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Dozens killed in air raid on Yemen wedding: medics

SANAA: Dozens were killed and wounded in an air raid on a wedding party in Yemen, local officials said Monday, with Huthi rebels blaming a Saudi-led military coalition. The Iran-backed rebels who control most of northern Yemen blamed Sunday’s attack on the Arab coalition that backs the country’s government, in the latest in a string…

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April 23, 2018


Dozens killed in ‘Saudi’ strikes on funeral in Yemen

Rebels in control of Yemen’s capital accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting them of killing dozens of people Saturday and wounding hundreds more in air strikes on a funeral attended by senior officials. The strikes came as Saudi Arabia, which has overseen the bombing of Huthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015, is under increasing international…

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October 8, 2016


Dozens of crocodile heads dumped in Australian town

SYDNEY: Up to 70 rotting crocodile heads have been found in an old freezer dumped at a remote Australian town, police said Tuesday, with the culprits facing large fines and jail time if convicted of the killings. Several teenagers made the grisly find behind a row of shops at Humpty Doo, 40 kilometres (25 miles)…

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August 4, 2015


Dozens escape Iraqi prison, 50 inmates, 12 police killed

BAGHDAD: Fifty inmates and 12 policemen were killed when a riot erupted and dozens escaped from an Iraqi prison holding hundreds of people jailed for acts of terrorism, security and police officials said on Saturday. The deaths occurred on site at the Al-Khalis prison, about 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, and during a…

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May 9, 2015


Afghanistan snow storms kill over 80, but ease drought fear

KABUL: More than 80 people have been killed in Afghanistan in avalanches following heavy snow, officials said on Wednesday, with the bad weather set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought. Officials warned of an imminent humanitarian emergency in areas most severely hit by the bad…

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February 25, 2015


Dozens injured in Lahore gas cylinder explosion

LAHORE: Dozens of fast food lovers sustained injuries in gas cylinder explosion at a burger shop here on Tuesday, Samaa reported. As eating out is an integral part of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations,  a large number of people including children were at the burger outlet, located in Thokar Niaz Baig, by the time of the blast. Emergency…

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July 29, 2014


Scores killed, injured in China terror attack

BEIJING: Scores of people were killed and injured in a “terrorist attack” in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday. A knife-wielding gang attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early Monday, the official Xinhua news agency said citing local police, and “dozens…

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July 29, 2014


Thai police officer killed, dozens hurt in Bangkok clashes

BANGKOK: A Thai police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.Violence erupted as the authorities launched their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from sites around state offices in the capital, where anti-government rallies have been…

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February 18, 2014


Syrian car bomb kills at least 18, dozens wounded

BEIRUT: At least 18 people, including women and children, were killed by a car bomb that went off near a school in the village of Al-Kafat in central Syria on Thursday, a monitoring group said.The death toll was likely to rise because some of the dozens of people wounded were in critical condition, the Britain-based…

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January 9, 2014


Dozens of polling stations ablaze on eve of disputed Bangladesh poll

DHAKA: Nearly 60 polling stations in Bangladesh were set on fire and three people were killed on the eve of Sunday's election in which the ruling Awami League looks certain to prevail in a walkover as the main opposition party boycotts the poll.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) called a 48-hour strike from Saturday morning and…

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January 4, 2014


Russian police round up dozens after suicide bombings

MOSCOW: Police detained dozens of people on Tuesday in sweeps through the Russian city of Volgograd after two deadly attacks in less than 24 hours that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics.A man wounded when a bomber set off a blast in the city's railway station on Sunday died overnight, bringing the toll…

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December 31, 2013


Egypt arrests dozens under new anti-terror law

CAIRO: Egypt increased pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday, detaining at least 38 of its supporters on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation the day after it was declared one by the government, security officials said.General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief who led the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July,…

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December 26, 2013


Dozens dead in clash with Libyan militiamen in Tripoli

TRIPOLI: At least 32 people were killed and almost 400 wounded in gun battles between Libyan militiamen and armed residents in Tripoli on Friday in some of the worst street fighting in the capital since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is struggling to control rival militias, Islamist militants and other former fighters…

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November 16, 2013


Suicide bomb kills 30, wounds dozens in Syria's Hama

BEIRUT: A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with 1.5 metric tons of explosives killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens in Syria's central city of Hama on Sunday, state media reported.The man blew himself up inside the vehicle on a busy road on the outskirts of the city, the SANA agency said.It blamed…

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October 20, 2013


Dozens killed in new migrant shipwreck south of Sicily

PALERMO: Dozens of people died on Friday when a boat carrying around 250 migrants capsized between Sicily and Tunisia, in the second such shipwreck this month, the Italian coastguard said.The Italian news agency ANSA reported that around 50 corpses had been sighted, including around 10 children, following the incident about 60 miles south of the…

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October 12, 2013


Multan: Dozens hold demo against petroleum, electricity price hike

Staff ReportMULTAN: Angered by the sharp increase in power and oil prices, dozens of people took to the streets in Multan on Tuesday and chanted slogans against the federal government. Demonstrators carrying banners and placards blocked Vehari Road for traffic and demanded the government provide relief to common man. They called for immediate withdrawal of…

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October 1, 2013


Prayer leader among dozens arrested in Karachi operation

Staff report KARACHI: Rangers and police continue raids in Karachi against criminals, arresting two suspects from Gulshan Zia colony of Orangi Town on Saturday. According to reports, police and rangers raided a house at Zia Colony and arrested two suspects along with weapons. Sources say that the suspects belong to a banned organization. In a…

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September 14, 2013


Dozens dead in fire at Russian psychiatric hospital

MOSCOW: A fire killed 37 people in a Russian psychiatric hospital on Friday, the second deadly blaze at such a facility this year and it was likely to heighten concerns about Russia's treatment of the mentally ill and other wards of the state.There have been many deadly fires at state institutions like hospitals and schools…

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September 13, 2013


BlackBerry lays off dozens of U.S. sales staff: WSJ

NEW YORK: Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd cut several dozen jobs from its U.S. sales team on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.The layoffs are part of rolling job cuts that have been ongoing for several weeks, the people told the paper.”I can confirm a small number of employees…

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September 11, 2013


Dozens hurt by tornadoes in Japan

Tornadoes tore through eastern Japan on Monday, injuring dozens of people, at least one seriously, and destroying some buildings.

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September 4, 2013


Syria rebels seize strategic town, kill dozens of Assad fighters

BEIRUT: Rebel forces took control of a strategic town in northern Syria on Monday, killing more than 50 pro-government fighters and cutting off government forces' only supply route out of the city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The Britain-based Observatory also said it had obtained a photograph showing the execution of Alawite…

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August 26, 2013

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