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US Shooting Leaves 12 Dead

US Shooting Leaves 12 Dead

A Marine Corps veteran who had served in Afghanistan fatally shot at least 12 people Wednesday night when he stormed a crowded country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the authorities said. At least 200 people were reportedly inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was hosting a student line-dancing night. Police named […]

Bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe

Bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe

A head-on collision between two buses has killed 47 people in Zimbabwe. Shocking pictures showed bodies strewn along the road next to the mangled coaches. The long distance buses collided near Rusape, about 100 miles east of the capital Harare, while one was overtaking. The death toll could rise because 80 were admitted to hospital, […]

Powerful Earthquake strikes Australia

Powerful Earthquake strikes Australia

A powerful 5.1-magnitude earthquake has rocked Western Australia’s south-western tip, violently shaking homes across the region. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the tremors at 5.07am local time 63km south-west of the town of Kojonup 10 kilometers below the surface. There is no tsunami threat to Australia as a result of the quake, though, […]

Uganda landslide kills at least 40 people

Uganda landslide kills at least 40 people

A landslide following heavy rains in eastern Uganda has killed more than 40 people. It is feared that the death toll could rise as a government rescue team reaches the Mount Elgon area. A river burst its banks and a torrent of mud and water swept villages away. Pictures from the scene show people retrieving […]

Indonesian Tsunami kills 400

Indonesian Tsunami kills 400

The devastating impact of a huge tsunami in the Indonesian city of Palu has been revealed in chilling aerial photographs – in a natural disaster estimated to have killed at least 400 people. The tsunami, which was triggered after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake, ripped through the Pacific Ring of Fire and crashed into the Palu at […]

Typhoon leaves more than 100 injured in Hong Kong

Typhoon leaves more than 100 injured in Hong Kong

Typhoon Mangkhut continued on its destructive path on Sunday as it hit the southern coast of China, killing two, after leaving at least 64 dead in the Philippines amid landslides and flooding. The storm battered the heavily populated Guangdong region on Sunday afternoon with 100mph (160km/h) winds, after skirting 62 miles from Hong Kong. In […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: 54 dead in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: 54 dead in Philippines

Rescue efforts ramped up in the Philippines Sunday to aid a quarter of a million people caught in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, as authorities said dozens had been killed in the strongest storm of the year. Government officials reported Sunday that 54 people had died, with 42 still missing. Efforts to locate those still […]

Hurricane Florence batters US : 11 dead and a million without power

Hurricane Florence batters US : 11 dead and a million without power

At least 11 people were confirmed dead on Saturday as tropical storm Florence brought catastrophic flooding to the US state of North Carolina. Nearly one million people were without power and thousands were in shelters as Donald Trump declared a disaster and the military sent 200 soldiers to help. Roy Cooper, the governor of North […]

Hawaii hit with floods and landslides

Hawaii hit with floods and landslides

Hawaii has been hit with strong winds and torrential rain as Hurricane Lane approaches the US state, causing flash flooding and landslides. Schools and offices were closed as residents took shelter from the storm, which was downgraded to category three strength on Thursday. As the hurricane neared the islands of the Aloha state, it brought […]

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 […]