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U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

Published 29/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1,300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally. [more…]

UK COVID-19 death toll nears 52,000, Reuters tally shows

UK COVID-19 death toll nears 52,000, Reuters tally shows

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll neared 52,000 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that highlighted the [more…]

U.N. expresses alarm at violence in Afghanistan as April civilian casualties jump

U.N. expresses alarm at violence in Afghanistan as April civilian casualties jump

Published 19/05/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations said Afghan civilian casualties jumped to 380 in April, expressing alarm about a “striking deterioration” in respect for international [more…]

U.S. coronavirus outbreak soon to be deadlier than any flu since 1967 as deaths top 60,000

U.S. coronavirus outbreak soon to be deadlier than any flu since 1967 as deaths top 60,000

Published 29/04/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 60,000 on Wednesday and the outbreak will soon be deadlier than any flu season since 1967, [more…]

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot…

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot…

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers [more…]

Afghan forces lose 2,531 killed from Jan 1-May 8 says report

Afghan forces lose 2,531 killed from Jan 1-May 8 says report

Published 01/08/2017

A member of Afghanistan's Special Forces unit jumps from a wall during patrol in Pandola village near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan, April 14, 2017.

A total of 2,531 Afghan security forces were killed and 4,238 wounded in the first four months of the year, according to figures released in a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan, a U.S. Congressional watchdog.

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Wall collapse kills 23 during wedding celebration in India

Wall collapse kills 23 during wedding celebration in India

Published 11/05/2017

Twenty-three people were killed and 30 injured in India when a wall collapsed on a crowd of people celebrating a wedding, police said on Thursday.

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Two Argentine concert fans killed in spectators` stampede

Two Argentine concert fans killed in spectators` stampede

Published 12/03/2017

People are pressed against the security barricade in the mosh pit area during a show of Argentine singer Indio Solari in Olavarria, Argentina, March 11, 2017. Picture taken March 11, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Two people were killed and a dozen were injured on Saturday night when spectators rushed to the stage at an over-packed outdoor rock concert in eastern Argentina.

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Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N.

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N.

Published 25/07/2016

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest [more…]

U.S. pedestrian deaths from car crashes surge

U.S. pedestrian deaths from car crashes surge

Published 09/03/2016

(Reuters Health) - Pedestrian deaths from car crashes surged the most in at least four decades last year and now account for about 15% of [more…]