Tuesday , 21 March 2017
Home » World (page 20)

World

Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Karachi

Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Karachi

One of Pakistan’s most famous Sufi singers has been shot dead in what police called an “act of terror”. Amjad Sabri, 45, was driving through Karachi when he was killed by two gunmen on a motorcycle, local police chief Allah Dino Khawaja told Reuters. Sabri died on the way to hospital, according to police and a relative traveling with him ... Read More »

November trial for Jo Cox murder accused

November trial for Jo Cox murder accused

The man accused of the terror-related murder of Labour MP Jo Cox will go on trial in the autumn. The Batley and Spen MP, aged 41, was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, last Thursday. Thomas Mair, 52, is charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable ... Read More »

Lightning strikes across India leave 79 people dead

Lightning strikes across India leave 79 people dead

More than 79 people have been reportedly killed and numerous others were injured in Bihar as heavy to extremely heavy Monsoon rainfall along with lightning strikes lashed the entire region. The victims were mainly farm labourers but also included shepherds watching their sheep. Scores of cattle also died after being struck by lightning. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth tweets thank you for birthday wishes

Queen Elizabeth tweets thank you for birthday wishes

Further proving social media’s widespread influence, even 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth is busy tweeting. On Tuesday morning, the royal majesty herself typed up a message on Twitter to thank the public for their “digital wishes” following her birthday milestone. Talk about a tech-savvy royal. She said she was “most grateful” for the “digital messages of goodwill” and endless celebrations, signing off ... Read More »

Boy, five, mauled by mountain lion

Boy, five, mauled by mountain lion

A small boy was mauled by a mountain lion while playing in his yard in Colorado, but the child’s mother saved him and the animal was put down, authorities say. His mother is thought to have heard screams and rushed into the backyard of the family home in north-west Aspen, where she found the creature on top of her son, ... Read More »

Disney: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon (Video)

Disney: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon (Video)

Still reeling from America’s worst mass shooting, authorities in Orlando, Florida were desperately searching on Wednesday (June 15) for a toddler snatched by an alligator at Disney World. More than 50 law enforcement personnel were searching the Seven Seas Lagoon along with an alligator tracker and two marine units. The effort was still considered a “search and rescue operation,” said ... Read More »

Robert Hall: Canadian hostage held in Philippines likely executed by militants

Robert Hall: Canadian hostage held in Philippines likely executed by militants

Islamist militants in the Philippines executed another Canadian hostage , Robert Hall, following through on their gruesome threat to kill a second western captive unless a multi-million-dollar ransom was paid by June 13. The extremist group demanded a ransom of 16.6 million Canadian dollars (about $12.9 million) for the release of three hostages, one of the four having been killed ... Read More »