India’s deadly COVID-19 surge rooted in crowded super-spreader events – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 28, 2021 6:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ India’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 200,000 as a virus surge sweeps the country, rooted in so-called super-spreader events […]

5 people detained after deadly police station attack in France – National

French authorities detained a fifth person Sunday in an anti-terrorism investigation seeking to identify potential accomplices and motives after a police official was fatally stabbed at a police station outside Paris. French police killed the 37-year-old Tunisian attacker shortly after he stabbed the unarmed administrative employee on Friday at the entrance of her police […]

No driver in Tesla before deadly crash that killed both passengers, Texas police say – National

Two people were killed in Texas in the fiery crash of a Tesla and authorities say there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, although it’s not clear whether the car’s driver-assist system was being used. A Harris County constable told television stations in Houston that there was […]

Race to find dozens missing in deadly Indonesia, East Timor floods

Rescuers were searching for dozens of people still missing Tuesday after floods and landslides swept away villages in Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 120 people and leaving thousands more homeless. Torrential rains from Tropical Cyclone Seroja turned small communities into wastelands of mud, uprooted trees and sent around 10,000 people fleeing to shelters […]

Truck owner behind deadly Taiwan train crash that killed 48, apologizes – National

The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake was not properly engaged, according to the government’s disaster relief center. Read more: Taiwan seeks to arrest truck […]

What the latest deadly U.S. Capitol breach could mean for ‘eyesore’ security fence – National

A deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more normal security measures following the Jan. 6 insurrection. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force, was killed Friday when […]

Five shot dead in new deadly clashes in Bangladesh

At least five people were shot dead as police clashed with Islamist demonstrators in Bangladesh on Saturday, a day after clashes between police and hardline Islamist protesters against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left another five dead. The violence, which began Friday at the main mosque in the capital Dhaka, rocked several […]

Aid workers struggle to reunite Rohingya children separated by deadly fire

Aid workers searched on Wednesday to reunite Rohingya Muslim families separated when a huge fire swept through the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, forcing about 45,000 people from their bamboo and plastic homes. The blaze, the latest and biggest over the past year in the crowded camps in southeast Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, killed […]

US charges Proud Boys with conspiracy in Capitol assault that turned deadly

A federal grand jury charged four leaders of the far-right Proud Boys with conspiring to block Congress from certifying U.S. President Joe Biden’s election on the day of a deadly assault on the Capitol, according to court papers unsealed on Friday. The indictment alleges that Ethan Nordean of Washington, Joseph Biggs of Florida, Zachary Rehl […]

Regional powers to pressure Myanmar junta over deadly crackdown

Myanmar’s junta will face regional pressure Tuesday to end a deadly crackdown on anti-coup protesters, after some Southeast Asian powers broke diplomatic traditions and delivered unusually harsh rebukes. Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional bloc will hold talks with a junta representative to discuss the crisis that began when the […]