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US airstrikes kill 30 Afghan civilians, officials say

US airstrikes kill 30 Afghan civilians, officials say

US airstrikes early Thursday killed at least 30 Afghan civilians, including women and children, in the volatile northern province of Kunduz, officials said, after a Taliban assault left two American soldiers dead. The airstrike triggered emotionally-charged protests in the provincial capital, with the victims’ relatives parading mutilated bodies of dead children piled into open trucks […]

November 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 17 killed, 50 injured in Karachi train collision

At least 17 killed, 50 injured in Karachi train collision

Pakistani officials say a train crash has killed 17 people in the southern port city of Karachi. Railways official Nasir Nazeer says another 50 people were injured in the accident, which happened when one of the trains crashed into the back end of another on the city’s outskirts. Dr Seemi Jamali says two women and […]

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At least 20 dead, 39 rescued in Indonesian boat capsizing

At least 20 dead, 39 rescued in Indonesian boat capsizing

A speedboat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized in stormy weather on Wednesday, and police said at least 20 people were killed. About 90 people were on the boat, which capsized off the Indonesian island of Batam at about 5 a.m., said the island’s police chief, Sambudi Gusdian. He said searchers had so far […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rescuers say all 33 miners trapped in China mine found dead

Rescuers say all 33 miners trapped in China mine found dead

All 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead, state media reported Wednesday, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible. Two miners survived Monday’s explosion but rescuers working around the clock found no others alive. All bodies have been recovered and rescuers were shown bowing […]

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9 killed in car bomb blast at checkpoint in northern Nigeria

9 killed in car bomb blast at checkpoint in northern Nigeria

Nov 01, – A car bomb targeting a military checkpoint on a road leading to Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri exploded Tuesday, killing all nine people in the vehicle, police and witnesses said. It was unclear if any soldiers were hurt in the attack, which was blamed on Boko Haram extremists. Those killed were the […]

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At least 13 killed in latest India-Pakistan border firing

At least 13 killed in latest India-Pakistan border firing

India and Pakistan on Tuesday tallied at least 13 deaths in recent firing across their disputed border in Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed neighbors are ratcheting up shelling and small-arms fire. Tension over the Himalayan region has run high since a September cross-border raid on an army base killed 19 Indian soldiers, prompting what New Delhi […]

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China blast kills 15 miners, 18 missing- state media

China blast kills 15 miners, 18 missing- state media

Fifteen miners are confirmed dead and 18 missing after a coal mine explosion in southwest China Monday, state media reported, the latest mining disaster in the country. More than 200 rescue workers including firefighters, armed police and mine experts are searching shafts at the Jinshangou mine in the town of Laisu in the Chongqing Municipality’s […]

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Smog chokes Indian capital as pollution hits hazardous levels

Smog chokes Indian capital as pollution hits hazardous levels

Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India’s capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory problems. New Delhi ranks among the world’s most polluted cities, with air quality usually worsening at this time of year, when smoke […]

October 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
2 Indian soldiers killed along disputed Kashmir frontier

2 Indian soldiers killed along disputed Kashmir frontier

Oct 30, – Two Indian soldiers have been killed in fighting with Pakistani soldiers and suspected militants along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Saturday. An army officer said militants overnight ambushed an Indian army patrol, killing one, while Pakistani soldiers provided covering fire near the Machil sector along the Line of Control […]

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Gunmen kill four at Shi’ite Muslim gathering in Karachi

Gunmen kill four at Shi’ite Muslim gathering in Karachi

Oct 29, – The shooting took place in the North Nazimabad neighborhood of the sprawling metropolis of more than 18 million people, where sectarian, ethnic and political violence is common. Gunmen on motorcycles killed at least four people at a religious gathering of Shi’ite Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, on Saturday, police said, in […]

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