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Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11

Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11

Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said. Earlier estimates had put the George Town death toll at 14, but three workers had managed to escape, said Ervin Galen Teruki, deputy operations head of the Fire and Rescue Department in Penang state. A seventh […]

October 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking jumps to 51

Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking jumps to 51

The death toll in the sinking of an overcrowded boat carrying Indonesian migrant workers climbed to 51 on Friday after rescuers found more bodies. Police and rescue agency officials said by late Friday morning a further 33 bodies from had been recovered from the sea off the Indonesian island of Batam. There were 101 people […]

November 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 20 dead, 39 rescued in Indonesian boat capsizing

At least 20 dead, 39 rescued in Indonesian boat capsizing

A speedboat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized in stormy weather on Wednesday, and police said at least 20 people were killed. About 90 people were on the boat, which capsized off the Indonesian island of Batam at about 5 a.m., said the island’s police chief, Sambudi Gusdian. He said searchers had so far […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
4-year-old dies as Thai south school hit by blast

4-year-old dies as Thai south school hit by blast

Sep 06, –  The device, packed in the fuel tank of the parked motorcycle, struck as pupils and teachers filed into the school in Tak Bai district of Narathiwat province for the start of the day. A four-year-old girl was among two people killed after a bomb hidden in a motorcycle was detonated outside a […]

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Thai kingpin jailed for Rohingya trafficking

Thai kingpin jailed for Rohingya trafficking

Sep 01, – Southern Thailand has long been known as a nexus for lucrative smuggling networks through which persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, and Bangladeshi economic migrants, pass on their way to Malaysia. A Thai man accused of masterminding the smuggling and trafficking of Rohingya migrants fleeing Myanmar has been jailed for 35 years, […]

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At least four killed in Spain military air crash

At least four killed in Spain military air crash

Apr 09, – Andalusia’s regional prefect Antonio Sanz, who heads the local administration, said a burnt body had been found in the wreckage, raising the death toll to four. A spokeswoman for the emergency services had earlier said there were at least three dead and two seriously injured. At least four people were killed when […]

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Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Oct 17, – Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said search teams had recovered the bodies of 15 crash victims by the time their operations ended Thursday because of the strong current and darkness. He said they were unable to immediately identify them or their nationalities. Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy […]

October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Oct 14, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible. “There has to be a transition government, there has to be a new governing entity in […]

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
US shutdown seen dragging on as debt ceiling fight nears

US shutdown seen dragging on as debt ceiling fight nears

Oct 04, –  The shutdown of the US government appeared likely to drag on for another week and possibly longer as lawmakers consumed day three of the shutdown with a stalling game and there was no end in sight until the next crisis hits Washington around October 17. Bowing to the reality that the impasse […]

October 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Singapore pollution index back to “hazardous” levels

Singapore pollution index back to “hazardous” levels

June 23, AP – Singapore/Jakarta: Indonesia has deployed military planes to fight the blazes on Sumatra island from illegal burning that typically takes place in the June to September dry season to clear space for palm oil plantations. The fires are unusually widespread this year and the smog is the heaviest in Singapore’s history. Singapore’s […]

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