Seven dead as thunderstorms trigger flash flooding on Greek island of Evia

At least seven people were killed when torrential rain and thunderstorms caused flash flooding on the Greek island of Evia over the weekend, officials said on Sunday. Three of the victims, including a baby, were found in the village of Politika and another four in the village of Amfithea and the area of Bourtzi in… Read More Seven dead as thunderstorms trigger flash flooding on Greek island of Evia

One dead, twenty injured as three armed men open fire on gathering in Washington D.C.

At least three shooters opened fire during a large, unauthorized gathering of people in Washington early on Sunday, killing a teenager and wounding 20 others, including a critically injured police officer, authorities said. The gunfire broke out during a gathering of hundreds of people in a southeast district of the nation’s capital, D.C. Metropolitan Police… Read More One dead, twenty injured as three armed men open fire on gathering in Washington D.C.

Eight dead as gunmen attack aid workers in Niger

Gunmen on motorcycles killed six French aid workers, a Nigerien guide and a driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, officials said. The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve just 65 km (40 miles) from the West African country’s capital Niamey, the governor of Tillaberi region, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, said. “They were… Read More Eight dead as gunmen attack aid workers in Niger

Afghanistan agrees to release 400 ‘hardcore’ Taliban prisoners in peace bid

The Afghan government agreed on Sunday to release 400 “hard-core” Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks aimed at ending almost two decades of war. The insurgent group welcomed the move and said it was ready to begin talks within 10 days of the release. Under election-year pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump for… Read More Afghanistan agrees to release 400 ‘hardcore’ Taliban prisoners in peace bid