Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

Taliban Kill Dozens of Security Forces in Major Strike in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Afghan military has suffered its worst loss of the year in southern Afghanistan, with at least 40 security force members killed in a Taliban attack this past week, but senior officials had still not released a death toll two days later, according to residents and functionaries from the area who spoke […]

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After Deadly Insider Attack, U.S. Airstrikes Kill 14 Civilians, Afghans Say

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — After the second firefight in the past 10 days between American soldiers and their Afghan allies, at least 14 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Saturday in northern Kunduz province, according to Afghan officials. At least four Afghan soldiers were also killed. A spokeswoman for […]

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Bus Fire in China Kills Dozens of People

BEIJING — A long-distance coach bus taking tourists to Mao Zedong’s hometown in southern China erupted in flames, killing more than two dozen people onboard, according to official statements and news reports on Saturday. The diesel-powered bus was going from Henan Province in central China to Hunan Province in the south, and the fire broke […]

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Large City in Mozambique Nearly Wiped Out as Cyclone Leaves Vast Destruction

JOHANNESBURG — A deadly cyclone that struck Mozambique and other countries in southern Africa has nearly obliterated the worst-affected areas, flooding vast stretches of land, destroying roads and dams, and cutting off victims from help. The cyclone, called Idai, has affected more than 1.5 million people, with a death toll now in the dozens but […]

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Flash Flooding in Indonesia Kills at Least 50

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Flash flooding in the Indonesian province of Papua killed at least 50 people and injured 59 near the provincial capital, Jayapura, disaster officials said Sunday. The number of victims is expected to rise as rescuers search for survivors in the town of Sentani, which was hit by the flood Saturday evening. Sentani […]

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Australian Senator Hit With Egg After Blaming Immigration for Mosque Attacks

An anti-immigration lawmaker in Australia who has been criticized for blaming Muslim immigration for Friday’s New Zealand shootings struck a teenager who smashed an egg on his head in Melbourne on Saturday. In video footage on the Facebook page of the senator, Fraser Anning, the teenager can be seen approaching him as he speaks to […]

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One British Ex-Soldier to Be Prosecuted in ‘Bloody Sunday’ Shootings

DUBLIN — Officials in Northern Ireland said on Thursday that they would prosecute one former British soldier in connection with “Bloody Sunday,” the massacre of unarmed civilian marchers by British forces in Londonderry on Jan. 30, 1972. ImageProtesters running from tear gas during the clashes in Northern Ireland in 1972.CreditPL Gould/Images Press, via Getty Images […]

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Dozens of Children Trapped in Building Collapse in Lagos, Nigeria

DAKAR, Senegal — Emergency crews scrambled to rescue dozens of children Wednesday morning from the wreckage of a three-story building housing a nursery and primary school that collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were gathered at the site, on Lagos Island, wailing as motionless children were removed from the […]

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Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash

BRAMPTON, Ontario — It was supposed to be a dream family vacation. An immigrant grandfather eager to set foot on African soil after an absence of 30 years. A doting mother determined to show her Canadian daughters where she came from. Two teenage girls giddy at the prospect of seeing […]

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Ethiopian Airlines’ Training School Is a Centerpiece of Its Brand

At 29, he was the airline’s youngest captain. Despite his youth, Yared Getachew had already spent a decade at Ethiopian Airlines, piloting flights that had him home at night and later flying wide-body jets that crossed continents and oceans. Like so many of the airline’s pilots before him, Captain Getachew, […]

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Dozens of Countries Mourn Those Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

World leaders and citizens from more than 30 countries mourned the loss of those aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday flying out of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. The crash, which occurred shortly after the plane departed for Nairobi, Kenya, killed at least 150 people. The dead […]

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Are There Problems With the Boeing 737 Max? A Second Deadly Crash Raises New Questions

When an airplane carrying at least 150 people crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday, killing all aboard, it was the second time in less than six months that this particular plane model was involved in a catastrophic accident. The plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8, was the same model that crashed […]

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Bodies of 2 Missing Climbers Spotted on Pakistan Mountain, Envoy Says

ROME — Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan on Saturday announced the deaths of two climbers, one British and one Italian, who had been missing for weeks while climbing Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, the world’s ninth-highest mountain. The ambassador, Stefano Pontecorvo, wrote on Twitter that “the silhouettes” of the climbers, Tom Ballard, […]

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The New Health Care: The Opioid Dilemma: Saving Lives in the Long Run Can Take Lives in the Short Run

The unavoidable tension in attacking the opioid crisis is which time frame you’re talking about. In the short term, many policies that would limit opioid prescriptions for the purpose of saving lives would cause people to turn to heroin or fentanyl. In fact, over a 5-to-10-year period, that would increase […]

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Ed Buck, Political Activist, Is Accused of ‘Predatory Sexual Encounters’ in Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The mother of a man who was found dead inside the apartment of Ed Buck, a political activist and Democratic donor in Los Angeles, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against him, as the authorities continue to investigate how two men were found dead in his West Hollywood apartment in less […]

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L.I.R.R. Accident: How a Hazardous Rail Crossing Became a Deadly Crash Site

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It had long been considered a dangerous crossing, with more than 200 commuter trains barreling by every day, traveling up to 80 miles per hour — even as streams of cars waited to drive […]

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