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Desperation everywhere, aid slow to reach Indonesia victims

Desperation everywhere, aid slow to reach Indonesia victims

Desperation is visible everywhere in areas heavily damaged by an earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island. Signs propped along roads read “We Need Food” and “We Need Support,” while traffic was snarled by people waiting for fuel. The confirmed death toll of 844 is expected to […]

October 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
India to begin deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

India to begin deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

India plans to send seven Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, in the first deportation of members of the Myanmar minority group since the Home Ministry ordered state authorities last year to identify and deport them and other illegal immigrants. Senior police officer Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said Wednesday that the seven were arrested in 2012 for […]

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
6 rescued from German hot air balloon that hit power lines

6 rescued from German hot air balloon that hit power lines

Authorities say they successfully rescued six people from a hot air balloon that collided with a power line tower in western Germany and became snared 70 meters (230 feet) above the ground. Crews were working Monday to bring down the balloon after rescuing the passengers from its basket the night before. The dpa news agency […]

October 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence. Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday at five locations along Gaza Strip’s frontier with Israel in response to calls by Hamas, […]

September 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in orphaned province

Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in orphaned province

At Nasr Hospital’s emergency room in the Yemeni city of Daleh, a little boy struggles to breathe. He is too tired, or too hungry, to cry. Born with a degenerative neurological disease, his muscles have atrophied to nothing, his tiny joints visible through his pale skin, his stomach distended. The child’s body cannot retain even […]

September 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people

Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people

Prosecutors in Portugal are bringing charges of criminally negligent homicide against 12 defendants over the deaths of 66 people in a major wildfire last year. At Pedrogao Grande, 200 kilometers (120 miles) northeast of Lisbon, 47 people died in their cars as they fled the flames in June 2017. Investigators allege the municipal road they […]

September 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Report blames Myanmar army for large-scale attacks on Rohingya

Report blames Myanmar army for large-scale attacks on Rohingya

A US government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the nation’s Rohingya minority. The state department report, reviewed by news agency ahead of its expected release on Monday, could be used to justify further US sanctions against Myanmar authorities, said […]

September 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rain wreaks havoc in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, 8 dead

Rain wreaks havoc in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, 8 dead

Incessant showers triggered flash floods and landslides in the hill states of northern India with at least eight people killed on Monday in rain-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. In the wake of heavy rains, a “red alert” was issued in Punjab where educational institutes have been ordered to remain closed […]

September 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade

Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 24┬ámembers of the Revolutionary Guards, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force. State television said the assault, which wounded more than 50 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event marking the start […]

September 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page report, the members of a fact-finding mission on Myanmar fleshed out preliminary […]

September 19, 2018 | By | Reply More