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17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, […]

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not […]

February 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pakistani man sentenced to death for rape, murder of 7-year-old girl

Pakistani man sentenced to death for rape, murder of 7-year-old girl

A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said. The court announced the decision in the presence of Mohammad Imran, 24, who had pleaded guilty during […]

February 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Iran president slams US recognition of Jerusalem as capital

Iran president slams US recognition of Jerusalem as capital

Iran’s president on Friday strongly criticized the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause. Hassan Rouhani also lashed out at the United States for imposing a ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries. He was addressing a congregation after Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid in […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student- sheriff

17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student- sheriff

Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
US says Myanmar makes life for Rohingya ‘a death sentence’

US says Myanmar makes life for Rohingya ‘a death sentence’

US Ambassador Nikki Haley denounced Myanmar’s government Tuesday for continuing to make life for Rohingya Muslims “a death sentence”, citing the reporting of mass graves by The Associated Press and other news organisations. She started her speech to the Security Council by recounting how a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, Noor Kadir, told AP about surviving […]

February 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar still not allowing Rohingya to return- UN refugee chief

Myanmar still not allowing Rohingya to return- UN refugee chief

Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said on Tuesday. The refugees are sheltering in makeshift camps in Bangladesh despite an agreement reached between Myanmar and Bangladesh allowing for their return to Rakhine state. […]

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar Security forces face action over killings

Myanmar Security forces face action over killings

Members of Myanmar’s security forces will face legal action over the hacking and shooting deaths of Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine state, a government spokesman said. The killings of 10 Rohingya men occurred in the village of Inn Din in September last year and the bodies were buried in a mass grave after they were […]

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bound together, shot to death- Myanmar massacre report prompts calls for independent probe

Bound together, shot to death- Myanmar massacre report prompts calls for independent probe

A  investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has prompted demands for a credible probe into the bloodshed there and calls for the release of two journalists who were arrested while working on the report. The special report, published overnight, lays out events leading up to the killing of 10 Rohingya men from […]

February 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yemen rebels say Saudi airstrike on police building kills 8

Yemen rebels say Saudi airstrike on police building kills 8

Yemeni rebels say an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition fighting them struck a police building in the rebel-controlled capital, Sanaa, killing eight people. In a statement by their military media unit, the rebels, known as Houthis, say that a child was killed in the Sunday attack that badly damaged a department of records building […]

February 4, 2018 | By | Reply More