US soldier killed in Somalia firefight

US soldier killed in Somalia firefight

Image copyright AFP Image caption The jihadist group al-Shabab seeks to overthrow Somalia’s central government A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in south-western Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush near the…

25 people killed, hundreds injured by an erupting volcano in Guatemala

25 people killed, hundreds injured by an erupting volcano in Guatemala

The Volcano of Fire, El Volcan de Fuego, releases lava, seen from Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. AP Photo/Moises Castillo Authorities in Guatemala say 25 people have been killed and hundreds injured by the eruption of a volcano southwest of the capital. National disaster reduction squad CONRED said the number of dead had risen…

US man killed by exploding vape pen

US man killed by exploding vape pen

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Two pieces of the vape pen were in Tallmadge D’Elia’s cranium A US man died when a vape pen blew up and projected fragments into his skull, a post-mortem examination has found. Tallmadge D’Elia also suffered burns over 80% of his body in a fire on 5 May caused by…

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGulfaraz Zaman, director of Hashim Travel, called the incident ‚disturbing’Four British people have died and 12 others have been hurt in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia, a travel firm says. Raj Begum Hussain, 70, from Blackburn, died alongside an elderly man and a mother and her…

A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a woman in the first known autonomous-vehicle death

A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a woman in the first known autonomous-vehicle death

An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images A woman in Arizona has been hit and killed by a self-driving Uber car. It’s believed to be the first time an autonomous vehicle has killed a pedestrian. Uber says it is cooperating with the authorities.…

Killed US student’s ex held in Nicaragua

Killed US student’s ex held in Nicaragua

Image copyright Facebook Authorities in Nicaragua have arrested the ex-boyfriend of nursing student Haley Anderson, who was found dead at her home in upstate New York. Orlando Tercero, 22, left the country on an international flight and was arrested in connection with the murder of the 22-year-old, police say. Nicaraguan police confirmed Mr Tercero’s arrest…