10 May 2022

Military rescues Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister in pre-dawn operation as violent clashes leave seven dead

Outgoing Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaska was reportedly rescued in an emergency pre-dawn military operation on Tuesday. The rescue mission occurred just hours after his resignation as violent clashes between pro and anti-government protestors proved deadly to several individuals and left 217 injured. Military forces were called into

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11 Apr 2022

Two killed, many injured in Tel Aviv shooting

Late Thursday night, two individuals were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded after a shooting in a busy area of Tel Aviv. Israeli officials confirmed the attack, which occurred at a bar in the city. The gunman was reportedly killed by security forces amid a manhunt. Israel’s

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31 Jan 2022

Priest killed by gunmen in Pakistan attack

On Sunday, a Pakistani gunman killed a Christian priest and wounded another as clerics travelled home from church in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The attackers were reportedly on motorcycles when they opened fire on the car, killing Pastor William Siraj instantly. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the

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27 Jan 2022

Japanese youth sue over cancer diagnoses following Fukushima nuclear disaster

Six young Japanese individuals are suing the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant after receiving cancer diagnoses in the years following the 2011 nuclear disaster. The individuals are suffering from thyroid cancer and were aged between six and sixteen at the time of the incident. The cancer was developed as

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01 Dec 2021

Four injured as old bomb explodes near train station in German city of Munich

Four people were injured in Munich, Germany after an explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb exploded. The aircraft bomb was located near a busy train station, according to police reports. The explosion occurred during some construction activity near the Donnersbergerbruecke station. Emergency services assisted with the rescue and medical

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17 Nov 2021

Islamic State claims responsibility for Uganda bombings

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two separate suicide bombings that killed three individuals and injured dozens more in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The attacks occurred on Tuesday and killed two civilians and a police officer, according to a police spokesperson. The ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency reported the incident

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20 Sep 2021

Gunman kills several at Perm University in Russia

This morning, a gunman in Russia killed six people at the Perm University in Russia. Officials say that the individuals walked onto the campus on Monday morning and began shooting while students and teachers barricaded themselves inside the university building. Others were seen jumping from windows to being confronted by

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10 Jul 2020

NIST Aims to Tap Twitter API Data to Boost Public Emergency Response

The National Institute for Standards and Technology is reportedly aiming to tap into social media analytics to develop a more adequate public emergency response protocol. This strategic effort to advance research aims to enable public-safety entities to have the ability to use social media for emergency response. The NIST plans

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