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Flash floods kill 18 people in Iran

Flash floods kill 18 people in Iran

At least 18 people were killed and around 100 others were wounded in flash floods in Iran’s southern province of Fars, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, following devastating floods in the north. State TV said several provinces were also on high alert for more imminent flooding because of heavy rain. The meteorology […]

Norway Ship: Passengers airlifted from cruise

Norway Ship: Passengers airlifted from cruise

Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky, with about 1,300 passengers and crew on board, had sent out a mayday signal as it had been […]

Emiliano Sala’s body identified

Emiliano Sala’s body identified

The body recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, Dorset Police have said. Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. The body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage […]

Apartment block collapses in Turkey

Apartment block collapses in Turkey

An eight-storey apartment block has collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one person, while other people were injured or are trapped beneath rubble. Video from a residential area in the city’s Kartal district shows rescuers at work around a mound of debris. Reports suggest at least four people may be missing, and a […]

House fire kills four children in UK

House fire kills four children in UK

Four children have died in a house fire after two adults and another child managed to escape through a top-floor window of the burning building in Stafford, UK. The survivors of the blaze in the Highfields area of Stafford were taken to hospital after neighbours reported hearing “popping” and “explosions” coming from the house in […]

Heavy snowfall hits UK

Heavy snowfall hits UK

Heavy snow is sweeping eastwards across the UK, disrupting travel. The freezing weather is moving across southern England and Wales, affecting Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. There are warnings of rail delays and flights cancellations into Friday morning. The Met Office has warned of “treacherous driving conditions” in some southern areas. There are two yellow […]

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing around 22 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the bridge collapsing in stormy weather. Vehicles and debris fell 90m (295ft) on to rail tracks and […]

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

A car crashed into barriers outside the U.K. Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning in a suspected terrorist attack, injuring several people just yards away from the site of an attack last year. Police said the driver, in his late 20s, was detained at the scene and later arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses. The […]

Woman charged for wearing niqab in Denmark

Woman charged for wearing niqab in Denmark

A woman has become the first person in Denmark to be charged with wearing a face veil in public, after a ban came into effect on Wednesday. Local media report a 28-year-old woman was fined after getting into a scuffle with a woman trying to remove her veil. Police say they were called and when […]

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

The US, UK and France have bombed three government sites in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities, they say. The move is a response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week, which killed dozens. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “condemns the attack in the […]

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