International News

Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Apr 27, – By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise significantly. Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days […]

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Nepal earthquake- Death toll crosses 3,700, rescue operations in full swing

Nepal earthquake- Death toll crosses 3,700, rescue operations in full swing

Apr 27, – That number represented a jump of 500 from earlier on Monday. Some in the government fear the toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude quake could rise to as much as 5,000. The number of people killed in Nepal by the Himalayan country’s worst earthquake in eight decades has risen to 3,726, a home […]

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Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44- officials

Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44- officials

Apr 27, – Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of Peshawar and adjacent districts late Sunday, felling trees, causing dozens of roofs and walls to collapse and blocking many roads. A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a “mini-cyclone”, has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their […]

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European Crises

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans

Apr 24, – British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy. Yet hours after European Union leaders agreed in Brussels on Thursday to treble funding for EU […]

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EU leaders to pledge rescue for migrants, but no fix for problem

EU leaders to pledge rescue for migrants, but no fix for problem

Apr 23, – European Union leaders will reverse a cutback in rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Thursday to try to prevent record numbers of people drowning as they try to flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. But an emergency EU summit in Brussels, called after up to 900 went down […]

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Mediterranean migrant shipwreck disaster leaves 800 dead

Mediterranean migrant shipwreck disaster leaves 800 dead

Apr 21, – The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster. “We can say that 800 are dead,” said Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Italy on Tuesday. Representatives from the U.N. agency […]

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Arab Uprising

Saudi-led strikes kill at least 12 Yemeni rebels

Saudi-led strikes kill at least 12 Yemeni rebels

Apr 27, – The aircraft pounded five schools converted by the Shiite rebels into military bases in Ataq, the capital of Abyan province, military sources said. Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit anti-government forces in south Yemen Monday, killing at least 12 Huthi insurgents and allied forces as fighting continued across several provinces, military and local sources […]

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Assad air raids on Syrian market kill 40 civilians including women, children

Assad air raids on Syrian market kill 40 civilians including women, children

Apr 26, – Syrian government air strikes on a marketplace Sunday killed at least 40 civilians, including women and children, in a rebel-held town near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group said. The strikes on Darkush came a day after rebels seized Jisr al-Shughur, another town some 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the south […]

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ISIS video threatens Houthis  ‘we’ve arrived’ in Yemen

ISIS video threatens Houthis ‘we’ve arrived’ in Yemen

Apr 26, – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants recently released a video claiming that it has established an official presence in Yemen, vowing to kill members of the conflict-torn country’s Houthi militias. Donning matching uniforms and bearing AKM-S assault rifles in a desert landscape, the militants purportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS and […]

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Environment

Fresh 6.7 magnitude aftershock hits Nepal day after devastating earthquake kill 2000 people

Fresh 6.7 magnitude aftershock hits Nepal day after devastating earthquake kill 2000 people

Apr 26, – A major aftershock with an initial reading of magnitude 6.7 hit Nepal on Sunday, the day after a devastating earthquake shook the country, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Climbers on Mount Everest said they saw a new series of avalanches and rockfalls. Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the […]

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USA: Giant tornado rips through Illinois, seven other states on alert

USA: Giant tornado rips through Illinois, seven other states on alert

Apr 10, – Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest. One person was killed in Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 residents, and seven were taken to area hospitals for […]

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Chile volcano eruption spews ash and lava, forcing thousands to evacuate

Chile volcano eruption spews ash and lava, forcing thousands to evacuate

Mar 03, – Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities. The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, is one […]

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Health & Fitness

New Ebola cases trigger lockdown in Sierra Leone capital

New Ebola cases trigger lockdown in Sierra Leone capital

Feb 15, – Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were confirmed there, an official said Saturday. The measure, imposed Friday, affects the coastal district of Aberdeen, which contains both upscale hotels and informal settlements, said OB Sisay, […]

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Victory against Ebola ‘within our reach,’ says new U.N. mission chief

Victory against Ebola ‘within our reach,’ says new U.N. mission chief

Jan 04, – Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is “within our reach”, the U.N.’s new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the infection. “This is a global crisis. We definitely have a difficult time ahead of […]

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WHO: Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

WHO: Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

Dec 21, – The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the […]

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Women Rights

Amnesty: Afghan women activists face rising violence

Amnesty: Afghan women activists face rising violence

Apr 07, – Amnesty International says Afghan women activists who are working to improve the human rights situation in their country face increased violence, including threats, sexual assault and assassinations. In a report released Tuesday, the watchdog says both the Afghan government and the international community have abandoned the activists despite the gains they have […]

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Thanks to Obama, Woman gives birth in car while trapped in presidential traffic jam

Thanks to Obama, Woman gives birth in car while trapped in presidential traffic jam

Apr 05, – On one hand, you can focus on the positives, and note that a baby was born! Congrats to the new parents! How exciting, to have a new baby boy! everyone is “doing well,” so it seems like things are off to great start. The ever-popular “Thanks, Obama” gag may be an exaggeration of […]

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Moroccan women hold mass rally for gender equality

Moroccan women hold mass rally for gender equality

Mar 09, -Thousands of Moroccan women rallied in the capital Rabat on Sunday to demand gender equality and press the Islamist-led government to act against “all forms of discriminations” against them. The rally, which marks the International Woman’s Day, was called for by the so-called Coalition of Equality and Democracy backed by several political parties, […]

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