The film director Jonathan Demme, best known for “The Silence of the Lambs” has died at the age of 73.
A group called the Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for a metro bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg that killed 16 people.
At least 26 members of India's Central Reserve Police Force have died after an encounter with Maoists
The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun
The 12 year-old girl and 13 year-old boy were part of a larger group trekking through the Retezat Mountains, in Lake Bucura, when a blizzard hit.
The American was part of a monitoring mission for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
A silent march has been held in Caracas in Venezuela to honour those killed amid anti-government demonstrations.
The funeral has taken place in Crimea for a Russian marine major reportedly killed in combat in Syria.
The sporting world is mourning the death of the Italian cycling champion Michele Scarponi.
ISIL has reportedly claimed one of its 'soldiers' shot dead one police officer and injured two others. He was killed by police.
Germaine Mason, who won Olympic silver in Beijing 2008, dies aged 34
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.
A deadly landslide has rocked Colombia for the second time this month, claiming at least 11 lives just weeks after more than 300 were killed in a similar…
A 17-year-old was killed in a shark attack while on holiday with her family off the coast of Esperance, South Western Australia.
Opioid painkillers were found in the late pop star Prince’s home after his sudden death last year, unsealed court documents have revealed.
The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached 126 – at least 68 of them children – according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human…
An operation to move Syrian civilians out of two Shi’ite villages besieged by rebels and into government territory resumed overnight.
Mashal Khan was beaten to death after being accused of blasphemy. But people who knew him say he openly professed devotion to Islam.
One person is dead and three others were injured after a gunman opened fire on a local metro train in the US state of Georgia on Thursday.
At least 24 people were killed on Thursday in a crash involving a bus and a fuel tanker in southwest Mexico.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge on New York State’s highest court, was found dead in the Hudson River in New York City.
The man reportedly targeted a teacher in the California classroom, injuring two children before turning the gun on himself.
Spain’s first female defence minister, Carme Chacon has died at the age of 46.
Pope Francis has condemned Sunday’s violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, where deadly double attacks are sure to raise security concerns over his own forthcoming trip to the…
ISIL says it was behind two bomb blasts that killed dozens of Coptic Christians in Egypt on Sunday, as they marked Palm Sunday ahead of Easter.