US retaliates with airstrikes in Syria after Iranian drone strike kills US contractor

Russia flying more armed aircraft over US bases in Syria, US CENTCOM commander says

The U.S. military carried out several airstrikes in Syria on Thursday in response to a drone strike Iranian forces conducted earlier in the day on a coalition base that killed one American. The Defense Department said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps crashed a UAV into a building near Hasakah in northeast Syria at approximately 1:38 … Read more

Drone Strike Kills US Contractor In Syria; US Retaliates

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. contractor was killed and five U.S. service members and one other U.S. contractor were wounded when a suspected Iranian drone struck a facility on a coalition base in northeast Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon said. In a statement released late Thursday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said U.S. Central Command forces … Read more

Suspected Iranian-affiliated drone kills US contractor and wounds 5 US service members in northeast Syria

CNN  —  A US contractor was killed on Thursday in Syria after a suspected Iranian-affiliated drone struck a facility housing US personnel in northeast Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday. Five US service members and an additional US contractor were wounded in the strike. “The intelligence community assess the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) … Read more

‘Bestial savagery’: Russia kills students in drone strikes

Moscow unleashed a flurry of missile and drone strikes on Ukraine, killing students and civilians on Wednesday.  “Russia is shelling the city with bestial savagery,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on Telegram, posting a video that purported to show a missile hitting an apartment in Zaporizhzhia, a southeastern Ukrainian city. “Residential areas where ordinary people and … Read more

Storm kills 5 people in U.S. San Francisco Bay Area

Storm causes power outage, flight suspension in U.S. San Francisco

Five people died from storm-related incidents in the U.S. San Francisco Bay Area as of Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Two San Francisco residents died from injuries in separate incidents related to downed trees Tuesday afternoon, city officials said. Three other people died from the extreme weather. One in San Mateo … Read more

Milwaukee mass shooting kills teenage boy, injures 5 women, says police

Milwaukee mass shooting kills teenage boy, injures 5 women, says police

A 15-year-old boy died and five young women were injured in a Milwaukee mass shooting in the latest violence to target the city’s young people, police said, Trend reports citing Business Standard. The 15-year-old boy died at the scene following the shooting that occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday on the city’s north side, Milwaukee police … Read more

Colorado avalanche kills skier outside Aspen Highlands

7-Year-Old Dies in Tragic Skiing Accident

A person was killed in an avalanche near Colorado’s Aspen Highlands Ski Area on Sunday, officials say. The avalanche took place in Maroon Bowl area northwest of Highland Peak, which is outside the ski boundary of Aspen Highlands. Two other skiers were involved in the accident and self-extricated. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) says … Read more

Flood kills at least two in southwestern Cameroon

Flood kills at least two in southwestern Cameroon

At least two people have been killed after torrential rains triggered flash floods in Buea, the chief town of Cameroon’s Southwest region, local authorities said Sunday, Trend reports citing Xinhua. According to David Mafani Namange, mayor of Buea council, the flood was triggered by several hours of heavy rain Saturday which carried away cars and … Read more

Strong earthquake kills at least 14 in Ecuador, 1 in Peru

Turkey earthquake captured on dashcam video

A strong earthquake shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, trapping others under rubble, and sending rescue teams out into streets littered with debris and fallen power lines. The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of about 6.8 that was centered just off the Pacific Coast, … Read more