December 2, 2019

Death toll from Samoa measles outbreak rises to 53, mostly young children

Hailshadow/iStock(LONDON) -- The death toll from a growing measles outbreak on the small Pacific island of Samoa has topped 50. Since the Samoan government declared a national measles epidemic in late October, at least 53 people -- nearly all children -- have died from the highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease. Most of them are children under the age of 4. Samoa's Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 3,728 measles cases in the islands' population of around 200,000 sinc..
December 2, 2019

Mexican authorities arrest ‘several individuals’ related to ambush that killed 9 Americans

Milan Markovic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Mexican authorities announced Sunday they had arrested "several individuals" connected to the ambush and cold-blooded murders of nine U.S. citizens, including many young children, in Chihuahua state on Nov. 4. The Attorney General's Office of the Republic (FGR) made the announcement in a press release, but offered few details as to who was arrested, or even how many. "With the participation of the Mexican Army, the Mexican Navy, the Federal Ministerial Po..
December 1, 2019

Victims killed in London Bridge terrorist attack identified by police

Metropolitan Police(LONDON) -- The identities and images of two victims killed Friday in the London Bridge terrorist attack have been released by the Metropolitan Police. Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, and Saskia Jones, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, were identified as the deceased victims. Merritt and Jones were killed and three others were hospitalized after they were stabbed in a terror attack near the London Bridge on Friday afternoon, authorities said. In a sta..
November 30, 2019

London Bridge stabbing: 2 victims killed, attack deemed terror incident

miodrag ignjatovic/iStock(LONDON) — Two people were killed and three others hospitalized after they were stabbed in a terror attack near the London Bridge Friday afternoon, authorities said. The lone male suspect was shot by police and died at the scene, according to authorities, who added that a device believed to be a hoax explosive was strapped to the suspect. He's since been identified as Usman Khan, 28, a convicted terrorist who was released in 2018, according to Neil Basu, assistant c..