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Woman Convicted in Russian Cafe Bombing, Gets 27 Years

Darya Trepova sentenced in blast that killed prominent pro-war blogger

(Newser) - A Russian court on Thursday sentenced a woman to 27 years for a cafe blast that killed a prominent pro-war blogger after he was given a bust of himself that later exploded, the AP reports. Darya Trepova, 26, was convicted of carrying out a terrorist attack, illegal trafficking of explosive...

Nicholas Kristof: Too Many Children Are Dying in Gaza

'New York Times' columnist writes that Israel's indiscriminate bombing is wrong on all counts

(Newser) - "We can and should despise Hamas," writes Nicholas Kristof, who describes the Oct. 7 assault on Israeli civilians as pure "savagery." What's more, Hamas is now using Palestinian civilians, including children, as human shields. But in a New York Times essay, Kristof makes the case...

US Preps Mass Evacuation of Americans From Mideast
US Preps Mass Evacuation
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US Preps Mass Evacuation of Americans From Mideast

Report comes as Israel's bombardment of Gaza escalates

(Newser) - Israel has significantly ramped up its airstrikes on Gaza in anticipation of a ground invasion, with the military saying it has hit more than 720 targets in the last two days, reports the New York Times . The Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry, meanwhile, said it logged more than 700 Palestinian deaths...

Dozens Dead in Gaza Area Where Civilians Sought Refuge

Israel bombs southern Gaza after telling civilians to flee there; Hamas says top commander killed

(Newser) - Israel bombed areas of southern Gaza, where it had told Palestinians to flee to, ahead of an expected ground invasion, killing dozens of people on Tuesday in attacks it says are targeted at Hamas militants that rule the besieged territory, reports the AP . With no water, fuel, or food being...

Blast Kills 40, Injures 200 at Political Rally in Pakistan

Bombing occurred when senior party leader's arrival was announced

(Newser) - A powerful bomb ripped through a political rally by supporters of a hard-line cleric and political leader on Sunday in Pakistan's northwestern Bajur district, police and health officials said. At least 40 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded, including children, in one of the worst attacks in years....

Istanbul Blast Kills 6, Wounds 53
Istanbul Blast Kills 6, Wounds 53

Istanbul Blast Kills 6, Wounds 53

Bomb sends people fleeing from crowded shopping, dining district

(Newser) - A bomb exploded on a popular pedestrian street in Istanbul on Sunday, killing six people, wounding dozens, and sending people fleeing as flames rose. Footage posted online showed ambulances, fire trucks, and police at the scene on Istiklal Avenue, a typically crowded thoroughfare popular with tourists and locals and lined...

Somalia Asks for Doctors After Bombings

At least 100 were killed, president says, in extremist group's attack

(Newser) - Somalia’s president says that at least 100 people were killed in two car bombings Saturday at a busy junction in the capital in the country's deadliest attack since a truck bombing at the same spot five years ago killed more than 500. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the...

Survivor of Theater Bombing: 'Terrible Things Were Happening'

Those who made it out of devastation in Mariupol, Ukraine, detail the day's events

(Newser) - It was just one laser-guided bomb that destroyed a drama theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, last week. That's the conclusion of Mckenzie Intelligence Services, which performed an analysis of the attack for the BBC . But that single bomb is all it took to wreak devastating havoc, and the broadcaster is...

After Theater Bombing, Rescue Services 'No Longer Exist'

With 130 survivors but 'hundreds' still buried in rubble, things still look dire in Mariupol, Ukraine

(Newser) - The search for survivors continued Friday in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, where Russian forces have been accused of targeting civilians by bombing a mosque , a maternity hospital , and, most recently, a theater . Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine's human rights chief, told the Washington Post that 130 people have been...

Ukraine: Russia Shelled Mosque Sheltering 30-Plus Children

Mariupol, other Ukrainian cities continue to withstand relentless attacks

(Newser) - Russian forces pounding the port city of Mariupol shelled a mosque sheltering more than 80 people, including children, the Ukrainian government said Saturday, as fighting also raged on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv. There was no immediate word of casualties from the shelling of the mosque, per the AP...

Her Daughter Died in '63 Bombing at Alabama Church

Maxine McNair, 93, was last surviving parent of 4 Black girls killed in Birmingham blast

(Newser) - Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing, died Sunday. She was 93. McNair's family announced her death in a press release, per the AP . A cause of death wasn't given. McNair's daughter, 11-year-old Denise...

Portrait of Liverpool Taxi Bomber Begins to Emerge

Police believe passenger Emad Al Swealmeen built the bomb

(Newser) - British police released four men who were arrested under terrorism laws while detectives investigate a homemade bomb explosion in a Liverpool taxi and work to understand the motives of the suspected bomber, who died in the blast. Police have named the bomber as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen, who came to...

Cabbie in UK Bombing Being Praised as Hero

Liverpool mayor says David Perry, who survived, locked vehicle's doors on bomber

(Newser) - The UK has raised its terror level threat after Sunday's explosion in Liverpool as authorities work to suss out what happened. Authorities say one person—the bomber—was killed when an explosive device detonated in a taxi cab outside the city's Women's Hospital, reports the Guardian . One...

With US Withdrawal Looming, 2 More Attacks in Kabul

Minivan bombings kill 7 in area largely populated by minority Hazara ethnic group

(Newser) - Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 1.25 miles apart in a neighborhood in western Kabul, a ministry spokesman...

Philly Health Chief Steps Down Over 'Appalling' Revelation

Dr. Thomas Farley admits he had remains of '85 MOVE victims cremated without telling families

(Newser) - First came news that the burned bones of children killed in the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia were used for an online forensics course . Now the city's health chief has stepped down over a new revelation on the bombing that left 11 dead. In a statement released on the...

A Bomb Killed Dozens. Then the Crowd Attacked First Responders

Chaos after blast in majority Shiite district of Kabul, for which no one has yet claimed responsibility

(Newser) - A bomb exploded near a girl's school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old, an Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians and denied any...

Bones of Black Children Killed By Police Are Used in Class

Families of MOVE bombing victims haven't given permission

(Newser) - Five children, ages 7 to 14 were among the 11 MOVE members killed in 1985 when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto the group's house. The city apologized for the attack last November, with the mayor saying, "This year we saw the pain and trauma...

Newlyweds to Blame for Palm Sunday Church Bombing: Officials

Suicide bombers in Indonesia were married 6 months before attack in Makassar, authorities say

(Newser) - A recently married couple with suspected militant links used pressure cooker bombs to blow themselves up outside a Roman Catholic cathedral during Palm Sunday Mass, Indonesian officials said Monday. The attack wounded 20 people, including four church guards, and broke windows at the church and nearby buildings in Makassar, the...

Bombing as Mass Ends Leaves at Least 20 Wounded

Attackers at Indonesian cathedral set off explosion when guards approached

(Newser) - Two attackers rode a motorbike into a cathedral compound in Indonesia as Palm Sunday mass ended, setting off a bomb that injured at least 20 people. Police said the wounded include churchgoers and four security guards, Yahoo News reports. "We were finishing the service and people were going home...

At Least 20 Dead After Car Bombing in Somali Capital

Vehicle with explosives crashed into popular restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to at least 20 after a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital on Friday night, with 30 wounded. The Somali National News Agency cited the Aamin ambulance service for the death toll. The Luul Yamani restaurant also was...

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