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Torrential rains kill three, injures 42

Heavy rain turned some streets into raging rivers

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April 10, 2019


Government school in Quetta likely to collapse soon

Given the condition of the building, it can collapse any moment

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October 27, 2018


Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran: seismological centre

TEHRAN: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though minimal damage was reported. Eighteen people were wounded in the quake, which struck in the villages of Hejdak and Ravar in Kerman province, the national emergency service told state broadcaster IRIB. Officials said old houses were damaged…

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December 13, 2017


How perfumes and artificial fragrances can damage your health

NEWS DESK: From the inescapable cologne on a fellow train passenger to the diffuser sticks in our bathrooms and bedrooms, fragrances are all around us. They’re used to make us more attractive, to set a certain mood, and to mask natural odours – and they could be making us sick, according to a new book,…

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October 5, 2017


Damage, some injuries as quake jolts Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Friday, cracking roads and buildings in the region and injuring climbers on the popular peak, officials and media reports said. State officials were quoted by the New Straits Times saying at least four climbers had suffered injuries including broken bones and head wounds…

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June 5, 2015


Shahbaz says PTI’s main target is to damage economy

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said Monday that PTI’s Azadi March main target is to damage the country’s economic progress, Samaa reports. Referring to Imran Khan’s call to launch a civil disobedience campaign last night, Punjab chief minister said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s hidden agenda is now in open. “It’s main objective is to target economy…

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August 18, 2014


Khan, Qadri won’t damage democracy: Malik

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and PPP Senator Rehman Malik said on Friday that both Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri assured that they would not damage democracy. In his Twitter message Malik wrote that he gave them message of former president Asif Zardari for not damaging democracy. Earlier, PPP leader Zardari had said that peaceful protest…

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August 15, 2014


Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes northern Chile, no damage reported

WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was located 63 miles northwest of the copper-exporting port of Iquique and had a depth of 7.1 miles, the USGS said. It was followed by…

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March 22, 2014


Sindh Festival's stage does not damage ruins of Mohenjodaro: Bilawal

Web DeskISLAMABAD/ LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) patron-in-chief, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the stage made for the launching ceremony of upcoming Sindh Festival 2014 did not damage the ruins of Mohenjodaro, SAMAA reports.Bilawal visited the site today along with archaeology experts, who gave him briefing.It is to be mentioned here that Bilawal Bhutto was…

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January 30, 2014


Weakening Raymond soaks southwestern Mexico, no major damage

ACAPULCO: More heavy rain spawned by Hurricane Raymond as it churns over the Pacific fell on southwestern Mexico on Tuesday, soaking areas hit by record flooding last month, but forecasters said the storm was weakening and appeared unlikely to reach land.The port and schools remained closed in the resort city of Acapulco, which also was…

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October 22, 2013


Magnitude 7 quake strikes off coast of Peru, some damage reported

LIMA: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Peru's southern coast on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and local media reported that some homes had crumbled in a region near the quake.The epicenter of the earthquake, which was 29 miles (46 kilometers) deep, was 29 miles south of the town of Acari in Peru's southern…

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September 25, 2013


Strong quake strikes Guatemala, no initial reports of damage

MEXICO CITY: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Guatemala close to the border with Mexico on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of serious damage or injuries.”At the moment, we have no reports of damage or victims,” said Mel Aparicio, an official at Guatemala's emergency services.Several empty homes that had…

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September 7, 2013


Arthur says sacking caused immense damage to career

JOHANESBURG: Mickey Arthur has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for forcing him to take legal action over his “unfair” sacking as coach of the national team and said the incident had caused major damage to his career and reputation.South African Arthur, the first non-Australian to coach the team, had a contract until 2015 but was sacked…

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July 21, 2013


Magnitude 5.7 quake hits central Chile, no damage reported

SANTIAGO: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit the central Chilean region of Valparaiso at 5:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the nearby capital of Santiago but no reports of damage.The quake struck 68 miles (110 km) north-northeast of Santiago at a depth of 62 miles (100 km), the U.S. Geological Survey…

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June 19, 2013


Rockets kill one, damage Quaid Azam Residency in Ziarat

QUETTA: A rocket attack by unknown people killed a policeman on Saturday and gutted an historic summer retreat used by Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan, only days after a new government vowed to end a guerrilla war there.Three rocket propelled grenades slammed into the heritage Quaid Azam Residency in…

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June 15, 2013


US govt reviews security damage from NSA disclosures

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has launched an internal review of the potential damage to national security from leaks about US surveillance efforts, as a group of senators and technology companies on Tuesday pushed the government to be more open about the top-secret programs.A senior US intelligence official said the review will be separate from a…

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June 12, 2013


As scandals mount, White House springs into damage control

WASHINGTON: With no sign of an end to three mushrooming scandals, the White House acknowledged the rising political dangers on Wednesday by launching a concerted effort at damage control.In a whirlwind few hours, the administration moved forcefully to counter criticism of its handling of the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the seizure of reporters' phone…

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May 16, 2013


Quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no damage reported

PERTH: A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 46 miles (74 km) west of Bougainville island in Papua New Guinea on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, originally registered at 6.7 magnitude, was 40 miles deep.”Although anything at less than 100 km (62 miles) depth is considered shallow, we're not expecting anything…

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April 14, 2013


Quake hits Guatemala, no initial reports of damage

GUATEMALA CITY: A powerful earthquake struck Guatemala close to the capital city on Monday, though emergency services said there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.The epicenter of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.8, was only 6 miles southeast of Guatemala City but it was at a depth of 124.6…

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March 26, 2013


Experimental Roche drug shows promise in reducing heart damage

SAN FRANCISCO: A single dose of an experimental Roche biotech drug that blocks inflammation reduced damage to the heart during artery clearing angioplasty procedures, according to data from a midstage trial presented on Sunday.The drug, inclacumab, was significantly better than a placebo in decreasing levels of molecular markers, or enzymes, that are used to diagnose…

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March 10, 2013


Countrywide lashing rains continue to heap damage

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: The tempestuous downpours across the country continued to wreak havoc, claiming the lives of at least 34 people in different areas of the country amidst lack of appropriate rain management measures, SAMAA reported Wednesday.The electrocution, landslides and cave-ins of mud-houses and rooftops are the major causes of these deaths.In Lahore area of Jauhar…

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February 5, 2013