Cold deaths across Europe as deep freeze continues

Cold deaths across Europe as deep freeze continues

A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years, and even Istanbul was covered with a blanket of snow. […]

Explosion in cancer deaths among women predicted

Explosion in cancer deaths among women predicted

Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 — roughly the population of Denmark. This represented a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, said an analysis conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), released […]

US military confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

US military confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

The US military Thursday confirmed 14 new civilian deaths resulting from the bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, bringing the total official toll to 55 killed. The announcement from the US Central Command (Centcom) — which oversees US military operations in the Middle East — followed an internal investigation into six US airstrikes between […]

US to probe civilian deaths in Syria as opposition calls for halt to coalition air strikes

US to probe civilian deaths in Syria as opposition calls for halt to coalition air strikes

The head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State in Syria while reports of dozens of civilian deaths from air strikes around the northern city of Manbij are investigated. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 56 civilians were killed in […]

House Benghazi report faults military response, not Clinton, for deaths

House Benghazi report faults military response, not Clinton, for deaths

House Republicans investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have found no new evidence to conclude that Hillary Clinton, secretary of state at the time, was culpable in the deaths of four Americans, according to the committee’s final report released on Tuesday. The 800-page document released by the Republicans on the House select committee […]