Mali crisis: Attack on UN convoy kills two


18 April 2015 From the section Africa The UN's Minusma force has some 9,000 personnel in Mali A United Nations supply convoy has been attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed. The attack took place about 15km (9 miles) west of the city late on Friday, the UN Mission in Mali said. The UN took over security after French-led forces intervened to retake northern cities from Islamist militants in 2013. But at least 35 UN troops have been killed and 140 wounded since Read more [...]

Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped


SOMA: At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said today, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time. The toll has risen rapidly since Tuesday’s disaster in the province of Manisa, when a total of 787 mineworkers became trapped inside the mine. Rescue operations continued overnight for the hundreds of people still underground. Of those rescued alive, 80 were injured, four of them Read more [...]

Gunman kills 3 at Jewish centers outside Kansas City


Police take a suspect in his 70s into custody in a pair of attacks in Overland Park, Kan. The man is known as a white supremacist. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here, and the suspect — a man in his 70s thought to be a white supremacist — appeared to shout "Heil Hitler!" as he was taken into custody. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Teacher’s assistant kills another at Purdue University, police say


Cody Cousins shot and killed a fellow electrical engineering teacher's assistant, Andrew Boldt, at Purdue University in Indiana before surrendering to police, authorities say. A teacher's assistant walked into a basement classroom at Purdue University on Tuesday, targeted a fellow teacher's assistant and opened fire, killing his victim before going outside and surrendering to police, authorities said. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Suicide car bombing in south Yemen kills 2 guards


SANAA, Yemen — A suicide car bombing outside security headquarters early Tuesday in a port city in southern Yemen killed two guards, a police official said. The pre-dawn attack in the upscale Khormaksar neighborhood in Aden also wounded six people, destroyed much of the headquarters' building, blew out doors and shattered windows on two hotels and several nearby buildings, the official said. Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been plagued by scores of troubles, including Read more [...]

Second blast in Russia’s Volgograd kills 10


Russia- A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing at least 10 people in the second deadly attack in the southern city in two days and raising fears of further violence as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics. The morning rush-hour bombing, which left mangled bodies in the street, underscored Russia's vulnerability to militant attacks less than six weeks before the Sochi 2014 Games, a prestige project for President Vladimir Putin. It came less than 24 hours Read more [...]

Reno hospital gunman kills 1, injures 2


A gunman opens fire at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno before killing himself, officials say. Both of the wounded are critically hurt, and unconfirmed reports say one is a doctor. LAS VEGAS — A gunman opened fire at a Reno hospital complex Tuesday, killing at least one person and critically wounding two others before taking his own life, state emergency officials said. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]