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 […]

Mosul offensive kills up to 900 jihadists, US says

Mosul offensive kills up to 900 jihadists, US says

The United States said Thursday that up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq’s Mosul, as camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians. Iraqis who fled their homes expressed joy at escaping the IS group’s brutal rule as they were given shelter and assistance, in some […]

Air strike kills senior IS group leader, Pentagon says

Air strike kills senior IS group leader, Pentagon says

A coalition air strike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State operative considered the group’s information minister, a week after another raid eliminated a top IS strategist, the Pentagon said Friday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as “Dr. Wa’il”, was killed in a precision strike on […]

US drone strike kills IS group leader of Pakistan and Afghanistan

US drone strike kills IS group leader of Pakistan and Afghanistan

The Islamic State group’s leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed in July in a strike in the border region between the two countries, a US defense official said Friday. “They got him,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement. The death of Saeed represents a major […]

Egyptian military ‘kills leader of Islamic State group in Sinai’

Egyptian military ‘kills leader of Islamic State group in Sinai’

Egypt’s military said on Thursday it had killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The military said on its Facebook page that a series of air strikes near Arish, the largest town on the Sinai peninsula, had also killed 45 other […]

Suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 in Libya’s Benghazi

Suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 in Libya’s Benghazi

“There were 15 martyrs and more than 30 wounded in the suicide bombing at Al-Guwarsha” in western Benghazi, the military official said. The blast occurred in a residential area of the Guwarsha district, the scene of recent fighting between security forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government and an alliance of Islamists and others. The alliance, […]

Lone gunman kills nine in German shopping mall

Lone gunman kills nine in German shopping mall

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae as a dual national from Munich, was later […]

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 […]

US-led coalition strike kills 56 civilians in Syria

US-led coalition strike kills 56 civilians in Syria

Children were among at least 56 civilians killed in strikes by a US-led coalition on Tuesday near a Syrian village held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said. The civilians had apparently been mistaken for jihadists and were bombed while fleeing fighting in Al-Tukhar in Aleppo province, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

Severe weather kills more than 20 people in West Virginia

Severe weather kills more than 20 people in West Virginia

Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said Friday. “The damage is widespread and devastating. Our focus remains on search and rescue,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin told a news conference after floods caused by […]

Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border

Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border

A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom’s stability. The military said the blast went off at about 5:30 a.m., close to a makeshift tent encampment where tens of thousands […]

Suicide attack kills several at Syrian memorial for Christian massacre

Suicide attack kills several at Syrian memorial for Christian massacre

Three people were killed in northeast Syria on Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked an event commemorating the massacre of Christians more than a century ago, state media and a security source said. The attack in the city of Qamishli took place as locals gathered at a hall to commemorate the deaths of tens of […]

Man ‘claiming allegiance to IS group’ kills French policeman

Man ‘claiming allegiance to IS group’ kills French policeman

  A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group stabbed a French policeman to death on Monday night before he was killed in a dramatic police operation, sources close to the investigation said. French prosecutors have launched an anti-terror probe after the policeman and his partner were killed at their home in the […]