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UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.