The tragedy occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when an estimated 1 million cubic meters of dirt and debris came tumbling down on the living quarters of a mining company in Shaanxi province, in the country's northwest region.
The incident happened in the city of Vasteras, 70 miles west of the capital, Stockholm. Two people were arrested on suspicion of murder.
Also on Monday, two unidentified attackers opened fire outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. One of the assailants, a woman, was caught by police, but the other is still at large.
Authorities said the 48-year-old man allegedly broke into a home, handcuffed the residents, and shot them in the back of the head.
The victim, identified as 19-year-old Christian Taylor, was fatally shot by a trainee officer during a burglary call at a car dealership in the early hours of Friday in the city of Arlington. Taylor was a member of the Angelo State University football team.
So far 367 people have been rescued, and 25 bodies have been found at sea.
Two passenger trains derailed in the state of Madhya Pradesh only minutes apart. Wednesday's accidents happened on a flooded bridge, as vast swaths of the country continue to be hit by heavy monsoon rains.
That means 2015 is on pace to be the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe from the shores of North Africa on unseaworthy vessels.
“We are not held to the same rules and standards, we’re just not.”
On Tuesday, a building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai after days of heavy rains -- 12 people were killed. In the wake of the heavy floods that have beset Myanmar in the past few days, the country's president, Thein Sein, declared several regions disaster zones.
In an email to BuzzFeed News on Sunday, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University said the 11-year-old lion was spotted in the early hours of Sunday "feeding off a giraffe."
Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was conducting a routine traffic stop when he was shot multiple times on Saturday night. On Sunday, police identified a suspect who remained at large.
A jet carrying family members of Osama bin Laden overshot a runway in England Friday, bursting into a fireball when it slammed into parked cars. There were no survivors.
Concluding his East African trip with an address to the 54-member African Union in the Ethiopian capital on Tuesday, Obama praised the progress in the continent over the years but also pointed out that the gains made rest on "fragile foundations."
The killing in a remote village in the country's southwest came after the relatives of a sick boy consulted a local shaman, who said their loved one would only be cured if a human sacrifice was performed. A man, who's now in police custody, has confessed to the murder.
The massacre took place in the northern province of Baghlan. Some of the victims were as young as 14.
In a speech that concluded the first visit to the east African country by a sitting U.S. president, Obama said Kenya was going through "a moment filled with peril but enormous promise."
The aircraft went down in a residential area in the western part of the Japanese capital on Sunday. Five people have been injured.
The pictures were released on Friday by the U.S. National Archives in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by documentary producer Colette Neirouz Hanna.
The Chinese artist and activist left jail in 2011 after spending three months in solitary confinement for committing "economic crimes." Weiwei has not been legally allowed to leave Beijing since his release from prison.