Around 60 people have died and dozens more have been injured after a blast at an informal gold mine in southwestern Burkina Faso.
7 Dec 2021
Clashes erupted in Nairobi after a Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage on Tuesday (December 7) and then shot and killed himself, a senior police officer and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said. The officer first shot and killed his wife at their home before setting off with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot dead another four people, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on its Twitter account, describing the shooter as a "rogue officer".
25 Nov 2021
At least eight people were killed in Somalia's capital on Thursday (November 25) when Islamist militants launched a suicide attack on a U.N. security convoy using a vehicle laden with explosives, officials and witnesses said. The Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the huge blast which rocked Mogadishu and injured at least 23 people, including school students, sending a column of smoke above the city. Gunfire echoed around the scene, witnesses said. It was not immediately clear if any U.N. personnel were among those killed or injured in the huge blast, which targeted the U.N. convoy as it passed near the site of a school.
9 Nov 2021
It's called the world’s worst industrial disaster, but the description barely captures what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal 35 years ago. In the first night, according to some estimates more than 3,000 people died. That number would soon go up to 15,000.
9 Nov 2021
At least 25 primary school children were killed when their thatched-roof classrooms caught fire in southern Niger on Monday the council of ministers said in a statement. Fourteen more children were injured, including five in a critical condition, the statement said. The school is in the town of Maradi, more than 600 km (370 miles) east of the capital Niamey. Classes have been suspended and three days of mourning declared in Maradi.
16 Apr 2021
Indianapolis police said they believe the suspected gunman shot and killed himself after the incident. Multiple other people were injured in the shooting.
3 Jan 2021
Reports say the tremor was also felt strongly in Zagreb, some 50 kilometers north of the epicenter, where panicked residents ran into the streets. A Slovenian nuclear power plant has been shut as a precaution.
15 Sep 2020
A rain-triggered landslide in central Nepal leaves at least 11 people dead and scores missing on Sunday.
Troops kills 17 terrorists, loses 2 soldiers in Damboa ambush – Nigeria DHQ, Air travel resumes amid screening in Lagos and Abuja after lockdown
8 Jul 2020
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21 Feb 2020
A British woman, Dagmar Turner, 53, went under the knife at King’s College Hospital in London to have a dangerous tumour removed from her brain. The complicated brain surgery saw her play her beloved violin through part of the operation, as requested by the doctors to preserve her kills.