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Pakistan: Gunmen kill 19 bus passengers in deadly attack

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 19 bus passengers in deadly attack

May 30, – Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked two buses and killed at least 19 passengers in the country’s southwest, officials said. In a statement, the country’s paramilitary Frontier Corps said 200 troops were taking part in the operation in the country’s restive Baluchistan […]

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Relentless heat wave across India drives death toll to more than 2000

Relentless heat wave across India drives death toll to more than 2000

May 29, – Dizzying temperatures killed hundreds more Indians over the past day, causing water shortages in thousands of villages and driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 2,000 by Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat wave “severe” and warned that it would continue for at least two days across […]

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Death toll in India’s intense heat wave rises to over 1,100

Death toll in India’s intense heat wave rises to over 1,100

May 27, – India’s heat wave has now claimed over 1,100 lives, with spiking temperatures melting roads in the capital, New Delhi, as the country awaits the arrival of the annual monsoon rains. More than 850 people have succumbed in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where extreme temperatures claimed more than 200 lives […]

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Death toll rises to 17 in Texas as storms spark record floods

Death toll rises to 17 in Texas as storms spark record floods

May 27, – At least 17 people have been killed in severe storms and flooding that hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma, with officials worried that number may rise. Several more fatalities were reported — four in Houston and four more in Central Texas. That brought to 17 the number of people killed by the […]

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India heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt

India heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt

May 26, – At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). Hospitals were on alert to treat victims of heatstroke and authorities advised people to stay indoors, with no end in sight to the searing […]

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4 dead, 12 still missing after massive Texas floods

4 dead, 12 still missing after massive Texas floods

May 26, – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the […]

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Afghan Official Says 19 Police Officers, 7 Soldiers Killed in Ongoing Taliban Siege

Afghan Official Says 19 Police Officers, 7 Soldiers Killed in Ongoing Taliban Siege

At least 19 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Taliban militants who have surrounded a police compound in an ongoing siege in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official says. According to a report by the Press, the raid took place on Monday in the Nawzad district of the province of […]

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Obama tells people of Israel: America has your back

Obama tells people of Israel: America has your back

May 23, – President Barack Obama said Friday he “forcefully” objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. May 23, – President Barack Obama said Friday he “forcefully” objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli […]

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Rohingya Migrants: UN Estimates over 3000 ‘boat people’ still at sea

Rohingya Migrants: UN Estimates over 3000 ‘boat people’ still at sea

May 23, – The U.N. refugee agency is estimating that over 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants or even more — could still be adrift in the Andaman Sea. The exact numbers are not known, but the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says it triangulated reports in the media and other sources and estimates the current […]

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Boko Haram Militants Raped Hundreds of Female Captives in Nigeria

Boko Haram Militants Raped Hundreds of Female Captives in Nigeria

May 21, – Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria. In interviews, the women described being locked in houses by the […]

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