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22 migrants killed in Turkey truck crash

22 migrants killed in Turkey truck crash

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- At least 22 people were killed Sunday when a truck overturned while carrying a group of migrants in the province of Izmir. Children were among those on the truck as 22 who died and 13 were injured as they were en route to Izmir from Aydin province and the vehicle overturned in the Menderes district, local sources told Turkey's Anadolu news agency. Ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Menderes launched an investigation into the incident. The passengers on the truck were migrants who had reached a deal with traffickers to be transported to the Greek island of Samos, but it wasn't immediately clear where they were from. Video from the scene showed the truck toppling over in an irrigation canal as it veered off the roadabout 8 a....
Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians, including one child, died Friday during regular weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the Gaza Ministry of Health said. Israel Defense Forces said a "mob" of about 20,000 Gazans were burning tires, throwing bombs and grenades, and attempting to break through the border fence. The IDF accused 10 "armed terrorists" of breaching the fence before being stopped. "In response, an IDF aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza," the IDF said. Israel's Haaretz reported that among the three Palestinians killed was a boy. Gaza's Health Ministry identified the dead as Faras Assarsawei, 12, Mahmud Abu Sma'an, 24, and Hussein Fathi Arkab, 28. Another 376 were injured from live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas. Palestinian news agency WAFA said seve...
'Bully' US helped attackers who killed 29, says Iran

'Bully' US helped attackers who killed 29, says Iran

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The president of Iran has labelled the US a "bully" after an attack on a military parade where at least 29 people were killed. Hassan Rouhani has accused America of looking to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic, claiming the perpetrators were helped by the US.Four gunmen opened fire on the crowd on Saturday, killing civilians and 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.Speaking before leaving Tehran to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr Rouhani accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of providing financial and military support for anti-government ethnic Arab groups. ...
4 children killed in crash between train, bike

4 children killed in crash between train, bike

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Four children were killed and two other people were critically injured Thursday after a train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands. Police said the accident happened on a railway line in the town of Oss, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, at a rail crossing close to the town's railway station. The crossing has warning lights, and red and white barriers to keep pedestrians off tracks when trains pass. Police said the electric bike belonged to a children's day care center and was taking children to school when the collision happened. Investigations were underway to establish the cause. The two critically injured victims were taken to a local hospital. Oss mayor Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans said local authorities "stand with the families, the school, the day care...
Driver plows through Chinese square, at least 9 killed

Driver plows through Chinese square, at least 9 killed

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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A man drove his car through a busy public square in China's Hunan province on Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. As many as 43 people were injured when a red SUV suddenly plowed through crowds of people in Binjiang square in the city of Hengyang at 7:40 p.m. local time, The South China Morning Post reported. A 54-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene and police are investigating the incident. Police said the suspect, Yang Zanyun, had a criminal record and served time in prison for arson and drugs related offenses, the BBC reported. A local government statement declared the incident a "deliberate, malicious case of driving with intent to injure," although it wasn't immediately clear if it was terror-releated. Let's block a...