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15-Nov-2018 Damascus

20 IS militants killed by US-led airstrikes in Syria

At least 20 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed over the past 24 hours as a result of US-led airstrikes on the IS-held areas in eastern Syria, a war monitor group reported on Wednesday.The IS militants were killed as the US-led coalition has been...

12-Nov-2018 Kabul

Suicide blast near Hazara protests in Kabul kills 6

At least six people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a suicide blast here on Monday near a protest site where hundreds of people, mostly members of the persecuted Shia minority Hazara, were demanding more security in the Hazara-dominated central...

10-Nov-2018 Rio De Janeiro

11 killed in police-robber shooting in Brazil

At least 11 people were killed in a shootout with police after a bank robbery in the northeast region of Brazil, authorities said on Friday.The shootout occurred on Thursday night after police located the house where the alleged bank robbers were hiding...

10-Nov-2018 Mogadishu

Several Killed, 45 wounded in Somalia car-bomb attacks

Three car-bomb explosions on Friday outside a luxury hotel in the Somali capital left at least 14 people dead and 45 others wounded, media reported.The al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place during the afternoon...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

12 killed in California bar shooting

At least 12 people, including a police officer, were killed after a gunman forced his way into a popular bar in the US state of California and opened fire, officials said. The shooter was later found dead at the scene.According to the police, the shooting...

08-Nov-2018 Kabul

16 Talibans killed in Afghanistan

Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban militants and injured 19 others while evicting them from several villages in Dand-e-Ghori area in Baghlan province, police said Thursday."The security forces have recaptured several villages including the main base of Taliban...

03-Nov-2018 Miami

2 killed in Florida yoga studio shooting

Two people were killed and four others critically injured in a shooting at a yoga studio in the US state of Florida, police said.According to the Chief of Police, Michael DeLeo, one of the victim was the shooter, who allegedly fatally shot himself after...

31-Oct-2018 Kabul

7 killed in Kabul prison suicide bombing

At least seven people were killed and eight others wounded after a suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying prison employees on the outskirts of capital on Wednesday, officials said.Kabul police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide...

31-Oct-2018 kabul

6 killed in Kabul prison suicide bombing

At least six people were killed and eight others wounded after a suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying prison employees in the capital on Wednesday, officials said.Kabul police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide attack occurred...

28-Oct-2018 Washington

11 people killed, 6 injured in US shooting

At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured after a gunman opened fire Saturday morning inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US state of Pennsylvania, a city official said.No children were among the fatalities and the six injured include four...

27-Oct-2018 kabul

6 killed in Afghan suicide bombing

At least six people were killed and 12 injured on Saturday in a Taliban car bomb attack in front of a police base in Afghanistan's Maidan Wardak province.At 8.30 a.m., a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives as a car carrying police personnel...

27-Oct-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan gives death sentence to 14 terrorists

Pakistani Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences to 14 terrorists belonging to banned militant groups, the military said.Eight others have been sent to jail by the military courts, the Pakistani Army's media wing Inter-Services Public...

25-Oct-2018 Mogadishu

50 killed in Somalia inter-clan clashes

At least 50 people have been killed and about 100 others injured in fierce fighting in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland in the past two days, local officials said on Wednesday.Abdirashid Hussein Arab, governor of Sool region, said the inter-clan...

22-Oct-2018 Washington

Six shot in Florida, suspect on run

Six people were shot, leaving three of them in critical condition, in Jacksonville in the US state of Florida, police said Sunday.All six victims were adults, Xinhua news agency quoted deputies as saying.Local reports said the incident took place blocks...

20-Oct-2018 kabul

5 killed, 118 injured in Afghanistan's polling day violence

At least five people were killed and 118 injured in a series of violent attacks and explosions in Afghanistan as the long-awaited parliamentary elections got underway in the militancy-plagued country on Saturday.In Kabul, blasts killed at least three people...

20-Oct-2018 kabul

1 killed, 47 injured in Afghanistan's polling day bombings

Several blasts were reported from different parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 1 person and wounding 47, as Afghans voted in the long-awaited parliamentary elections.Blasts were reported from Kabul and the provinces of Kapisa and Logar (east),...

17-Oct-2018 Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan)

Poll candidate killed in Afghan blast

A bomb ripped through the campaign office of a leading parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday, killing him and injuring eight others, the police said.The blast took place at around 10 a.m. when (candidate) Abdul Jabar Qahraman...

17-Oct-2018 Moscow

18 killed in Crimea college attack

A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia's investigative committee said.Investigators...

17-Oct-2018 Moscow

10 killed as explosion rocks college in Crimea

At least 10 people were killed and around 50 were injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said anti-terror authorities were examining the possibility that the blast, which hit the polytechnic...

17-Oct-2018 Juba (Sudan)

17 civilians killed in South Sudan fighting

At least 17 civilians have been killed and several others injured in clashes between two rebel factions in South Sudan's border town of Yei in the southwest of the country, the police said on Tuesday.Police spokesman Daniel Justine said the latest fighting...

14-Oct-2018 Sanaa

17 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's Hodeidah

At least 17 passengers fleeing escalating war in Yemen's war-torn port city of Hodeidah were killed on Saturday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit two buses near a security checkpoint, a provincial hospital official said.The airstrike hit the buses...

14-Oct-2018 kabul

16 killed in 2 attacks on Afghan election campaigns

At least 16 people were killed Saturday and 36 wounded in two attacks against Afghanistan's ongoing parliamentary election campaign ahead of next week's vote, authorities told Efe.The first attack occurred in Takhar province in the country's northeast,...

13-Oct-2018 kabul

12 killed in Afghan election rally blast

At least 12 people were killed after a blast ripped through an election campaign rally in Afghanistan's Takhar province on Saturday, officials said.The motorcycle bomb was detonated in the afternoon targeting the campaign rally of Nazifa Beg Yusufi, a candidate...

02-Oct-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

14 killed in Afghan poll rally suicide bombing

At least 14 people were killed and 47 were wounded in a suicide bomb attack at an election rally in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Tuesday,  officials said.Provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said that the bomber detonated an explosive...

02-Oct-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

13 killed in Afghan poll rally suicide bombing

At least 13 people were killed and 30 others were wounded after a suicide bombing ripped through an election rally in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.The bombing occurred at parliamentary election candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmand's...

01-Oct-2018 Mogadishu

2 killed as car bombing hits EU convoy in Somalia

At least two people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck an EU mission convoy in the Somali capital on Monday, officials said.Abdikadir Abdirrahman, Director of Amin Ambulances, told Xinhua news agency that emergency crew transported four injured...

22-Sep-2018 Tehran

24 killed as gunmen open fire on Iranian military parade

At least 24 people, including civilians were killed and over 50 injured when gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on an elite military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday.The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians, including...

22-Sep-2018 Tehran

10 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

At least 10 people were killed and 21 ,including a child and a woman, were injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran's Khuzestan province on Saturday, the media reported.The parade was part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary...

21-Sep-2018 Washington

US shooting : Woman kills three, turns gun on herself

A woman shot dead three persons and injured three more before turning the gun on herself in an attack at a warehouse complex in Maryland in the US, police said.The shooting happened on Thursday at a pharmacy distribution centre in Perryman, near Baltimore,...

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...

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