UK terror attacks continue, 6 killed in London stabbing

UK terror attacks continue, 6 killed in London stabbing

LONDON(Reuters) - Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revellers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30. Armed police rushed to the scene and shot dead the three male attackers in the Borough Market area near the bridge as  authorities urged Londoners on Twitter to "run, hide, tell" if they were caught up in the violence. The attacks come days ahead of a June 8 election and less than two weeks after a suicide…continue reading →
80 killed, 350 injured as powerful blast hit Kabul

80 killed, 350 injured as powerful blast hit Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds more and damaging embassy buildings in the Afghan capital's unofficial "Green Zone". The victims of the explosion at a busy intersection appeared mainly to have been Afghan civilians on their way to work or school, as well as office workers whose nearby buildings did not have the protection of the blast walls that fortify the zone. The blast, at the start of…continue reading →
19 killed, 50 injured as explosion hit Manchester concert

19 killed, 50 injured as explosion hit Manchester concert

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest militant assault on Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. Police responded to reports…continue reading →
Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (Reuters) - Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI. The arms deal, plus other investments that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said could total up to $350 billion, was the central achievement of Trump's first day in Riyadh, first stop on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe. Speaking to journalists after a…continue reading →
N-Korea’s successful missile test signals developing an intercontinental ballistic missile

N-Korea’s successful missile test signals developing an intercontinental ballistic missile

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's successful missile test-launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance key to targeting the United States, experts say. The isolated country has been developing a long-range missile capable of striking the mainland United States mounted with a nuclear warhead. That would require a flight of 8,000 km (4,800 miles) or more and technology to ensure a warhead's stable re-entry into the atmosphere. The North's official KCNA news agency said the new strategic ballistic missile named Hwasong-12,…continue reading →
Aleppo bomb attack: Death toll rises to 126

Aleppo bomb attack: Death toll rises to 126

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. Syrian rescue workers of the Civil Defence said that they had taken away at least 100 bodies from the site of Saturday's blast, which hit buses carrying Shi'ite residents as they waited to cross from rebel into government territory in an evacuation deal between the warring sides. The British-based…continue reading →
4 killed as truck driven into crowd in Stockholm

4 killed as truck driven into crowd in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A truck ploughed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and wounding 15 in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.Map of attack location: http://tmsnrt.rs/2oguW2M Police said they had detained one person in a northern Stockholm suburb after earlier circulating a picture of a man wearing a grey hoodie in connection with the investigation into the attack on Drottninggatan (Queen Street) using a hijacked beer truck. Prosecutors ordered the man arrested on…continue reading →
Chemical Attack: US launches missile strikes against Syria

Chemical Attack: US launches missile strikes against Syria

DMASCUS (ONLINE) - The US has carried out a missile attack against an air base in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two US Navy ships in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said. President Donald Trump said they hit a base from which the Syrian government launched Tuesday's chemical attack. The Kremlin, which backs the Syria government, has condemned the US strike. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, called it "an act of aggression against a sovereign nation".…continue reading →
10 killed as blast hit St Petersburg metro station

10 killed as blast hit St Petersburg metro station

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and more than 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St.Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday in what authorities called a probable terrorist attack Russian news media reported that police were searching for a man recorded on surveillance cameras who was thought to have been involved in the attack, which coincided with a visit to the city by President Vladimir Putin.   A grainy photograph published by the Fontanka news outlet showed a middle aged man with beard and…continue reading →
Boat packed with migrants sinks, 150 dead

Boat packed with migrants sinks, 150 dead

ROME (Reuters) - A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday. A humanitarian vessel, the Iuventa, found the boy hanging onto a fuel tank in the sea on Tuesday. He was transferred first to an Italian Coast Guard ship, then to a Spanish frigate and brought to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa early on Wednesday. "He said that everyone else died. But there's some…continue reading →