Sri Lanka / Floods 2017

Sri Lanka : 164 dead and over 100 missing due to flooding from monsoon...

At least 164 people have been killed and over 100 are missing due to flooding from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka,...
Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel / US Immigration and Customs Enforcement / US Customs and Border Protection

Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel : Another Indian citizen dies in US custody bringing total...

A 58-year-old Indian citizen, Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel, died while in custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Atlanta airport, becoming...
Hassan Rouhani / Iran / President

President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election in Iran by a wide margin

President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in a landslide on Saturday, giving a mandate to continue his quest to expand personal freedoms and open Iran’s...
James Comey / FBI

White House : FBI Director James Comey fired by President Donald Trump

"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," the White House statement reads....
Chibok hostage girls / Nigeria

Nigerian government confirms freeing 82 Chibok hostage girls in Boko Haram exchange

82 Chibok hostage girls taken three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday,...
Minuteman III / missile / Minuteman-III / LGM-30G

US test launches unarmed Minuteman-III (LGM-30G) nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile with the range to...

The US has test-fired a second Minuteman-III (LGM-30G) nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the second such launch in...
Death Row / Ledell Lee / Arkansas

Ledell Lee : Arkansas conducts first death row execution since 2005, two more scheduled

Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers, but courts...
al Shabaab / Kenyan army

Kenyan forces kill 52 al Shabaab fighters in Badhaadhe, Somalia

According to a report from Reuters, Kenyan troops killed 52 al Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militant camp in southern Somalia on...

Turkish president Erdogan defends narrow margin victory in referendum granting new powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vigorously defended his narrow margin victory in a referendum granting him greater authority and power, dismissing criticism...
Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack

Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack kills at least 126, including 68 children

The death toll from the Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in...

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Quincy Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival

Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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Over 3300 killed in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic church report

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...
Oil tanker truck explosion / Pakistan / Bahawalpur

Oil tanker truck explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan kills at least 135

A devastating accident involving an oil tanker truck explosion has left at least 135 people dead in Bahawalpur, eastern Pakistan, the country's Oil and Gas...