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Tunisian kills 84 in Nice truck attack

Tunisian kills 84 in Nice truck attack

July  15, – At least 10 children and teenagers were among the dead, mown down as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel ploughed his lorry through the festive crowd of thousands watching a fireworks display for France’s national day. French authorities Friday identified a Tunisian man as the driver of a truck that smashed into a Bastille Day crowd […]

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Bullfighter and runner die, two others gored in Spanish bull festivals

Bullfighter and runner die, two others gored in Spanish bull festivals

July 10, – Victor Barrio, a 29-year-old professional bullfighter, was killed when a bull’s horn pierced his chest in front of spectators as he competed in a fight in the town of Teruel in the eastern region of Aragon. A bullfighter and a man participating in a village bull-run were killed in Spain on Saturday, […]

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41 dead in Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS

41 dead in Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS

Jun 29, – Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic on Tuesday evening as the attackers began shooting indiscriminately and then blew themselves up at the entrance to Ataturk airport, one of Europe’s busiest hus. Turkey pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists Wednesday after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul’s […]

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At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Jun 28, – The attackers began spraying bullets at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) Tuesday, Turkish authorities said. A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left […]

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Suicide car bomb attack kills 5 in Turkish town, PKK blamed

Suicide car bomb attack kills 5 in Turkish town, PKK blamed

Jun 09, – The state-run Anadolu Agency said the attack killed two female police officers, one of them pregnant, as well as three civilians. A total of 51 people, among them 23 civilians, were wounded in the attack in the town of Midyat, it reported. A Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside […]

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Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Jun 08, – The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing in Turkey’s biggest city this year. A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main […]

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Turkey- 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

Turkey- 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

May 28, – The state-run Anadolu Agency, quoting military officials, said the strikes came late Friday, hours after rockets fired from Syria hit the southern Turkish town of Kilis and wounded five people. It said the airstrikes and artillery fire also destroyed 7 buildings used as IS headquarters. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire […]

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1 dead, 11 injured in bus on fire in Albania

1 dead, 11 injured in bus on fire in Albania

May 27, – Police said Friday that the fire broke out at 11:25 a.m. (0925 GMT) when the Mercedes bus was near the old bazaar in Kruja, 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the capital, Tirana. It was taking 30 Christian Orthodox believers coming from the southwestern port city of Vlora to visit the castle […]

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Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

May 25, – The Italian navy said its Bettica patrol ship was responding to a migrant ship in distress when it flipped. A photo of the capsized boat taken by the navy showed migrants scrambling up the side of the overturned ship, perching precariously on the exposed side as they awaited rescue, with hundreds more […]

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

May 24, – The latest violence came as the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine called for the implementation of a peace deal in the separatist east during late-night talks on Monday. Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in the country’s war-torn east over the past 24 hours, the biggest casualty toll in a single […]

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