Americas is first region to be declared free of measles

The Americas has become the first region in the world to be declared free of measles, a highly contagious disease that at one point caused millions of deaths a year, the Pan American Health Organization announced on Tuesday. The last endemic [...]

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, the statesman who won the Nobel Peace Prize for reaching an interim peace accord with the Palestinians in the early 1990s, has died after suffering a stroke earlier this month. He was 93. Peres passed [...]

‘Disgruntled’ lawyer opens fire in Houston, injuring 9

A disgruntled lawyer wearing an old Nazi uniform opened fire at vehicles near a shopping center in southwest Houston, injuring nine people at random before being killed in a shootout with police, officials say. The incident began at 6:29 a.m. [...]

Violent crime in U.S. increased by nearly 4 percent in 2015 – FBI

The number of violent crimes in the United States increased by nearly 4 percent last year, and the nation’s murder rate jumped by more than 10 percent, according to the FBI’s annual compilation of crime reports released on Monday. Violent [...]

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Arnold Palmer, who won seven major championships and who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of professional golf, has died in Pittsburgh, sports officials say. He was 87 years old. Palmer passed away on Sunday [...]

Boat carrying 600 migrants capsizes off Egypt, at least 42 dead

At least 42 people drowned on Wednesday after a migrant boat carrying about 600 passengers capsized off the Egyptian coast, officials said. The fate of hundreds more remains unclear. Around 150 people were rescued as of Wednesday evening and [...]

Bystanders watch as a woman is stabbed in India

A woman was stabbed to death more than 22 times in broad daylight on Tuesday in a crowded street in the capital, Delhi. CCTV footage captured a man on a motorcycle approaching the school teacher Karuna, 22, and stabbing her multiple times [...]

UN suspends aid in Syria after convoy airstrike

The United Nations has suspended aid convoys in Syria after a deadly attack on humanitarian supply trucks in Aleppo, Syria on late Monday. At least 20 civilians along with the local chief of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), Omar Barakat, [...]

‘Intentional’ explosion rocks Manhattan, at least 29 injured

An explosion believed to be an "intentional act" has rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, injuring at least 29 people, officials and witnesses say. A possible second device was found elsewhere in Manhattan. The first incident happened [...]

Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad killed in crash at Rio Paralympic Games

Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has been killed in an accident during a road race at the Rio Paralympic Games, officials say, making it the first in-competition death during the Olympic or Paralympic Games since 1960. The accident happened [...]