Eight presumed dead after US military sea accident

Seven US marines and a sailor, missing since a training accident off the coast of California on Thursday, are presumed dead, the military says. The announcement came as a 40-hour search and rescue effort was called off. The service members were on an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sank during the exercise. Eight other marines […]

10 die after drinking hand sanitiser in India while alcohol stores were closed

Ten men have died in an Indian town after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitiser, as local liquor shops were closed due to a coronavirus lockdown. The men, from the town of Kurichedu in Andhra Pradesh, were said to be dependent on alcohol. “Some people who are heavily addicted to alcohol had been consuming hand sanitisers for […]

Golden man dies after falling about 700 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park

A Golden man died Thursday after a fall of about 700 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 26-year-old victim was traversing Broadway Ledge, on the east face of Longs Peak, with a group when he fell about 600 to 800 feet, according to a news release. Parks rangers received an emergency call from another […]

After south Lebanon flare-up, more questions than answers

Conflicting narratives, lack of evidence leaves much about Monday’s escalation between Hezbollah and Israel unclear. Beirut, Lebanon – UN peacekeepers are investigating an incident on Lebanon’s southern border after Israel said it foiled a Hezbollah “infiltration attempt”, though the Iran-backed group said the allegations were “absolutely not true”. Fears of a confrontation have risen significantly […]

Pompeo visits Denmark after diplomatic spat over Greenland

US secretary of state meets Danish leaders in Copenhagen a year after Trump’s offer to buy Greenland was rejected. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has visited Denmark a year after a diplomatic spat between the United States and the Nordic country over President Donald Trump’s offer to buy Greenland. Pompeo met his Danish counterpart […]

Flights cancelled after coronavirus reported in China's Xinjiang

At least 80 percent of flights in and out of Urumqi cancelled after case reported in far western province of China. Hundreds of flights to and from Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang, were cancelled on Friday, after the region reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in about five months. […]

‘Email from dad after his death made my birthday’

Natasha Salman’s dad died in April and she was preparing for her first birthday without him when a glance at an old email inbox led to a thousand people sharing their stories of loss and compassion. Salman Waheed died on 24 April after living for five years with motor neurone disease or ALS, a progressive […]

Mexico launches raids after assassination attempt

Mexican authorities have carried out a series of raids while investigating the attempted assassination of Mexico City’s police chief, according to local media. Omar García Harfuch was shot several times during an ambush on Friday, though his injuries are not said to be life-threatening. Two of his bodyguards and a female passerby were killed. The […]

Bear death ordered after attack on father and son

A regional leader in northern Italy has ordered the culling of a bear that attacked a father and son out hiking earlier this week. The 28-year-old son was walking on a path on Mount Peller north of Trento when he encountered the bear and fell over. His father threw himself at the animal and broke […]