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Cyclone damages homes, kills 11 in southern India

Cyclone damages homes, kills 11 in southern India

A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 11 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour, said Narendra Kumar, a National Disaster Response Force official. […]

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
No Rohingya cross into Myanmar under refugee return deal- official

No Rohingya cross into Myanmar under refugee return deal- official

Not one Rohingya refugee crossed back into Myanmar from Bangladesh on Thursday under a disputed repatriation programme, officials said, with Yangon blaming Dhaka for bungling efforts to start returning the stateless minority. Bangladeshi officials waited hours at a border transit point where the first returnees were expected to cross into Myanmar, despite the United Nations […]

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dozens missing after Boko Haram kills 16 in Nigeria- militia

Dozens missing after Boko Haram kills 16 in Nigeria- militia

Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, militia and residents said on Wednesday. The civilian militia fighting the Islamists found 15 bodies in fields around Kazaa and Daraa villages, five kilometres (three miles) outside the garrison town of Monguno […]

November 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Indian capital’s smog leaves children gasping for air

Indian capital’s smog leaves children gasping for air

Deepa Tampi worries a lot about the air her two children breathe. The garment exporter says she believes her 14-year-old daughter Mahika and 12-year-old son Vihaan both became asthmatic because of high levels of pollution in the New Delhi area. She has banned them from playing outdoors, and has even moved their schools twice in […]

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
14 Children, 9 Women Killed as US-Led Air Strikes in Syria

14 Children, 9 Women Killed as US-Led Air Strikes in Syria

US-led coalition air strikes killed 26 civilians including 14 children Friday in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said. “Twenty-six IS family members including 14 children and 9 women were killed in coalition air strikes on Friday morning on the town of Hajin,” the Syrian Observatory for […]

November 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pakistani woman sentenced to life for family poisonings

Pakistani woman sentenced to life for family poisonings

A Pakistani court has found a woman and her friend guilty of poisoning to death 17 family members and sentenced them each to multiple life sentences in prison. Police officer Zafar Iqbal said Friday that anti-terrorism court Judge Shakir Hasan also fined Aasia Bibi and Shahid Lashari 3 million rupees ($23,000) each. The court Thursday […]

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 […]

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
2 Buildings collapse in French city of Marseille, 2 hurt

2 Buildings collapse in French city of Marseille, 2 hurt

Two buildings collapsed in the southern city of Marseille on Monday, leaving a giant pile of rubble and beams. Fire services said two people were lightly hurt. The collapse spewed rubble into the street and clouds of dust into the air, and left a big gap where the two buildings used to be. Dozens of […]

November 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
French jihadist mothers in Syria face terrible choice

French jihadist mothers in Syria face terrible choice

For dozens of French women detained in Syria, an impossible choice looms: keeping their children in a war zone, or sending them home knowing they might never see each other again. Like other Western nations which experienced a jihadist exodus to Iraq or Syria, France is grappling with how to handle citizens left in the […]

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

An Afghan army helicopter crashed Wednesday in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 people on board, including the deputy corps commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the Farah governor, said the helicopter crashed around 9:10 a.m. (0440 GMT), shortly after taking off from […]

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