Nineteen dead after shootouts with police in Mexico’s Sinaloa state

  Nineteen people were killed in Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa late on Friday (June 30) in a run of related shootouts between police and gunmen, state authorities said. Armed men in pickup trucks opened fire on a group of police officers on a major highway near the beach resort of Mazatlan, according to the…

Car bombs explode in Damascus

Car bombs explode in Damascus

Three car bombs exploded in Damascus on Sunday (July 2), state media reported, and seven people were killed in one of the blasts, a police officer said. It was the biggest such attack in the Syrian capital since a series of suicide attacks in March. One of the suicide bombers blew himself up in Tahrir…

Air strikes hit Mosul Old City as Iraqi forces battle for full control

Air strikes hit Mosul Old City as Iraqi forces battle for full control

Thick black smoke could be seen rising from buildings and air strikes hit Mosul's Old City on Sunday (July 2) as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces advanced on Islamic State's remaining redoubt in the city. A U.S.-led international coalition is providing air and ground support to the offensive, which Iraqi army and federal police units are also…

Bus crash kills at least 13 in Russia’s Tatarstan

Bus crash kills at least 13 in Russia’s Tatarstan

At least 13 people were killed including two children in a crash on Sunday night (July 2) on a highway in Russia's Tatarstan region, as an intercity bus collided with a truck, media reported. 15 people have been taken to hospital, some in critical condition, local media reported. The investigators were quoted as saying that…

Small plane crashes on California freeway

Small plane crashes on California freeway

A small plane crash-landed on a freeway in Orange County, California, on Friday (June 30) morning, critically injuring two people on board and snarling traffic on a major north-south artery through the area. A Cessna 310 hit the southbound 405 freeway and burst into flames about 1,000 feet from a runway at John Wayne Airport…


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