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  • Suicide bombing kills 50 in Nigeria

    11/21/2017 2:51:20 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | BBC News
    At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say. The mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck in Adamawa state. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appears the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one has said they were behind the bombing but the Islamist militants Boko Haram typically target crowded places in northern Nigeria. Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.
  • Iran-Iraq earthquake kills at least 61, injures more than 300

    11/12/2017 3:17:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 12, 2017
    At least 61 people were killed and more than 300 others were hurt in a powerful earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, Iranian officials revealed. The quake had a magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, as reports of serious structural damage started to emerge. At least six of the deaths were on Iraq's side of the border, Iranian state media reported. On its website, the USGS placed the quake's epicenter at about 18.6 miles southwest of the Iraqi city of Halabja. The USGS also issued an "orange" alert for "shaking-related fatalities and economic losses."
  • Texas church shooting: at least 26 confirmed dead – latest updates (update)

    That suspect entered the church and continued to fire, as he exited a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect. The suspect dropped his rifle and fled, the local citizen pursued the suspect.
  • 27 dead, 30 injured in Sutherland Springs church shooting, sources say

    11/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    KSAT TV ^ | Updated: 3:08 PM, November 05, 2017 | Van Darden, Chris Shadrock, Erica Hernandez
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - At least 27 people have been killed and 30 people have been injured in a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A witness reported seeing the as-yet unidentified man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Wilson County commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told a CNN reporter that the gunman fled in a vehicle after the shooting and is now dead after a brief pursuit. Some survivors were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center via medical helicopter. Their conditions are not known.
  • Act of terror: At least 8 dead, 11 injured in truck rampage on lower Manhattan bike path; ‘lone wolf

    10/31/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 504 replies
    PIX 11 NYC TV ^ | 10/31/2017 | Aliza Chasan
    Apparently, an active shooter and perhaps a truck attack going on NOW in lower Manhattan....
  • Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site 'leaves 200 dead'

    10/31/2017 7:15:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Oct 2017 | Julian Ryall
    As many as 200 North Korean labourers have been killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime's nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan's Asahi TV. Sources in North Korea told the news channel that a tunnel being excavated by around 100 workers at the Punggye-ri test site collapsed earlier this month. An additional 100 labourers sent to rescue their colleagues were reportedly killed when the tunnel suffered a second collapse. An exact date for the disaster has not been provided, but it comes shortly after North Korea conducted its sixth - and most powerful - underground nuclear...
  • Death toll from truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

    10/15/2017 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 10/15/17 | Helen Nianias
    Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capitalThe death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history. Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical...
  • Death toll hits 31; wildfires become deadliest in state’s history

    10/13/2017 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Mariner · 79 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 13th, 2017 | By DAVID DEBOLT
    After four days of terrorizing Wine Country and surrounding regions, the Northern California wildfires on Thursday became the deadliest in state history, with 31 confirmed fatalities and more expected. The most destructive of those, the Tubbs fire, killed at least 15 people, and new figures told of its destruction. Santa Rosa lost 2,834 homes and approximately 400,000 square feet of commercial space, and Mayor Chris Coursey expects the numbers to grow. “We all have suffered a trauma here,” the mayor said. He is said it will take time to recover “from this incident. The city of Santa Rosa has suffered...
  • ‘Ash and bones.’ Death toll in fires hits 31, sets state record

    10/13/2017 10:54:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    SacBee ^ | October 12, 2017 4:10 PM | By Sam Stanton, Benjy Egel And Darrell Smith
    One was a 14-year-old boy found dead in the driveway of his Redwood Valley home, where his parents were badly burned and his 17-year-old sister so badly hurt she had both her legs amputated. Some were found dead in cars and trucks as they tried to flee the firestorms, or inside homes where they apparently were trapped. Still others were discovered as piles of ash and bones, as though they already had passed through a cremation chamber. By Thursday, officials throughout Northern California had begun cataloging the death toll of the huge fires that broke out Sunday night and plowed...
  • In Chicago, a Las Vegas Every Month

    10/09/2017 6:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There were 59 murders in Chicago in September, the city where black lives don’t seem to matter to liberals and gun control zealots. The horrible death toll in the Las Vegas massacre is just a normal month in the gun control and murder capital of America. The Democratic caucus in Congress that seizes on Las Vegas as another crisis too terrible to waste in their pursuit of gun control says nothing about the Chicago carnage, for which nary an NFL millionaire takes a knee while whining about social justice: The murder toll in Las Vegas on Sunday makes it the...
  • Death toll surges to 50, worst shooting in US history

    10/02/2017 4:53:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    <p>At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in a mass-shooting attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas late Sunday night.</p> <p>A gunman opened fire with a fully automatic weapon at concert-goers at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay resort just before 10:30 p.m. local time.</p>
  • Las Vegas shooting: At least 58 dead, 515 hurt in Mandalay Bay shooting

    10/02/2017 9:26:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-02-201 | Staff
    <p>LAS VEGAS -- A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 515 as thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.</p>
  • 7 Dead, 35 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings In Chicago

    09/05/2017 6:20:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CBS News Chicago ^ | September 5, 2017 | Staff
    Chicago Police credited a pre-holiday round-up of troublemakers and 1,300 extra officers on the streets each day with a year-to-year decline in shootings over Labor Day weekend. Between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, seven people were killed and 35 others were wounded in shootings across the city. Between Friday night and Monday morning of the city’s Labor Day weekend last year, the city tallied 13 people dead and 52 others wounded in shootings citywide. Seven people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings last weekend.
  • At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack(T)

    08/17/2017 10:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/17/2017 | Iain Burns
    At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians and two men entered a restaurant with guns. Pictures and video emerging from the scene show police cars and ambulances near the Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city. Gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area after police announced a 'massive crash'. Horrifying footage from the scene shows dozens of victims lying injured on the floor. It is believed the van hit pedestrians before gunmen ran into a nearby restaurant to hold diners...
  • Baltimore's 'nobody kill anybody' weekend leaves at least 2 people dead

    08/06/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Hadean · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 06, 2017
    Baltimore activists' attempt for a murder-free weekend proved to be too much to ask of the city, with at least three people shot, two of them killed, in less than 72 hours since guns were ordered to be put down.  Activist Erricka Bridgeford promoted the campaign as a "Baltimore ceasefire" and "Nobody kill anybody" weekend that began on Friday and ends Sunday night, garnering the support of thousands on social media since May. The city made it through Friday with no shootings reported, drawing hope from participants the campaign might see some success. But by Saturday, two men -- ages...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 shootings since citywide (Baltimore) ceasefire began

    08/06/2017 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 5, 2017
    Baltimore is now averaging more than a murder a day, so a group of activists urged Baltimore residents to rally together for a ceasefire. This message encourages shooters to put down their guns for three days.This anti-violence effort began at midnight on Thursday with residents desperately hoping to prove peace is possible. Unfortunately, Baltimore Police have reported they’re investigating two homicides and one shooting since the ceasefire began.
  • 10 Killed, 41 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    07/17/2017 6:40:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | 7/17/2017 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother’s eyes are swollen shut from crying after the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, a community activist said. Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old man at 11:13 p.m. Friday, traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street, when a gray car pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The boy was shot in the back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, authorities said. He...
  • Ramadan Rage 2017: Deaths Reach 1,627, Marking One Of The Bloodiest Islamic Holy Months

    06/25/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Edwin Mora
    Islamic extremists killed more than 1,620 people during this year’s holiest month for Muslims, marking one of the deadliest Ramadans in modern history, reveals a Breitbart News tally. The large majority of Ramadan violence victims are Muslims. At the end of Ramadan on Saturday, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory. The 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last...
  • Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds

    06/19/2017 4:41:53 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 83 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2017 | BBC News
    About 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded about 5,800 children each year. Boys accounted for 82% of all child firearm deaths while black children were 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun, according to the study. More than half of these deaths were homicides while 38% were ruled suicide. The study, published in Pediatrics on Monday, also found 6% of firearm-related deaths were fatalities from accidental gun...
  • USS Fitzgerald Collision Update (Sailors found, bad news)

    06/17/2017 7:20:21 PM PDT · by proust · 265 replies
    U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs ^ | 6/17/2017 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    YOKOSUKA, Japan -- A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing Sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments. They are currently being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified. The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the Sailors will be released after all notifications are made.