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Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt's Sinai, all killed

A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt, Sinai Province, said in a statement it had brought down the plane “in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”, but Russia’s Transport Minister told Interfax news agency the claim “can’t be considered accurate”. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm

Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt's Sinai, all killed

A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt, Sinai Province, said in a statement it had brought down the plane “in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”, but Russia’s Transport Minister told Interfax news agency the claim “can’t be considered accurate”. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm

Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt's Sinai, all killed

A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt, Sinai Province, said in a statement it had brought down the plane “in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”, but Russia’s Transport Minister told Interfax news agency the claim “can’t be considered accurate”. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm

Family holds funeral for Florida man killed by plainclothes officer

The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy on Saturday at the funeral of Florida musician Corey Jones, who was gunned down by a plainclothes police officer earlier this month. Jones’ death, the latest in a string of fatal incidents in the United States involving police and black men, has sparked calls for greater transparency after the local sheriff’s office released few details following the shooting. Plans to

Two dead as torrential rains, tornadoes lash central Texas

At least two people were killed when a storm with high winds and heavy rains pelted central Texas on Friday, flooding highways, causing evacuations after rivers overflowed and spawning tornadoes that ripped through buildings outside San Antonio. The body of one man swept away by raging waters when his vehicle was caught southeast of Austin has been recovered, a Travis County emergency official said, adding one elderly woman was still

Family holds funeral for Florida man killed by plainclothes officer

The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy on Saturday at the funeral of Florida musician Corey Jones, who was gunned down by a plainclothes police officer earlier this month. Jones’ death, the latest in a string of fatal incidents in the United States involving police and black men, has sparked calls for greater transparency after the local sheriff’s office released few details following the shooting. Plans to

One killed in partial building collapse in New York

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – A building undergoing demolition in New York partially collapsed on Friday, killing one construction worker and temporarily trapping another in the rubble, authorities said. Some 65 firefighters responded to the collapse, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in the rear of a multistory building on West 38th Street in midtown Manhattan, a fire department spokesman said. After three hours of digging, firefighters wielding

Two dead as torrential rains, tornadoes lash central Texas

At least two people were killed when a storm with high winds and heavy rains pelted central Texas on Friday, flooding highways, causing evacuations after rivers overflowed and spawning tornadoes that ripped through buildings outside San Antonio. The body of one man swept away by raging waters when his vehicle was caught southeast of Austin has been recovered, a Travis County emergency official said, adding one elderly woman was still

Family holds funeral for Florida man killed by plainclothes officer

The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy on Saturday at the funeral of Florida musician Corey Jones, who was gunned down by a plainclothes police officer earlier this month. Jones’ death, the latest in a string of fatal incidents in the United States involving police and black men, has sparked calls for greater transparency after the local sheriff’s office released few details following the shooting. Plans to

Two dead as torrential rains, tornadoes lash central Texas

At least two people were killed when a storm with high winds and heavy rains pelted central Texas on Friday, flooding highways, causing evacuations after rivers overflowed and spawning tornadoes that ripped through buildings outside San Antonio. The body of one man swept away by raging waters when his vehicle was caught southeast of Austin has been recovered, a Travis County emergency official said, adding one elderly woman was still

One killed in partial building collapse in New York

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – A building undergoing demolition in New York partially collapsed on Friday, killing one construction worker and temporarily trapping another in the rubble, authorities said. Some 65 firefighters responded to the collapse, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in the rear of a multistory building on West 38th Street in midtown Manhattan, a fire department spokesman said. After three hours of digging, firefighters wielding

One killed in partial building collapse in New York

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – A building undergoing demolition in New York partially collapsed on Friday, killing one construction worker and temporarily trapping another in the rubble, authorities said. Some 65 firefighters responded to the collapse, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in the rear of a multistory building on West 38th Street in midtown Manhattan, a fire department spokesman said. After three hours of digging, firefighters wielding

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Missiles kill more than 40 in Syrian market: monitor, rescuers

More than 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war through a network of sources on the ground, said government forces fired 12 missiles at Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Damascus. Douma has

Missiles kill more than 40 in Syrian market: monitor, rescuers

More than 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war through a network of sources on the ground, said government forces fired 12 missiles at Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Damascus. Douma has

Missiles kill more than 40 in Syrian market: monitor, rescuers

More than 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war through a network of sources on the ground, said government forces fired 12 missiles at Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Damascus. Douma has

Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site. Four people, including another Palestinian assailant, were wounded in the incidents at an Israeli paramilitary police checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Nablus and at a

Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site. Four people, including another Palestinian assailant, were wounded in the incidents at an Israeli paramilitary police checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Nablus and at a

Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site. Four people, including another Palestinian assailant, were wounded in the incidents at an Israeli paramilitary police checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Nablus and at a

Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site. Four people, including another Palestinian assailant, were wounded in the incidents at an Israeli paramilitary police checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Nablus and at a

Greece says 22 migrants drown off Aegean islands, 144 rescued

Greece rescued 144 refugees and recovered the bodies of 22, including four infants and nine children, after their boats sank in two separate incidents in the Aegean sea, the coastguard said on Friday. The coast guard said 138 migrants were rescued and 19 drowned after their wooden boat capsized off the island of Kalymnos late on Thursday. Six people were rescued at sea, the coastguard said.

Greece says 22 migrants drown off Aegean islands, 144 rescued

Greece rescued 144 refugees and recovered the bodies of 22, including four infants and nine children, after their boats sank in two separate incidents in the Aegean sea, the coastguard said on Friday. The coast guard said 138 migrants were rescued and 19 drowned after their wooden boat capsized off the island of Kalymnos late on Thursday. Six people were rescued at sea, the coastguard said.

Two anti-Islamic State campaigners shot, beheaded in Turkey: activist

Two activists who campaigned against Islamic State in Syria have been shot in the head and beheaded in the southeastern Turkish town of Sanliurfa, the founder of the group they worked for said. Turkey has been forced to confront Islamic State elements operating within its borders, after two suicide bombers, suspected members of an Islamic State cell, killed more than 100 people in an attack in Ankara. Both men killed

Greece says 22 migrants drown off Aegean islands, 144 rescued

Greece rescued 144 refugees and recovered the bodies of 22, including four infants and nine children, after their boats sank in two separate incidents in the Aegean sea, the coastguard said on Friday. The coast guard said 138 migrants were rescued and 19 drowned after their wooden boat capsized off the island of Kalymnos late on Thursday. Six people were rescued at sea, the coastguard said.

Greece says 22 migrants drown off Aegean islands, 144 rescued

Greece rescued 144 refugees and recovered the bodies of 22, including four infants and nine children, after their boats sank in two separate incidents in the Aegean sea, the coastguard said on Friday. The coast guard said 138 migrants were rescued and 19 drowned after their wooden boat capsized off the island of Kalymnos late on Thursday. Six people were rescued at sea, the coastguard said.

Two anti-Islamic State campaigners shot, beheaded in Turkey: activist

Two activists who campaigned against Islamic State in Syria have been shot in the head and beheaded in the southeastern Turkish town of Sanliurfa, the founder of the group they worked for said. Turkey has been forced to confront Islamic State elements operating within its borders, after two suicide bombers, suspected members of an Islamic State cell, killed more than 100 people in an attack in Ankara. Both men killed

Two anti-Islamic State campaigners shot, beheaded in Turkey: activist

Two activists who campaigned against Islamic State in Syria have been shot in the head and beheaded in the southeastern Turkish town of Sanliurfa, the founder of the group they worked for said. Turkey has been forced to confront Islamic State elements operating within its borders, after two suicide bombers, suspected members of an Islamic State cell, killed more than 100 people in an attack in Ankara. Both men killed

Two anti-Islamic State campaigners shot, beheaded in Turkey: activist

Two activists who campaigned against Islamic State in Syria have been shot in the head and beheaded in the southeastern Turkish town of Sanliurfa, the founder of the group they worked for said. Turkey has been forced to confront Islamic State elements operating within its borders, after two suicide bombers, suspected members of an Islamic State cell, killed more than 100 people in an attack in Ankara. Both men killed

Syria government rockets kill 40 in Damascus suburb: monitor

Forty people, including a child, were killed on Friday when rockets fired by Syrian government forces hit a market in a rebel-held area outside Damascus, a monitor said. “There were 40 people killed and at least 100 wounded in the centre of Douma,” a town on the eastern edges of the capital, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP. “There is still heavy fire

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