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 [...]

Passenger ferry carrying 512 people catches fire off Puero RIco

A passenger ferry carrying more than 500 people caught fire off Puerto Rico's capital city San Juan on Wednesday, officials and witnesses say, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. "Caribbean Fantasy", a passenger/car ferry owned [...]

Train hits fallen tree in southern France, injuring 60 people

A regional train crashed into a fallen tree in southern France on Wednesday, injuring at least 60 people, French officials said. Some of the victims were seriously injured. “At Lunel at around 3:45 pm, a TER (regional train) going at 140 [...]

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settled their divorce on Tuesday, and the actress dropped a restraining order that she requested over allegations of domestic violence, saying in a joint statement that neither of them intended to cause harm. [...]