The storm brought not one, but two rare F5 tornadoes that killed 15 and left massive damage in their wake.
Most people live in easily-collapsible mud homes, and many are feared to be trapped under the rubble.
Seven peacekeepers were killed and 17 wounded when they came under heavy fire from gunmen in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region on Saturday, the peacekeeping force said, the worst toll from a single incident since its deployment in 2008.
Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan's presidential palace and the U.S. CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could derail attempts for peace talks to end 12 years of war.
Officials say that an inspector who checked a Philadelphia building prior to its collapse last week has committed suicide. The Department of Licenses and Inspections employee was found shot in a pickup truck.
A fire that broke out early Monday morning in a Chinese slaughterhouse has killed 119, state media reported. There are still some workers unaccounted for, although it’s unclear how many.
A massive emergency response is under way in the Granbury area, where at least six people were killed and dozens injured by up to three tornadoes.
Video: Officials estimate that close to 100 people were killed near Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka Wednesday morning when an eight-story garment factory collapsed.
At least 56 people dead and scores wounded, as cabinet postpones local elections in two provinces over security fears.
At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.
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