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Freak Dressing Room Accident Kills Boy, 4

March 20, 2017 |

Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store, the AP reports. Authorities say the incident happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More in Mankato, operated by the Minnesota Valley Action Council. Relatives have started an online fundraising effort…
Newser

Federal Cyanide Trap Injures Boy, Kills Dog

March 18, 2017 |

Federal authorities have confirmed that a cyanide trap intended to kill coyotes in Idaho instead killed a dog in an incident that local law enforcement officials say also injured a 14-year-old boy, the AP reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged Friday that workers with its Animal and Plant…
Newser

CNN

Suicide bombing at Damascus courthouse kills 25, state TV reports

March 17, 2017 |

A suicide bombing killed at least 25 people Wednesday in the Palace of Justice, the main courthouse in Damascus, Syrian state TV reports, citing police.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Bus Slams Into Street Festival, Kills 38

March 13, 2017 |

A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 38 people and injuring 17, rescue officials say. The accident occurred around 3am in the city of Gonaives when a passenger bus first hit two people at a bus stop…
Newser

CNN

Fire at troubled youth center in Guatemala kills 21

March 11, 2017 |

Twenty people were killed after a fire tore through a youth center on Wednesday in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, the country’s National Civil Police said. Video from the scene showed sobbing family members outside the center, banging on the doors looking for loved ones.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Ohio Inmate Kills Himself on Death Row

March 6, 2017 |

An Ohio man condemned to die for the slaying of his former girlfriend has killed himself on death row. The Ohio prisons agency tells the AP that inmate Patrick Leonard died Sunday night of an apparent suicide on death row in Chillicothe; the AP didn’t provide additional details. Leonard was…
Newser

Drought-Related Hunger Kills 110 in Somalia in 48 Hours

March 5, 2017 |

Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region—the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country. Somalia’s government declared the drought a national disaster on Tuesday. The UN estimates…
Newser

Amazon Employee Nearly Kills Internet With Typo

March 3, 2017 |

The internet came crashing down Tuesday due to a single typo made by an Amazon employee in Virginia, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to CNN , the employee was trying to fix a problem with the S3 billing system. S3 is part of Amazon Web Services, which hosts hundreds of…
Newser

Dad Kills Teen Who Snuck Into House to Visit Daughter

February 28, 2017 |

A Georgia teen snuck into a female friend’s home early Saturday only to be shot and killed by the girl’s father, who apparently thought the teen was an intruder, WJBF reports. According to the Augusta Chronicle , 17-year-old Jordan Middleton was let into the home by the unnamed 14-year-old girl around…
Newser

ISIS Bomber Kills 75 at Sufi Shrine

February 17, 2017 |

An ISIS suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years. The bomber entered the main hall of the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and detonated his payload…
Newser