Iraqi expert on Islamic State shot dead in Baghdad | World news

Iraqi expert on Islamic State shot dead in Baghdad | World news

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A leading Iraqi expert on the Islamic State and other militant groups has been shot dead in Baghdad after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias, security officials have said. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, on Monday outside his home in the Zeyouneh area of Baghdad, a family member said, speaking on
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Ennio Morricone, Spaghetti Western movie composer, dead at 91

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Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died. He was 91. Morricone’s longtime lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, said the Maestro, as he was known, died early Monday in a Rome
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Nick Cordero dead at 41 after coronavirus battle, wife Amanda Kloots announces

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Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, 41, has died after a battle with the coronavirus that stretched for months, his wife announced Sunday night. Amanda Kloots wrote on Instagram: “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this
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Independence Day chaos across US with two children shot dead in Chicago

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Gunfire broke out in cities across the US during Independence Day celebrations, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 16 dead.  New York City appeared to experience the worst of the violence on Saturday as 41 people were shot and at least four were killed. Meanwhile in Chicago, 30 people were shot and eight
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‘James Bond’ actor Earl Cameron dead at 102

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Earl Cameron, a trailblazing actor known for appearing in the James Bond flick “Thunderball,” has died at 102. Cameron’s rep offered a statement to Entertainment Tonight, saying the actor “passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on Friday in Kenilworth in Warwickshire.” Cameron is considered one of Britain’s first black mainstream movie stars.
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Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

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TOKYO – Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities. Helicopters and boats rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 defense troops, the coast guard
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China braces for more storms after floods leave 121 dead or missing this year

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BEIJING – A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third-highest of four warning levels, for more than a half-dozen
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Japan floods: two dead and 16 feared dead, including nursing home residents | World news

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Two people died and at least sixteen others were feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan as record rainfall triggered floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation advisories for more than 200,000 residents. A woman and a man in their 80s in different towns in the western Kumamoto region died in mudslides,
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At least two dead, dozens injured as explosion rocks Turkish fireworks factory

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At least two people died, and 74 left wounded after a Turkish fireworks factory was rocked by a series of explosions on Friday. According to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, more than 150 workers were inside the factory on the outskirts of the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, when the blasts occurred. The ongoing outbursts were
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Mexico attack at drug rehab center leaves 24 dead

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MEXICO CITY  — Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said. Police in the north-central state of Guanajuato said the attack occurred in the city of Irapuato. Three of the seven wounded were reported in serious condition. Apparently the attackers shot
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Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein dead at 31

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Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, a popular Twitch streamer and “World of Warcraft” gamer, has died. He was 31. Bernstein’s older brother, Gary Bernstein, confirmed the tragic news via Twitter on Thursday. “My baby brother Byron @reckful is gone. RIP,” Gary wrote of the Austin, Texas-based gamer. “He left in a similar way as my older brother Guy. I’ve no siblings left.
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