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Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Idlib - Regime bombardment Sunday killed 12 civilians including three children in an opposition bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

Three rescuers among 15 civilians killed by Syria regime fire: monitor

Sar - Regime bombardment killed 15 civilians including seven children and three rescue workers in jihadist-run northwest Syria Thursday, as fighting killed dozens on the edges of the anti-government bastion.

Two rescuers among 14 civilians killed by Syria regime fire: monitor

Regime bombardment killed 14 civilians including two rescue workers in an ambulance and seven children in embattled northwest Syria on Thursday, a Britain-based war monitor said.

Syria clashes kill 45 fighters: monitor

Beirut - Clashes between pro-government forces and jihadist-led groups that control Syria's northwest killed at least 45 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Kanpala - Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

Kanpala - A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sudan health ministry says 'no more than 46' dead in crackdown

Khartoum - Sudan's health ministry has said "no more than 46" people died in a crackdown on Khartoum protesters, far fewer than the 108 dead reported by doctors close to the demonstrators.

Hopes of finding missing South Koreans fade after Budapest boat tragedy

Budapest - Hopes for survivors were fading on Thursday after one of the country's worst boat disasters that left seven South Korean tourists dead and 21 others missing.

Seven South Koreans dead, 21 missing as Budapest tourist boat sinks

Budapest - Seven South Korean tourists died and 21 others were missing after a sightseeing boat capsized and sank on the Danube in Budapest, Hungarian and South Korean officials said Thursday.

Three dead, 16 missing in Danube river cruise sinking: Hungarian media

Budapest - Three people died and 16 were missing Wednesday after a river cruise boat capsized in Budapest and sank in the Danube, Hungarian public television said, quoting the interior ministry.

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead

S - Clashes between inmates killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil on Sunday, the regional prison authority said.

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead

S - Clashes between inmates killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil on Sunday, the regional prison authority said.

Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots claim first death

Colombo - A Muslim man was slashed to death in Sri Lanka Monday, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a violent new backlash against Easter suicide bombings.

Christchurch mosque toll rises to 51 after man dies

Wellington - The death toll from the Christchurch mosque attacks has risen to 51 after a 46-year-old Turkish man succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 15 shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday.

Sri Lanka toll revision grim sign of bombings force

Colombo - The dramatic revision of the death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings, which has been cut by more than 100, is a grim indicator of the power of the deadly blasts.

US regrets Afghan civilian deaths, says answer is peace

Washington - The US envoy negotiating with the Taliban voiced regret Thursday over findings that US-backed forces were killing more civilians than the militants, and said the solution was a peace deal.

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Kabul - Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.

UN says over 260 killed in Libya battle as African leaders meet

Tripoli - At least 264 people have been killed and over 1,200 wounded in weeks of fighting on the outskirts of Libya's capital, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as African leaders called for an immediate ceasefire.

At least 264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

Tripoli - At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya's capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Air strike halts Libya flights as thousands flee clashes

Tripoli - Fighting raged around Tripoli and an air strike closed its only functioning airport Monday, as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar defied international calls to halt his advance on the capital.

Libya clashes death toll rises to 32: UN-backed government

Tripoli - At least 32 people have been killed and around 50 wounded in fighting with strongman Khalifa Haftar's troops near Tripoli, the UN-backed government said.

A year of Gaza border protests - key facts

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinian protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of mass demonstrations for the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early Saturday, the territory's health ministry said, hours ahead of planned mass protests.

Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire in West Bank clash: ministry

Ramallah - A Palestinian volunteer medic was killed by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Civilian deaths rise in Yemen despite port truce: aid group

Washington - Civilian casualties have risen in Yemen despite a three-month-old truce in a vital port as the devastating conflict intensifies elsewhere, an aid group said Monday.

Syria death toll tops 370,000 in 8 years of war: monitor

Beirut - Eight years of war in Syria have left more than 370,000 people dead including 112,000 civilians, a monitor said Friday.

Palestinian dies two weeks after shot in Gaza clashes: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces in clashes on the Gaza border nearly two weeks ago has succumbed to his wounds, the enclave's health ministry said Tuesday.

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Brumadinho - The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, according to officials Saturday.

Toll from Israel's Syria strikes rises to 21: monitor

Beirut - The death toll from Israel's latest bombardment of military targets in Syria rose from 11 to 21, a war monitor said Tuesday, adding that most of those killed were Iranian.

At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base

Ghazni - At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, contradicting an official toll in the latest high-casualty assault on beleaguered Afghan forces.
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