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Turkish train crash in Ankara kills nine, injures 47

ANKARA: Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a station platform and overpass in an Ankara suburb early on Thursday, officials said. Rescuers worked to free people trapped under the mangled wreckage at Marsandiz train station, 8 km (5 miles) from central Ankara. It was not clear at which speed the train and locomotive were traveling when the collision occurred. There was light snow on the tracks. The train had been heading from…

US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

KABUL: A senior Taliban military commander has been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban's 'shadow governor' in the southern Helmand province, died of wounds sustained during an airstrike late on Saturday said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the official governor of the province. Manan's death was also confirmed by the Taliban who in a statement described it as a "big loss" for the group but vowed that it will not affect their military operations. Helmand --…

Man kills love rival then dance in celebration

A man who was caught on CCTV dancing in celebration after beating his love rival to death has been jailed for life. Gavin Casey, 31, attacked Christopher Messenger, 36, after he flew into a jealous rage when his ex-partner offered to make him a cup of tea. After attacking his ex, Casey smashed Mr. Messenger with bottles and stamped on his face before dropping a TV on him. Chilling CCTV showed Casey dancing maniacally while laughing and shouting: ‘I’ve killed him’, in a car park after the attack on 9 February.…

Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in Red Sea

CAIRO: A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, authorities said Sunday. The man died 20 kilometres north of Marsa Alam city as "a result of an attack by a shark", city council chairman General Atef Wagdy told AFP. The health ministry is coordinating handing over the body to the Czech embassy, Wagdy said. Local media reported on Friday that human remains were found on a beach in Marsa Alam. The environment ministry has set up a committee to investigate the death…

More than 2,000 tourists evacuated after Indonesia quake kills 98

MATARAM: Indonesia Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake sparked terror among tourists and locals alike, coming just a week after another deadly tremor surged through Lombok and killed 17 people. Rescuers on Monday searched for survivors in the rubble of houses, mosques and schools destroyed in the latest disaster on Sunday…

Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended, as suicide attack kills 18

KABUL: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide attack in Jalalabad city, outside the office of the Nangarhar provincial governor. The Islamic State group, which was not part of the truce, had claimed an even deadlier blast near the city a day earlier. Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant…

Suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 14: official

KABUL: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded 45, an official said, the second attack in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. The explosion happened outside the Nangarhar provincial governor's office in the capital Jalalabad, his spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. It was also close to the Indian consulate. Read More: Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26 Khogyani said 14 people had been killed and 45 wounded. An Afghan…

Man stabs his friend in the chest for being late

RUSSIA: Events took a shocking turn as an amusing argument between two friends turned hazardous when one appears to stab the other in the heart. A video recorded by a passenger at the train station shows a row that started between two possibly drunk pals. In the clip, the man uses a homemade weapon to kill his mate after an apparent row over punctuality. The video shows the last moments of the man, who traveled more than 700 miles from the city of Tyumen in the central Russian Tyumen Oblast region, to see his friend.…

‘Sea of water’ from Kenya dam burst kills at least 32

SOLAI, Kenya: A dam burst on a flower farm in Kenya’s Rift Valley after weeks of torrential rain, unleashing a “sea of water” that smashed into two villages and killed at least 32 people, officials and survivors said. The walls of the Patel dam, situated on a large commercial farm on top of a hill in Nakuru county, 190 km (120 miles) northwest of Nairobi, gave way late on Wednesday as nearby residents were sitting down to evening meals. The floodwaters swept away powerlines, homes and buildings, including a primary…

Indian man kills wife because she was ‘addicted’ to Facebook, WhatsApp

GURUGRAM: A man in India has killed his wife for a bizarre reason you’d have ever heard of – she was addicted to Facebook and WhatsApp. Man identified as Hariom strangled his wife Luxmi when she was asleep and the man was caught couple of days later. During interrogation, Hariom told cops that he was fed up with his wife who would spend hours with her mobile phone, chatting with people on social networking sites. The 35-year-old man claimed that he was upset that she was ignoring him, their children and her duties…