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Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people

Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people

Prosecutors in Portugal are bringing charges of criminally negligent homicide against 12 defendants over the deaths of 66 people in a major wildfire last year. At Pedrogao Grande, 200 kilometers (120 miles) northeast of Lisbon, 47 people died in their cars as they fled the flames in June 2017. Investigators allege the municipal road they […]

September 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Report blames Myanmar army for large-scale attacks on Rohingya

Report blames Myanmar army for large-scale attacks on Rohingya

A US government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the nation’s Rohingya minority. The state department report, reviewed by news agency ahead of its expected release on Monday, could be used to justify further US sanctions against Myanmar authorities, said […]

September 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rain wreaks havoc in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, 8 dead

Rain wreaks havoc in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, 8 dead

Incessant showers triggered flash floods and landslides in the hill states of northern India with at least eight people killed on Monday in rain-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. In the wake of heavy rains, a “red alert” was issued in Punjab where educational institutes have been ordered to remain closed […]

September 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade

Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 24┬ámembers of the Revolutionary Guards, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force. State television said the assault, which wounded more than 50 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event marking the start […]

September 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page report, the members of a fact-finding mission on Myanmar fleshed out preliminary […]

September 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar’s army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment of its Rohingya Muslims. Facebook blacklisted Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military brass three weeks ago after a damning report by […]

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Israeli troops kill boy, two men in Gaza protests- medics

Israeli troops kill boy, two men in Gaza protests- medics

Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, one of them an 11-year-old boy, and wounded at least 248 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians who massed at several points at the fence. Some […]

September 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN granted access to Rohingya villages in Rakhine state

UN granted access to Rohingya villages in Rakhine state

United Nations teams have been granted access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State to assess dozens of villages and townships that housed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution last year. The four teams — from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UN Development Program (UNDP) — will spend two weeks in the northern state where thousands of Rohingyas were […]

September 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Damascus shells Idlib as UN chief warns of ‘bloodbath’

Damascus shells Idlib as UN chief warns of ‘bloodbath’

Government forces shelled Syria’s last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a “bloodbath”. As troops massed for a Russian-backed offensive in the northwest, Kurdish-led rebels launched a US-backed assault in the east to oust the Islamic State group from […]

September 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bus crash in south India kills at least 45 people- Officials

Bus crash in south India kills at least 45 people- Officials

A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. At least 25 others were injured. The driver lost control as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from the popular Anjaneya Swamy temple in […]

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More