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Syria’s Assad launched chemical attack on his own people, then bombed the hospital treating victims

Syria’s Assad launched chemical attack on his own people, then bombed the hospital treating victims

The worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a toxic kill zone in rebel held town on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in the country’s six-year war. US and its western leader’s including President Trump blamed the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad and called on its patrons, Russia and Iran, […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Over 100 dead, 400 injured after Syria’s Bashar al Assad ordered chemical attack on Rebels

Over 100 dead, 400 injured after Syria’s Bashar al Assad ordered chemical attack on Rebels

Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children in Syria, US President Donald Trump condemned the “heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime,”. A monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said the attack took place in the early morning hours. The US government report came later the chemical agent […]

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Train derails in north India, killing 96 and trapping others

Train derails in north India, killing 96 and trapping others

At least 96 people were killed Sunday when 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India, with rescue workers using cutting torches to try to pull out survivors, police said. Daljeet Chaudhary, a director general of police, said the death toll was likely to rise because rescue workers had […]

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Cameroon train crash kills more than 70, injures 600

Cameroon train crash kills more than 70, injures 600

Oct 23, – Bodies remained strewn along the tracks as rescue workers searched for more injured or dead. The injured were being taken to hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the port city where the train was heading, Douala, officials said, as the president declared Monday to be a national day of mourning. Authorities in […]

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Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

Sep 28, – Desperate residents describe horrific scenes in Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, with hospitals and underground shelters hit by indiscriminate airstrikes that the U.N. said may amount to a war crime. With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are […]

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Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Sep 25, – The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water following the escalation in fighting over the past few days. Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in […]

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria’s first responders- ‘Most dangerous job in the world’

Syria’s first responders- ‘Most dangerous job in the world’

Aug  20, – “We called out: ‘We are the Civil Defense, is anyone able to hear us?’” Fadlallah said of the rescue operation earlier this summer. “They were on the first floor, with four floors above them, but they were protected by the ceiling, which had collapsed at a slant.” It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and […]

August 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo hit hospital, market, kill 18

Airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo hit hospital, market, kill 18

Aug  12, – The air raids hit the only hospital for women and children in the town of Kafr Hamra before dawn, killing two staffers, including a nurse. The Syrian Civil Defense, a group of first responders, said it pulled 10 people alive from under the rubble. Airstrikes in opposition areas of Syria’s northern Aleppo […]

August 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Aug 09, – Trudging through mud that was sometimes up to their knees, emergency teams used sniffer dogs to find more bodies in the rubble and worked to dig damaged homes out of the muck. Hundreds of soldiers and rescue workers searched for the missing Monday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Earl triggered landslides […]

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Gunmen attack Pakistan university, kill at least 21 people

Gunmen attack Pakistan university, kill at least 21 people

Jan 20, – Deputy Inspector General Saeed Wazir said at least three students had been killed in the attack, and a spokesman for the rescue workers said eight bodies had been recovered so far. A group of militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday and killed at least eight people, officials said, […]

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