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Paris knife attack

A 21-year-old Chechnya-born French citizen, armed with a knife, killed one pedestrian and injured several more near the Palais Garnier, the opera house in Paris, before being fatally shot by police. The suspect, identified as Khamzat Azimov, had been on a counter-terrorism watchlist since 2016. Europol classified the attack as jihadist terrorism.

Mastung suicide bombing

A suicide bombing targeted the convoy of the Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, on the N-25 National Highway in the Mastung District, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least 28 people were killed, 40 others were injured, including the Senator. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.

WannaCry ransomware attack

The WannaCry ransomware attack was a May 2017 worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm, which targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Philadelphia train derailment

Due to over speeding, an Amtrak Northeast Regional train from Washington, D.C. bound for New York City derailed. Of 238 passengers and 5 crew on board, 8 were killed and over 200 injured. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Marsha Neifield ordered prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges against engineer Brandon Bostian who was responsible for driving the train.

Nepal earthquake claims 9,000 lives

The earthquake was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934. Nearly 9,000 people died and 22,000 were injured. The number of deaths was reduced due to the fact that during the ground motion many people in rural areas were working outdoors. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed.

Afriqiyah Airways flight crashes

Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 was a scheduled international Afriqiyah Airways passenger flight that crashed at about 06:01 local time on approach to Tripoli International Airport. Of the 104 passengers and crew on board, the sole survivor was a 9-year-old Dutch boy named Ruben van Assouw.

Great Wenchuan earthquake

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the First Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred in 2008. Measuring at 8.0 Ms, the earthquake's epicenter was located 50 miles west-northwest of Chengdu, the provincial capital, with a focal depth of 12 miles. Over 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake.

Body of Charles Lindbergh's kidnapped son is found

In 1932, Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was abducted from his home in Highfields, New Jersey. Two months later, his body was discovered nearby. In 1934, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.