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EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck

European Union countries remained deeply divided Tuesday over how to reform EU rules for managing the influx of refugees and migrants, as U.N. agencies reported that an estimated 112 people …

UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62, expected to rise

Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies Monday from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to …

Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that …

Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led …

Police: Man purposefully drives car into restaurant, kills 2

Authorities say a man intentionally drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others.

Report finds multiple failures leading to Niger attack

Multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October, but top military leaders said Thursday that none directly caused the overwhelming enemy ambush that killed four American service …

Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital, killing 7

Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 17, officials said.

Two found dead in quake-hit Polish coal mine; 3 still missing

Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland.

Bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills 14, wounds 33

A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday.

Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion

A Connecticut woman’s call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine officers …

Airstrikes kill 23 in IS-held territory in Syria

Airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in one of the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, according to Syrian state media and an opposition-linked monitoring group, …

Idaho wreck kills 2 people, injures 4 Mormon missionaries

Authorities say two people were killed and four Mormon missionaries were injured after their cars collided in southern Idaho.

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said …

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Four dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 8 p.m.

Crash kills 257 in Algeria’s deadliest aviation disaster

A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff Wednesday in Algeria, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation’s history and plunging the country …

Twenty-seven children die in India when school bus plunges into gorge

At least 27 children were killed Monday when their school bus skidded off a mountain road into a gorge in the foothills of the Himalayas, officials said.

UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Canada town’s arena focus of mourning after bus crash kills 15

The people of the small town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, mourning the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Spring snow blamed for at least 4 Michigan traffic deaths

At least four traffic deaths in Michigan have been blamed on an early spring storm that dumped more than a foot of snow across parts of the state’s northern Lower …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 8:09 a.m.

Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday.

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Hearts ache, anger surges after Siberian mall fire kills 64

The deaths of 64 people – including 41 children – in a Siberian shopping center fire on March 25 have tormented their loved ones not only with the memories of …

Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; no alarms reported

Witnesses say fire alarms were silent and staff was nowhere to be seen when a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend …

Thirty-seven dead, 69 missing in Russian shopping center fire

A devastating fire at a shopping center in a Siberian city killed 37 people and left 69 others missing Sunday, many of them children, a Russian state news agency reported.

Two firefighters killed, 3 injured in West Virginia accident

Two West Virginia firefighters were killed and three others were injured when a volunteer fire department’s truck flipped while responding to a call about a highway accident that also had …

At least 14 dead, several hurt in car bomb in Somali capital

At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Thursday.

Five killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River

All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.

Four killed, 24 injured in Poland apartment building collapse

An apartment block collapsed Sunday in Poland’s western city of Poznan, killing four people and injuring 24 others, officials said as teams of firefighters and rescuers with dogs combed the …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Trains collide north of Egyptian capital, 12 killed

A passenger train collided with a cargo train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s underfunded and …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Arctic snap claims lives in Europe, but also brings beauty

An extreme Siberian cold snap sweeping across Europe is claiming lives in Poland and Romania, but also dusted the ancient ruins of Pompeii with snow Tuesday and prompted Amsterdam authorities …

Four shot dead in Congo’s latest anti-government protests

Organizers of anti-government marches in Congo say security forces shot dead at least four people and wounded dozens more in Sunday’s nationwide protest against President Joseph Kabila’s extended rule.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Five dead after tornado, flooding from central U.S. storms

Severe thunderstorms spawned a tornado that flattened homes in Tennessee and triggered widespread flooding, leaving at least three people dead in Kentucky and Arkansas.