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Power plant blast kills at least 26 people

Power plant blast kills at least 26 people

Authorities are investigating the cause of a power plant explosion in India which left at least 26 people dead and injured more than 100 others. Around 20 survivors with severe burns are fighting for their lives following Wednesday’s blast – one of...
Kabul Green Zone: Blast kills many, officials say

Kabul Green Zone: Blast kills many, officials say

Kabul Green Zone: Blast kills many, officials say 31 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan policemen carry an injured man after the blast At least three people have been killed and 13 injured in a powerful explosion in central...

Wife's 'milk murder plot' accidentally kills 15

A woman who allegedly tried to kill her husband by giving him poisoned milk ended up killing him and 14 members of his family, police in Pakistan have said. Officers in Punjab province said Asiya Bibi’s husband initially failed to drink the milk and it was then...
Car bomb kills renowned journalist in Malta

Car bomb kills renowned journalist in Malta

Malta has been left in shock by the killing of its best-known investigative journalist. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was renowned for exposing corruption in Maltese politics, died when a bomb exploded in her car as she drove away from her home in Mosta. Ms Caruana...
Indian air force helicopter crash kills seven

Indian air force helicopter crash kills seven

Indian air force helicopter crash kills seven 6 October 2017 From the section India Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of an Mi-17 V5 helicopter, acquired by the Indian air force from Russia An Indian air force helicopter has crashed in the...
Bus crash at railway crossing kills 19 in Russia

Bus crash at railway crossing kills 19 in Russia

Bus crash at railway crossing kills 19 in Russia 6 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption The Kazakhstan-registered bus was destroyed by an oncoming passenger train At least 19 people were killed when a train hit a bus on a crossing in...
Palestinian kills three Israelis on West Bank

Palestinian kills three Israelis on West Bank

Four people, including the gunman, have died after a Palestinian man opened fire on Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement. The attacker, a 37-year-old father of four, shot dead a police officer and two guards and critically wounded...
Powerful storm kills eight in Romania

Powerful storm kills eight in Romania

18 September 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe storm brought down trees, damaging cars A powerful storm in western Romania has killed eight people and injured at least 67, officials say. Most of the victims were...

Gunman kills seven before being shot dead

A gunman killed seven people at a house in Dallas before being shot dead by police, US authorities say. The attacker was killed by the first responding officer at the scene after an exchange of gunfire, police spokesman David Tilley said. The officer was uninjured....
Italy flooding kills six people in Livorno

Italy flooding kills six people in Livorno

Italy flooding kills six people in Livorno 10 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright VIGILI DEL FUOCO Image caption Italian rescue services issued this photo of the flooded Livorno area At least six people have been killed after heavy rainstorms and...

Father kills himself over toddler's gun death

A father killed himself moments after his two-year-old son found a loaded gun and shot himself, authorities in South Carolina say. Keon Myers, 38, shot himself in the head following a short stand-off with police during which he refused to drop his weapon. Officers...
India floods: Heavy rain in Mumbai kills five

India floods: Heavy rain in Mumbai kills five

India floods: Heavy rain in Mumbai kills five 30 August 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption Rain brought India’s financial capital to a standstill Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least five people in Mumbai as India’s financial...
'Saudi-led' airstrike kills six children in Yemen

'Saudi-led' airstrike kills six children in Yemen

Yemen’s capital has been struck by a severe airstrike, killing 12 people, including six children. The early morning attack on the Faj Attan area of Sanaa reduced an apartment block to rubble, and was blamed by witnesses on the Saudi-led military coalition. It...
Typhoon Hato kills 12 and injures hundreds

Typhoon Hato kills 12 and injures hundreds

The death toll from powerful Typhoon Hato which is sweepng across southern China has risen to 12, with hundreds more injured.  Hato is the most powerful storm to hit the area in 53 years, packing winds of up to 99 miles per hour. Almost 27,000 people have been...
'Saudi-led' airstrike on Yemen hotel kills 35

'Saudi-led' airstrike on Yemen hotel kills 35

At least 35 people have been killed in an airstrike on a two-storey hotel near Yemen’s capital Sanaa, according to medics. The attack in the town of Arhab has been blamed on Saudi-led coalition forces fighting Iranian-backed Shia Houthi rebels, who control the...
Italy quake kills one and injures 25 on Ischia

Italy quake kills one and injures 25 on Ischia

At least one person has died, and several are trapped under rubble after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Naples. Around 25 people are said to have been injured as they ran out onto the streets when the quake hit the Italian resort of Ischia just...
Flooding kills at least 700 across South Asia

Flooding kills at least 700 across South Asia

At least 700 people have died in flooding thought to be the worst to hit South Asia in nearly a decade. Some 16 million people are thought to have been affected by the extreme weather across Bangladesh, northeast India and Nepal, according to humanitarian agencies. In...
Train derailment in India kills more than 20

Train derailment in India kills more than 20

At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured after at least eight carriages of a train derailed in northern India. Carriages slammed into each other as the train came off the rails near Muzaffarnagar district, in the state of Uttar Pradesh and about 80 miles...
Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37

Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37

Venezuela prison ‘massacre’ kills 37 17 August 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean At least 37 people have been killed in a prison riot in southern Venezuela, prosecutors say. Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control...

Egypt train crash kills at least 25

At least 25 people have died and 65 others are injured after two trains collided in Alexandria, northern Egypt. One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said at the time of the head-on collision, local media report. Dr Abu Homs, head of the...
Plane's beach landing kills Lisbon sunbathers

Plane's beach landing kills Lisbon sunbathers

A light plane has killed two sunbathers after making an emergency landing on a beach near Lisbon. The victims were a 56-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl, who died on the beach, authorities said. Officials are not aware of any other injured people. The two...
Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two

Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two

Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two 29 July 2017 From the section Africa At least two people have been killed and several injured in a crush at South Africa’s biggest stadium, the state broadcaster SABC said. It took place during the Soweto derby...
Pakistan blast: Taliban bike bomb kills 26 in Lahore

Pakistan blast: Taliban bike bomb kills 26 in Lahore

Pakistan blast: Taliban bike bomb kills 26 in Lahore 24 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police collected evidence from the scene after the blast At least 26 people have been killed in a car bombing in the eastern Pakistani city of...

US airstrike kills 16 policemen by mistake

A US airstrike has mistakenly killed 16 Afghan policemen in Helmand province. The bombing happened during a US-backed Afghan operation to clear a village of Taliban insurgents in the Gereshk district on Friday, a police spokesman said. It is believed the police were...
Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos 21 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some buildings were damaged by the quake on Kos A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of...
Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi 19 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack is believed to have happened near a game reserve A young girl has been killed by a lion while relieving herself at night at the back of...
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