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.
A typhoon killed at least 12 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people as well as shutting down financial markets, offices and schools, rescue officials said on Wednesday. Eight died after being hit by toppled trees, electric posts or collapsed concrete walls, while three drowned in swollen rivers and one died from a heart attack.
Six foreigners, including two Chinese citizens, died in the Moscow metro train wreck on Tuesday, a source in the city emergency services told Interfax.
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.
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.
On Tuesday the Israeli security cabinet unilaterally accepted the ceasefire proposed by Egypt, after over a week of one of the deadliest cross-border fightings with armed groups in Gaza that, according to sources, killed 192 Palestinians and injured over 1,400. Israel has warned Hamas of intensifying the Gaza strikes if the latter does not agree to the truce. US Secretary of State John Kerry along with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are urging Hamas leaders to end the violence.
At least 89 people were killed and 45 injured in two bombing attacks in Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said. A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a police checkpoint in the eastern province of Paktika.
A US Army National Guardsman shot two persons and then turned his gun on himself in the town of Logan in the north of the Utah state on Monday, the local police authority reports.
At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said Tuesday.
The death toll after three buildings collapsed in the Moroccan city of Casablanca reached 23, officials said Monday, after more bodies were recovered from the rubble in the past three days, dpa reports.
The death toll from a Ukrainian attack on a miners’ village near the Trudovskaya coal mine in a suburb of Donetsk has risen to 12, the Donetsk city administration reports.
Israeli strikes on Gaza killed a teenage boy and a woman on Sunday, medics said, raising the overall death toll to 165 as the punishing air campaign entered its sixth day. According to emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, one strike on the northern town of Jabaliya struck a house, killing a 14-year-old boy. Shortly afterwards, another strike killed a woman in the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, he said.
Six civilians have been killed in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, over the past 24 hours as Ukrainian troops kept shelling the city, the Lugansk administration reports.
Russia vows tough measures against Ukraine after shooting incident in Rostov region - Foreign Ministry
The world implored Israel and Hamas Saturday to end hostilities as warplanes pounded Gaza for a fifth straight day, killing at least 30 Palestinians, and militants replied with rockets. Both sides have brushed off calls for a truce, and Israel is building up troops and armour on the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground invasion.
About 30 civilians have been killed in an artillery attack on Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk, Igor Strelkov (Girkin), the defense minister of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said at a press conference on Saturday. "We know about 30 dead are people but not all ruins have been cleared yet. So there might be more. Militia sites were not affected by the shelling. There are no losses among our fighters," Strelkov said at a press conference on Saturday.
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 22 people Saturday, bringing to 127 the toll on the fifth day of violence, medics said. In the latest strike, six men were killed in the Sheikh Radwan district of western Gaza City, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. Aged from 21 to 58, they were sitting outside their homes in the area when the strike hit, eyewitnesses said. Their deaths brought the toll on Saturday alone to 22, including two people killed in a strike that hit a charitable association housing the disabled in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza.
Authorities in Afghanistan say at least 10 people have been killed in separate roadside bombings in the country.
Israel could be breaking the laws of war by bombing Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip, the UN's human rights office said on Friday. "We have received disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes," said spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani.