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Questions swirl over Portugal fire's 'road of death'

Castanheira De P - Portugal's N236, now dubbed the "road of death", lies charred black from the devastating fire that swept from one side of forest to the other, trapping families and couples in their cars, and firefighters who had come to the rescue.

Portugal's deadly forest fires: the victims

Lisbon - A child who died in the flames during his parents' honeymoon, a family saved by a water tank and a group of friends rescued by a generous neighbour.

London tower block fire: Victims and missing

London - An acclaimed photographer and a Syrian refugee have been named as two of at least 30 people killed in a tower block fire in west London, with dozens more still unaccounted for and now feared dead.

Spain's 'skateboard hero' confirmed killed in London attack

Madrid - The family of a Spanish man who used his skateboard to try to defend a woman from one of the assailants during the London attack confirmed Wednesday that he had died, ending an excruciating four-day wait.

British police announce new arrest linked to London Bridge attack

London - British police on Wednesday said a 30-year-old man had been arrested following the London Bridge terror attack which killed seven people and injured 48.

London terror attack: the victims

London - The death toll from the weekend attack in London that saw three assailants mow down people on a bridge and then go on a stabbing spree rose to eight on Wednesday.

Manchester terror attack: The victims

Manchester - Twenty-two people were killed in Monday's suicide attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl, most of them teenagers keen to see their idol Ariana Grande and parents who had come to collect their children.

Manchester terror attack: The victims

Manchester - Twenty-two people were killed in Monday's suicide attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl, most of them teenagers keen to see their idol Ariana Grande and parents who had come to collect their children.

Manchester terror attack: The victims

London - At least 22 people died in Monday night's bombing attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl and several parents who had come to pick up their children.

Gambia's 'broken' justice system struggles with victims' ire

Banjul - Gambians want swift justice for the crimes of fallen dictator Yahya Jammeh's regime but the new government faces an uphill battle to jail the most prolific abusers.

Belgian MPs demand better help for terror victims

Brussels - Belgian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that authorities overhaul the way victims of terrorism are treated, after widespread criticism of insensitivity in the wake of last year's attacks in Brussels.

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.
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