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A stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30, Indian officials report. The tragedy occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone station, which connects two major local lines. It was triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from monsoon...
Two three-year-old children have been shot by another toddler at a home daycare facility in the US state of Michigan. One of the victims was shot in the shoulder but is "expected to make a full recovery", Dearborn Police Department said. The other victim is in a serious but stable condition,...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says it...
Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she won...
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring...
The United Nations says $10m ($7.4m) is needed to to keep cholera from spreading in Nigeria, reports AFP news agency. The outbreak has now killed at least 44 people in north-east Nigeria, a UN statement said. It added that there were close to 2,300 confirmed or suspected cases. The first cholera case...
An "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday's rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism, police said. Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital, mostly for...
Brazil's top anti-corruption prosecutor has charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and racketeering. It is the second set of criminal charges he faces and is based on the plea-bargain testimony of the owners of the meatpacker JBS. They accused Mr Temer of taking bribes and of conspiring to buy...
Hurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida after buffeting the city of Miami, with dangerous flooding along long stretches of coast. It has been downgraded from category three to one but still has maximum sustained winds of 85mph (137km/h). More than 3.4 million homes in the state are...
The country music community has lost another one of its own. Don Williams, crooner of such hits as “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me" and “The Shelter of Your Eyes,” has died following a short illness, the singer’s rep revealed on Friday. He was 78. In 1960, WIlliams...