Deadly forest fires ravage Portuguese island of Madeira

Deadly forest fires ravage Portuguese island of Madeira

Three people were killed, two seriously hurt and around a thousand forced to flee overnight as fires ravaged the Portuguese island of Madeira, reaching the capital Funchal, rescuers said Wednesday. The three victims were all local residents who died in their homes, authorities reported, and one person remains missing. A fourth person was also reported […]

Deadly twin blasts rock Kurdish-held northern Syrian city

Deadly twin blasts rock Kurdish-held northern Syrian city

Two bomb blasts claimed by the Islamic State group hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding 170 others, state television reported. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the blasts but gave a lower death toll of 14 killed and dozens […]

IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul

IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority. Graphic television footage from the site of the attack showed many dead bodies lying on […]

Suspected gunman kills himself after deadly Munich mall shooting

Suspected gunman kills himself after deadly Munich mall shooting

At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting that began in a shopping centre in the German city of Munich Friday evening. At least nine people were killed in the attack, with another 21 injured, according to the police. 16 of the wounded remain in hospital, three of whom in […]

Gao protest turns deadly as Malian army opens fire

Gao protest turns deadly as Malian army opens fire

Malian soldiers opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the northern city of Gao on Tuesday, killing three and wounding at least 31, two doctors at a hospital that received the bodies told Reuters. The protesters were angry about the introduction of a new interim authority set to take charge of the region on Friday, which […]

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday in North Carolina with a serenade from an estimated 9,000 people and a vicious rebuttal to an afternoon of attacks lodged by Hillary Clinton and the president they both hope to replace. ‘Happy birthday? Ah, don’t tell me about my birthday!’ he grinned as the singing started. Trump’s smile […]

UN looks to extend Mali mission despite deadly attacks on peacekeepers

UN looks to extend Mali mission despite deadly attacks on peacekeepers

As the UN prepares to vote on extending its Mali mission for another year, officials blame equipment shortages and intelligence failures for a surge in Islamist attacks that has made MINUSMA the UN’s most dangerous active operation. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council to approve 2,500 extra troops and police for the […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

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