Several dead after shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida

Several dead after shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida

A shooter wearing a Star Wars T-shirt opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Five people died and eight more were wounded in the incident, the local sheriff’s office said. The shooter, who said nothing, […]

Several dead, scores injured after truck crashes into Berlin Christmas market

Several dead, scores injured after truck crashes into Berlin Christmas market

A truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people and injuring 48 others, police said. One man was arrested while a second person was killed during the attack. Citing police at the scene, German media reported that a driver drove up […]

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11 people and injured dozens on Monday, media reported. The blaze broke out in a ground floor kitchen of the Regent Plaza hotel and trapped guests in upper floors, the English-language Dawn newspaper reported. The hotel has more than 400 […]

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

  A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11 people and injured dozens on Monday, media reported. The blaze broke out in a ground floor kitchen of the Regent Plaza hotel and trapped guests in upper floors, the English-language Dawn newspaper reported. The hotel has more than […]

British photographer accused of child rape found dead in Paris

British photographer accused of child rape found dead in Paris

British photographer David Hamilton, accused of raping French TV-host Flavie Flament when she was 13 years old in 1987, was found dead in his Parisian home on Friday, police sources said. According to a source cited by Reuters, Hamilton died of asphyxiation. His body was found by a neighbor. In a book released last month, […]

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

  Haitian officials say the death toll from Hurricane Matthew has risen to least 283. The worst hit areas of the country were those cut off by the storm. Aid agency CARE said the southern city of Jeremie was left nearly completely rased. “It’s complete destruction in Jeremie,” CARE Haiti country director Jean-Michel Vigreux tweeted. […]

Attack on Indian Check Posts

Attack on Indian Check Posts

  A U.N. humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes Monday as the Syrian military declared that a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire had failed, and U.N. officials reported many dead and seriously wounded. The U.S. initially brushed off Damascus’ assertions and said it was prepared to extend the agreement, while Russia — after blaming […]

Bangladesh factory fire leaves several dead

Bangladesh factory fire leaves several dead

A fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh killed at least 23 people and injured dozens on Saturday, in the country’s worst industrial accident since the Rana Plaza building collapse of 2013 in which over 1,100 people died. Emergency officials feared the death toll could climb after a fire broke out in […]

Several dead in attack on American University in Kabul

Several dead in attack on American University in Kabul

Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. The attack began at around 6:30 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) on Wednesday with a large […]

Bomb attack on wedding leaves dozens dead in Turkey

Bomb attack on wedding leaves dozens dead in Turkey

At least 30 people were killed when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, security and hospital sources said. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that Islamic State militants had carried out the late-night attack, […]

Amnesty: ‘Nearly 18,000 dead’ in Syria prisons

Amnesty: ‘Nearly 18,000 dead’ in Syria prisons

  Syrian authorities are committing torture on a “massive scale” in government prisons including beatings, electric shocks, rape and psychological abuse that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said Thursday. More than 17,700 people are estimated to have died in custody in Syria since the country’s conflict began in March 2011, an average of […]

Taiwan bus fire: ‘At least 26 tourists dead’

Taiwan bus fire: ‘At least 26 tourists dead’

At least 26 people are dead after a tourist bus smashed into a motorway guardrail in Taiwan and exploded into flames, it is reported. The vehicle was travelling along an airport expressway in the island’s Taoyuan region when it crashed into the railing and caught fire . Everyone onboard died, including at least 24 holidaymakers, […]

Former US marine shoots three Baton Rouge police officers dead

Former US marine shoots three Baton Rouge police officers dead

Three police officers were shot dead and three others wounded in Baton Rouge on Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana capital, sparking nationwide protests. The Baton Rouge suspect, dressed in black and armed with a rifle, was himself shot to death minutes later in a […]

Scores feared dead after South Sudan gun battles

Scores feared dead after South Sudan gun battles

Gun battles near South Sudan’s presidential palace and a United Nations base in the capital of Juba broke out on Friday with scores feared dead, once again sparking fears of a return to civil war. President Salva Kiir and his vice president, former rebel leader Riek Machar, were both preparing to address the media at […]

Hollande and Merkel remember WWI dead 100 years after Verdun Battle

Hollande and Merkel remember WWI dead 100 years after Verdun Battle

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will stand shoulder to shoulder Sunday on the battlefield of Verdun to remember those killed 100 years ago in one of the bloodiest episodes of World War I. To mark the centenary, Hollande and Merkel will lay wreaths at cemeteries holding the dead of both sides […]

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” science fiction TV series and movies, has died after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the New York Times reported on Friday. He was 83. The paper, citing confirmation from his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said Nimoy, who had grappled with a love-hate […]

Lastel- The Corpse Hotel in Japan

Lastel- The Corpse Hotel in Japan

At a country where the death rate is 1.6 million per year, death is a booming market in Japan, and one Yokohama businessman named Hisayoshi Teramura is trying to tap into it by offering a hotel exclusively for the dead. Mr Teramura who already has a business of graves and funeral homes opened up this […]