TAIPEI, Jan 2: Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday, after a helicopter carrying them to visit soldiers crashed in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei, the defence ministry said.
BAGHDAD, Nov 22 : Iraqi security forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed protesters blocking the country’s main port near Basra, as the country’s top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral reforms would resolve unrest.
A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles. Cameron Pettit stood alongside his attorney and spoke only to answer a judge’s questions as he entered the plea.
BENGALURU/MUMBAI, August 14: Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.
MOSCOW, August 13: Thousands of people attended the funerals Monday of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion as they tested a new rocket engine, a tragedy that fueled radiation fears and raised questions about a secretive weapons program.
DHADING, Aug 9: At least three people died and 14 sustained injuries when a passenger bus plunged into Trishuli River at Salanghat of Rorang rural municipality in Dhading along the Prithvi Highway on Friday morning.
KERALA, Aug 3: An Indian journalist was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by an Indian Administrative Service officer in the Indian southern state of Kerala on Saturday morning, media reports said.
MAKWANPUR, August 1: Two persons were killed when a Hetauda-bound truck (Na 6 Kha 1500) collided head-on with a Basamadi-bound motorcycle (Na 38 Pa 5332) at Basamadi in Hetauda Sub Metropolitan City along the Mahendra Highway on Wednesday evening.
KABUL, July 30: At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against militant groups, including a big increase in the number of casualties caused by government and NATO-led troops, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30: A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails.
ISLAMABAD, July 30: A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday, killing all five crew members and 12 civilians, an army statement said.
MAIDUGURI, July 29: At least 65 people died in an attack by suspected Islamists on a group returning from a funeral in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno region, state television reported on Sunday, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years.
BEIRUT, July 28: A Syrian government airstrike hit a busy open-air market in the country’s northwest on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, most of them children, according to activists. The town of Ariha has been particularly targeted over the last week as the government escalates its offensive against the country’s last rebel stronghold.
UNITED NATIONS, July 27: A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a report to the Security Council on Friday that blacklisted the coalition for a third year.
GENEVA, July 26: Airstrikes by the Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, markets and bakeries have killed at least 103 civilians in the past 10 days, including 26 children, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday.
DHAKA, July 24: Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, July 21: A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, local officials said.
MOGADISHU, July 14: Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist.
BHOJPUR, July 13: Three persons belonging to the same family were killed on Saturday as the house they were living in was swept away by the landslide caused by the continuous downpour in Bhojpur district.
MOGADISHU, July 13: Somalia’s security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al Shabaab Islamist militant group on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayu that killed at least 13, a police officer said.
CAIRO, July 10: The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers.
BHOJPUR, July 10: Two persons were killed in an exchange of fire that took place between Nepal Police and cadres of the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) in Bhojpur district on Wednesday morning.
LAMJUNG, July 5: A Nepali national was among those killed in an aerial strike carried out by a rebel group on a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday night, according to the Nepali Embassy in Egypt, which is currently accredited to Libya.
MUMBAI, July 3: Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI, July 2: Monsoon rains caused wall collapses that killed 27 people in India on Tuesday, as the second day of bad weather disrupted rail and air traffic in the financial capital Mumbai, prompting officials to shut schools and offices, though markets were open.
MOSCOW, June 27: Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing at a regional airport in Russia’s Buryatia republic, in Siberia, on Thursday, the area’s emergency situations ministry said.