during a shoot out between armed gangs in northern Mexico. Chihuahua state prosecutors’ office said the gunbattle involved members of the La Linea gang and a faction of the Sinaloa cartel. Initial reports said 26 people were dead,...

17 feared dead after bus goes up in flames

Police have said 17 people are unaccounted for after a coach collided with a truck in southern Germany – causing it to catch fire. Several others were injured in the accident on the A9 near Muenchberg in Bavaria. Around 46 passengers, plus two drivers, were on...
Family of man shot dead by police get $3m payout

Family of man shot dead by police get $3m payout

The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist shot dead by a police officer in the US last year, has been given a $ 3m settlement. His mother Valerie Castile accepted the sum – worth over £2,300,000 – meaning Minnesota police have avoided a wrongful...
Farmers shot dead at Indian rally

Farmers shot dead at Indian rally

Five farmers die in shooting at protest rally in India 7 June 2017 From the section India Image copyright S Niyazi Image caption Farmers have held protest rallies in different parts of the state At least five farmers are dead after shots were fired during a protest in...
Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver

Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver

Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver 5 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police believe a quarrel among acquaintances triggered the mass shooting Russian police are questioning a man suspected of killing nine...
Botched measles jabs leave 15 children dead

Botched measles jabs leave 15 children dead

Fifteen children under the age of five have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign in South Sudan. The country’s health ministry has blamed the deaths on human error, and is setting up a commission to determine who is responsible. According to the...

At least 34 dead at Manila casino – reports

At least 34 bodies have been found following what appeared to be a botched robbery at a Philippine casino, according to reports. The people are thought to have died from suffocation, according to sources at the Bureau of Fire Protection who were quoted in local media....
US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead

US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead

US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead 28 May 2017 From the section US & Canada An overnight shooting in the US state of Mississippi has left eight people dead, including a local deputy sheriff, police say. The shootings took place in three separate locations...

Deputy sheriff among eight dead in US shooting

Eight people have been killed, including a deputy sheriff, in a shooting in Mississippi, police say. A suspect is in custody following the shootings which occurred at three separate homes in rural Lincoln County, authorities said. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation...
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...
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