September 22, 2014
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  • 08/01/2011 | World

    Two French hostages killed in Niger, Gov't source

    Two French hostages kidnapped in Niger have been found dead, a government source in the African country said. The pair were abducted from a bar overnight hundreds of kilometres from the lawless desert where Islamist militants, rebels and bandits flourish.

  • 05/02/2011 | World

    Two dead after Tunisian police fire at protesters

    At least two people were killed and 17 others were wounded in northern Tunisia after police opened fire to quell protesters who threw fire bombs and stones at a police station, an interior ministry source said.

  • 26/07/2013 | World

    Suicide bombs kill 39 near Shi'ite mosques in Pakistan

    Suicide bombers on motorcycles blew themselves up within a minute of each other outside Shi'ite mosques in a volatile Pakistani town near the Afghan border, killing at least 39 people, officials said.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Wave of car bombings target Iraqi Shi'ites, killing 60

    Car bombs ripped through busy streets and markets in Iraq today, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Italian bus plunges off viaduct, 38 people killed

    Thirty-eight people were killed and at least 18 injured when a bus plunged 25 metres (80 ft) off a viaduct in Italy, in the second major transport disaster in southern Europe in less than a week.

  • 01/08/2013 | World

    Explosion in Syrian city of Homs kills 40

    Forty people were killed and at least 120 people were wounded in an explosion at a weapons cache in the central Syrian city of Homs today, a group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad said.

  • 08/08/2013 | World

    Gunman kills at least four people in Texas

    A grenade-wielding gunman in Texas killed at least four people after going on a shooting rampage in the Dallas area last night that left several other people injured, police and local media reported.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    Egypt imposes state of emergency after 235 people killed in clashes

    The Egyptian government today imposed a curfew that will last for the next month - or until further notice - in major cities including Cairo and Alexandria.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    Protesters storm building in Cairo, Egypt death toll reaches 525

    Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stormed a government building in Cairo today and set it ablaze, as fury over a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that killed hundreds of people spilled on to the streets.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    Iraq will not become another Syria, says government, as car bombs kill 34

    Car bomb attacks killed at least 34 people in Baghdad today but the Interior Ministry said it would not allow al Qaeda, which it blames for a surge in sectarian violence, to turn Iraq into another Syria.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Two dead, 10 injured in 20-car crash

    Twenty vehicles were involved today in a car accident on route 2 which left two people killed and 14 injured.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Morsi supporters call for "Day of Rage"; dozens killed, several wounded

    Thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets, urging a "Day of Rage" to denounce this week's assault by security forces on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that killed hundreds.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Coastguard says 13 dead, 690 rescued after ferry sinking in Philippines

    Thirteen people died and 690 were rescued after a ferry sank following a collision with a cargo vessel in the central Philippines, a coastguard commander said.

  • 18/09/2013 | World

    Passenger train, bus collide in Canada's capital, six dead

    A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa today, killing six people on the bus and critically injuring 11 more, emergency officials said.

  • 24/09/2013 | World

    Car bomb in Damascus kills seven, wounds 15

    A car bomb killed at least seven civilians today when it exploded in a southern Damascus neighborhood, a monitoring group said.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Car bombs kill 54 in Shi'ite districts of Baghdad

    Car bombs exploded in several predominantly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhoods of Baghdad todday, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens, police and medical sources said.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Clashes, incidents in central Cairo

    Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi clashed with their opponents today as they tried to enter Tahrir Square in central Cairo, and police fired tear gas to disperse them, a witness said.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Explosions across Baghdad kill at least 38 people

    Bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital Baghdad today, killing at least 38 people, police said. Five of the six blasts were in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts, but there was also an explosion in the predominantly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of Doura.

  • 08/10/2013 | Sports

    Woman killed in clashes between Independiente hooligans

    Violent clashes and a shooting between two factions of Independiente soccer club hooligans ended with a woman killed and another one injured.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    Typhoon hits Vietnam: at least 5 killed, more than 100,000 evacuated

    At least five people were killed as typhoon Nari knocked down trees and damaged hundreds of houses in central Vietnam early today, and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Plane crashes in Laos, 39 people killed, Thai TV reports

    A Lao Airlines plane on an internal flight from the capital, Vientiane, to the south of the country, crashed into the Mekong, killing at least 39 people.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    Storm kills three in UK and Netherlands, shuts down power, trains

    A strong storm battered Britain and the Netherlands today, killing three people, cutting power and forcing hundreds of plane and train cancellations as it moved on across mainland Europe.

  • 18/11/2013 | World

    Six killed as tornadoes rip through US Midwest

    A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said.

  • 04/12/2013 | World

    Hezbollah says commander killed in Beirut, blames Israel

    A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria's civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon in an attack which the militant Shi'ite group blamed on Israel.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Iraq: 11 killed after car bomb explodes near cafe used by Sunni militia

    A car bomb exploded near a cafe in northeastern Iraq today killing 11 people and wounding 23, police said, as the country grapples with its deadliest violence in at least five years.

  • 13/12/2013 | World

    Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed

    At least four people were killed in Bangladesh when supporters of Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

  • 16/12/2013 | World

    Iraq violence kills 54 in run-up to Shi'ite holy day

    Suicide bombers and gunmen killed at least 54 people in Iraq today, medical and police sources said, in attacks mostly targeting Shi'ite Muslims, who mark a big religious festival next week.

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Egypt: Car bomb kills 14 at police compound

    A car bomb exploded at a police compound in Egypt's Nile Delta today, killing 14 people, including at least 12 policemen, in one of the deadliest attacks since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Student detained after killing two in Moscow school shooting

    A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students hostage in a classroom today before he was disarmed and detained, police said, just days before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine truce shattered; at least 75 people killed today in protests

    Fresh fighting broke out in central Kiev today, shattering a truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, as the Russian-backed leader met European ministers demanding he compromise with pro-EU opponents.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Violence escalates in Venezuela

    Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

  • 24/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela protests flare anew, death toll rises

    Anti-government demonstrators set up barricades and started fires in Venezuela's capital today despite calls from within the opposition to rein in protests in which at least 14 people have died in the OPEC nation.

  • 14/04/2014 | Latin America

    Chile: Blaze in Valparaíso kills 12, destroys 2,000 houses

    At least 12 people were killed and 2,000 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that devastated parts of the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Nigerian bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

    A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital today, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    At least 21 killed in rush-hour blast in Nigerian capital

    At least 21 people were killed and 17 injured when an explosion tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour today, a police spokesman said.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Chilean student killed in BA City's Almagro suburb

    A female Chilean student was found dead in the lobby of a building where she lived with friends in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Almagro, after receiving at least 10 stab wounds.

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Four-year old child, son of Argentine father, killed by Hamas

    Daniel Tregerman, a four-year old child whose father is of Argentine origin, was killed by Hamas when a rocket fired by the organization from the Gaza strip hit Israel on Friday.

  • 28/04/2011 | World

    Morocco cafe blast kills 15

    A bomb killed 15 people including 10 foreigners in Morocco's bustling tourist destination of Marrakesh, state television said, in an attack that bore the hallmark of Islamist militants.

  • 12/08/2011 | Argentina

    Experts confirm when the French tourists were killed

    Expert's released a report on the bodies of the French tourists Cassandre Bouvier and Houria Moumni that indicated both of them were killed 13 or 14 days before they were found, last July 29 in the zone of El Mirador, Salta province.

  • 12/08/2011 | World

    Polish train derails, 4 people killed

    A Polish train travelling from Warsaw to the southern city of Katowice derailed on Friday, killing four people and injuring 30 more, local police official Adam Kolasa said.

  • 19/09/2011 | World

    Yemeni forces kill 21 more protesters in capital

    Yemeni security forces killed 21 people, some shot by snipers from rooftops, in a crowd of demonstrators in the worst bloodshed seen since March against a protest movement demanding the removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

  • 20/10/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez says ‘martyr’ Gaddafi was killed

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez qualified the ex leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, as “a martyr,” and assured he “was outrageously killed.”

  • 12/11/2011 | Argentina

    Man killed in Mar del Plata after flat explosion

    A thirty-year-old man died after an unexplained explosion took place in his apartment, which caused him to fall out of his window from the eighth floor of his flat building. The incident took place along the central Colón Avenue in Mar del Plata, police sources informed.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    Egyptian police battle protesters, 33 dead

    Cairo police fought protesters demanding an end to army rule for a third day and the death toll rose to at least 33, with many victims shot, in the worst violence since the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 25/11/2011 | World

    Protesters dig in to keep pressure on Egypt army

    Protesters demanding an end to army rule in Egypt sought to build on momentum from a mass protest, bedding down in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a ninth day just two days before the first free parliamentary polls in living memory.

  • 28/11/2011 | World

    Pakistan PM: No more 'business as usual with US'

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ruled out "business as usual" with the United States after a NATO attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, and the army threatened to drastically curtail cooperation with Washington on Afghanistan.

  • 29/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Michael Jackson's doctor sentenced to 4 years in jail

    Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, today was sentenced to four years in jail for his conviction on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar's 2009 death.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    Man shoots Belgian shoppers, children, kills four

    A man hurled grenades at a bus stop in the Belgian city of Liege and sprayed gunfire at crowds of Christmas shoppers and children, killing three people and wounding 123 before fatally shooting himself in the head.

  • 31/12/2011 | Argentina

    Man killed in Mar del Plata, teenager arrested

    A restaurant worker was killed today, when two youths who had broken into his home trying to rob him, shot him in the chest. The incident occurred in Bosque Peralta Ramos neighbourhood, Mar del Plata and police officials informed that a teenager was arrested.

  • 15/01/2012 | Argentina

    20-year old murdered in confusing shootout

    A 20-year old was killed after being shot in the head during a fight in the Alejandro Korn area, in the Greater Buenos Aires province. Three policemen have been arrested in connection to the murder, sources confirmed.

  • 23/01/2012 | Argentina

    At least 3 killed, 13 injured in route 9 chain collision

    Three people were killed and at least six of them were seriously injured after more than a dozen vehicles crashed on route 9, closed to the city of Campana, in the Buenos Aires province, firemen sources said. 

  • 01/02/2012 | Sports

    At least 73 killed in Egypt football pitch invasion, Gov't says

    At least 73 people were killed after a football pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, health ministry sources said, raising the official estimate of the death count from 50.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Syria: US, French journalists killed

    US correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs today when rockets fired by government forces hit the house they were staying in, opposition activists and witnesses said.

  • 27/02/2012 | World

    Three killed in Canadian train derailment

    A passenger train derailed near Burlington in southern Ontario on Sunday, killing at least three people, according to the train operator VIA Rail. 

  • 03/03/2012 | World

    Fourteen killed in Polish train crash

    Fourteen people were killed and at least 54 injured when two trains collided head-on today in one of Poland's worst train crashes in several years.

  • 04/03/2012 | World

    Poland to mourn 16 killed in head-on train crash

    Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski announced a two-day national mourning period on Sunday for the 16 people killed in a head-on collision of two trains in the country's worst rail accident in more than two decades.

  • 25/03/2012 | Argentina

    Carjacker killed by police after high-speed chase

    A carjacker was killed and another was arrested after stealing a car in the San Miguel area and being chased down by the police to the Los Polvorines neighbourhood, police sources said.

  • 25/03/2012 | Argentina

    Entre Ríos teenager killed after falling from nightclub terrace

    A 15-year-old girl died after falling from the terrace of a nightclub in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos, local media said.

  • 26/03/2012 | Argentina

    Met Police officer killed in Avellaneda

    A 35-year-old Metropolitan Police officer Leandro Rojas when he was parking his car at his house’s garage in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Avellaneda.

  • 29/03/2012 | Latin America

    Thirteen killed in Honduras prison fight

    At least 13 people were killed in a prison fight in northern Honduras, spotlighting the country's dysfunctional prison system just weeks after a fire in a different jail killed more than 300 inmates.

  • 14/04/2012 | Argentina

    Metropolitan police officer shot dead in Caballito

    A Metropolitan Police officer was killed this morning after being shot by delinquents who were trying to steal his car. The police official was on his day off, and was with his girlfriend when the attack took place today in Caballito neighbourhood, police sources informed.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Car bomb kills six after Obama leaves Afghan capital

    A car bomb exploded outside a compound housing Westerners in Kabul today hours after President Barack Obama signed a security pact during a short visit to a city that remains vulnerable to a resilient insurgency.

  • 26/05/2012 | Argentina

    One dead and six injured after fight breaks out at Lanús stadium

    A hooligan was killed today, following a violent confrontation between football fans, minutes before today’s match began between Lanús and All Boys, club sources said.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    All 147 people on Nigeria crash flight killed

    There were no survivors among the 147 people on board a domestic passenger aircraft that crashed in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Sunday, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    Bomb hits Shi'ite site in Baghdad, 26 killed

    A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad today, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Al Qaeda No. 2 killed in drone strike, US official says

    Abu Yahya al Libi, a Libyan-born top al Qaeda leader, was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan earlier this week, a US official said.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    UN says 7 peacekeepers killed in Ivory Coast

    Seven United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in Ivory Coast while on patrol near the border with neighbouring Liberia, the world body said.

  • 10/06/2012 | World

    Six killed, 38 wounded in Iraq mortar attack

    Two mortar bombs struck a square filled with Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq's capital Baghdad, killing at least six people and wounding 38, police and hospital sources said.

  • 24/06/2012 | Latin America

    At least 32 killed in bus accident in Mexico

    At least 32 people were killed in Mexico after the bus they were traveling in turned over on a wet road in the southwestern state of Guerrero, a Red Cross official said.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    Chubut: at least 12 killed, more than 40 injured in coach-lorry collision

    At least nine border guards and three civilians were killed and more than 40 injured this morning after a two coaches collided head-on with a lorry, some 64 kilometres away from Puerto Madryn in Chubut province.

  • 30/06/2012 | Argentina

    Former Federal Police agent killed in robbery attempt

    A former Federal Police agent was murdered early today as he tried to resist a robbery in the City neighbourhood of San Cristóbal, sources said.

  • 07/07/2012 | World

    Syria's fighting spills into Lebanon, five killed

    Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon today when mortar fire from President Bashar al-Assad's forces hit villages in the north, killing five people after rebels crossed the border to seek refuge, residents said.

  • 08/07/2012 | World

    Nigeria senator killed at mass burial after ethnic clash

    A Nigerian senator and several other people were killed when gunmen attacked a mass burial for 63 victims of violence the previous day in ethnically mixed Plateau state, a government official said.

  • 10/07/2012 | World

    Bomb kills 3, wounds 14 in Baghdad

    A bomb in a bus killed three people and wounded 14 in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district in northeastern Baghdad, hospital and police sources said today.

  • 20/07/2012 | World

    Gunman kills 12 in Denver shooting at 'Batman' movie

    A gunman in a gas mask and body armour opened fire at a packed midnight showing of the new "Batman" film in a Denver suburb on Friday, killing 12 people after hurling a gas canister into the crowded multiplex theater.

  • 20/07/2012 | World

    Obama: Colorado shooting reminds us of how we are united

    President Barack Obama, in a short but moving speech in which he spoke as the parent of two young daughters, said he was putting aside his re-election campaign today to focus on the tragedy of a deadly shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    More than 100 killed in attacks across Iraq

    More than 100 people were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq after 20 died in blasts the previous day in a coordinated surge of violence against mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets.

  • 07/09/2012 | Argentina

    Multiple accidents cause major delays on motorways into Buenos Aires

    All motorways leading to the capital city were suffering major traffic delays this morning after one person was killed and three injured in multiple accidents that took place, as a result of heavy rains overnight.

  • 10/09/2012 | World

    Yemen says kills deputy regional head of al Qaeda

    A Saudi national freed by US authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who then became second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, was killed in Yemen, a Yemeni government website said.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    US embassies attacked in Yemen, Egypt after Libya envoy killed

    Demonstrators attacked the US embassies in Yemen and Egypt today in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam and American warships headed to Libya following the death of the US ambassador there in related violence earlier in the week.

  • 23/10/2012 | World

    Conflict blazes in Tripoli for second day; 4 killed

    Four people were killed and 15 wounded in overnight gun battles in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in a second night of fighting between Sunni and Alawite gunmen loyal to different sides in the war in neighbouring Syria, a military source said today.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Bus crash kills at least 4, injures 75 in Jujuy province

    Four people were killed and some 50 others were badly injured after a bus crashed into the back of a truck outside Palpalá town in Jujuy province.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Air strike kills 20 rebels in Syria

    At least 20 Syrian rebel fighters were killed in an air strike in the northwest province of Idlib, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • 15/11/2012 | World

    Rockets hit near Tel Aviv as Gaza death toll rises

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv today in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    Egyptian president calls for dialogue amid street fury

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi invited political groups, judges and others to meet on Saturday for a national dialogue on a political road map after a referendum on a new constitution, which he signalled would go ahead as scheduled on Dec. 15.

  • 08/12/2012 | Argentina

    Eight killed in road accidents in Buenos Aires province

    At least eight people were killed today in car accidents today in Buenos Aires province. The first took place in Mar del Plata, the other in the area of Burzaco, south of the province.

  • 18/12/2012 | World

    King Ramses III's throat was slit by assassin, experts say

    The Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III, whose death has puzzled historians for centuries, had his throat slit in a succession plot concocted by his wife and son, a new analysis suggests.

  • 28/12/2012 | Argentina

    Accident on Argentina-Chile border kills five

    Five people were killed and 22 injured today after a coach and a truck collided, on the Argentine border with Chile in Mendoza province.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Two blasts, suicide attack kill 17 in Baghdad

    Three blasts, including a suicide bomber attack near an army base, killed least 17 people across Baghdad today, the latest violence as Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki faces increasing pressure from a political crisis.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Cabinet backs Egyptian army to make civilian arrests

    Egypt's cabinet has approved a draft law giving the army the right to arrest civilians and assist the police in providing security, a cabinet source told reporters today after the death toll in five days of anti-government protests rose to 50.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Egypt: One killed in riots after emergency law imposed

    A man was shot dead today in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    Two men killed in clashes in Egypt's capital

    Two men were shot dead in Egypt's capital today, a security source said, raising the death toll to at least 54 in seven days of clashes, the deadliest violence since President Mohamed Mursi took office last June.

  • 06/02/2013 | World

    Tunisia protests after government critic shot dead

    A fierce critic of the Tunisian government's dealings with radical Islamists was shot dead today, sending protesters onto the streets two years after their Jasmine Revolution sparked revolt across the Arab world.

  • 11/02/2013 | World

    Ten killed in blast at Russian coal mine

    A methane gas explosion killed at least 10 miners at a coal pit in northern Russia today and rescue workers were trying to save seven more feared trapped underground, government officials said.

  • 04/03/2013 | World

    At least 15 killed on Kenya coast on election day

    At least 15 people were killed in attacks by machete-wielding gangs today as Kenyans voted in large numbers in the first presidential election since a disputed 2007 poll unleashed weeks of tribal bloodshed.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    Authorities kill upstate New York gunman

    Authorities today killed a man suspected of shooting dead four people a day earlier in separate incidents at a barbershop and a car wash in neighboring upstate New York towns, police said.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    Bombs kill 50 on Iraq invasion anniversary

    A dozen car bombs and suicide blasts tore into Shi'ite districts in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital today, killing more than 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

  • 22/03/2013 | World

    Marine kills two at Quantico base, Virginia, takes own life

    An active-duty Marine shot dead two fellow service members at a base at Quantico, Virginia, then barricaded himself in a building and killed himself, prompting a brief lockdown of the base, the Marines said today.

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    Newtown school gunman fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes

    The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes, selecting high capacity magazines from a home arsenal stocked with swords, knives and a cache of guns, officials said.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Berni: 'We are doing what's humanly possible'

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni came on stage today to stress that the government is doing what's "humanly possible" amid the devastation left by the torrential rains and floods in Buenos Aires province and La Plata capital district.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: ‘400 people remain evacuated in La Plata, 900 in La Matanza’

    The Governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli told reporters today that although no fatal victims were reported in La Matanza district, 900 people remained evacuated, while in flood-battered La Plata, 400 remained in 19 evacuation centres prepared to shelter the victims.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Scioli to speak to reporters

    According to Buenos Aires province Communications Secretary Juan Courel, Governor Daniel Scioli will speak to reporters today on the current situation after the rains and floods which last week devastated the city of La Plata.

  • 12/04/2013 | World

    At least 12 killed in attack against Iraq mosque

    At least 12 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bomb exploded in front of a Sunni Muslim mosque in Iraq's Diyala province as worshippers were leaving after Friday prayers, police and medics said.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks

    Boston Marathon bombing investigators today entered the third day of their hunt with an emerging picture of the target: a suspect or suspects carrying heavy bags or backpacks made of dark nylon.

  • 22/04/2013 | World

    Boston bomb suspect checked for link to 2011 murders

    Authorities are investigating whether the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died after a shootout with police had any connection to an unsolved triple homicide in suburban Boston in 2011, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said.

  • 22/04/2013 | World

    Boston bombing suspect charged in hospital bed

    Federal prosecutors charged badly wounded Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his hospital bed today with using a weapon of mass destruction, a charge that could result in the death penalty, officials said.

  • 22/04/2013 | World

    Five dead after shooting at apartment in Seattle suburb

    Five people were shot dead, at least one by police, during a gunfight last night at an apartment complex about 20 miles south of Seattle, a police official said.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    Five people reported shot dead in Illinois town

    Five people are dead and one injured as a result of a shooting in the tiny southern Illinois town of Manchester, the mayor confirmed in a television interview today.

  • 02/05/2013 | World

    More than 60 killed in gold mine collapse in Sudan's Darfur

    More than 60 miners were killed this week in Sudan's Darfur region when the gold mine they were working in collapsed, a police spokesman said.

  • 06/05/2013 | World

    Blast at election rally kills 15 in Pakistan

    A blast at an election rally organised by a religious party in Pakistan killed 15 people, officials said. The attack at a gathering of members of the Jamiat Ulema-e- Islam religious party wounded 40 people, said the officials.

  • 16/05/2013 | World

    Bombers target markets, mosque in Iraq, 25 dead

    Bombs tore through markets in Baghdad and a suicide attacker blew himself up in a mosque in northern Iraq in violence across the country that killed at least 25 people and extended a surge in sectarian-tinged bloodshed.

  • 16/05/2013 | World

    Texas tornadoes kill six, death toll could rise: officials

    At least six people were killed when a powerful tornado ripped through a neighborhood including a Habitat for Humanity low income housing area in the north Texas town of Granbury yesterday, marking the deadliest severe storm outbreak in the United States this year.

  • 17/05/2013 | World

    Two blasts at Iraqi Sunni mosque kill 43

    Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence.

  • 20/05/2013 | World

    Car bombs target Shi'ites in Iraq, more than 60 killed

    At least 43 people were killed in car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims in Baghdad and the southern oil hub of Basra today, police and medics said.

  • 27/05/2013 | World

    More than 70 killed in wave of Baghdad bombings

    A wave of bombs exploded in markets in mainly Shi'ite neighborhoods across Baghdad today, killing more than 70 people in the latest attacks to increase fears Iraq risks sliding back into broad sectarian conflict.

  • 29/05/2013 | World

    Pakistan: seven killed, including Taliban number two after US drone strike

    The strike occurred in the North Waziristan region today, according to security officials. Seven people were killed, among them, Taliban deputy commander Wali-ur-Rehman. 

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Blaze at locked Chinese poultry slaughterhouse kills 119

    A blaze at a locked poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China killed at least 119 people today with several still unaccounted for, officials and state media said.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Death toll reaches 18 in Oklahoma tornadoes, storms

    The death toll from deadly tornadoes and severe flooding that struck Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday has risen to 18, including 12 adults and six children, with the bodies of seven people still unidentified, the state's chief medical examiner said.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    At least 70 killed in confrontations at Syrian town of Hatlah

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that at least 60 Shiites and 10 rebels were killed in confrontations at the Sunni town of Hatlah.

  • 24/06/2013 | World

    Ten bomb blasts kill 39 people in Baghdad

    In the central district of Karada, two parked car bombs went off killing at least eight people, and another two car bombs exploded simultaneously near a market in the western district of Jihad, killing eight.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Twin suicide bombs kill at least 8 Iraqi Turkmen

    Two suicide bombers killed at least eight Iraqi Turkmen today when they blew themselves up at a protest by members of the ethnic minority group.

  • 01/07/2013 | Arts and Media

    Cirque du Soleil performer dies in 15-metre fall

    A Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling about 15 metres from the show's stage during a performance of Ka in Las Vegas.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to compromise in crisis

    Egypt's powerful armed forces issued a virtual ultimatum to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi today, calling on the nation's feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country's future within 48 hours.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Bomb blasts in Iraq kill at least 43 people

    At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, with nine explosions in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Seven dead as train derails near Paris

    Seven people died and several dozen were injured when a train derailed at a station in central France today, the Interior Ministry said, adding the death toll could rise.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    China quakes death toll rises to 89, hundreds injured

    The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 89, with more than 500 people severely injured, after 1,200 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    One killed, seven injured in Cairo clashes

    An Egyptian man was killed and seven were injured in clashes today between supporters and opponents of the ousted President Mohamed Mursi, state television reported.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    Cairo: 9 killed in new clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents

    Nine people were killed in Cairo today in violence between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, state-run media reported.

  • 25/07/2013 | Multimedia

    Spanish train crash: The moment of impact

  • 26/07/2013 | World

    Morsi’s opponents take to the streets as he is accused of murder

    Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to hold rallies to give the military a "mandate" to confront weeks of violence unleashed by his July 3 overthrow of Morsi. Supporters of the deposed Islamist have also announced protests while he is under investigation for an array of charges.

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