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Thai floods kill 21 and hit rubber production

Thai floods kill 21 and hit rubber production

Widespread flooding in Thailand’s south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure, officials said on Monday, as the military government increased aid to flood-affected areas. Thailand’s wet season usually ends in late November and heavy rain and flooding are rare in January. Unseasonably heavy rain has hit 12 […]

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly

Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly

The death toll in protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico rose to six Friday when authorities confirmed that two men died in a confrontation between protesters and police in the central state of Hidalgo. There were four previous deaths in looting-related incidents and over the course of the week, […]

January 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Train crushes rickshaw, kills 7 students in Pakistan

Train crushes rickshaw, kills 7 students in Pakistan

Police say a train has crushed two motorized rickshaws on an ungated crossing, killing seven schoolchildren in central Pakistan. Police officer Javed Ahmed says the rickshaw drivers apparently misjudged the speed of the coming train due to heavy fog while attempting to cross the tracks early Friday morning near the town of Lodhran. The train […]

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Indian minister blames western dress for sex attacks

Indian minister blames western dress for sex attacks

An Indian minister faced a severe backlash Tuesday after he criticised women for dressing “like westerners” at a New Year’s Eve celebration where a mob allegedly carried out a series of sex assaults. Although police have yet to charge anyone in connection with the violence on Saturday night in Bangalore, local media have carried testimony […]

January 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats for US election hacking

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats for US election hacking

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. “The plane has taken off, everyone is on board,” said the Russian embassy in Washington, quoted by the state-owned RIA Novosti agency. Relatives of the diplomats […]

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Man stabs 5-year old stepdaughter to death because she was hungry

Man stabs 5-year old stepdaughter to death because she was hungry

A Michigan man “snapped” when his 5-year-old stepdaughter said she wanted something to eat — stabbing the little girl to death, and then setting her body on fire, a court heard this week. Thomas McClellan, 25, of Holt, admitted that he knocked Luna Michelle Younger to the ground, sat on her hips and stabbed her […]

January 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two dead and 61 injured after train derailed in India

Two dead and 61 injured after train derailed in India

A train derailed in India on Wednesday injuring 61 people, police and rail officials said, the third significant accident in recent months that have raised concern about the safety of the ageing rail network. The train came off the tracks and crashed near the northern city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh state early in the […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Toxic Alcohol in Pakistan Kills 31 People Celebrating Christmas

Toxic Alcohol in Pakistan Kills 31 People Celebrating Christmas

At least 31 people have died from drinking tainted liquor over the Christmas holiday in Pakistan, police and doctors say, raising an earlier toll. Local police officer Atif Imran Qureshi said on Tuesday dozens of people were transported to hospitals in the eastern Punjab province after they consumed contaminated alcohol. A total of 19 people […]

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 30 drown in Uganda Christmas drama on Lake Albert

At least 30 drown in Uganda Christmas drama on Lake Albert

At least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a Christmas party, police said Monday. “There was a party on the boat, the passengers were dancing and others were drunk. The boat was overloaded with 45 people, all members of […]

December 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Muslim man beheaded in Myanmar, punished for speaking to media

Muslim man beheaded in Myanmar, punished for speaking to media

The headless body of a Muslim villager has been found days after he spoke to reporters on a rare government-guided media tour of restive northern Rakhine State, Myanmar police said on Friday. Troops have taken control of the dangerous and remote region bordering Bangladesh since October 9 when armed men raided police posts, killing nine […]

December 24, 2016 | By | Reply More