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Garbage dump collapse kills 17 in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.

Libyan official says truck overturns, kills 19 migrants

A Libyan official says at least 19 illegal migrants have been killed in a truck crash near the town of Bani Walid, about 112 miles southeast of Tripoli.

Six dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits Taiwan

Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed …

Snow causes hundreds of crashes; 5 killed on Missouri roads

Five people died and dozens were injured in more than 650 crashes on snow-covered Missouri roads, and authorities said up to 50 vehicles collided on a freeway in Iowa.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

IS attack on military academy in Afghan capital kills 11

Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 1:48 p.m.

Family: Dispute spurred fatal shooting at car wash; 5 dead

Five people were found dead early Sunday at a car wash in suburban Pennsylvania and police say they have no motive yet for the shooting, though family members of the …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Militants attack Afghan offices of children’s NGO, killing 4

Militants stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing four people and triggering a shootout with police that lasted almost 10 hours, provincial officials and …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 7:39 a.m.

U.S. says multiple Americans among casualties in Kabul attack

Multiple American citizens were among the dead and wounded in the Taliban’s 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in the capital Kabul over the weekend that left 22 dead, the …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

Authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria’s Maiduguri kills 12

A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Toll from California mudslides rises to 20

Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, as authorities announced another body was found.

Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, 64 feared dead

As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers’ overcrowded rubber dinghy from …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Activist: Car bomb kills 23 in Syrian rebel-held Idlib city

A large explosion in Syria’s largest rebel-held city, Idlib, killed at least 23 people on Sunday, activists reported.

Thirty-three die in Congo flooding after heavy rain

Authorities in Congo say at least 33 people have died amid flooding in and around the capital of Kinshasa.

Eighteen killed, about 260 injured in South Africa train crash

A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and injuring about 260 others, authorities …

Familes from Florida, NY die in Costa Rica plane crash

Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing two crewmembers and 10 U.S. citizens, including …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Five members of Washington family among 10 killed in fiery crash outside Acapulco

Five members of a Tacoma family were among 10 people killed in a fiery crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico, Mexican authorities and a relative of the family …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Idaho called fourth most fatal state for snow driving

Idaho is the fourth most dangerous state for driving in snow, according to a report by SafeWise, a website for home security and safety advice.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Hood Canal-area couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash

Eight Americans, two Swedes and a Canadian were among those killed when the bus taking them from their cruise ships to visit Mayan ruins crashed in southeastern Mexico, officials said …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

12 killed as bus carrying foreign tourists crashes in Mexico

A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on an excursion to Mayan ruins in southeastern Mexico flipped over on a narrow highway Tuesday, killing 11 travelers and their guide and injuring …

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by …

Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.

Authorities: Two dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said.

Strong cyclone kills at least 12 in southern India

A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea triggered heavy rains and strong winds in southern India, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees and killing at least 12 …

Five killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence in and around the capital despite a …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Gunman targeted neighbors then continued rampage

A Northern California man killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding before he went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at apparent random sites – including an elementary school …