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Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead, says hospital director

Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead, says hospital director

Mortuaries overflowed with bodies Sunday from a church collapse in southern Nigeria that killed at least 160 people, and worshippers said construction of the building had been rushed. Hundreds had been inside the Reigners Bible Church International in the city of Uyo on Saturday for the consecration of founder Akan Weeks as its bishop when […]

December 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 45,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

At least 45,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

At least 45,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities. The estimate of the number of homeless people continues to grow while relief efforts fan out across the three […]

December 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Two female suicide bombers struck at a busy market in Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 30 people, the military said, in the latest bloodshed to hit the country’s restive northeast. The attack on Madagali, which was recaptured by Nigerian forces from Boko Haram jihadists in 2015, was the third time the town has been […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country’s northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters ferried the remains of victims to the capital. The small, twin-propeller aircraft was travelling from the scenic mountain resort of Chitral to Islamabad on Wednesday when one […]

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sheriff deputy dies after car plunges into sinkhole in San Antonio

Sheriff deputy dies after car plunges into sinkhole in San Antonio

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas, officials said on Monday. The Bexar County sheriff’s office on Monday identified the victim as 69-year-old deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff. “We are heartbroken to confirm Deputy Dora […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 40 dead in plane crash in Pakistan mountains

At least 40 dead in plane crash in Pakistan mountains

At least 40 people died when a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday and witnesses at the site of the flaming wreckage said there were unlikely to be any survivors. The military said 40 bodies had been recovered and rescue efforts involved about 500 soldiers, doctors and paramedics. […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 50 dead, dozens missing after earthquake hits Indonesia’s Aceh

At least 50 dead, dozens missing after earthquake hits Indonesia’s Aceh

At least 50 people were killed and dozens were missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the northern Indonesian province of Aceh on Wednesday, officials said, collapsing buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets. Indonesian search and rescue teams used earth movers to clear rubble and reach what authorities believed were dozens of […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll rises to 36 from California warehouse inferno

Death toll rises to 36 from California warehouse inferno

The death toll rose to 36 on Monday from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party in Oakland, California. Authorities said they were certain to find more bodies in the gutted building and were still trying to account for about 50 people reported missing by loved ones, while ruling out any […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away. “They drove us out of our houses, men […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Emotional funeral for Brazil football Team Members killed in Plane Crash

Emotional funeral for Brazil football Team Members killed in Plane Crash

The bodies of 50 players, coaches and staff from the Chapecoense Real football team tragically killed in a Colombian plane crash on Monday arrived home in Brazil Saturday for a massive funeral. Brazilian President Michel Temer was there to meet the planes on arrival. Read- Brazilian Goalkeeper Made Final Phone Call to His Wife Before Dying […]

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