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 […]

Power plant collapse kills scores in eastern China

Power plant collapse kills scores in eastern China

At least 40 people have died and others are still trapped after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 a.m. (2300 GMT) and rescuers were on the scene, Xinhua said. The […]

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

  Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on Friday while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city […]

Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on Saturday targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 82 people and turning the site into a “lake of blood,” according to a senior Health Ministry official. Nasser al-Argaly, the Health Ministry’s undersecretary, told a news conference that the strike also left […]

Egypt recovers scores of bodies after migrant boat tragedy

Egypt recovers scores of bodies after migrant boat tragedy

A senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned. Mohammed Sultan, the governor of Beheira province, told The Associated Press that dozens more are feared dead. The migrants’ boat capsized on Wednesday, nearly 12 […]

Scores drown after migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

Scores drown after migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt’s north coast, drowning at least 43 people and prompting a search operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said. The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said. The total number of people on board was not immediately […]

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

More than 44 people were killed in Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters against a delayed presidential election, a Human Rights Watch researcher said Tuesday, and several opposition party buildings were burned. Thousands took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which […]

Scores killed in fresh Syria air strikes ahead of ceasefire

Scores killed in fresh Syria air strikes ahead of ceasefire

A barrage of airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Syria have killed scores of people, just hours after the government in Damascus approved a US-Russian plan to halt fighting in the country’s suppurating civil war. It was not immediately clear who carried out the raids, which hit the key northern cities of Idlib and Aleppo. But […]

Scores killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria

Scores killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria

Syrian and Russian warplanes have launched a wave of air strikes in northern Syria, killing dozens in areas held by a rebel alliance battling to take control of second city Aleppo. The strikes, which began on Saturday and were continuing on Sunday, killed at least 45 civilians inAleppo and west of the city and 22 […]

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

A huge bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 53 people and wounding dozens, police said. Witnesses described horrifying scenes of bodies being scattered about and the wounded screaming out and crying for help. No group immediately claimed responsibility for […]

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

  A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said. The blast took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought […]

Turkey shuts down scores of media outlets after failed coup

Turkey shuts down scores of media outlets after failed coup

Turkey has ordered the closure of scores of media outlets and discharged 149 generals as part of a deepening crackdown that followed the failed coup earlier this month, official sources said Wednesday. According to a government decree published in Turkey’s official gazette, the closure involves three news agencies, 16 television stations, 23 radio stations, 45 […]

Bomb attacks kill scores in central Baghdad

Bomb attacks kill scores in central Baghdad

  At least 120 people were killed in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Sunday morning, Iraqi officials said. In the deadliest attack a car bomb hit Karada, a busy shopping district in the centre of Baghdad, killing at least 115 people and wounding near 200, according to police and hospital officials. The […]