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19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

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At least 19 people have been killed after a mass shooting and explosion at a college in Crimea. Russian authorities say Vladislav Roslyakov, an 18-year-old student at the vocational school, carried out the attack and then shot himself dead.Though it was initially thought to be a possible terror attack, Russia is currently treating the incident as mass murder.Investigators say the victims of the attack in the Black Sea city of Kerch all died from gunshot wounds, in contrast with earlier reports that the explosion had killed some students. Image: The school was surrounded by military Around 40 people, the majority of them teenagers, are believed to have been injured.Initial reports said the blast had been caused by a gas...
34 children attending Bible camp found dead as toll cross 1,200 in Indonesia

34 children attending Bible camp found dead as toll cross 1,200 in Indonesia

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The death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami has soared again on Tuesday as officials in Indonesia said over 1,200 have died. The bodies of at least 34 children have been discovered inside a church in a remote northern region of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following Friday’s devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a spokesperson for the Indonesian Red Cross told reporters. The discovery was the latest heartbreak in an excruciating recovery effort that is just beginning to get underway as the death toll climbs. To date, at least 1,234 people have died in the catastrophe, but a local report has described scenes of widespread tragedy, with "bodies everywhere." The children were apparently attending a Christian bible camp when they were killed, Red...
Thousands feared dead after Indonesia tsunami

Thousands feared dead after Indonesia tsunami

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There are fears thousands may have been killed by an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia after the disaster's death toll rose to 832. The country's disaster mitigation agency warned the figure could climb higher as the affected area on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is bigger than initially thought.Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday and triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet).Almost all the deaths have been recorded in the coastal city of Palu, where a mass burial will be held. Image: Many have been left homeless by the disaster "The [death toll] is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were stil...
24 dead as gunmen open fire on Iran military parade

24 dead as gunmen open fire on Iran military parade

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At least 24 have died and 53 more people are injured after gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Iran, according to state media. A child and a woman are among the injured following the attack in Ahvaz, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.The agency claims "four or five terrorists were gunned down by the police".Fars, another state news agency, says there were four gunmen and that the attack began half an hour after the parade began at 8.30am local time (6am in the UK). Two of the attackers are dead, one wounded and another captured, according to its report.Foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has blamed the attack on "regional terror sponsors" and their "US masters"."Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of Iranian lives," he wrote on Twitte...
29 dead in Philippines amid typhoon landslides

29 dead in Philippines amid typhoon landslides

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Typhoon Mangkhut has left 29 people dead and a trail of destruction across the northern Philippines. The strongest storm in the world this year has now moved on to southern China and densely populated Hong Kong, after causing landslides on the northern tip of the Philippines' Luzon island yesterday.While the worst of the storm has passed in the Philippines, authorities are dealing with the devastation left in its wake.Houses collapsed amid landslides as more than five million people found themselves in the path of the deadly typhoon.Francis Tolentino, an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, said most of the fatalities happened in mountainous areas. Image: Mangkhut levelled structures in the Philippines over the weekend ...