Incidence & Issues

At least four dead in Florida university bridge collapse

At least four people are dead and 10 others are injured after a bridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, officials say. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble on Thursday night for victims trapped beneath the buckled footbridge. The structure toppled over an eight-lane motorway on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, according to police. It is ...

British woman jailed for 28 years for ‘bucket list’ murder in Australia

Jemma Lilley boasted she had ‘ticked off’ crime by garotting and stabbing autistic teenager A British woman who had an “obsession” with serial killers has been jailed for life for garotting, stabbing and burying the body of an autistic teenager in Western Australia. Jemma Lilley, 26, murdered Aaron Pajich, 18, at her home in Perth, burying him in a shallow ...

Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people before policemen shot him dead, officials and state media said. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that the gunman who was shot dead had killed nine people and wounded others, including a police officer. The gunman had tried to storm the ...

Australian fishermen rescued after sleeping on roof of stranded car ‘for days’ as crocodiles circled

two men stranded in the outback of Australia spent four days on top of their car after finding themselves surrounded by rising waters filled with circling crocodiles. The men were on a fishing trip in the remote Kimberley region in north-west Australia when their four-by-four became stuck in a tidal bog. Police said a close encounter with a crocodile prompted ...

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine failure may have caused the crash. The Navy did not say what kind of aircraft was involved, but Japan’s Self-Defense Forces have said it ...

Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya’s coast

KALAHAN DENG The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country’s northern coast near the city of Zawiya. Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call yesterday morning, say they believe the individuals drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean ...

Truck rams New Orleans crowd during Mardi Gras parade; 28 injured

KALAHAN DENG One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is ...

Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

KALAHAN DENG Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’ 24 February 2017 Last updated at 22:32 GMT The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian man who was shot and killed inside a pub in Kansas, has called upon the government to answer how they will prevent similar violent crimes. The FBI are investigating whether the attack was a hate ...

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

KALAHAN DENG At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed ...

Analysis: With assassins on the Philippines police payroll, the world must wake up to the horror of Duterte’s war on drugs

KALAHAN DENG The Philippines’ firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power last year vowing to rid his country of drugs-related crime. Instead the streets he pledged to clean have run with the blood of over 7000 citizens murdered in an outbreak of vigilante violence. A report released on Tuesday by human rights group Amnesty International appears to confirm what many ...