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Beijing housing block fire: Nineteen people killed

Beijing housing block fire: Nineteen people killed

Beijing housing block fire: Nineteen people killed 19 November 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption It took 14 firefighting teams more than three hours to extinguish the fire A fire in a housing block in a southern district of the Chinese...
British motorcycle rider killed in China race

British motorcycle rider killed in China race

A British racer has died after a horrific crash at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Daniel Hegarty, from Nottingham, smashed into barriers and lost his helmet at a sharp bend on Saturday. The race was immediately stopped as the 31-year-old was treated but he died on...
California gunman killed wife before rampage

California gunman killed wife before rampage

The wife of a gunman who targeted a school in a deadly shooting rampage in California has been found dead, US authorities have said. Police believe Kevin Janson Neal murdered his wife before shooting dead four people and wounding 10 others in Rancho Tehama Reserve on...
Four killed in northern California shooting rampage

Four killed in northern California shooting rampage

Four killed in northern California shooting rampage 15 November 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police say a number of students had been medically evacuated from the school Four people are dead after a gunman opened...

Nurse may have killed more than 100 patients

A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients, prosecutors have said. Niels Hoegel was jailed for life in February 2015 for killing two intensive care patients at a hospital in Delmenhorst near the northern city of...
Officers killed in Cameroon's anglophone region

Officers killed in Cameroon's anglophone region

Three members of Cameroon’s security forces are reported to have been killed amid escalating violence in the African country. English-speaking separatists carried out two attacks in the city of Bamenda on Wednesday, with one source saying the officials were...
Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in explosion

Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in explosion

Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in explosion 8 November 2017 From the section Africa At least six children have been killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a primary school in north-west Tanzania, witnesses say. Reports say the pupils were playing with an...

Baseball star Halladay killed in plane crash

A US baseball star has been killed in a plane crash near the coast of Florida. Award-winning sportsman Roy Halladay, 40, was a former star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Marine Unit of Pasco Country discovered his body in shallow water near mangroves after...

Ex-baseball player killed in plane crash

Roy Halladay spent four years with the Phillies after 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has died after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. The 40-year-old, who retired in 2013, was the...
Two children killed as car crashes into school

Two children killed as car crashes into school

Two eight-year-old boys have been killed and 17 of their classmates are injured after a car crashed into their classroom. The SUV, reportedly driven by a parent at the school, careered through the wooden walls of Sydney’s Banksia Road Public School not long...
Gunman who killed 26 shot himself after chase

Gunman who killed 26 shot himself after chase

The man who shot dead 26 people at a smalltown Texas church died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police have told CBS. Devin Kelley exchanged gunfire with two men who chased his car off the road after the massacre, said Sheriff Joe Tackitt. “There was some...

British hostage killed in Nigeria, 3 released

A British hostage, kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have been released, the Foreign Office says. Details surrounding the death of missionary Ian Squire, who was abducted on 13 October, were not immediately clear. Fellow Christian charity...
Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash near the kingdom’s southern border with Yemen. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the son of the former crown prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir province, was travelling with...
Vietnam: At least 27 killed by Typhoon Damrey

Vietnam: At least 27 killed by Typhoon Damrey

Vietnam: At least 27 killed by Typhoon Damrey 5 November 2017 From the section Asia Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Damrey descends on southern Vietnam A typhoon which battered southern and central Vietnam has left at least 27 people...
Crime boss killed during plastic surgery

Crime boss killed during plastic surgery

A Mexican crime boss was murdered on the operating table as he had plastic surgery to change his appearance and remove his fingerprints. Gunmen burst into the clinic where Jesus “El Kalimba” Martin was undergoing the procedure on Monday afternoon and...

Three killed in shooting at Walmart store

Three people have been killed following a shooting at a Walmart store in suburban Denver, according to police. Two men died after a gunman opened fire inside the store in Thornton, Colorado, on Wednesday night. A woman was also injured, but died later in hospital,...
Japan suspect ‘killed nine over two months’

Japan suspect ‘killed nine over two months’

Japan suspect ‘killed nine over two months’ 1 November 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP A man who was arrested after police found dismembered bodies in his flat has confessed to killing nine people over two months, Japanese media say. Police had found...
Family of five killed in shooting at French farm

Family of five killed in shooting at French farm

A family of five have died after being shot in a suspected domestic incident at a farmhouse in northern France. The family was found dead by three farm workers at about 8.15am on Tuesday morning. The victims are a farming couple, both aged 47, and their three children...
Dozens killed in fireworks factory blaze

Dozens killed in fireworks factory blaze

At least 47 people have been killed and 46 others injured in an explosion and blaze at a fireworks factory in Indonesia. The number of dead could rise as many of those who managed to escape had extensive burns, said Nico Afinta from Jakarta police. “Those who...

British sniper killed by landmine in Raqqa

A British man who travelled to Syria to fight Islamic State has died while clearing landlines in Raqqa, his mother has said. Sniper Jac Holmes, 24, from Bournemouth, had fought alongside the Kurdistan People’s Protection Units (YPG) since January 2015. Angie...

One killed nine injured in stabbing rampage

One person has been killed and nine others injured after a man carried out a knife ramage at a shopping centre in southeast Poland. The alleged attacker, a 27-year-old man, attacked people at the VIVO! mall in Stalowa Wola on Friday. He was detained by shoppers and...
Tourist killed at famous Florence basilica

Tourist killed at famous Florence basilica

A Spanish tourist has been killed after he was hit by falling masonry as he visited a church in Florence. The 52-year-old was struck by a decorative stone fragment that fell from a height of 66ft as he visited the Basilica of Santa Croce with his wife. Italian media...
Pilot killed after jet crashes during take-off

Pilot killed after jet crashes during take-off

A pilot has been killed after an F-18 jet crashed during take-off from an air base outside Madrid, says Spain’s defence ministry. Television pictures showed a large black plume of smoke rising from the Torrejon de Ardoz base, 12 miles east of the Spanish...
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