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Fire at Istanbul nightclub kills 29 people

A fire engulfed a popular Istanbul nightclub Tuesday during renovations, trapping workers and employees inside and killing at least 29 people, officials and reports said. Several people, including managers of the club, were detained for questioning.…

Israeli airstrike on Gaza kills 7 humanitarian aid workers

Citizens from Australia, Britain and Poland were among seven people working for celebrity chef Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen who were killed in an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza on Monday, the NGO said. The workers, who also included …

45 killed as bus crying pilgrims plunges into gorge in South Africa

Forty-five people have died in South Africa after the bus they were traveling in plunged some 50 meters off a bridge into a ravine, BBC reported. An eight-year-old girl, the only survivor, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, authorities …

India to spend $3.7 bln to fence Myanmar border

India plans to spend nearly $3.7 billion to fence its 1,610-km (1,000-mile) porous border with Myanmar within about a decade, said a source with direct knowledge of the matter, to prevent smuggling and other illegal activities. New Delhi said ear…

Baltimore bridge collision sends vehicles tumbling into water

A container ship smashed into a four-lane bridge in the US port of Baltimore in darkness on Tuesday, causing it to collapse and sending cars and people plunging into the river below. Rescuers pulled out two survivors, one in a "very serious …

UNGA adopts resolution for safe, secure, and trustworthy AI

The seventy-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on artificial intelligence seeking its 'safe, secure and trustworthy' promotion. The UNGA on March 21 adopted the significant resolution, re…

Russia arrests suspected gunmen as concert death toll hits 143

Russia said on Saturday it had arrested 11 people including four suspected gunmen in connection with a shooting rampage that killed 143 people in a concert hall near Moscow, the deadliest attack in Russia for 20 years. Militant Islamist group Isl…

Death toll in Moscow concert hall attack soars to 93; suspects detained

Eleven people have been detained after gunmen stormed a concert hall in Moscow and opened fire on the crowd, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service told President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, according to Russian state news agency Tass. …

Gunmen kill more than 60 in concert attack near Moscow

Russian investigators said the death toll was more than 60. Health officials said about 145 people were wounded, of which about 60 were in critical condition. In the 2004 Beslan school siege, Islamist militants took more than 1,000 people, includ…

UN chief urges the EU to avoid ‘double standards’ over Gaza and Ukraine

European Union leaders were urged Thursday to show the same respect for international law in Gaza as they aim to uphold in Ukraine, as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians face dire food shortages and possible famine. At an EU summit in Brussels…