Man Killed 3 After Early Release, Officials Say

An Oklahoma man who was released early from prison broke into a woman’s home this month, cut out her heart, cooked it and tried to feed it to his relatives — and then killed two of them, the authorities said this week. The man, Lawrence Paul Anderson, who has been charged with three counts of […]

Italy holds state funeral for ambassador, bodyguard killed in DRC

The victims were kidnapped and fatally shot while travelling in a UN World Food Programme convoy. Italy has held a state funeral for its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and his bodyguard killed in an ambush that a cardinal said should prompt everyone to “hear the cry” of a people devastated […]

At least 14 killed at religious site in CAR: Amnesty

Rights group calls for investigation amid clashes between Central African Republic security forces and armed groups. At least 14 people have been killed at a religious site in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid clashes between armed groups and security forces, according to material gathered by rights group Amnesty International. Following the analysis of satellite […]

Over a dozen killed in latest attacks blamed on notorious militia

Deaths bring the number of civilians killed by armed groups in Beni since November 2019 to at least 1,013, Kivu Security Tracker says. At least 13 people have been killed in two attacks in the violence-hit eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to local officials and a monitor. A notorious militia called the […]

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda after Italian ambassador killed

Luca Attanasio died of his wounds after a World Food Programme convoy came under fire near the eastern city of Goma. Rwandan Hutu rebels denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and instead accused the armies of the DRC and Rwanda of responsibility. Luca […]

Ambassador killed in attack on UN convoy

Reports Two people have been killed in an attack on the Italian ambassador to the Republic of Congo and a UN convoy in the east of the country. The convoy was attacked near the town of Kanyamuro at 10:15 a.m. (0815 GMT) and was part of a kidnapping attempt, Veeranga National Park told Reuters. The […]

Seven election officials killed in landmine blast as Niger votes

The incident comes as Niger holds a presidential election runoff between frontrunner Mohamed Bazoum and former President Mahamane Ousmane. Seven members of Niger’s electoral commission (CENI) have been killed during the country’s presidential election runoff when their vehicle hit a mine and exploded in the troubled western region of Tillaberi. The country regularly suffers attacks […]

3 Killed, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Louisiana Gun Store

A gunman opened fire at a gun store in Metairie, La., on Saturday, killing two people before others returned fire, killing him, the authorities said. Two other people were injured and in stable condition after the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The sheriff’s office said the shooting happened […]

Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards

SAN ANTONIO — Carrol Anderson spent much of his life in Southeast Texas, where the most feared natural disasters spin up from the Gulf of Mexico during the warm months of hurricane season. But last week, Mr. Anderson, a 75-year-old who breathed with the help of oxygen tanks, knew that a different kind of storm […]

Two killed in Myanmar city of Mandalay in another day of protests

Author:  Reuters ID:  1613823948969667200 Sat, 2021-02-20 12:10 Two people were killed in Myanmar’s second city Mandalay on Saturday when police fired to disperse protesting opponents of a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said.“Twenty people were injured and two are dead,” said Ko Aung, a leader of the Parahita Darhi volunteer emergency service agency in […]

Gabon: Two killed during protests against COVID restrictions

Curfew violators shot dead amid violent demonstrations in poor neighbourhoods against coronavirus restrictions. Two men have been shot dead in Libreville during curfew violations and protests against coronavirus restrictions, police in Gabon said on Friday. The two were shot late on Thursday as the country was hit by violent demonstrations in poor neighbourhoods against a […]

Six people killed in clashes, gun battles across Kashmir

Two police officers were killed in Srinagar, and three suspected fighters and a policeman died in gun battles elsewhere. Fighters in Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed two police officers in an attack in the disputed region’s main city, while elsewhere in the disputed Himalayan region three suspected rebels and a policeman were killed in two gun […]

At least 35 killed in Chad herder-farmer clashes

Clashes took place in Salamat province where farmers were attacked when they encountered a roadblock. Thirty-five people have been killed in fighting between semi-nomadic herders and farmers in southeastern Chad in recent days, according to a senior official. The deaths occurred in Salamat province where farmers were attacked when they encountered a roadblock, provincial secretary-general […]

Garbage Truck Driver Is Charged in California Fire That Killed 2

A garbage truck driver accused of dumping a burning load of trash that led to the deadly Sandalwood fire in 2019 that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 acres of vegetation has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, the authorities in California said on Tuesday. The driver, Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez, 38, of […]

DRC: Dozens killed, hundreds missing in Congo River boat accident

At least 60 people died after a boat carrying some 700 capsized in Mai-Ndombe province, minister for humanitarian action says. At least 60 people have died and hundreds more are missing after a boat capsized in the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a government official. Steve Mbikayi, minister […]

Several killed in separatist attacks on DR Congo military camps

Four members of security forces and one civilian killed in separatist militia attacks in the country’s second-largest city. Four members of security forces and one civilian were killed as separatist rebels attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main mining centre of Lubumbashi, the city’s mayor said. Lubumbashi Mayor Ghislain Robert […]

Thirteen Turkish civilians killed as anti-PKK operation ends

Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq killed 13 Turkish civilians as military operations against the group began last week, Turkey’s military chief has said. Turkish forces completed a military operation in the area with 48 Kurdish fighters and three Turkish soldiers killed during three days of clashes, according to Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar. In […]

30 Taliban killed ‘making bombs’ inside northern Afghan mosque — officials

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian officials on Saturday implored local and international consumers to trust the country’s halal standards after a fake certification scandal rocked its meat trade and raised questions about its global ranking. “Those who have committed crimes must be brought to justice. Halal is the image of Islam as well as Malaysia, and I […]

Several killed, injured in blasts and clashes across Afghanistan

A string of near-daily attacks in recent weeks has killed government officials, judges, journalists and activists. At least four Afghan security force members, including a commander, have been killed and seven critically injured in blasts in eastern and southern provinces, officials say, adding that three civilians were injured in the east. No armed group immediately […]

At least 11 killed in fireworks factory explosions in India

The blasts occurred while chemicals were being mixed by the workers to make fireworks, local media reports. Several explosions at a private fireworks factory in southern India killed at least 11 workers and injured 34 others on Friday, police have said. Those injured in the blasts at the factory in Tamil Nadu state’s Virudhunagar district […]

Ahmadi man killed in targeted attack in northwest Pakistan

Abdul Qadir has been shot dead at the entrance to his homoeopathic clinic in Peshawar’s Bazikhel area, the latest in a series of attacks. Islamabad, Pakistan – A member of Pakistan’s Ahmadiyya sect has been shot and killed in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police and a community spokesperson have said, the latest in a […]

Five Afghan security force members killed in attack on UN convoy

Unidentified gunmen attack a UN convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing five members of the Afghan security forces. A United Nations convoy has been attacked on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, with unidentified gunmen killing five Afghan security force members who were escorting the international agency’s vehicles. An Afghan interior ministry official said […]

Three Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq

The Turkish defence ministry said the soldiers were killed during a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. At least three Turkish soldiers have been killed during a new offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish defence ministry. Turkey on Wednesday launched an operation, dubbed “Claw-Eagle 2”, against Kurdistan Workers’ […]

‘Indiscriminate’ shelling killed many civilians in Tigray: HRW

Ethiopian forces ‘struck homes, hospitals, schools and markets’ in the first weeks of the war, according to the HRW report. Ethiopian forces shelled heavily populated areas in the first weeks of the conflict in the Tigray region, killing at least 83 civilians and displacing thousands, Human Rights Watch has said. Artillery attacks by forces backing […]