Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Daesh terrorists dead, as US-led ground forces advanced on their mountain hideouts.
The rarified group of men who blasted off from Earth on the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 70s has suffered from much higher rates of death by cardiovascular disease than not only other astronauts, but a slice of the US population as a whole, a new study finds.
At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan's rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians, a government source said on Sunday, as heavy gunfire erupted again in parts the city.
How obesity causes disease in the organs that are distant from those where the fat accumulates is not well-known. Now, a team of scientists has taken an important step towards understanding the links between obesity and the related, yet physically distant, diseases it causes.
UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that the five-year war in Syria has killed some 400,000 people, a staggering figure that underscores the war’s carnage — and is far higher than the previous UN toll of 250,000 calculated a year and a half ago.
The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to 350 as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes.
The death toll from a collapsed flyover in eastern India rose to 25 on Friday, after emergency workers toiled through the night to find any remaining survivors trapped under huge slabs of concrete and metal girders.
Rescuers were on Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing more than 350 people.