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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 […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 soldiers in Yemen’s Aden: officials

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 soldiers in Yemen’s Aden: officials

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 soldiers in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday, officials there said, a week after an attack by the militant Daesh group killed 50 troops nearby. The officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base in the Khor Maksar district when […]