Several dead and missing after landslides in Nepal

Landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains sweep through two villages in Nepal, destroying hundreds of houses. Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 declared missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people […]

US mourns 9/11 dead, Trump tries to end 'forever wars'

Nearly 20 years of war has led to the deaths and injury of an estimated 300,000 Iraqi and Afghan people. As the United States marks the 19th anniversary of the deadliest attack on American soil, President Donald Trump seeks to fulfil his pledge to end the country’s post-9/11 “forever wars”, drawing down troops in Iraq […]

UK police arrest man over deadly stabbing attack in Birmingham

Violence that left one dead appeared to be random, police say, as they rule out gang crime or ‘terrorism’. UK police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a series of stabbings in the city of Birmingham left one person dead and seven others injured. The 27-year-old suspect was detained in the Selly […]

Dozens dead after restaurant collapses during birthday party in China

At least 29 people are dead after a two-storey restaurant collapsed during a birthday party in China. A further 28 were injured, including seven of them seriously, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said. The building in Linfen city suddenly fell apart on Sunday but it is not yet clear what caused this. Hundreds of rescue […]

One dead, dozens injured as earthquake hits central Philippines

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake damaged buildings and roads and sent residents fleeing their homes. At least one person had been killed and 43 injured when a magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook the central Philippines, damaging buildings and roads and sending residents fleeing their homes. The shallow quake struck southeast of Masbate Island in the Bicol region at 8:03am […]

‘Hundreds dead’ because of Covid-19 misinformation

At least 800 people died around the world because of coronavirus-related misinformation in the first three months of this year, researchers say. A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says about 5,800 people were admitted to hospital as a result of false information on social media. Many died from drinking […]

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 […]

Afghan teenager shoots dead two Taliban militants who killed her parents

An Afghan girl has shot dead two Taliban militants and injured several others after they murdered her parents. The militants had stormed the family home in the village of Griwa last week because the teenager’s father was a government supporter. Officials from Ghor province said they had dragged the father and mother from the home […]

Dead Seoul mayor accused of four-year harassment

A former secretary for the mayor of Seoul – who died last week in an apparent suicide – has accused him of four years of sexual harassment. Park Won-soon was one of South Korea’s most influential leaders and was seen as a possible presidential candidate. His body was found in woods on Friday – after […]