The US Department of State has made another attempt to exonerate Kiev from responsibility for what's happening in eastern Ukraine.
The Russian Investigative Committee has arrested two suspects in yesterday's Moscow metro tragedy. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a train derailed between the Park Podedy and Slavyansky Bulvar metro stations. According to the latest information, 22 people died and July 16 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, has expressed condolences to family and friends of those who died.
July 16 has been declared as a day of mourning in Moscow for those killed in the terrible accident in the metropolitan subway, which claimed the lives of 22 people. More than 140 people have been hospitalized. City residents have been bringing flowers and candles to the "Slavyansky Boulevard" and "Park Pobedy" metro stations. People are leaving flowers in a little park near the "Park Pobedy" station and on the parapets of the stations' entrances.
On the morning of July 15 Ukrainian security forces conducted shelling of the city Sneznoe in the Donetsk region. As a result of the bombing, a residential building collapsed, 12 apartments were destroyed. 11 people died in the collapse, another eight were injured. Meanwhile, a video appeared online, where rescuers took a living child out of the rubble.
At least one person was killed and hundreds of thousands sheltered in evacuation centers as ferocious winds from Typhoon Rammasun smashed large parts of the Philippines, authorities said, with the nation's capital hit on Wednesday. Wind gusts of up to 250 kilometers (155 miles) an hour ripped down trees, tore roofs off houses and overturned cars after Rammasun swept in from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday night and hit the archipelago's eastern islands.
New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed three people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 200.
More than 800 disabled children and orphans are currently living in Lugansk and Donetsk regions in the area where special military operation is conducted, said on Tuesday Ukraine's presidential envoy on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the east, Irina Gerashchenko. "Today, according to the presidential administration, there are 600 orphans in Donetsk region," said in a statement.
Three Palestinians were killed in two Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, raising the toll in eight days of violence to 197 deaths, medics said.
The death toll in Tuesday's accident in the Moscow subway has risen to 22, a source in Moscow's medical circles said. "The overall number of those injured totals 162, 22 of them died," the source said. According to the source, there are currently 129 people injured in the accident in 15 hospitals.
Five Pakistani soldiers were killed Tuesday in gunfights with militants during an army offensive against insurgent hideouts in a northwestern tribal area, the military said. The two clashes happened near the town of Mirali in North Waziristan, where the army is in the midst of a major operation to clear the area of militants and their strongholds.
The renewed Israeli strikes killed two Gazans, raising the Palestinian death toll in eight days of violence to 194, medics said. The Israeli was killed in a rocket attack on an Israeli position near the Erez crossing with Gaza, the army said. Hamas's Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades armed wing said it carried out the attack.
Over the three hours since Israel’s Protective Edge operation against Palestinian militants resumed Tuesday, the Israeli Air Force and Navy delivered strikes on 30 targets in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported.
July 16 has been declared the day of mourning for the victims of the accident in Moscow. Russia's President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to family and friends of the victims. "Vladimir Putin deeply condoles to the family and friends of the victims and wishes the soonest recovery to those injured in the accident," presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in a statement.
Accident rescue operations on crash scene in Moscow Metro are over – said on Tuesday the head of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Vladimir Puchkov. He added that 21 people were killed in this accident.
Six civilians have been killed in fighting in Lugansk over the past 24 hours, the Lugansk City Council's press service said on Sunday.
Three shells from the Ukrainian side hit the town of Donetsk in Russia's Rostov region on Sunday, an Interfax correspondent reports from the scene.
The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Ukraine's charge d'affaires in Russia on Sunday to present a strong protest over the shelling of Russian territory from the Ukrainian side of the border. The incident may have "irreversible consequences," the ministry warned in an official statement released on Sunday. Russia regards Sunday's provocation as "yet another act of aggression on the part of Ukraine against sovereign Russian territory and citizens of the Russian Federation," the statement says.
An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has struck Chile, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports.