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After US strikes, Syria attack victims dream of Assad ouster

Reyhanli - Emerging dazed but well after three days of treatment in Turkey following the suspected chemical attack in Syria, Ahmad Raheel says he is happy with US air strikes targeting the regime.His one hope now is to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ousted....

'Suddenly, she fell to the ground' — victims of Syria attack

- They collapsed one after the other. In minutes, Mohammad watched his mother, father and nephew fall to the ground, convulsing after a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria.

British parliament attack: The victims

London - Three people were killed in the London terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament -- two members of the public and a police officer.

Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: run or die

Addis Ababa - One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle's home as a prank.The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed.

'Victims twice over' slam Brussels attacks response

Brussels - For Philippe Vansteenkiste, whose sister was killed in the Brussels attacks one year ago, the suffering is made worse by the battle with the Belgian authorities for support.

Saudis, Moroccans, Lebanese, Libyans 'among victims of Istanbul attack'

Istanbul - The victims of the attack on revellers celebrating New Year at an Istanbul nightclub include citizens of several Arab countries, a Turkish cabinet minister said on Sunday."There are foreigners and Turks, but the majority are foreigners.

Afghan 'bacha bazi' kidnappings: search for the victims

Iran - A glassy-eyed Afghan teenager sits mutely beside his father, hunched over a tray of tea and candy, unable to tell the painful story of how he was kidnapped by a policeman to be used as his sex slave.

Long road to recovery for Paris attacks survivors

Paris - Fluctuat nec mergitur: tossed but not sunk. A year after the Paris attacks, the survivors of the carnage and those who lost loved ones are doing their best to live up to the city's Latin motto and not be dragged under by anger and fear.

Dreams of migrants on doomed boat end in tragedy

Rosetta - Mutwali Mohamed watched helplessly as his wife and son slipped under the waves after the crowded migrant boat they boarded capsized off Egypt's coast on its voyage to Italy.

French victims of 'horror' dentist get compensation

Dijon - Seventeen victims of a Dutch dentist jailed for deliberately mangling their mouths in a town in central France have received compensation of up to 40,000 euros ($45,000), their lawyer said Thursday.

U.S. shooter victims included black police officer with young child

Washington - An ex-US Marine and Iraq war veteran, shot and killed three Baton Rouge police on Sunday -- including an African-American officer who had a baby son.

Who were the Nice attack victims?

Paris - Victims of the Nice truck attack included three generations of a family out for a stroll, a Frenchman protecting his pregnant wife and a former Soviet soldier.

Japanese victims of Dhaka siege arrive home

Toukyo - The bodies of seven Japanese nationals killed in a bloody restaurant attack in Dhaka were returned home early Tuesday on a government plane.

Night of terror in Dhaka left 'bodies in a terrible state'

Toukyo - Gianni Boschetti's life was saved by a single phone call. The Italian textile worker stepped out of a Dhaka cafe to speak on his mobile moments before the restaurant was stormed by Islamists who slaughtered 20 people.

20 foreigners killed by Bangladesh hostage-takers: army

Dhaka - Twenty foreigners were killed by their captors after being taken hostage at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and most of the victims were either Italian or Japanese, an army officer said on Saturday.

As Colombia peace looms, crossfire town mourns dead

Granada - Amanda Suarez weeps as she remembers her husband, one of hundreds of Colombians killed in a crossfire when right-wing paramilitaries battled leftist rebels for the green valley where they lived.

Bravery, loss and hope: Life after Taiwan waterpark tragedy

Taipei - Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights -- all in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs.

Victims from around the world in Brussels attacks

Brussels - A total of 32 people, many of them foreign nationals, were killed in the airport and metro bombings that struck Brussels on March 22.

Relatives' agonising wait to identify Brussels dead

Brussels - Forensic experts were on Thursday still going through the grisly and complex process of identifying victims of the Brussels bomb attacks, as families of those missing endured an agonising wait, their hopes fading by the hour.

Peruvian mum of twins, Belgian law student among Brussels dead

Brussels - They came from Peru, Morocco, North America and Europe, and their lives -- whether as a mother, civil servant, student or missionary -- were just as diverse.

Hollande meets Paris attack victims after suspect captured

Paris - French President Francois Hollande held his first formal meeting with victims of the November 13 attacks in Paris on Monday, three days after Belgian police captured key suspect Salah Abdeslam.

Victims of Paris attacks glad Abdeslam was captured alive

Paris - Victims of the November jihadist attacks in Paris and their relatives have expressed relief over the arrest of top fugitive Salah Abdeslam, saying they were glad he was captured alive to face justice.

Relatives of attack victims back FBI in fight against Apple

Los Angeles - Relatives of some of the victims of the San Bernardino attack backed the FBI's bid to force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by one of the assailants.

Tragic tales of loss in Taiwan as search for quake survivors ends

Taipei - As rescuers in Taiwan said they had retrieved all the missing from the ruins of a building felled by an earthquake, a tragic picture emerged of the cross-section of society killed in the disaster.

Hollande calls for display of French flags on day of mourning

Paris - President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called on French citizens to deck their homes with the national flag during a day of mourning later this week for victims of the Paris attacks.

New video shows carnage outside Paris attacks bar

Paris - As pools of blood seep between overturned tables, the only sound shattering the eerie silence of the Paris street is the voice of the man filming the scene, who can only exclaim the words "Jesus Christ.

Paris attacks: cut down in the prime of life

Paris - The victims of the Paris attacks on Friday were cut down in the prime of life, leaving behind pregnant wives, promising careers and friends -- that some died trying to protect.

Young, happy, innocent — the Paris attack victims

Paris - The carnage of the Paris attacks on Friday night cut down journalists, lawyers, students, parents of small children -- people from all walks of life from more than a dozen countries around the world.

Up to 30 bodies of Paris victims yet to be identified: PM

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that 103 bodies had been identified from Friday's attacks in Paris, with 20 to 30 more still awaiting identification.

Foreign victims of Paris bloodbath

Paris - Several foreigners have been identified among the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, which left at least 129 dead and more than 350 injured.
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