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19-Sep-2018 Lucknow

Woman, two children burnt to death in UP

A woman and hertwo children were burnt to death in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district on Wednesday when a fire broke out in their house, police said.The fire, apparently caused by a short circuit, broke out in a house in Baria Tola village.Sushila, 25,...

18-Sep-2018 Nairobi

12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in Kenya

Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.Sonko said he went to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Monday after he received reports of negligence."During...

12-Sep-2018 kabul

58 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 58 Taliban militants were killed and several others wounded following separate air and ground operations in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.More than 100 Talibans attacked two security posts on Uruzgan province's main...

11-Sep-2018 Brasilia

55 inmates remain at large following Brazilian prison break

Fifty of the 105 inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Brazil's Paraiba state have been apprehended while the 55 others still remain at large, officials said.On Monday, some 20 men armed with rifles and explosives arrived at the prison in four...

10-Sep-2018 Washington

Grocery store shooting in US kills 2

Two men have been fatally shot at a grocery store in the US state of Minnesota, officials said.Police officers were called on Sunday to the shooting site at Emerson Food Market in north Minneapolis where they found one man was dead from an apparent gunshot...

09-Sep-2018 Baghdad

15 killed, 190 wounded in protests in Iraq's Basra

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has said 15 people have been killed and 190 others wounded since violent protests against worsening living conditions broke out in Basra several days ago."The casualties come from both demonstrators and security forces," the...

07-Sep-2018 Washington

Four including gunman killed in US shooting

A gunman opened fire at a building in Cincinnati, in the US state of Ohio, killing three persons and injuring five others, officials said on Thursday."Five victims injured, three dead. Suspect is dead. Three or four officers responded and engaged the shooter,"...

03-Sep-2018 Abuja (Nigeria)

11 killed in Nigeria attack

Eleven persons were killed and 12 others injured in an attack in Nigeria's Jos city, police said on Monday.The attackers stormed Lopandet Dwei Du area of the city on Sunday and unleashed terror by shooting indiscriminately at the residents, Xinhua news agency...

03-Sep-2018 Tripoli (Libyan)

400 inmates escape from prison in Libya's Tripoli

Four hundred inmates of Ain Zara prison in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday escaped as clashes between government forces and militias intensified, according to the Judicial Police Department of Libya's Ministry of Justice."A state of rebellion erupted...

03-Sep-2018 Yangon

Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years

Two Reuters reporters were jailed on Monday for seven years for violating a state secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a court said, in the case that has drawn outrage for its attack on media freedom.The two journalists were being tried...

30-Aug-2018 kabul

7 militants killed, 5 injured in Afghan gun battle

At least seven Taliban militants were killed and five injured in a clash with security forces in Afghanistan's Maiwand district, police said on Thursday.The clash, which took place late on Wednesday, flared-up after the militants stormed some security checkpoints...

30-Aug-2018 Abuja (Nigeria)

8 killed in Nigeria attack

Eight people were killed and three injured in an attack by suspected cattle raiders in Nigeria's Foron district, police said on Thursday.Ninety five houses were burned and 310 cows were stolen by the attackers, who wreaked havoc in the Barkin Ladi area on...

29-Aug-2018 Cairo

20 militants killed in anti-terror raids in Egypt

The Egyptian Army on Wednesday said that 20 militants have been killed over the past few days in anti-terror raids in Sinai province and the Western Desert region.In Sinai, the forces have killed 13 militants, destroyed 18 hideouts and captured 18 wanted...

29-Aug-2018 Lamu (Kenya)

5 soldiers killed, 10 injured in Kenya blast

At least five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 seriously injured in a blast in Kenya's Lamu region early on Wednesday, officials said.Kenya Defence Force (KDF) spokesman Paul Njuguna confirmed the incident which took place at around 8 a.m.The incident...

27-Aug-2018 kabul

Over 50 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Over 50 militants were killed and dozens injured as aircrafts pounded Taliban positions in Afghanistan's Faryab province on Monday, an official said.A group of Taliban militants blocked a road to target military convoys but the government forces in efforts...

25-Aug-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

Blast near election office in Afghanistan kills 2

At least two people were killed and four others wounded in a suicide attack during a protest near the Election Commission office in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Saturday, officials said.The attack occurred around 11.20 a.m. when an attacker blew...

23-Aug-2018 Paris

2 killed in Paris knife attack, assailant dead

A man stabbed his mother and sister and seriously injured a third person on a street in a Paris suburb before being killed by the police. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State, but the French government was not treating the incident as terror-related.According...

21-Aug-2018 Rio de Janeiro

2 Soldiers, 5 civilians killed in Rio army raid

Two soldiers and five civilians have been killed in a military raid here in Brazil.Around 4,200 soldiers, supported by 70 policemen with the aid of armoured vehicles and helicopters carried out the searches in the congested neighbourhoods called favelas.According...

18-Aug-2018 Dhaka

6 killed in rival groups' clash in Bangladesh

Six people including a local political leader were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill tracts.Police chief in Khagrachari Ali Ahmed Khan told Xinhua news agency that the...

18-Aug-2018 Dhaka

6 killed in Bangladesh clash

Six people were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's Chittagong district.A police officer told Xinhua news agency that the clash erupted in the Shonirbhor Bazar area of Khagrachari town at around 8.30...

17-Aug-2018 Sydney

Teenager Apple fan hacks into its secure systems

An Australian teenager pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Apple's secure systems and said that he was a fan of the technology giant and hoped to work there one day, the media reported.The 16-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after the technology...

14-Aug-2018 Islamabad

5 killed in Pakistan court firing

At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.The incident took place in Battagram district after a fight between two groups, one of whom opened fire, reports Xinhua...

13-Aug-2018 Islamabad

6 dead, 8 trapped in Pakistan mine explosion

At least six people have been killed and eight are still trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said on Monday.The accident occurred late on Sunday after an explosion in a mine in Sanjdi area, police...

11-Aug-2018 Tirana

Man kills 8 relatives in Albania

Eight persons were killed on Friday afternoon at Resulaj Village in Albania, where a 24-year-old man opened fire at his relatives over a property dispute, police said.According to the police, all the victims were members of two Zykaj families, living in the...

11-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 387

Indonesian authorities on Saturday raised the death toll in Lombok island earthquake to 387, while the number of injured and displaced went up to 13,688 and 387,067, respectively.The 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit the island on last Sunday and was followed by 451...

10-Aug-2018 Ottawa

4 killed in Canada shooting, suspect arrested

At least four people were killed in a shooting on Friday in the Canadian city of Fredericton, the police said. A suspect was later arrested.In a post on Twitter, police officials in Fredericton -- the capital of the province of New Brunswick -- confirmed...

07-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan minor's killer gets death for other rapes, murders

A 24-year-old man, on death row for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin in Pakistan earlier this year, has been given death penalty on five more counts for the rape and murder of two other girls.The sentence was announced by an Anti-Terrorism...

06-Aug-2018 Chicago

44 people shot within 14 hrs in Chicago

Police in Chicago have said that 44 people were shot within 14 hours out of which five were killed, the media reported.In three hours beginning at 1.30 a.m. on Sunday, police records show that 30 people were shot and two killed in 10 incidents, reports CNN.The...

05-Aug-2018 Caracas

6 arrested over Venezuelan President's alleged assassination bid

Six people have been arrested over an alleged assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro here, the interior minister said.Maduro survived the assault on Saturday evening after several drones armed with explosives flew toward him while speaking...

04-Aug-2018 Mexico City

11 bodies found in home in Mexico

Mexican officials on Friday discovered the bodies of 11 people who had been tied up, tortured and shot dead inside a residence in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, in northern Chihuahua state, the prosecutor's office told Xinhua.Juarez Mayor Armando Cabada told...

04-Aug-2018 Islamabad

2 killed in Karachi explosion

At least two people were killed and five others were injured in a cylinder blast on Saturday in Pakistan's port city of Karachi.The blast took place in a building in Karachi's Shershah vicinity. Two died on the spot due to the impact of the explosion and...

03-Aug-2018 Mexico City

120 kg of crystal meth worth $76 mn seized in Mexico

The Federal Police of Mexico has seized a shipment containing 120 kg of methamphetamine worth $76 million, destined for Australia, at the Mexico City International Airport.The National Security Commission (CNS) said that the cargo was found in the loading...

31-Jul-2018 Manila

6 killed in car bomb attack in Philippines

Six people, including a soldier and four militia men, were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded in the southern Philippines island of Basilan.A military report said the attack occurred at 5:50 a.m. local time in...

31-Jul-2018 Manila

Philippines car bomb attack toll rises to 10

A powerful car bomb exploded in the Philippines island of Basilan early on Tuesday. The death toll has reached 10, according to military sources.Earlier the military had put the number of deaths at six in the attack that took place at 5.50 a.m. when a...

31-Jul-2018 kabul

8 killed, 40 injured in Afghan bomb blast

At least eight people were killed and 40 others injured as a roadside bomb blast struck a passenger bus in Afghanistan's Farah province on Tuesday, government officials said.The explosion occurred at around 4.30 a.m. in Lakhshak locality of Bala Buluk district...

31-Jul-2018 Manila

6 killed in car bomb attack in Philippines

Six people, including a soldier and four militia men, were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded in the southern Philippines island of Basilan.A military report said the attack occurred at 5:50 a.m. local time in...

28-Jul-2018 Washington

Four killed in US car crash

Four persons have been killed and three others injured, including a six-year-old child, in the US state of Georgia, authorities said.The incident took place in Bartow county on Friday, according to Georgia State Patrol, Xinhua news agency reported.The car...

28-Jul-2018 Ramallah

Palestinian killed after stabbing 3 Israelis in West Bank

A young Palestinian man has been shot dead after he stabbed three Israelis near their settlement, south of this West Bank city, the Israeli Army and the Palestinian Health Ministry said.A statement issued by the Israeli Army said the man was shot dead...

26-Jul-2018 Kabul

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

A suicide attack on an Afghan intelligence convoy travelling towards the Afghan capital on Thursday killed at least six people and injured six others, officials said.The attack took place at 5 a.m. in the fifth police district of Kabul when a Taliban suicide...

25-Jul-2018 Damascus

Suicide bombings, attacks in Syria kill 38

At least 38 people were killed and 37 wounded in a series of bombings and attacks that rocked government-held areas in Syria's Sweida province on Wednesday, state media and opposition activists reported.The Islamic State (IS) terror organisation is believed...

25-Jul-2018 Damascus

IS kills 183 in fighting, suicide bombings in Syria

The Islamic State terror organization killed at least 183 people, both combatants and civilians, in fighting and suicide bombings in southern Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said in a report.UK-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)...

25-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Polling ends in Pakistan, 37 killed in violence

At least 37 people were killed and several injured mostly in a suicide bombing in Balochistan on Wednesday as millions of voters thronged polling stations across the country to exercise their franchise in the 11th general election. Counting has begun at...

23-Jul-2018 Kabul

Death toll in suicide attack near Kabul airport climbs to 23

The death toll in a suicide attack near Kabul airport, that took place shortly after a plane carrying Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum had landed, climbed to 23 on Monday while the number of wounded rose to 107.Dostum, who had gone into self-exile to Turkey...

22-Jul-2018 Johannesburg (South Africa)

South Africa taxi shooting kills 11

South African police said on Sunday that they are investigating a deadly shooting at a taxi which led to 11 deaths.South Africa Police Service said that on Saturday night, a taxi from Gauteng province transporting people who attended a funeral came under fire...

14-Jul-2018 Mogadishu

7 killed as blasts strike Somali capital

At least seven people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in two explosions near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, police officials said.A car packed with explosives blew up at around midday near the main entrance to the Villa Somalia,...

14-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif lodged in Adiala Jail, daughter shifted to guest house

Pakistan's former Prime Minister who was arrested late on Friday has been shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sent to Seihala Rest House, declared as temporary sub-jail.The Accountability Court, according to Geo News, has issued...

25-Jun-2018 Abuja

86 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 86 people have been killed following a coordinated attack on several villages in the Nigerian state of Plateau, the police said.The attack by suspected gunmen on late Saturday left six persons severely injured and 50 houses, two cars, and 15 motorcycles...

20-Jun-2018 kabul

61 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.In one attack, 30 Afghan Army soldiers and 16 Taliban militants were killed...

17-Jun-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

15 killed, 45 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing

At least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor's office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members here on Sunday, a security official said."The initial information found a terrorist blew...

20-May-2018 kabul

4 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes

At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday."The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy...

19-May-2018 kabul

Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43

At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.The blasts occurred around Friday midnight at Jalalabad's Spinghar cricket stadium where...

18-May-2018 Damascus

11 soldiers killed in Syria's Hama air base explosions

At least 11 soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed on Friday in five explosions that rattled the arms depot in the air base of the central province of Hama, a monitor group reported.Tens of others were wounded and missing as a result of the explosions...

15-May-2018 kabul

14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. from northern and western neighbourhood of...

06-May-2018 Kabul

Explosion kills 15 in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's Khost city.The incident took place in the vicinity of Yaqoobi area targeting a mosque where dozens of people had gathered to obtain...

24-Apr-2018 Lagos

13 killed in latest Nigeria church attack

At least 13 people lost their lives when suspected herdsmen attacked a church in central north Benue State on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.Terver Akase, the state governor's spokesperson, who confirmed the killings, said the governor has cut...

10-Apr-2018 kabul

15 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

At least 15 militants and two soldiers were killed in clashes between the two sides in Afghanistan's Herat province, a local official said on Tuesday."The clashes occurred after Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints with guns and rockets in remote...

10-Apr-2018 Damascus

31 killed in Syria

An explosion that led to a building collapse in an opposition-held area of Idlib city has killed 31 people, activists said on Tuesday.The cause of the blast that hit the city on Monday, killing 22 civilians and an estimated nine militiamen, was yet to be...

08-Apr-2018 Damascus

70 killed in suspected Syria chemical attack

At least 70 people were killed in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in a suspected chemical attack, medics and rescuers said on Sunday.Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements...

07-Apr-2018 kabul

8 militants killed, 2 Taliban hideouts destroyed in Afghanistan

At least eight militants have been killed and two Taliban hideouts destroyed by Afghan Army in the country's Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday."Afghan National Army Air Force A-29 military planes on Friday afternoon struck two Taliban hideouts...

07-Apr-2018 Jerusalem

10 Palestinians killed in border clashes

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces during protests in the Gaza Strip has climbed to 10 while over 1,000 others were wounded by bullets, Palestinian officials said on Saturday.The incident occurred on Friday when the Israeli Army...

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