Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

New York Firefighter Dies After Falling From Belt Parkway in Brooklyn

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A New York City firefighter died on Sunday night after falling off an elevated span of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn while responding to a car accident, the authorities said. Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

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Afghan Villagers Panning for Gold Die as Tunnels Collapse

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — More than two dozen villagers panning for gold in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan were killed on Sunday after the makeshift tunnels where they were working collapsed following heavy snowfall, officials said. Muhammad Rustam Raghi, the governor of Kohistan district, said that police officers and villagers […]

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6 People Killed in Fiery Crash on Florida Highway, Authorities Say

At least six people were killed and several injured on Thursday afternoon in a fiery crash in northern Florida in which two tractor-trailers, a van and a car collided, the authorities said. The crash occurred on I-75 near Gainesville, Fla., at about 3:40 p.m., according to a news release from […]

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A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip — A young medic in a head scarf runs into danger, her only protection a white lab coat. Through a haze of tear gas and black smoke, she tries to reach a man sprawled on the ground along the Gaza border. Israeli soldiers, their weapons leveled, watch […]

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Arms Sales to Saudis Leave American Fingerprints on Yemen’s Carnage

CAIRO — When a Saudi F-15 warplane takes off from King Khalid air base in southern Saudi Arabia for a bombing run over Yemen, it is not just the plane and the bombs that are American. American mechanics service the jet and carry out repairs on the ground. American technicians […]

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Indonesia Knows Tsunami Threat. But It Was Still Blindsided by Killer Waves.

SUMBER JAYA, Indonesia — A 30-year-old fisherman was home watching television on Saturday evening when he heard a deep, booming noise offshore. Living on the western coast of Java, the fisherman, Damin, was accustomed to the explosive sounds of the volcanic island, Anak Krakatau, which has erupted almost daily since […]

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North Korea Is Ordered to Pay Otto Warmbier’s Family Over $501 Million in Damages

A federal judge on Monday awarded over $501 million in damages to the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died last year after suffering a severe brain injury while detained in North Korea, in a lawsuit they had filed against the autocratic regime. Judge Beryl A. Howell […]

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Militants Storm Afghan Offices in Kabul, Killing at Least 29

Militants stormed Afghan government offices in Kabul on Monday after setting off a car bomb, and officials said at least 29 people were killed. The attack lasted at least five hours and shattered a period of relative calm in the Afghan capital, which over the years has been subjected to […]

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Fewer Births, More Deaths Result in Lowest U.S. Growth Rate in Generations

The population of the United States grew at its slowest pace in more than eight decades, the Census Bureau said Wednesday, as the number of deaths increased and the number of births declined. Not since 1937, when the country was in the grips of the Great Depression and birthrates were […]

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When the Desert Becomes a Weapon

TUCSON — The desert borderlands of the Southwest are a death trap for migrants. In the summer, the temperature can rise past 115 degrees, and in the winter it can drop below freezing. Water is scarce; shade is almost nonexistent. Some 8,000 people attempting to enter the United States have […]

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Two Workers Die at American Research Base in Antarctica

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Two support workers at the main United States research base in Antarctica died Wednesday in an accident at a generator building, the National Science Foundation said. The victims were fire technicians employed by PAE, a […]

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Police in France Hunt for Strasbourg Shooting Suspect, and a Motive

STRASBOURG, France — It remained unclear what motivated the gunman who opened fire at a crowded street market in Strasbourg, France, officials said Wednesday, as the police continued an intensive search for the attacker. “The terrorist motivation of the act, as we speak, is not yet established,” said Laurent Nuñez, […]

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Gunman Opens Fire in Brazilian Cathedral, Killing at Least 4

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil at the end of Mass on Tuesday afternoon, killing four people and injuring four before he fatally shot himself, according to the authorities and witnesses. The shooting took place at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a […]

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Brooklyn Fire Kills Young Girls Visiting Their Grandfather

Vincente Gomez always eagerly awaited his granddaughters’ arrival on Fridays. Every other weekend, the girls, Payton Gomez, 7, and Haley Harris, 9, would stay with him in his three-bedroom apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Neighbors said they heard the girls watching TV this weekend and laughing alongside their “Papa.” But the […]

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Bus Crash in Arkansas Leaves Child Dead and at Least 45 People Injured

A charter bus carrying a Tennessee youth football team that had played a championship game in Dallas over the weekend crashed in Central Arkansas early Monday morning, leaving one child dead, the authorities said. At least 45 other people — mostly children — were injured in the bus crash, according […]

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3 U.S. Soldiers Killed by Explosion in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three American soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an explosion in Afghanistan, the United States military said. It was the worst loss of life in the country for the United States this year. Three other soldiers and an American contractor were wounded. The deaths took place near […]

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One Dead After Cars on Brooklyn Bridge Burst Into Flames

One person was killed when two cars on the Brooklyn Bridge erupted into flames after a crash on Wednesday morning, forcing the authorities to shut down both sides of the bridge during the morning commute, fire officials said. The vehicles were traveling on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge when […]

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