the number of people killed in the stampede in mecca has been revised sharply upwards to 717. over 800 people have been injured. the tragedy took place when tens of thousands of people panicked for an as-yet-unknown reason and surged forwards in mina, on the outskirts of the holy shrine. in the tightly-packed and closed-off pedestrian walkways leading into mecca in the interests of crowd control one-way systems operate, leaving people with nowhere to go but forwards.
an earthquake measuring 8.3 hit the coast of chile on wednesday evening. flooding followed in coastal areas and buildings swayed forcing people to take refuge in the streets. less than an hour later there were several aftershocks. another fantastic graphic of potential impacts from the #chilequake -- #tsunami wave heights shown below. pic.twitter.com/8wlqteajeq— wild about weather (@wildaboutwx) september 17, 2015
relatives of migrants who drowned as two boats sank after leaving southwest turkey have identified the bodies. at least 12 people believed to be syrian refugees died off the coast of bodrum peninsula as they headed for the greek island of kos. twelve bodies including five children were recovered. seven people were rescued. two reached the shore in life jackets. thousands of migrants have died this year trying to reach europe by sea.
us horror film director wes craven has died. he was perhaps best known for creating freddie krueger's nightmare on elm street and the scream franchise, although his first feature the last house on the left has achieved cult status among horror film fans. a family statement said craven had been suffering from brain cancer.
more than 70 bodies have been recovered from a lorry found abandoned near the border with hungary, officials have said. the announcement from the austrian interior ministry on friday represents a significant rise in the number of people, thought to be migrants, who are known to have died. police had originally put the toll at 50. the refrigerated, air-tight truck was found on thursday by an austrian motorway patrol with fluid seeping out. the bodies were probably inside for two days.,
at least seven ukrainian soldiers have been killed and up to 13 others hurt in fighting with pro-russian separatists. it is the highest number of casualties for the ukrainian army since mid-july, as violence continues to escalate, undermining a six-month-old ceasefire deal. the latest clashes have taken place close to the strategically important city of mariupol. both sides have blamed the other for the fighting in which artillery and other weapons have been used along with civilians.
a police spokesman told a news conference carried on austrian television he could not put an exact figure on the number of victims. ' we can assume that it could be 20 people who died. it could also be 40, it could be 50 people,' he said. initial indications were that they suffocated, according to local press. an interior ministry spokesman confirmed that a tractor trailer had been found on a motorway by the town of parndorf. ' unfortunately there are many dead people in there,' he added.
vigils have been held for the two television journalists shot dead during a live broadcast in virginia. the reporters were killed as they interviewed a woman who was also wounded in the attack allegedly carried out by a disgruntled former employee of the local tv station. you don't expect something like this to happen, a mass shooting like this to happen in your community. it really just hit home. i feel like i knew alison personally even though i only saw her on tv but she always brighten out
indycar driver justin wilson died monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at pocono raceway in pennsylvania over the weekend. he was 37. indycar officials announced his death in indianapolis on monday. (aug. 25)
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american civil rights activist julian bond has died at the age of 75. bond co-founded the student nonviolent co-ordinating committee in the 1960s, organising anti-segregation protests and voter registration drives.
a powerful truck bomb killed at least eight people and wounded hundreds in the afghan capital, kabul, on friday. there was no immediate claim of responsibility but the early morning blast, which shook a heavily-populated area and ripped through homes and shops, looks to be part of a wave of attacks since a new taliban leader was announced.
british television personality and singer cilla black has died in spain aged 72, according to police. officers in malaga said priscilla white, her real name, had passed away in the costa del sol region.
police in pakistan say the leader of the banned sunni militant group lashkar-e-jhangvi has been shot dead. malik ishaq was arrested last week in connection with a series of sectarian killings. lej chief malik ishaq reportedly killed in suspected
reclusive afghan taliban leader mullah mohammad omar has died, local officials have announced. afghan government and intelligent sources say the head of the militant group died two to three years ago.
the daughter of the late singer whitney houston has died at the age of 22. bobbi kristina brown had been in a medically induced coma for six months after suffering irreversible brain damage.
jerry weintraub, the producer behind the ocean's eleven remakes and the promoter behind some of history's biggest musical acts, has died. he was 77.
the funeral took place on thursday for one of 17 egyptian soldiers killed by islamist militants in the sinai peninsula. a large crowd gathered for a street procession in alexandria attended by the local governor.
the man that became known as the british schindler for saving hundreds of czech children from the nazis, has died at the age of 106. nicholas winton managed to bring 669 mostly jewish children on eight trains to britain through germany in 1939, but the ninth train with 250 children never left prague because the war broke out. none of the children was ever seen again.
there was carnage as houses and a hotel were set on fire. many of the casualties were on the ground. the military say 12 people were on board the c-130 hercules plane, which came down on the sumatran city of medan. reports by late afternoon local time said 38 people had died.
two people have reportedly died after an apparent suicide bid started a fire aboard a bullet train in japan. according to a japan rail spokesperson a man had poured flammable liquid over himself, before setting himself alight in a toilet in the front carriage. kyodo news agency, quoting an eyewitness, identified one man dead as being the man who behind the self-immolation. a woman was found nearby lying immobile having suffered heart failure., according to local media.
at least 37 people killed after an indonesian military transport plane with 113 people on board crashed into residential area. report by jennifer cordingley.
the heatwave which has struck southern pakistan has now claimed more than 1,000 lives most of them believed to be among the poor, as well as the elderly. the worst of the problems are in the sweltering metropolis of karachi with its 20 million inhabitants.
a shootout in albania's so-called cannabis kingdom has left a police officer dead and two injured. ıt came after a raid on the village of lazarat on wednesday where an armed group has holed up and is yet to surrender.
mortuaries are said to be reaching their capacity in pakistan's southern sindh province with over 800 people having died in the last three days from a heatwave. some reports say as many as 2000 have died in recent weeks.
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italian actress laura antonelli has died at the age of 73 at her home in the seaside town of ladispoli, near rome. she appeared in over 40 films in between the 1960s and early 1990s, making her name in erotic films before going on to appear in art house pictures later in her career.
one of nine men accused of illegal drug manufacture in indonesia, and facing the death penalty, frenchman serge atlaoui has had his final appeal rejected by the court in djakarta.
an investigation is under way after three people were killed when a driver sped into crowds in a busy shopping district of graz in austria. among the victims were a four-year-old boy and a man who had been married for just two weeks.
death cab for cutie - the ghosts of beverly drive official music video. if only you'd have known me before the accident for with that grand collision came a grave consequence receptors overloaded, they burst and disconnect 'til there was little feeling please work with what is left oh i need not be flattered that you've never been here before so there's no need to mention that you've no firsts anymore but if you let me be your skyline i'll let you be the wave that reduces me to rubble that looked safe from far away i don't know why, i don't know why i return to the scenes of these crimes where the hedgerows slowly wind through the ghosts of beverly drive i don't know why, i don't know why i don't know what i expect to find where all the news is second hand and everything just goes on as planned
former prime minister of turkey, suleyman demirel, has died at the age of 90. during a career spanning almost half a century, he served as the country's premier seven times, later becoming its president from 1993 to 2000.
almost three decades on, iran has laid 175 military divers to rest. they were captured during the 1980 to 1988 war with iraq. dug up from the iraqi side of the river border, tehran's military claims the divers were buried alive.
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sad at the news of the death of sir christopher lee at the age of 93. screen legend famous for roles in count dracula, lord of the rings and star wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems
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french fashion designer madame carven has died at the age of 105 in paris. carven who was born carmen de tommaso became famous for her simple but elegant nipped-waist dresses. stars such as edith piaf and cécile aubry sported her designs, which reportedly inspired the costumes in hitchcock's vertigo and rear window.
the man behind playmobil, the small plastic figures loved by children the world over, has died. horst brandstätter, who was 81, launched the iconic plastic figurines in the 1970s and turned his family firm into one of the world's most recognizable toy brands.
sixty-five people are now confirmed dead, after a cruise ship capsized on china's yangtze river. more than 370 people are still missing, three days after the disaster.