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18 patients die in India hospital as floods cut off power

18 patients die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Dec 05, – Severe floods that have hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu killed 18 hospital patients this week after rainwaters knocked out generators and switched off ventilators, officials said Saturday. State authorities were investigating complaints of negligence by officials at MIOT International hospital in the state capital of Chennai, which is reeling […]

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Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria- vigilantes

Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria- vigilantes

Dec 05, – Two bombers blew themselves up at a security checkpoint outside Sabon Gari village in Biu district, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of state capital Maiduguri, killing two civilian vigilantes and injuring four people. At least three people were killed and six others injured Friday in suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state […]

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Flood waters swirl in south India even as rain eases

Flood waters swirl in south India even as rain eases

Dec 04, – By late morning, state capital Chennai had seen little or no rain for almost 24 hours. The government has set up 97 relief camps, which are currently providing food and shelter to an estimated 62,000 people. But local residents were still complaining bitterly that their homes remained inundated and help from the […]

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US, San Bernardino mass shooting kills at least 14; two suspects are dead

US, San Bernardino mass shooting kills at least 14; two suspects are dead

Dec 03, California – A heavily armed man and woman terrorized this city on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding at least 17 at a social services center before leading the police on a manhunt culminating in a shootout that left the two suspects dead, the authorities said. Panic, chaos and rumor gripped […]

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More rains forecast for flood-hit southern India

More rains forecast for flood-hit southern India

Dec 03, – At least 269 people had been killed in the state since heavy rains started in the beginning of November, said India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh, although no deaths have been reported in the latest deluge. The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of the southern Indian state of […]

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Four Pakistan school massacre militants hanged- officials

Four Pakistan school massacre militants hanged- officials

Dec 02, – Survivors of the assault, in which the majority of the victims killed by Taliban gunmen were children, said they were “happy” to hear of the executions, with one father saying the hangings should have been carried out in public squares rather than behind prison doors. Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four militants linked […]

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17 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison

17 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison

Dec 01, – Victor Mijangos, assistant prosecutor for the Escuintla district, said the fight broke out Sunday afternoon in the Canada Rehabilitation Farm about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of the capital. Seventeen prisoners were killed in a gang brawl inside an overcrowded Guatemalan prison, including seven who were decapitated, officials said Monday. “All were […]

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Two die, 3,000 homeless in South Africa shack fire

Two die, 3,000 homeless in South Africa shack fire

Nov 30, – “Disaster risk management and the South African Red Cross Service are on scene to co-ordinate relief efforts including providing food, baby packs, mattresses and blankets,” mayor Patricia de Lille said in a statement. Two people died and about 3,000 were left homeless when a fire destroyed 800 shacks at the Masiphumelele informal […]

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21 die in Nigeria Shiite Muslim march suicide attack

21 die in Nigeria Shiite Muslim march suicide attack

Nov 27, – The attack happened in the village of Dakasoye, some 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the city, during a march by followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. At least 21 people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowds at a Shia Muslim procession near […]

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Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Nov 27, – A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts from Islamic State – Bangladesh said that the mosque was hit by a barrage of shots fired form machine guns. An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country’s north that killed one […]

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