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Two killed after earthquake hits off Turkey coast

At least two people have been killed on the Greek island of Kos after a strong earthquake hit the region. It struck on Thursday night with an epicentre approximately 6.4 miles (10.3km) south of Bodrum, Turkey and 10 miles (16.2km) east of Kos. More follows…...
Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US

Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US

Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US 14 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption US and Afghan forces are said to have killed or captured hundreds of IS militants in 2017 The head of so-called Islamic State (IS)...
Two Israeli officers killed in Jerusalem attack

Two Israeli officers killed in Jerusalem attack

Two Israeli police officers have been killed and another injured after three gunmen opened fire just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Police say the attackers were later shot dead at the entrance to the Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary complex – an area of huge...
Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir 10 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of Hindu pilgrims make the journey to the Amarnath Cave each year Six Hindu pilgrims, five of them women, have been killed in a militant...
Seven killed in Damascus car bomb blasts

Seven killed in Damascus car bomb blasts

At least seven people have been killed and 13 wounded in one of three car bombs to rock the Syrian capital Damascus. The deadly explosion in Tahrir Square in the centre of the city was triggered by a suicide attacker, who had been surrounded by security forces....

More than 120 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

More than 120 people have been killed after an oil tanker flipped over and burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan. Nearby villagers had flocked to the tanker with jerry cans to collect leaking fuel from it after it overturned. It was travelling from the southern...
Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured 23 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The blast in Parachinar is the third this year Scores of people have been killed and many injured in bombings, protest marches and shootings in the...

Blogger killed by exploding cream dispenser

A well-known lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, 33, died after the pressurised canister exploded, violently hitting her chest. French media reports that the impact brought on a...
Van driver killed after migrants block Calais road

Van driver killed after migrants block Calais road

A van driver has been killed in a pile-up near Calais after a group of migrants blocked a road with tree trunks as they tried to board vehicles travelling to Britain. The driver died when his vehicle crashed into one of three lorries halted by the roadblock and burst...
Baby elephant killed on Malaysia highway

Baby elephant killed on Malaysia highway

Baby elephant killed on Malaysia highway 19 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Alicia Solana Mena/ MEME Image caption Activists say elephants are increasingly being seen near busy Malaysian highways A baby elephant has been discovered dead on a Malaysian...
Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight 18 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fandino, pictured here in Seville in 2015, had been injured by a bull before A Spanish bullfighter has died after being gored during a festival...

Dozens killed in Portuguese forest fires

Dozens of people have died in a number of forest fires in central Portugal, as temperatures pass 40C. Portuguese radio station TSF said 25 people had been confirmed dead, with the government adding that many died in their cars as flames swept over a road. Interior...
Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre 18 June 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Natalio Cosoy / BBC Image caption The Centro Andino mall was exacuated after the blast Three women have been killed in the Colombian capital,...
Hamas and IS both say they killed policewoman

Hamas and IS both say they killed policewoman

Both Islamic State and Hamas have said they were to blame for the killing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem. Staff Sergeant Major Hadas Malka was fatally stabbed as assailants launched two attacks simultaneously near Damascus Gate in the Old City on Friday....

Russia claims it has killed IS leader

The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed on 28 May along with other senior group commanders, according to the Russian defence ministry. The Russian military said that the strike...
Afghan bomb protesters killed in Kabul clashes

Afghan bomb protesters killed in Kabul clashes

Protesters calling for the resignation of the Afghan government following a devastating truck bomb have been killed in clashes with riot police in Kabul. At least four people were killed in violent clashes on Friday as more than 1,000 demonstrators gathered near the...
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