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Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, killing 6 causes wide spread damage

Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, killing 6 causes wide spread damage

Power full 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Philippines during the night, several people killed after it hit an impoverished part of the country’s south. Damaged and collapsing infrastructure has hindered emergency response measures. The earthquake struck when the night fall after10:00 p.m. (1400 GMT) Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The magnitude 6.7 quake caused […]

February 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug  08, – More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are in “severe food insecurity”, two UN agencies warned recently. While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of […]

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fierce bombardment in Syria’s Aleppo province kills 25

Fierce bombardment in Syria’s Aleppo province kills 25

Apr 26, – The attacks are the latest in a surge of violence in and around the city that has severely tested a February 27 ceasefire. A barrage of air strikes and shelling on Syria’s second city Aleppo and a town to its west have killed 25 civilians, emergency workers and a monitoring group said […]

April 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 feared dead

Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 feared dead

Mar 24, – French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board the A320 had survived, while the head of Lufthansa spoke of a dark day for the German airline. France (Reuters) – An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on […]

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
China identifies suspect, in deadly bus fire which killed 47 people

China identifies suspect, in deadly bus fire which killed 47 people

June 8, BEIJING (AP) — The fire ripped through the bus as it traveled on an elevated road in Xiamen during Friday’s evening rush, killing 47 people and injuring 34 more. It is unclear if the suspect’s death is counted in the tally. The suspect in a commuter bus fire that rattled a prosperous Chinese […]

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WHO announces the launch of emergency program against new malaria strain

WHO announces the launch of emergency program against new malaria strain

April 26, AP – That threat comes in the form of the falciparum malaria parasite. In recent years a strain of falciparum has shown resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). That is important because ACT, in which artemisinin is combined with one of a number of other anti-malarial drugs, is at the heart of global […]

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