A young boy in a red T-shirt and blue denim shorts encapsulated the human cost of Europe’s migrant crisis today when his body was washed up on a Turkish beach after the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean. The toddler was one of at least a dozen people, presumed to be Syrian Kurds, who drowned after their boat capsized as it headed to the Greek island of Kos. A photographer captured his body face-down in the sand near the resort town of Bodrum and the moment this morning when a distraught…
Hundreds feared dead in Cairo as troops clear pro Morsi camp
14 Aug The Egyptian government has imposed an overnight curfew in Cairo after hundreds of people were feared killed in a massacre when heavily armed security forces moved to clear a camp of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Witnesses said that many of those killed were hit by snipers positioned on rooftops around the encampment in the residential area of Nasr City, where police and troops moved in with armoured vehicles shortly after dawn.
Epic rainfall devastates Toronto: More than a month’s rain falls in less than 2 hours – ‘like nothing we’ve ever seen’
July 9, 2013 – TORONTO, CAN – It is official: the epic rainfall in Toronto on Monday afternoon that drenched highways, had cars bobbing up and down in rainwater and overwhelmed 911 was an extreme weather event. No, experts say, it wasn’t because of climate change. But yes, we will likely see more storms like it. “This is likely the wettest moment in Toronto’s history,” David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said on Monday evening while rain was still falling.
Malaysia jet crashes in east Ukraine conflict zone Both the Ukrainian government and rebels have denied shooting the plane down Continue reading the main story MH17 crash Where are investigators? Key players Dutch ceremony Forensic challenge A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur