Deadly shooting at Quebec City mosque

Deadly shooting at Quebec City mosque

At least five people were killed and several people wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City late Sunday, media reported. A Quebec police spokesman confirmed that there were people killed, but did not say how many. Two suspects in the shooting were arrested, he said. Police did not rule out the […]

Deadly Chile wildfire destroys entire town

Deadly Chile wildfire destroys entire town

Flames from one of Chile’s worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to 10, officials said Thursday. The flames engulfed the post office, a kindergarten, and about 1,000 homes in the town, located 220 miles (360 kilometers) south of the Chilean capital. The […]

Deadly blast hits bus carrying soldiers in Turkish city of Kayseri

Deadly blast hits bus carrying soldiers in Turkish city of Kayseri

Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a string of deadly attacks this year, several of which have been claimed by […]

Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh province

Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh province

At least 25 people died and hundreds were injured after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, local officials said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district at dawn, as some in the predominantly Muslim region prepared for morning prayers. Mosques and shops were flattened in the small […]

Israeli forces and Islamic State group in rare deadly Golan Heights firefight

Israeli forces and Islamic State group in rare deadly Golan Heights firefight

Israeli aircraft struck a machine gun-mounted vehicle inside Syria Sunday, killing four Islamic State-affiliated militants inside after they had opened fire on a military patrol on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. Israel has been largely unaffected by the Syrian civil war raging next door, suffering only sporadic incidents of […]

Pakistan accuses India of deadly bus shelling in Kashmir

Pakistan accuses India of deadly bus shelling in Kashmir

At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan. The incident came a day after India said three of its soldiers had been killed by Pakistani troops and threatened “retribution”, […]

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after deadly earthquake

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after deadly earthquake

At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday, while residents in coastal areas fled following tsunami warnings. As dawn broke there was scant information from many rural villages in the South Island, which were isolated by landslips and fractured telephone […]

IS group claims deadly bombing at remote Pakistan shrine

IS group claims deadly bombing at remote Pakistan shrine

At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured Saturday in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack. The blast hit worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani, some 750 kilometres (460 […]

Deadly car bomb blast rips through Kurdish city in Turkey

Deadly car bomb blast rips through Kurdish city in Turkey

A minibus laden with explosives tore through a building in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 100 more, according to officials. The massive blast occurred in Diyarbakir’s Baglar district, near an annex of the city’s police headquarters. The bomb ripped the facades off buildings, with […]

Syrian government forces behind third deadly gas attack

Syrian government forces behind third deadly gas attack

An international inquiry found Friday that Syrian government forces were responsible for a third toxic gas attack, setting the stage for a showdown between Russia and western council members over how to respond. The fourth report from the 13-month-long inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the […]

Yemen’s ex-president calls for mobilisation on Saudi border after deadly air strikes

Yemen’s ex-president calls for mobilisation on Saudi border after deadly air strikes

Yemen’s rebel-allied former president Ali Abdullah Saleh called Sunday for mobilisation along the border with Saudi Arabia to avenge deadly air strikes on a funeral blamed on a Saudi-led coalition. “I call upon all members of the armed forces, security and popular committees (militia)… to head to the front, to the borders, to take revenge,” […]

Deadly airstrikes pound Syria’s Aleppo as UN holds emergency meeting

Deadly airstrikes pound Syria’s Aleppo as UN holds emergency meeting

  At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N’s top envoy to Syria accused the government of unleashing “unprecedented […]

Manhunt underway after deadly shooting at US shopping centre

Manhunt underway after deadly shooting at US shopping centre

Police searched Saturday for a gunman authorities said opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy’s store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four females and one man, before fleeing toward an interstate on foot. People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and employees locked the doors of nearby stores after gunshots rang […]

Family releases video of deadly North Carolina shooting

Family releases video of deadly North Carolina shooting

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun. The footage, recorded by Keith Lamont Scott’s wife and released Friday by his family, offers […]

Protest over police shooting turns deadly in US city of Charlotte

Protest over police shooting turns deadly in US city of Charlotte

One person was shot dead on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man. Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney confirmed that a person shot during the protest had […]

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election and his main rival’s accusation that the vote was rigged. Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo’s score to hand […]

Obama promises support to Louisiana after deadly floods

Obama promises support to Louisiana after deadly floods

U.S. President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood on Tuesday hugging people and offering assurances that the country would help them recover from some of the worst floods ever recorded in Louisiana. “What I want the people of Louisiana to know is, you’re not alone on this, even […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly suicide bombing in Somalia

Al Shabaab claims deadly suicide bombing in Somalia

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said Sunday. Abdisalam Yusuf said one bomber rammed the car into a checkpoint in Galkayo town Sunday morning after […]

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

  The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Friday claimed a car bomb attack targeting police in eastern Turkey that killed five people and injured over 200. “Our comrade… carried out a suicide attack on police headquarters in Elazig,” the PKK said in a statement, quoted by the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency. Thursday’s bombing in […]

Deadly car bombs strike police stations in eastern Turkey

Deadly car bombs strike police stations in eastern Turkey

At least three police officers were killed and 100 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig on Thursday, security sources said, hours after a similar bombing killed three people elsewhere in the region. Footage on the CNN Turk channel showed offices inside the police station […]

Deadly air strike hits MSF-supported hospital in Yemen

Deadly air strike hits MSF-supported hospital in Yemen

An Arab coalition air raid hit a Yemeni hospital on Monday, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 19, just 48 hours after strikes that killed children, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said. MSF said a blast “partially destroyed” a hospital at Abs, located in the rebel-held province of Hajja, in the fourth attack […]

Disaster declared after deadly Louisiana floods leave thousands stranded

Disaster declared after deadly Louisiana floods leave thousands stranded

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration on Sunday for flood-ravaged Louisiana, where at least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 20,000 people stranded by unprecedented flooding. Governor John Bel Edwards said residents had been pulled from swamped cars, flooded homes and threatened hospitals across the southern part of […]

Disaster declared after deadly Louisiana floods leave thousands stranded

Disaster declared after deadly Louisiana floods leave thousands stranded

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration on Sunday for flood-ravaged Louisiana, where at least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 20,000 people stranded by unprecedented flooding. Governor John Bel Edwards said residents had been pulled from swamped cars, flooded homes and threatened hospitals across the southern part of […]

Thailand hit by string of deadly bombings

Thailand hit by string of deadly bombings

A string of bomb attacks targeting Thailand’s crucial tourism industry have killed four people, authorities said Friday, sending authorities scrambling to identify a motive and find the perpetrators. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha called for calm and said he did not know who was behind the attacks, while analysts tentatively pointed the finger at Muslim insurgent […]

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