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British tourist found dead in Cambodia hostel

British tourist found dead in Cambodia hostel

A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia. Natalie Seymour, 22, and Abbey Gail Amisola, 27, have been named in reports as being found in the Monkey Republic Guest House in the southern city of Kampot. Ms...

Three dead and children hurt in US shooting

Three people have died and schoolchildren have been injured in a shooting in northern California, US authorities have said. Police said a “number” of students were shot and wounded at a primary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of...
At least 164 people dead in Iran-Iraq quake

At least 164 people dead in Iran-Iraq quake

At least 164 people have been killed and 1,600 injured in Iran after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near the border between Iran and Iraq. The earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja at about 6.20pm UK time on Sunday. It was...
At least 67 people dead in Iran-Iraq earthquake

At least 67 people dead in Iran-Iraq earthquake

At least 67 people have been killed after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck near the border between Iran and Iraq. The earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja at about 6.20pm UK time. It was just 15 miles deep and was felt for...
Widow meets man given her dead husband's face

Widow meets man given her dead husband's face

A widow has had an emotional meeting with the man who received her dead husband’s face in a transplant operation. Lilly Ross met Andy Sandness 16 months after the surgery made possible by her decision to donate her high school sweetheart’s face to a man...

'Act of evil': 26 dead in Texas church shooting

At least 26 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at a church in Texas, with the youngest victim just five years old. The lone suspect, who was wearing black tactical gear and a ballistic vest, targeted the First Baptist Church in...
Wife of 'Putin plotter' shot dead in Ukraine

Wife of 'Putin plotter' shot dead in Ukraine

The wife of a Chechen accused of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin has been shot dead in an apparent assassination. Amina Okuyeva and her husband Adam Osmayev were in a car when an assailant opened fire from bushes on a railway crossing near the...
Somalia: At least 29 dead as hotel siege ends

Somalia: At least 29 dead as hotel siege ends

At least 29 people were killed in an Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu, with Somali security forces bringing the siege to an end after 12 hours. The government has sacked two security officials over their failure to prevent repeated attacks in Somalia’s...

At least 31 dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

At least 31 people have been killed after a bus veered off a highway and plunged into a river in Nepal. Army rescuers and divers are searching the Trishuli River for bodies still trapped in the wreckage after the vehicle left the road while returning from a Hindu...
Mystery over identity of dead boy found on beach

Mystery over identity of dead boy found on beach

Mystery surrounds the death of a young child whose body was discovered on a beach in Texas. The boy, who is believed to be three to five years old, was found on the island city of Galveston on Friday night with no clues as to his identity. Police have been unable to...
Fifteen children among 300 dead in Somalia blast

Fifteen children among 300 dead in Somalia blast

Fifteen children are among the dead following Somalia’s deadliest bomb attack, authorities have said, as the number of those killed rose to more than 300. The director of an ambulance service in Mogadishu said the primary-age pupils were on a school bus near to...
Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead 14 October 2017 From the section Africa At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who...

Seven dead in 'revenge shooting' at Kenya school

At least seven people, including six children, have been killed at a Kenyan school in what police believe was a revenge attack led by a pupil. Four boys, two girls and a night guard were reported to have died at Lokichogio Secondary, about 120 miles from the border...
Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blast 14 October 2017 From the section Africa Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed...
Protesters shot dead in Kenya poll violence

Protesters shot dead in Kenya poll violence

Two protesters have been shot dead in Kenya in violence sparked by the opposition leader pulling out of a planned re-run of the presidential election. The shootings occurred as a crowd of about 2,000 people threw rocks at a police station in Siaya County, a stronghold...

Grandmother feared dead after crocodile attack

A hunt for a crocodile suspected of snatching an elderly woman at a creek in northern Australia is under way. Anne Cameron’s clothes, walking stick and what appeared to be human remains were found near the creek bank on Thursday. They were discovered two days...
At least 15 dead as California wildfires rage

At least 15 dead as California wildfires rage

At least 15 people have died in California as ferocious wildfires continue to sweep across the US state’s wine region. Thousands have been made homeless and more than 200 reported missing, with a state of emergency declared in multiple counties. The national...

At least one person dead in California fires

At least one person is dead and two have been seriously injured in fires in Northern California. The death and injuries occurred in Mendocino County, one of several counties fighting against 14 major fires that are burning out of control. The fires have burned through...

At least 21 dead in Mumbai railway stampede

At least 21 people have been killed in a stampede at a railway station in the west coast city of Mumbai, Indian police say. City police officer Rajaram Patel said another 20 people were injured when panicked pedestrians pushed forward to the end of an overcrowded...
N Korea: 'Lunatic' Trump exploiting dead student

N Korea: 'Lunatic' Trump exploiting dead student

North Korea has accused Donald Trump of exploiting the death of a US student jailed in Pyongyang, describing the President as an “old lunatic”. Otto Warmbier died days after being medically evacuated from North Korea in June, where he had been jailed for...
Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

Hurricane Maria ‘leaves 15 dead in Dominica’ 21 September 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption “It has been brutal,” Mr Skerrit says of the destruction in Dominica At least 15 people are dead and...
15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island’s Prime Minister has said. It was a miracle the death toll was not in the hundreds, Roosevelt Skerrit added. The PM shed some tears as he spoke to a reporter on the...
At least 220 dead as Mexico death toll rises

At least 220 dead as Mexico death toll rises

Rescue teams in Mexico are working round the clock to search for survivors of a devastating earthquake, with the number killed expected to top 220. Authorities fear that the death toll from the 7.1 scale quake may yet rise as volunteers and professional teams comb...
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