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Israeli gunfire wounds at least 28 Palestinians as Gaza border protests build

Israeli gunfire wounds at least 28 Palestinians as Gaza border protests build

Israeli gunfire wounded at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, medics said, and protesters streamed to the frontier for the climax of a six-week demonstration as the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. Protests were expected to escalate during the day, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, as loudspeakers […]

Wild storms kill at least 70 in India

Wild storms kill at least 70 in India

NEW DELHI – At least 70 people have been killed and over 100 injured after a fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India, officials said Monday. Winds of over 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour struck parts of north, east and southern India late Sunday, uprooting trees, electricity pylons and damaging houses, officials […]

At least two policemen martyred and six injured in powerful explosion on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road

At least two policemen martyred and six injured in powerful explosion on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road

QUETTA: At least six people were injured after a power explosion rocked Quetta’s Zarghoon road near the Balochistan Assembly building. Rescue personnel said at least people were injured in the explosion, which took place near a police truck parked close to GPO Chowk on Zarghoon Road, located in the city’s high-security Red Zone. Security personnel […]

At least 15 dead, building destroyed by fire in Mumbai

At least 15 dead, building destroyed by fire in Mumbai

Fire tore through a Mumbai building where a rooftop party was being held early on Friday, killing at least 15 people and leaving many injured, police said. The blaze started just after midnight in a top floor restaurant in the centre of the city and quickly spread to two adjacent bars, destroying the entire building […]

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

  JAKARTA: A tropical cyclone which hit Indonesia’s main island of  Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides which left 19 dead, an official said Wednesday. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Java, while four others perished in floods unleashed by Cyclone Cempaka. “Thousands of homes, hectares of agricultural land and public facilities are […]

At least 15 dead in Egypt church bombing: state media

At least 15 dead in Egypt church bombing: state media

AFP A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass, state media reported, in the latest apparent attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians. Some 40 people were wounded in the blast, which struck at a Coptic Church in the Nile Delta […]

One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting

One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting

REUTERS One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, police said.The shooting took place at Cameo Night Club, the Cincinnati Police Department said on Twitter.A spokeswoman for the department would not confirm the shooting or provide any details.At least 15 […]

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the northern […]

At least 25 killed, over 30 injured in Parachinar market blast

At least 25 killed, over 30 injured in Parachinar market blast

PARACHINAR: At least 25 people were killed and over 30 injured early Saturday when a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in the northwestern city of Parachinar in Kurram tribal agency, officials said. The political administration in Kurram tribal agency confirmed the death toll and said the injured were shifted to the Agency Headquarters […]

Kyrgyzstan says at least 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

Kyrgyzstan says at least 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) – A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the cargo plane hit at around 7:30 am local time (0130 […]

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

NEW DELHI: At least 19 people died Saturday after a boat carrying some 40 revellers returning from a kite festival capsized in the Ganges River in eastern India, police said. “We can confirm that 19 people have died. Rescue operations are on to find those still missing,” Manu Maharaj, a senior police superintendent, told AFP. […]

At least 31 dead, 72 injured in Mexico fireworks market blast

At least 31 dead, 72 injured in Mexico fireworks market blast

TULTEPEC: A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said. The conflagration in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts that sent a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital. The market had been packed […]