“The death toll from a hostage standoff at a Catholic church in Baghdad has risen to 58, police officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Monday. Seventy-five others were wounded in the attack by armed gunmen Sunday, the officials said, adding that most of the casualties were women and children.
“Officials said an attack by Islamic militants against government soldiers in the Somali capital has left at least 15 people dead on Monday. Residents of northern Mogadishu said the insurgents fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades on government and African Union peacekeepers’ bases in an hourslong battle beginning Sunday afternoon.”
Fourteen people were shot and killed at a soccer field in northern Honduras, a police spokesman said Saturday. Juan Lopez, a police spokesman in the industrial city of San Pedro Sula, said 10 people died on the scene, while four more were transported to an area medical center for treatment.
At least 22 people were wounded in an apparent suicide bombing in the center of Istanbul on Sunday, police said. Ten police officers and 12 civilians were wounded in the attack in Taksim Square, police said. Two of the wounded police officers are in critical condition, Istanbul Police Chief Huseyin
“Senior officials are worried that the person responsible for at least three military-related shootings near the nation’s capital could target Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, saying in an alert Friday morning that the recent shootings ‘are a cause for concern’ and could be build-up to a Sunday attack. The
“A bomb attack at a crowded coffee shop in Iraq on Friday evening killed 25 people, according to Interior Ministry officials. “ (Suicide bomb kills 25 at crowded coffee shop – CNN.com)
“Suspicious packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States ‘apparently contain explosive material,’ President Barack Obama said Friday, calling the discovery ‘a credible threat against our country.’ The packages led to increased searches of cargo planes and trucks in several
“Hundreds, if not thousands of residents of west Boulder were forced to flee their homes Friday as a wind-fueled wildfire burned in the foothills The Dome Fire, burning roughly ¼ mile west of Boulder Canyon, was estimated at 20 acres as of noon. It was first reported shortly after 8
“Authorities were responding to reports of suspicious items on cargo flights that landed Friday in Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Planes ‘were moved to a remote location … out of an abundance of caution,’ the Transportation Security Administration said.” (Source: TSA moves planes after reports of suspicious cargo –
“North Korean and South Korean military units exchanged gunfire near their border Friday, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported. The exchange happened after North Korean forces fired two shots at a South Korean military guard post near the border in Hwacheon, South Korea, about 73 miles (118 km) northeast