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Five million Somalis now going hungry

Five million Somalis now going hungry

Sep 21, – The latest figures represent an increase of 300,000 food insecure people since February, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs office, OCHA. Five million Somalis, or more than two out of five people in the country, do not have enough to eat, the United Nations said Tuesday, calling for extra funds for food aid. […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Small bombs go off outside 2 Nepal schools

Small bombs go off outside 2 Nepal schools

Sep 20, – Police official Bikram Singh Thapa says the explosions took place Tuesday morning outside the gates of two schools for students from grades 1 to 10. The unexploded devices found in front of five other schools in Kathmandu were either detonated or removed. Police in Nepal say small bombs have exploded outside two […]

September 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

Sep 19, – Protesters threw stones and set tires and vehicles ablaze, according to witnesses. Interior Minister Evariste Boshab confirmed that three police officers were among the dead, including one who was burned alive. Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday […]

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Southeast Asian haze crisis killed over 100,000- study

Southeast Asian haze crisis killed over 100,000- study

Sep 19, – Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities in the US estimated there were more than 90,000 early deaths in Indonesia in areas closest to haze-belching fires, and several thousand more in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia. A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a […]

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8 people injured during stabbing attack at Minnesota mall

8 people injured during stabbing attack at Minnesota mall

Sep 18, – St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said during a news conference that eight people were taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the attack first reported about 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Center. One person was admitted. No further details were released. A knife wielding suspect who was dressed […]

September 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
28 dead, 15 missing after typhoon lashes eastern China

28 dead, 15 missing after typhoon lashes eastern China

Sep 18, – Typhoon Meranti made landfall early Thursday in Fujian province after winds and rains associated with it pounded Taiwan, leaving one person dead and more than 50 injured. The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has left 28 people dead and 15 others missing in the east of the country. Authorities in […]

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Seventeen Indian soldiers, four militants killed in Kashmir attack

Seventeen Indian soldiers, four militants killed in Kashmir attack

Sep 18, – Four “fidayeen” – or commando-style gunmen willing to fight to the death – were confirmed killed after penetrating the base in Uri near the Line of Control with Pakistan, an Indian army spokesman said. Militants attacked an Indian army brigade headquarters near the de factor border with Pakistan on Sunday, killing 17 […]

September 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
38 Boko Haram fighters killed in south Niger- army

38 Boko Haram fighters killed in south Niger- army

Sep 17, – Two soldiers were lightly wounded in the action and “on the enemy side; 38 terrorists killed,” Niger defence ministry spokesman Moustapha Ledru said on state television. Thirty-eight Boko Haram Islamist fighters have been killed during military search operations carried out by Niger and Chad troops in the Diffa region of southeast Niger […]

September 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber kills 28 at mosque in NW Pakistan- official

Suicide bomber kills 28 at mosque in NW Pakistan- official

Sep 17, – The attacker shouted “God is Great” as he entered the mosque in the village of Ambar in Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal region, government administrator Naveed Akbar told The Associated Press. He said rescuers had transported the dead and wounded to nearby hospitals, where some of the wounded were listed in critical condition. A […]

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8 people dead after typhoon that hit China, Taiwan

8 people dead after typhoon that hit China, Taiwan

Sep 16, – China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday updated the number of deaths to seven as a result of Typhoon Meranti, which struck Fujian province early Thursday. Nine people in China are still missing. At least eight people have been reported dead after a powerful typhoon lashed much of southeastern China and Taiwan. […]

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