Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Death toll from M8.2 quake in Mexico rises to 96

The death toll from the 8.2-magnitude quake in Mexico rose to 96, after the government of the southern state of Oaxaca reported new deaths on Monday. A powerful earthquake that struck Mexico last week has left some 2.5 million people in need of aid and...

528 people died by Cholera after it spread to 20 of DR Congo’s 26 provinces, WHO

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/906632713838280704 Outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in Congo, mainly due to poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean drinking water. But...

The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, UN Human Rights chief on Rohingya

Dear Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/907154341328453632 When you were finally able to accept your Nobel Peace Prize, you spoke eloquently of the ultimate aim of a world in which “every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabitants will have the freedom and the...

Iraqi authorities holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected IS fighters

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters. Reuters Exclusive - Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State fighters in a camp after government forces expelled the jihadist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in...

Two boats crowded with more than 300 Syrian refugees arrive in Cyprus

Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday, one of the largest group landings of migrants to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The crammed boats were towed into two different fishing ports...

Rohingya refugees in Pakistan fear for relatives in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees in Pakistan fear for relatives in Myanmar. For an estimated 300,000 Rohingya Muslims living in squalor in Pakistan's largest city, the news from Myanmar in the past two weeks is reviving painful memories of the violence that drove many of them here...

Rohingya refugees in Pakistan fear for relatives in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees in Pakistan fear for relatives in Myanmar. For an estimated 300,000 Rohingya Muslims living in squalor in Pakistan's largest city, the news from Myanmar in the past two weeks is reviving painful memories of the violence that drove many of them here...

Russian-backed Syrian army and the US-backed forces separately beating IS in Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) is rapidly losing ground in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, with the Russian-backed Syrian army and the U.S.-backed forces separately beating the terror-designated group. On Saturday, the Syrian government forces backed by the Russians, Iranian-backed fighters, and the tribal...

Microplastic contamination found in tap water around the world

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by...

Cannabis oil cured woman with brain tumour after chemotherapy failed

Woman, 49, given just months to live claims cannabis oil cured her brain tumour after chemotherapy failed. A woman diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour has credited cannabis oil for making her cancer-free. Lynn Cameron was told she had just ‘six to 18 months’ to...

Amnesty International slams US, UK for ‘emboldening’ Bahrain amid ‘disastrous decline in human rights’

Bahrain has cracked down on government critics over the past year, torturing, beating, and sexually assaulting at least 169 people, Amnesty International said, accusing the UK and US of turning a blind eye to “horrific abuses.” Amnesty said in a report entitled ‘No one can...

LIVE COVERAGE — Hurrucane Irma arrive in real time

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Live coverage of Hurricane Irma from WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida. 24/7 coverage of the impacts of the storm on Florida. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urm_h3x3RWw Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida’s Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of...

Crimes against Rohingya, organized Israeli plot, Iranian official

A senior Iranian official has slammed the ongoing brutal crackdown on the Rohingya in Myanmar, saying the Muslim community is suffering from organized crime at the hands of the Israeli regime. “The Zionist regime’s plot to cleanse its cruel and child-killing image and promote the...

Mexico M8.1 earthquake death toll rises to 64

The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday night has risen to 64, as more victims were registered in the poor southern states hardest hit by the disaster, authorities said on Saturday. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/906581436521742336 Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services,...

China to support North Korea in case of war

China will support Pyongyang and North Korea in case of a war with the US, according to reports. Report come from http://news.naver.com/. US Trump government to prevent the removal of tactical nuclear weapons, that the review and NBC have reported on the 8th (local time). He also...

EXCLUSIVE: Abusive ‘war on drugs’ targets children in Philippines, HRW

The apparent extrajudicial executions by Philippine police of two children over a three-day period underscores the need for a United Nations inquiry into President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. While several dozen children under 18 have died in...

Syria denied UN report accusing govt. of using sarin gas against its own people in Idlib

Syria has denied a UN report that accuses the government of carrying out a sarin attack against its own people in Idlib province. The Syrian government says it has never and will never use chemical weapons. On Wednesday, the UN accused Damascus of carrying out 20...

Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims an “ethnic cleansing” — HRW

Human Rights Watch has warned that the Myanmar army’s violence against Rohingya Muslims has all the hallmarks of a campaign of “ethnic cleansing.” The rights group called on the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on the issue. It also said the top world...

At least 1,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims may have been killed in Myanmar, UN

The number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh in the last two weeks to escape the violence in Myanmar has shot up to about 270,000, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. Vivian Tan said the number had jumped from an estimate...

Over 110 mass graves discovered in central Burundi

The Burundian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has discovered over 110 mass graves in Mwaro province in central Burundi, TRC said on Friday in Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi. "Statistics on mass graves in Mwaro province show that massacres that took place in Burundi in...

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