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More than 250 people killed in Colombia flooding

Apr 2, 2017
A powerful torrent of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes, sweeping away cars and killing more than 250 people. The incident triggered by a sudden, heavy rainstorm happened around midnight and into early Saturday in Mocoa, a provincial capital of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near Colombia’s southern border with... 

Westminster attack: Five killed outside UK parliament

Mar 22, 2017
London police say five people, including the attacker, were killed injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a man went on a stabbing spree before being shot dead close to the British parliament. Around 40 others were injured in Wednesday’s attack that caused chaos in one of the city’s busiest locations. more  Read More →

Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates ‘rejection of populism

Mar 16, 2017
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the Netherlands has rejected “the wrong kind of populism” as he celebrated victory in parliamentary elections. With nearly all votes counted his governing centre-right VVD party easily beat the anti-immigration, anti-EU Freedom party of Geert Wilders. The race was seen as a test of support for nationalist parties that have been gaining ground across... 

Perché la festa della donna è l’8 marzo?

Mar 8, 2017
L’iniziativa di celebrare la giornata internazionale della donna fu presa per la prima volta nel febbraio del 1909 negli Stati Uniti su iniziativa del Partito socialista americano. L’anno seguente, nel 1910, l’iniziativa venne raccolta da Clara Zetkin a Copenaghen durante la Conferenza internazionale delle donne socialiste.Dai documenti del congresso non risultano chiare le motivazioni... 

Istanbul New Year nightclub attacker ‘caught’

Jan 17, 2017
A man suspected of killing 39 people in a New Year’s Day attack on a popular Istanbul nightclub has been caught by police, according to Turkish news media. The alleged shooter, identified as Abdulgadir Masharipov, was captured in an apartment in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district during a massive police operation late on Monday, security sources told state-run Anadolu Agency. more  Read More →

Cargo Jet Crash Kills Dozens in Kyrgyzstan Village

Jan 16, 2017
A cargo jet crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport on Monday, killing dozens of people on the ground.The Boeing 747 had been trying to land in intermittent dense fog, local officials told NBC News. The aircraft had five people on board.Tolgonai Stamaliyeva, a government spokesperson, said the plane destroyed more than 20 houses. more  Read More →

Om Puri: Veteran Indian actor dies

Jan 6, 2017
The actor suffered a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai early on Friday, reports say.Om Puri, who acted in both mainstream and art films, was known for his gritty performances in a number of landmark Indian films in the 1980s.He also appeared in a number of British films, including a cameo in Richard Attenborough’s epic on Mahatma Gandhi. more  Read More →

Manhunt on after Istanbul nightclub massacre kills 39

Jan 2, 2017
A manhunt was on in Turkey for at least one assailant who shot dead 39 people in a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year’s celebrations and fled the scene. About 70 others were wounded, three of those people in critical condition, Binali Yildirim, Turkey’s prime minister, said on Sunday. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu described the attack as a “massacre, a truly inhumane savagery”.... 

US actress Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after daughter Carrie Fisher

Dec 28, 2016
US media said the 84-year-old had a stroke. She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday.The Hollywood legend is best known for her role in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, opposite Gene Kelly. Fisher – renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series – died on Tuesday aged 60, following a cardiac arrest on a plane. more  Read More →

At least 12 dead after truck crashes into crowd in Berlin

Dec 20, 2016
Germany’s Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, said “many things” pointed to a deliberate attack.Police said on Twitter that the lorry driver had been arrested, and that a passenger died from his injuries.The market is at Breitscheidplatz, close to the Kurfuerstendamm, the main shopping street in the city’s west.Almost 50 people are in hospital and at least four have suffered... 

Kenya set to mark 53rd Jamhuri Day from Nyayo

Dec 12, 2016
Kenya is set to mark the 53rd Jamhuri Day today. President Kenyatta is expected to lead the nation in the celebrations from Nyayo national stadium, Nairobi. Regional coordinators and county commissioners are expected to preside over the event in counties. Mr Kenyatta has invited Togolese President Fare Essozimna Gnassingbe as the special guest at this year’s commemoration. more  Read More →

A fuel tanker has exploded on a road in Kenya, killing at least 39 people

Dec 12, 2016
The tanker, heading to Uganda, appeared to lose control as it headed downhill before crashing into other vehicles in Naivasha, north-west of the capital Nairobi, said Mwachi Pius Masai, of the National Disaster Management Unit. Among the dead are 11 General Service Unit officers, a paramilitary police force which provides VIP protection, including to the president. Another 10 people were injured. “This... 

Deadly quake hits Indonesia, destroys towns

Dec 7, 2016
The magnitude 6.5 quake struck just off the north-east coast of Sumatra island, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and many people are feared trapped under rubble. “So far, 97 people have been killed and the number keeps growing,” Aceh military chief Tatang Sulaiman said in a live TV interview. Hundreds of people have been injured. more  Read More →

Pakistan: No survivors in PIA PK 661 plane crash

Dec 7, 2016
All 48 people on board a Pakistani passenger plane, which crashed in the country’s mountainous north, have died, the airline’s chairman has confirmed. Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) PK 661 went down on a domestic flight from the city of Chitral to the capital Islamabad on Wednesday. “There are no survivors, no one has survived,” Muhammad Azam Saigol told a press... 

Soccer team plane crash in Colombia kills 75

Nov 29, 2016
MEDELLIN, Colombia — A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people, Colombian officials said. Six people survived. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT)... 

India train crash: 115 killed in derailment near Kanpur

Nov 20, 2016
The death toll following the derailment of a train in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state has reached at least 115, with more than 150 injured, police say. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur. Rescuers are still trying to reach the injured and recover the dead from the twisted carriages.The... 

Scores killed in Mozambique fuel lorry explosion

Nov 18, 2016
At least 73 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after a lorry carrying fuel blew up in western Mozambique, according to the government. In a statement on Thursday, officials said that the vehicle had overturned while transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira. more  Read More →

Italy quake: At least 15,000 in temporary shelters

Oct 31, 2016
Italy’s most powerful earthquake since 1980 has left more than 15,000 people homeless, according to the country’s civil protection agency. No-one was killed in the quake but 20 were injured and damage to the area round the town of Norcia is extensive. The 6.6-magnitude quake struck near the central region where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi... 

Nearly 900 dead in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew batters island nation

Oct 8, 2016
Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast, where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages. The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, jumped to at least 877 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, according... 

9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on

Sep 11, 2016
Six moments of silence are being held in New York City, to mark the times four hijacked planes crashed and the two World Trade Center towers fell. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attended a ceremony at the rebuilt site. Ahead of the anniversary, President Obama said it was important to remember America’s “core values”. more  Read More →
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