Posts tagged as dead

Around 350 koalas feared dead in Australian forest fires

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital President Sue Ashton said she hoped wildlife carers would be allowed to begin their search of the fire zone for survivors on Thursday. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New South Wales state, 190 miles north of Sydney, and has…

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a speed record for the route from Monte Carlo, a Mediterranean port in Monaco, to Venice. They said the motorboat had begun…

Syria’s Raqqa still finding the dead, 2 years after IS fall

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The neighbors reported a foul smell coming from the house next door. The house, which the Islamic State group had used as a school for its “cubs,” had been untouched ever since the militants were chased out of the Syrian city two years ago. Weeds grew around an abandoned car in its courtyard. Even before the first responders felt the soft ground of the courtyard, they knew what was underneath:…

Kennedy’s 22-year-old granddaughter Saoirse is found dead

Friday, August 2, 2019

Saoirse Roisin Kennedy-Hill has been identified as the young woman who died of a possible drug overdose at the Kennedy Compound on Cape Cod. She was 22 years old. ‘Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,’ the Kennedy family said in a statement. ‘Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.’ The statement quoted Saoirse’s grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, as saying: ‘The world is a little…

The Latest: 33 confirmed dead in Kyoto anime studio fire

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from a Kyoto animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing. Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically. Hayashi says firefighters found the largest number of victims on the top floor…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is ‘dead’ but doesn’t formally withdraw it

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Protest leaders on Tuesday continued their calls for the bill to be formally withdrawn from the legislative agenda and for an independent investigation into clashes between police and demonstrators. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Lam’s reassurance that the “bill is dead” is just “another ridiculous lie.” “The bill still exists in the ‘legislative programme’ until July next year,” Wong wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. “The…

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead

By Michael Georgy on Monday, June 3, 2019

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by Al Hadath and Al Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been…

US-Russia Cold War missile treaty dead as Europe frets about arms race

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The INF accord, signed by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned ground-launched missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres and ended a dangerous build-up of warheads. Berlin: Germany said on Friday that Russia had “de facto invalidated” a landmark Cold War missile reduction treaty which the US is poised to abandon, with Europe anxious at the prospect of a new arms race. A US deadline…

Barbara Bush dead at 92: Husband George H.W ‘held her hand until the very end’

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bush was the wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush. The Bush family had announced in a statement on April 15 that she was in failing health and had decided not to seek further medical treatment. She reportedly had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart problems in recent years. “He held her hand all day today and was…