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Death toll in Thatta boat accident mounts to 17

KARACHI: At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 are still missing after two passenger boats collided in the sea off Thatta in southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday. The boats, carrying more than 60 people in total, were ferrying passengers to visit a popular Sufi Muslim shrine in the Sindh province when they…

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Death toll in Thatta boat capsize mounts to 16

THATTA: The death toll from a capsized boat off Mirpur Sakro coast rose to 16 while 47 people were rescued by divers.  At least fifty people, including women and children, drowned on Thursday when their boat capsized in Arabian Sea in Thatta district of Sindh. The incident occurred near Mirpur Sakro area in the coastal…

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Italian celebrity chef Carluccio dead at 80

LONDON: Celebrity chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio, whose television programmes and books were credited with turning British households on to Italian cooking, died on Wednesday aged 80. The London-based Carluccio was known for his namesake restaurant chain and his nurturing of the “Naked” chef Jamie Oliver, who became an even greater television star. “It is…

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Man ‘wakes up’ in the middle of his open casket funeral

NEWS DESK: The family of a young Peruvian man who died after undergoing a root canal operation have spoken of their distress when the man appeared to be breathing at his own funeral, reported The Independent. Watson Franklin Mandujano Doroteo, of the Peruvian city of Tingo María, was inside his coffin when some relatives noticed…

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Dead baby ‘moves’ minutes before burial

Tension prevailed at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Hospital, the third biggest government hospital in Telangana, India, on Sunday after a premature baby declared dead by a team of doctors allegedly showed movements minutes before the burial, reported Times of India. The shocked parents and relatives rushed the baby back to MGM Hospital and pulled…

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Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday. Sangita Ranawasia, who is five months’ pregnant and from India’s lowest Dalit caste, was recovering in hospital after she and seven family members…

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Argentina’s last polar bear ‘Arturo’ dies at 31: zoo

Buenos Aires: Argentina’s last polar bear, Arturo, has died aged 31, officials at the controversial zoo where he lived said Monday. Arturo was the latest of more than 60 animals to die over recent months at the zoo in the western city of Mendoza. Other animals were struck down by infections blamed on poor conditions…

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Amjad Sabri shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen riding motorbikes opened fire on a car in Karachi on Wednesday, killing famed Sufi singer Amjad Sabri, officials and family said. The deadly attack took place in Liaquatabad area of the city. According to eyewitnesses , Amjad Sabri was left critically wounded after the attack. He was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital,…

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Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile’s beaches

SANTIAGO, Chile: Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile’s Pacific beaches in recent months. Last year, scientists were shocked when more than 300 whales turned up dead on remote bays of the southern coast. It was the first in a series of grim finds….

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Ex-wrestler, entertainer Chyna found dead in home

NEW YORK: Former professional wrestler and reality television personality Chyna was found dead in her Los Angeles-area home on Wednesday, police said. She was 45 years old. Officers were called to Chyna’s Redondo Beach apartment after a friend found her in bed not breathing, the city’s police department said in a statement. She had not…

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Car bomb kills 34 in Turkey

ANKARA: A car bomb tore through a crowded transport hub in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125 in the second such attack in the administrative heart of the city in under a month. The blast, which could be heard several kilometers away, sent burning debris showering down…

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Rare Indus dolphin found dead

Wildlife officials found a dead dolphin on bank of Indus River near Sukkur city. Reports say the endangered mammals often die after getting entangled in illegal fishing nets and due to poison used by local fishermen. At least 12 rare Indus dolphins, facing extinction due to apathy of wildlife department, have died this year. Watch…

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Search for survivors as Lahore factory collapse death toll hits 18

LAHORE: At least 18 people have died and 51 injured after a multi-storey factory came down crashing on around 300 people working inside, Samaa reported. Rescue workers believe  around a hundred more are still trapped. “The building collapsed after the roof of its 2nd floor, where expansion work was underway, caved in. So far rescuers…

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Journalist shot dead in Tank

PESHAWAR: A Pakistani journalist was shot dead by unknown attackers in the remote Tank district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province  Tuesday, police said, a region where reporters are frequently targeted by Islamist militants. “Zaman Mehsud, 40,  was riding his motorcycle when gunmen awaiting along the road opened fire,” Rasool Shah, a senior police official in Tank,…

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Indian Dalit accused of stealing pigeon found hanged

ISLAMABAD: A 14-year-old Indian dalit boy was found  dead with wounds all over his body, hours after he was taken away by  the police in Haryana, which is battling anger after two young siblings  of a Dalit (low-caste) family were burnt alive in their home  on Monday. The boy’s family sat with his body on…

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46 Pakistanis confirmed dead in Mina; 53 still missing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ministry for Religious Affairs has confirmed martyrdom of 46 Pakistani pilgrims in Mina stampede, with 53 said to be still missing six days after the incident, Samaa reported. According to information released on the ministry’s official website, 46 Pakistani pilgrims have been martyred while 40 others are injured. Their details have been issued…

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Govt to send bereaved family members to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided that the government would send family members of the martyred pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The ministries of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs have been directed to make arrangements in this regard, said a PM House press release. The bereaved family members of those shaheed pilgrims who had lost…

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44 Pakistanis confirmed dead in Mina; 62 still missing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ministry for Religious Affairs has confirmed martyrdom of 44 Pakistani pilgrims in Mina stampede, with 62 still missing four days after the incident, Samaa reported. According to information released on the ministry’s official website, 44 Pakistani pilgrims have been martyred while 35 others are injured. Their details have been issued on the website:…

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Tragic boy’s picture galvanises migrant crisis

DAMASCUS: The small Syrian boy’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach has fast become one of the defining images of the migrant crisis in Europe and seems to be shifting public opinion. The photograph of Aylan Kurdi spread rapidly on social media and made the front pages of newspapers across Europe on Thursday, bringing home…

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Humanity Drowns With Aylan Kurdi

The image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned off one of Turkey’s most popular holiday resorts, shocked the world piling pressure on European leader to do something about the Syrian migrant crisis. His four-year-old brother, Ghaleb, and their mother, Rihana also drowned when their boat sank. Sad & shocking…Watch this report.

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Turkey arrests ‘four traffickers’ over migrant toddler’s death

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities have arrested four suspected traffickers over the deaths of 12 Syrian migrants in two boat sinkings, including a three-year-old boy whose image became a viral symbol of the tragedy of refugees, a report said Thursday. The four, all Syrian nationals aged between 30 and 41, are accused of “causing the death of…

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