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Air strike kills 16 civilians near Damascus- monitor

Air strike kills 16 civilians near Damascus- monitor

At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. It said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the strike on the town Hammuriyeh in the opposition bastion of Eastern Ghouta, which has […]

March 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages- officials

Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages- officials

Aug  15, – Thousands of people in the impoverished eastern state of Kasala bordering Eritrea fled their homes after the river Gash burst its banks, flooding entire villages inhabited by farmers. Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an […]

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At least 75 dead, missing in recent China flooding

At least 75 dead, missing in recent China flooding

July 20, – The figures released by the Civil Affairs Ministry come amid continuing heavy downpours that have caused havoc across usually dry regions, including the capital Beijing. Already, 576 people have been recorded as dead or missing nationwide in the first half of the year. At least 75 people in northern China have died […]

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73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

May 21, – In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands of homes remained inundated, though there were signs that the waters were receding. About 243,000 people remained in temporary shelters nationwide. Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continued […]

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Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Jul 25, – The latest fatalities in Chitral in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province brought the number of deaths blamed on the flooding this week to 42 nationwide. Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, as rescuers found the bodies of another 24 people killed by the flooding inundating parts of the […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

Oct 01, – UNAMI said on Tuesday that it recorded 979 Iraqis killed in September. The fatalities include those among security forces and troops killed in insurgent attacks nationwide. The U.N. figure was lower than its July death toll, which stands at 1,057. The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed […]

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Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Sep 30, –  The country’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings to stage attacks. The deadliest of the day’s bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot, killing seven people and […]

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EU, UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality

EU, UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality

Joint fund will support civil society projects to eliminate violence against women, foster women’s economic empowerment and promote women’s political participation and leadership Santiago, 15 June 2013 – The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile. […]

June 16, 2013 | By More
Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

June 9, AP – Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Saturday, in a show of defiance against the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s call a day earlier for an immediate end to the 9-day show of unrest. Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
Erdogan blames ‘dissidents’ as two die during protest in Turkey

Erdogan blames ‘dissidents’ as two die during protest in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Thousands have joined anti-government rallies across Turkey since Friday, when police launched a pre-dawn raid against a peaceful sit-in protesting plans to uproot trees in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square. Since then, the demonstrations by mostly secular-minded Turks have spiraled into Turkey’s biggest anti-government disturbances in years, and have spread to many […]

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