Monday, June 26, 2017

34 confirmed dead in China floods, 93 missing in landslide

Over 3,000 rescuers are searching for 93 people still buried under rocks and mud by a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province, authorities said. The landslide engulfed 62 homes in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba. At...

Pakistan Massacre: Death toll caused by series of explosions has risen to 85

The death toll from a series of terrorist attacks in Parachinar, Quetta and Karachi in Pakistan Friday, has risen to 85 people, with a dozen of critically injured dying in hospitals overnight, told RT on Sunday.  The death toll from twin blasts at a local...

Cholera cases in Yemen has now exceeded 200,000

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now exceeded 200,000, the United Nations says. The joint statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization said the country was now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, reported BBC on Saturday. The two...

141 feared buried in China landslide, with up to 46 homes destroyed

More than 140 people are feared buried alive after torrential rain touched off a landslide in southwestern China, according to news agency reports. https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/878479779971735552 The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local time (22:00 GMT Friday), the Xinhua...

Terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca has been foiled

A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca has been foiled by security forces, the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry announced on Friday, Al Arabiya TV reported. According to the spokesman, the attack was planned by three terror groups, two based in Mecca and...

More than 50 people killed by series of explosions in Pakistan past 24h

Numerous attacks have rocked Pakistan on the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan. The events have already been dubbed "Pakistan's black Friday." https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/878342281736011776 Multiple blasts killed at least 40 people across Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern...

Cholera in Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by September — UN

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/878183968364822528 "Probably at the end of August we will reach 300,000" cases, UN children's agency spokeswoman Meritxell Relano...

US-led coalition air strikes killed 472 civilians in Syria past month — monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. Monitoring group said the period between May 23 and June 23 saw...

Hundreds of earthquakes near Yellowstone

The US Geological Survey tallied more than 500 earthquakes around a massive active volcano in Yellowstone National Park. If the volcano erupts it will be the largest event of its kind since Mt. St. Helen decades ago, though scientists say there’s only a 1-in-730...

Amnesty International urges probe into report of UAE tortured hundreds of people Yemen

Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen -- Human Rights group Amnesty International has called on the UN to lead a investigation into allegations that the United Arab Emirates and its allied Yemeni security forces detained and tortured hundreds of people. In a statement released...

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