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Syrian bomb plotter commits suicide in German police custody

Syrian bomb plotter commits suicide in German police custody

Oct 13, – Investigators believe Jaber Albakr, 22, who arrived in Germany last year, was close to staging an attack comparable to those that killed 130 people in Paris last November and 32 in Belgium in March. A Syrian migrant suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide in a […]

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
8 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria

8 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria

Oct 12, – The National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement that 15 people had been hospitalized with injuries. An explosion targeted a passenger-filled taxi in northeastern Nigeria’s largest city on Wednesday, killing eight people in the deadliest bombing there in several months, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. The […]

October 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shiites marking Ashura

Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shiites marking Ashura

Oct 12, – The attack in the Afghan capital marked unravelling security as the resurgent Taliban continued to pressure Afghan forces, with hundreds of commandos sent to reinforce the provincial capital Lashkar Gah in the south. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, […]

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Haiti funding hurricane relief, aid must prioritize growth

Haiti funding hurricane relief, aid must prioritize growth

Oct 12, – Southwestern Haiti was smashed by the Category 4 hurricane on Oct. 4, which barreled through the southern coast of the poor island nation, killing some 1,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. Haitian interim President Jocelerme Privert on Tuesday played down the international aid response to Hurricane Matthew, saying some promised foreign […]

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For Kenya’s child brides, school offers a break from tradition

For Kenya’s child brides, school offers a break from tradition

Oct 12, – Such a destiny is common for girls in Kenya’s tough, arid north-east — but Halima dodged this fate. Halima’s future at 13 was foretold: a pastoralist’s daughter, she was married to a man 12 years her senior. Next would surely come the first of many pregnancies, and a life of domestic hardship. […]

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Rio shootout kills 3, closes streets in Copacabana, Ipanema

Rio shootout kills 3, closes streets in Copacabana, Ipanema

Oct 11, – The shootout erupted during a raid on drug traffickers in the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, which is entrenched between and overlooks the two fancy neighborhoods, Rio police said in a statement. An hours-long shootout between police and suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro has left three people dead, as well as blocking streets and […]

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane- U.N. chief

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane- U.N. chief

Oct 11, – A “massive response” is needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the United Nations is mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery under way, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. “Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map,” Ban told reporters. “Tensions […]

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17 people killed in eastern China building collapse

17 people killed in eastern China building collapse

Oct 10, – By evening, 23 people, including 17 who were dead, had pulled from the rubble on the outskirts of the city of Wenzhou and rescue efforts were continuing, mainly by hand to avoid harming any survivors, the Xinhua News Agency said in a brief report. At least 17 people were killed Monday in […]

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Like a nuclear bomb,’ cholera and destruction after hurricane in Haiti

‘Like a nuclear bomb,’ cholera and destruction after hurricane in Haiti

Oct 10, – Less than a week since Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, killing at least 1,000 people according to a tally of numbers from local officials, devastated corners of the country are facing a public health crisis as cholera gallops through rural communities lacking clean water, food and shelter. Patients arrived every 10 or […]

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Haiti mourns as families bury loved ones killed by hurricane

Haiti mourns as families bury loved ones killed by hurricane

Oct 09, – Mourners beat their fists and screamed, their distress growing more intense as attendants opened the door of the morgue on Saturday to bring out the body of Roberto Laguerre, who was killed next to his 3-year-old daughter when the storm roared through this city in southwest Haiti as a Category 4 storm […]

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