At least 21 civilians were killed on Tuesday as Syria’s regime intensified its bombardment of the last extremist stronghold in the country’s northwest, a monitor said.
Hamas said on Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert.
A Vietnamese court sentenced 20 people to between two and 24 years in prison on terrorism charges on Tuesday over their involvement in a police station bombing two years ago
In another attack, a car parked near a cultural centre in the town of Azaz killed seven civilians, including a young girl.
Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima — twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.
"I was in my car, and there was an explosion in the car in front of us," an eyewitness told reporters, adding: "It was completely burned."
Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Luhansk region, said Russia dropped a bomb on Saturday afternoon on the school where about 90 people were sheltering, causing a fire that engulfed the building.
In the war's third week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested there was still some reason to be optimistic that negotiations with the Russian government might yet yield an agreement.
Sergei Orlov, the encircled port city’s deputy mayor, told the BBC people had been taking cover at the location since the conflict began. He added the number of casualties was not yet known, but estimated that between 1,000 and 1,200 people were there.