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Russian plane carrying 224 people crashes in Egypt, most passengers feared dead

Russian plane carrying 224 people crashes in Egypt, most passengers feared dead

Oct 31, – A Russian plane carrying  217 passengers and 7 crew members on board has crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, Egypt confirmed Saturday, Reuters, RT,Sputnik report. According to a security official at the scene, the airliner is completely destroyed and all passengers are feared dead. The plane went down in a mountainous area […]

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Nigerian troops rescue 338 people held by Boko Haram

Nigerian troops rescue 338 people held by Boko Haram

Oct 28, – Nigerian troops have freed 338 people, almost all of them women and children, held by Boko Haram Islamists near the group’s Sambisa forest stronghold in the volatile northeast, the army said Wednesday. “The (army) unit … rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists,” the army said of the Tuesday […]

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Rescuers struggle to reach Afghan-Pakistan quake survivors

Rescuers struggle to reach Afghan-Pakistan quake survivors

Oct 28, – Rescuers raced against time Wednesday to reach cold and hungry survivors of an earthquake that left entire communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan marooned in remote mountainous regions, as the death toll climbed to 370. Rugged terrain, severed communication lines and an unstable security situation have impeded relief efforts since Monday’s 7.5 magnitude […]

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Death toll reaches 311 as rescuers hunt for survivors of massive Afghan-Pakistan quake

Death toll reaches 311 as rescuers hunt for survivors of massive Afghan-Pakistan quake

Oct 27, – Officials say rescuers are struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan as the combined death toll from the previous day’s earthquake rose to 311. According to Afghan and Pakistani officials, 237 people died in Pakistan and 74 in Afghanistan in the magnitude-7.5 quake, which was centered deep beneath the Hindu […]

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Afghanistan earthquake rattles much of South Asia, kills more than 150

Afghanistan earthquake rattles much of South Asia, kills more than 150

Oct 26, – A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused more than 150 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistani officials that at least 147 people were killed and nearly 600 others wounded across the country, while Afghan officials said 33 […]

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Deadly 7.5 earthquake shakes South Asian capitals Islamabad, New Delhi, Kabul

Deadly 7.5 earthquake shakes South Asian capitals Islamabad, New Delhi, Kabul

Oct 26, – A major earthquake struck northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking the capital Kabul and sending shockwaves that were felt in north India and Pakistan, where officials said four people had been killed. The full extent of the damage and the number of possible casualties was not yet known, […]

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US, Four dead after car smashes into Oklahoma parade crowd

US, Four dead after car smashes into Oklahoma parade crowd

Oct 25, – A speeding car crashed into a crowd watching a parade in Oklahoma, killing four people, including a two-year-old boy. The driver, a 25-year-old woman identified by police as Adacia Avery Chambers, was arrested for driving under the influence after the crash at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade. In an evening update, […]

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Suicide bombing targeting Shiite procession in Pakistan kills 22

Suicide bombing targeting Shiite procession in Pakistan kills 22

Oct 24, – Pakistani Shiites rallied to demand greater government protection on Saturday after a suicide bomber targeted a Shiite religious procession, killing at least 18 people and wounding 40 others. The bomber struck a public Ashoura rally Friday night in Jacobabad, a city in the southern province of Sindh, senior police officer Zafar Malik […]

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Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria

Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria

Oct 23, – Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100, as Boko Haram fighters seized a town in neighbouring Cameroon. The attacks in Maiduguri, Yola and Kerawa again underlined the persistent national and regional threat from the Islamist militants, despite military […]

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Thousands of Rohingya People Risk Death, Slavery to Escape Myanmar

Thousands of Rohingya People Risk Death, Slavery to Escape Myanmar

Oct 22, – Thousands of men, women and children from a minority group in Myanmar called the Rohingya are desperate enough to risk death and slavery to escape the country as refugees in search of a better life. “It is so bad here that the best option is to face death, torture or abuses at […]

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