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Air strikes kill 11 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Air strikes in northwestern Syria on Thursday, thought to have been carried out by regime ally Russia, killed 11 civilians including two children, a British-based monitor said. The raids, which hit a residential zone in the area of Zardana in the northwestern province of Idlib, also wounded 50 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights…

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June 8, 2018


Seven Turkish soldiers die in Syria, including five in tank attack

ANKARA: Seven Turkish soldiers were killed Saturday in Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria, including five who died in a single attack on a tank, the army said. The losses marked the highest toll in one day for the Turkish military in operation “Olive Branch”, launched on January 20 against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection…

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February 4, 2018


Italian teen among 6 killed in Italy Alps avalanche

ROME: Six climbers, including a teenager, were killed in an Alpine avalanche on Saturday that struck Monte Nevoso area, close to Italy’s border with Austria, rescuers said. The victims included five Italian nationals, one of whom was 16, and an Austrian woman. The six were among a group of 15 people who were very close…

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March 13, 2016


Toll hits 12 in record NY Legionnaires’ outbreak

NEW YORK: The death toll has risen to 12 from an unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York that saw 113 people contract the form of pneumonia, officials said Monday. Seventy-six people have now been treated and discharged from hospital since the outbreak began on July 10 in the south Bronx, a less prosperous…

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August 11, 2015


Pakistan monsoon death toll reaches 17

ISLAMABAD: At least six people were killed on Wednesday when their pick-up truck was swept away by a seasonal stream in southwest Pakistan, officials said, the latest victims of torrential rain and flooding that began last week. Their deaths bring the overall toll from this year's monsoon-linked floods to at least 17, with nearly 200…

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July 22, 2015


Injured toll in S.Africa train crash tops 200

JOHANNESBURG: More than 200 passengers were injured in a commuter train crash in south Johannesburg late Friday, medical officials said, as investigators examined the scene the morning after the accident. No fatalities were reported from the collision when one train ploughed into a stationery train near Booysens station as workers headed home from the city,…

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July 18, 2015


Karachi heatwave: Death toll rises to 1259

KARACHI: Eight more people died of heat stroke at different hospitals of Karachi on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 1259 in last twelve days. According to Samaa's correspondent, as many as 150 people died on the first Ramazan (June 19), the toll crossed 300 on the next day. At least 350 people died on…

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July 1, 2015


Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 141

MEDAN: The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane, which had been packed with military personnel and their families, rose to 141 Wednesday as rescuers used heavy machinery to search the debris. The Hercules C-130 transporter crashed into a residential area in the city of Medan on Tuesday, shortly after taking…

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July 1, 2015


Nepal landslide toll climbs to 35

KATHMANDU: Rescuers on Friday recovered 14 more bodies following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal, taking the confirmed death toll to 35. Up to 20 people are still missing after the landslide, which crushed villages in mountainous Taplejung district Thursday following incessant rains. “The toll has reached 35, but we believe another…

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June 12, 2015


Toll in China ship tragedy rises past 400

BEIJING: Salvage and rescue personnel bowed their heads on Sunday morning as ship horns blared in tribute to the victims of China's worst shipping disaster in nearly seven decades after the death toll reached 431. The solemn ceremony was held in remembrance of those who died and were still missing after the “Eastern Star” cruise…

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June 7, 2015


Terrorism takes its toll on economy

Besides loss of thousand of precious lives, the menace of terrorism is taking its heavy toll on Pakistan’s economy. Watch this report.

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June 5, 2015


Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

KATHMANDU: Nepalese authorities said Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of a massive earthquake as the death toll from the disaster rose to 7,557. The government said that more than 131,500 Nepalese military and police personnel were now taking part in the massive aid operation…

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May 5, 2015


Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204

KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 6,204, the National Emergency Operations Centre said in its latest update on Friday. A further 13,932 people were injured in Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake, added the centre. More than 100 people in neighbouring India and China also died in the quake, officials say….

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May 1, 2015


Nepal quake toll could reach 10,000

KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal's earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines. “The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Koirala said in an interview. “It is a challenge and a…

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April 28, 2015


Nepal quake toll rises to 4,310

KATHMANDU: The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 4,310, the home ministry said on Tuesday. A further 7,953 people are now known to have been injured in Saturday's quake, said ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. Officials had previously put the death toll at 4,010, while nearly 100 people have also been…

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April 28, 2015


Nepal quake toll jumps to 1,900

KATHMANDU: Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army office Santosh Nepal led a group of rescuers that worked all night to open a passage into a…

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April 26, 2015


Shikarpur Imamabargah bombing toll hits 60

SHIKARPUR: A powerful bomb tore through a packed  Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years. Sectarian terrorists targeted the Imambargah (a Shiite mosque) in Shikarpur in Sindh province, around 470 kilometres (300 miles) north of Karachi, as hundreds of worshippers…

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January 30, 2015


Ebola toll alarmingly reaches 6,583: WHO

DAKAR: The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the three worst-hit countries in West Africa reached 6,583 as of Dec. 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Updated figures on the WHO website showed that 18,188 cases have been recorded in the three nations in the worst outbreak of the disease on…

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December 13, 2014


Ebola toll nears 7,000: WHO

GENEVA: Nearly 7,000 people have died from Ebola in west Africa, the World Health Organization said late Friday, adding some 1,200 more deaths to a toll from two days earlier. A total of 16,169 people were infected with Ebola of whom 6,928 died in the three countries at the centre of the outbreak — Sierra…

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November 29, 2014


Thar toll rises to 48 as another infant dies

THARPARKAR: Compounded by multiple problems including rampant poverty and malnutrition, the ruthless killer famine is still on the rampage in Tharparkar as another infant passed away overnight pushing the death  toll to 48.   The newly born child was under treatment in Civil Hospital of Mithi. His death mounted the overall death tally to 48…

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November 7, 2014


Wagah border blast fatalities jump to 59

LAHORE: The death toll of Sunday's suicide blast that tore through the crowds of spectators leaving after a colourful border closing ceremony at Wagah has climbed to 59, officials confirmed. The explosion, which wounded more than 120, came at Wagah border gate near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore after the “flag-lowering” ceremony, a display…

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November 2, 2014