Victim’s boyfriend kills 6, then himself at Colorado birthday party: police – National

A man fatally shot six other people including his girlfriend and then himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, early on Sunday, sparing the children who were present inside the trailer at a mobile home park, officials said. “The suspect, a boyfriend of one of the female victims, drove to the residence, […]

Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghan capital

A searing blaze that roared through dozens of fuel tankers on the northern edge of the Afghan capital of Kabul killed seven people and injured 14 others, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. Investigators were combing through the tankers that lay in smoldering ruins and a gas station caught in the flames that lit up the […]

Fire at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients kills 12 as health system struggles – National

A fire in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in India killed a dozen people on Friday, a fire official said, as the country struggles to cope with the world’s biggest surge of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began last year. Health officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, said […]

Rooster kills its owner with slash to the groin at cockfight – National

A man who brought a knife-wielding rooster to an illegal cockfight has died in India, after the bird slashed his groin with its attached ankle blade. The incident happened late last month in Lothunur, a village in the state of Telangana, according to local police Insp. B. Jeevan. Thangulla Satish, 45, was preparing his […]

Elephant kills zookeeper with ‘tremendous’ blow from its trunk in Spain – National

A zookeeper in Spain has died after an elephant smacked him against a wall of metal bars with its trunk, in what officials described as a single “tremendous” blow. The incident happened on Tuesday at the Cabarceno Natural Park in northern Spain, in the Cantabria region. Joaquin Gutierrez, 44, was cleaning out the elephant […]

Fire kills 5 at Indian coronavirus vaccine producer – National

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar Mohol, mayor of Pune city in southern Maharashtra state, said […]

Powerful Indonesia earthquake kills at least 15, topples buildings in middle of night – National

A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 15 people. More than 600 people were injured during the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the darkness. Authorities were still collecting information about the full scale of […]

2nd typhoon to hit Philippines this month kills at least 39, strands thousands – National

Thick mud and debris coated many villages around the Philippine capital Friday after a typhoon caused extensive flooding that sent people fleeing to their roofs and killed at least 39 people. Thousands of people have been rescued, though waters have mostly receded. The military was rescuing people in places where waters remained high. Read […]

Rooster kills police chief after raid on illegal cockfight – National

A town police chief was killed by a rooster armed with an ankle blade on Monday after officers broke up an illegal cockfighting ring in the Philippines. Police raided the illegal cockfight in Madugang village outside San Jose, in the Philippines’ Northern Samar province, officials said Wednesday. San Jose Police Chief Lt. Christian Bolok […]

Bombing at Pakistan religious school kills at least 7, wounds more than 80 – National

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said children were among the dead, based on a statement from the local hospital director who has since said no children were killed. The story has been updated to reflect the new information. A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar […]