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MOSCOW | Helicopter crashes in Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, 5 dead

MOSCOW — A helicopter carrying climbers in Tajikistan crash-landed in the Central Asian nation’s mountains, killing five of the 18 people on board, a Tajik official said Monday. The Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed Sunday while flying in strong winds and poor visibility in the Pamir Mountains, said Umeda Yusupova, a spokeswoman for Tajikistan’s Emergencies Committee. It … Continue reading MOSCOW | Helicopter crashes in Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, 5 dead

ANNAPOLIS, Md.  |Gunman attacks journalists at Maryland newspaper, 5 dead

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —A man firing a shotgun and armed smoke grenades killed four journalists and a staffer at Maryland’s capital newspaper, then was swiftly taken into custody by police who rushed into the building. Thursday’s attack on The Capital Gazette in Annapolis came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the “fake news media” … Continue reading ANNAPOLIS, Md.  |Gunman attacks journalists at Maryland newspaper, 5 dead

SALALAH, Oman | Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

SALALAH, Oman — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years’ worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least five people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said. Cyclone Mekunu … Continue reading SALALAH, Oman | Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

SALALAH, Oman  | Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

SALALAH, Oman  — Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least five people dead and more than 30 missing, officials said. Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall. The Arabian Sea churned Saturday morning, sending … Continue reading SALALAH, Oman  | Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

KINSHASA, Congo/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United Nations said. Catholic churches and activists had called … Continue reading 5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan /January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows. Six other people, including three security forces, were … Continue reading Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead