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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...
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...
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...
Panic and gunfire in US as truck strikes people

Panic and gunfire in US as truck strikes people

At least two people have been killed in a vehicle attack and shooting near the 9/11 memorial site in New York, according to Sky sources. Witnesses told local media a vehicle drove down a popular bike path and struck pedestrians and cyclists before the shooting...

Search for six people after trawler sinks

Six people are missing in rough seas after a fishing trawler overturned and sank off the coast of Australia. The vessel overturned near Middle Island, north of the Town of 1770, in the state of Queensland, on Monday night local time. The trawler sank at about...
At least 27 people die in Portugal wildfires

At least 27 people die in Portugal wildfires

At least 27 people have died in Portugal after parts of the country were ravaged by wildfires, state news agency Lusa says. Hundreds of forest fires raged over the weekend in northern and central Portugal due to high temperatures and strong winds from Storm Ophelia in...
People smuggler rails against EU intervention

People smuggler rails against EU intervention

A Libyan people smuggler – responsible for helping transport thousands of migrants to Italy – has told Sky News that Europe can do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic across the Mediterranean. In an exclusive interview the smuggler revealed that he...

Train hits bus in Russia, killing 19 people

At least 19 people have been killed after a train hit a bus in the Vladimir region of Russia, say authorities. The regional interior ministry said all of the victims were on board the bus at the time of the collision. No train passengers were injured. “According...
120,000 people flee as volcano threatens to blow

120,000 people flee as volcano threatens to blow

More than 120,000 people have fled the area around Bali’s highest volcano amid fears it could erupt imminently. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded daily at Mount Agung, which is said to have entered a “critical phase”. Officials said around 122,500...
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