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Ethiopia mourns after officials killed during failed coup bid

Ethiopia held a day of mourning on Monday in the wake of a failed coup bid in the country's Amhara region that saw the killing of five senior officials. Flags in the capital Addis Ababa flew at half-mast after a day of mourning was announced on state television. "All of us will remember the people…

Ethiopia’s Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt

The regional president of Ethiopia's Amhara state and his top adviser were killed in an attempted coup in which the country's army chief was also shot dead, the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a "hit squad" led by Amhara's security chief Asaminew Tsige burst into a meeting on…

Family pay tribute to ‘beautiful princess’, 17, killed in car crash

Charlie Leigh Burgoyne, 17, was in the passenger seat (Picture: PA; BPM Media)A teenager who died after the car she was a passenger in hit a wall has been described by her family as a ‘beautiful princess’. Charlie Leigh Burgoyne, 17, died at the scene of the crash in Pensnett, Dudley on May 23. Arthur…

Investigators racing to determine cause of fiery plane crash that killed...

Russian investigators said Monday they had located the flight recorders of a passenger jet that crash-landed on a Moscow runway a day earlier as investigators sought to establish the cause and the State Department confirmed an American was among the 41 people killed. Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to…

Burglar stabbed by pensioner protecting wife was ‘lawfully killed’

Richard Osborn-Brooks (left) stabbed Henry Vincent while he tried to burglar his home (Picture: PA)A burglar who was stabbed to death by a pensioner was lawfully killed, a coroner has ruled. Henry Vincent, 37, was killed after breaking into the south-east London home of Richard Osborn-Brooks, then 78, on April 4 last year. Giving evidence…

Gunman at large in shooting that hurt NY Giants draft pick,...

The hunt to identify a gunman who wounded New York Giants' draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed his friend and college teammate at a Kansas house party intensified Monday with police asking for the public's help in catching the killer. The shooting in Topeka occurred early Sunday morning, just hours after 23-year-old Ballentine, a senior…

‘True carnage’: Semi truck driver charged in horrific crash that killed...

A semi driver is facing homicide charges after four people were killed in a horrific, fiery crash involving 28 vehicles on a Colorado highway, officials said Friday. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, of Texas, is being charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, police said. The accident occurred Thursday about 4:30 p.m. when a semitrailer traveling…

Emiliano Sala’s dad dies of heart attack months after footballer was...

Emiliano Sala died in January and his father described how it had left him broken and desperateThe father of footballer Emiliano Sala who was killed in a plane crash has died after suffering a heart attack. Horacio Sala died three months after the tragedy in which the new Cardiff City FC signing lost his life…

Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, were killed on Feb....

The unknown suspect in the mysterious murder of two Delphi eighth-graders may live in the small Indiana town, police said Monday, as new information about the killer was released. The male suspect is believed to currently or previously live in Delphi, work in town or visit on a regular basis, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas…

British people caught up in Sri Lanka explosions that killed 138

British citizens were caught in the blasts in Sri Lanka that killed 138 people and injured more than 500, the UK’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has said. James Dauris said: ‘We understand that some British citizens were caught in the blasts but we are unable to say how many people are, or might have…

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