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At least 31 killed in India’s northeast, Bangladesh by heavy rains

At least 31 killed in India’s northeast, Bangladesh by heavy rains

July  30, – Persistent heavy rains this week have caused widespread disruption across South Asia, with at least 68 people killed in Nepal by flash floods and landslides. At least 17 people have been killed by heavy rains and flooding in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, while at least 14 people have died in […]

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India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

Jul 30, – The police barred media from publishing images of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon’s funeral, apparently fearing a backlash against the execution that many said was driven by politics. Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people […]

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Nepal quake survivor drank urine while trapped for 82 hours

Nepal quake survivor drank urine while trapped for 82 hours

Apr 29, – Rishi Khanal, 27, had just finished lunch at a hotel in Kathmandu and had gone up to the second floor when everything suddenly started to move and fall apart. He was struck by falling masonry and trapped with his foot crushed under rubble. A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed […]

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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Nepal: Rescuers pull 13th body from snow after Mount Everest’s deadly avalanche

Nepal: Rescuers pull 13th body from snow after Mount Everest’s deadly avalanche

Apr 20, – Nepal’s authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world’s highest peak that killed 13 others. A section of the route over the dreaded Khumbu Icefall, a climbing pass where the avalanche swept […]

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