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12 feared dead in India cyclone shelter swamped by landslide

12 feared dead in India cyclone shelter swamped by landslide

Twelve people were feared dead in a cyclone shelter swamped by a landslide caused by heavy rains in eastern India, officials said Saturday. Krishan Kumar, a spokesman for the National Disaster Response Force, said relief officials rushed to the remote area in Gajapati district in Orissa state. The landslide hit on Friday, a day after […]

October 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Child hunger serious in India while its economy grows fast

Child hunger serious in India while its economy grows fast

A global hunger index has been released showing about 20 percent of Indian children under age 5 suffer from acute under-nutrition in the same week the International Monetary Fund projected India to be the world’s fastest-growing economy, exposing stark contrasts in the South Asian country. The 2018 Global Hunger Index published Thursday ranks India at […]

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Two dead in France after flashfloods wash car into sea

Two dead in France after flashfloods wash car into sea

Scuba divers found two people dead inside an upended car lolling on a beach after torrential rains wrought havoc along France’s Riviera coast in the night of Wednesday-to-Thursday, when flash floods also killed 10 on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Meteorologists said major downpours were a classic phenomenon at this time of year but that […]

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
7 Rohingya Muslims deported to Myanmar from Manipur’s Moreh

7 Rohingya Muslims deported to Myanmar from Manipur’s Moreh

After the Supreme Court refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims on Thursday, the illegal immigrants were sent back to their parent country Myanmar. The Centre had informed the court that Myanmar was ready to accept them as its citizens.┬áThe deportation was set for 1.00 pm (IST) which is 2 pm Myanmar time. […]

October 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
India quietly seals missile deal with Russia despite U.S. warning

India quietly seals missile deal with Russia despite U.S. warning

India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface to air missile systems on Friday, the Kremlin said, as New Delhi disregarded U.S. warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under U.S. law. Although there was no public signing, the deal was sealed during President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing visit to New Delhi for […]

October 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Desperation everywhere, aid slow to reach Indonesia victims

Desperation everywhere, aid slow to reach Indonesia victims

Desperation is visible everywhere in areas heavily damaged by an earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island. Signs propped along roads read “We Need Food” and “We Need Support,” while traffic was snarled by people waiting for fuel. The confirmed death toll of 844 is expected to […]

October 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
India to begin deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

India to begin deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

India plans to send seven Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, in the first deportation of members of the Myanmar minority group since the Home Ministry ordered state authorities last year to identify and deport them and other illegal immigrants. Senior police officer Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said Wednesday that the seven were arrested in 2012 for […]

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
6 rescued from German hot air balloon that hit power lines

6 rescued from German hot air balloon that hit power lines

Authorities say they successfully rescued six people from a hot air balloon that collided with a power line tower in western Germany and became snared 70 meters (230 feet) above the ground. Crews were working Monday to bring down the balloon after rescuing the passengers from its basket the night before. The dpa news agency […]

October 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence. Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday at five locations along Gaza Strip’s frontier with Israel in response to calls by Hamas, […]

September 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in orphaned province

Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in orphaned province

At Nasr Hospital’s emergency room in the Yemeni city of Daleh, a little boy struggles to breathe. He is too tired, or too hungry, to cry. Born with a degenerative neurological disease, his muscles have atrophied to nothing, his tiny joints visible through his pale skin, his stomach distended. The child’s body cannot retain even […]

September 28, 2018 | By | Reply More