Suicide bombing hits Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek

A car bomb has exploded at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, killing the attacker and injuring at least three embassy workers, state-run media report. It was not immediately known who was behind the attack. The attack happened [...]

Uzbek President Karimov in intensive care after brain haemorrhage

Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who has ruled Uzbekistan since the fall of the Soviet Union nearly a quarter of a century ago, is being treated in an intensive care unit after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Karimov, who is 78, was hospitalized [...]

‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder dead at 83

Legendary actor Gene Wilder, who is best remembered for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", has died in Connecticut, his family has confirmed. He was 83 years old. Wilder, whose real name was [...]

Powerful earthquake strikes Myanmar, killing at least 4

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck near Chauk in central Myanmar (Burma), killing at least 4 people and injuring dozens more. Tremors were felt as far away as Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Laos, and China. The [...]

Strong quake causes devastation in central Italy, at least 159 dead

At least 159 people have been killed after a strong earthquake struck central Italy overnight, causing widespread devastation in local towns and leaving dozens of people buried underneath the rubble, local officials say. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake, [...]

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announces bid for 2017 race

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced on social media on Monday that he will be running for the presidency again in next year’s presidential elections. Sarkozy, 61, announced the news on his Facebook page and Twitter account, [...]

Backstreet Boys founder Lou Pearlman dead at 62

Louis Pearlman, the producer and manager who launched the popular boy bands the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC in the 1990s, has died in Florida while serving a prison sentence for a massive Ponzi scheme. He was 62. Pearlman, who was originally [...]

Suicide bomber kills 30 at wedding in southern Turkey

At least 30 people have been killed and nearly 100 others have been injured after a suicide bomber targeted a wedding in the city of Gaziantep in southern Turkey, not far from the border with Syria, witnesses and local officials say. The attack [...]

Death toll from France truck attack rises to 86

A man who was critically injured in last month's truck attack during Bastille Day festivities in the French city of Nice has succumbed to his injuries, French officials say, raising the number of victims killed in the attack to 86. Juliette [...]

July was Earth’s warmest month on record as global warmth persists

Global temperatures in July were at its highest levels since record-keeping began in January 1880, marking the 15th consecutive month of record warmth on Earth, according to the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The average [...]