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Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Fifty-four Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45.


Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police killed had …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled …


Seven injured, one missing after oil rig blast on Louisiana lake

One person is missing and seven were injured after an explosion at an oil rig in a Louisiana lake just north of North Orleans.


Huge blast rocks Somalia’s capital; police say 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years.


Four Moldovans dead in cargo plane crash off Ivory Coast

A cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on its approach to the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members from Moldova and injuring …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters

Police in Kenya shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used …


Police: At least 12 dead in capsizing of boat of Rohingya

An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal and at least 12 people died, police said Monday. Five …


Two killed, 6 injured in Fort Jackson accident

An accident involving a military vehicle and a troop formation at Fort Jackson on Friday afternoon, resulted in the deaths of two soldiers and injured six others, two critically.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

12th death linked to Florida nursing home tragedy after Irma knocked out AC

A 12th patient of the sweltering Hollywood, Fla., nursing home died Thursday night, according to the Broward Medical Examiner.


Palestinian kills 3 Israelis outside West Bank settlement

A Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis and critically wounded a fourth outside a West Bank settlement before he was shot dead Tuesday, dealing a new blow to the efforts by …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Eight dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania

Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 60 miles an hour.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees: UN

Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi’s border, officials said Saturday.


Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90

The death toll from the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Mexico last week has risen to 90, authorities said, as recovery efforts accelerated in the hardest-hit areas.


Activists: At least 17 killed in east Syria airstrikes

Syrian activists say at least 17 civilians have been killed in a series of airstrikes on a Euphrates River crossing in eastern Syria.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany

Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Egypt says police killed 10 suspected militants in Cairo

Egyptian police on Sunday raided two adjacent apartments used as hideouts by members of a splinter faction of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, killing 10 of them in a shootout, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

With saxophones and sobbing, Mexicans mourn earthquake dead

Slow-moving funeral processions converged on Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:24 a.m.

Authorities: Assailants attack Iraqi power station, 7 dead

At least three attackers entered a power station in Samarra Saturday and blew themselves up, killing seven workers and wounding eight security forces, Iraqi authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

City struggles to restore water service in Harvey aftermath

As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

New Mexico officials: 2 dead, 4 injured in library shooting

Two people were killed and four others injured when gunfire erupted inside a public library on Monday, throwing an eastern New Mexico community into a panic as officers swarmed the …


At least 950 killed in South Asia’s annual monsoon floods

Devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and displaced close to 40 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh in recent days.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

A local leader and a minister in Sierra Leone say more than 1,000 people have died in the mudslide and flood that hit the country’s capital nearly two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

A district police chief killed in western Afghanistan

An Afghan official says two police officers, including a district police chief, have been killed when their convoy was attacked by militants in western Nimroz province.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Ongoing Myanmar clashes leave 96 dead, including six civilians

Myanmar’s government and advocates for the country’s Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority traded charges Sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the …