Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pakistan — 91 people confirmed dead in Quetta and Parachinar bombings

According to a local administrator the death toll from Friday's bombings in Quetta and Parachinar cities went up to 91 on Tuesday after 22 more victims succumbed to their wounds at hospitals. Most people were killed in suspected twin suicide blasts in Parachinar city, the...

Several big companies targets of global cyberattack

Several big companies say are targets of global cyberattack says AFP news agency on Tuesday. Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard, told Reuters.  According to Reuters, company and government officials reported major disruption to the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government...

57 dead in US-led air strikes on IS prison

57 dead in US-led air strikes on IS prison reported monitoring group said on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/879648294997118978 Dozens killed in U.S.-led airstrike on purported Daesh-run prison in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr. https://twitter.com/GonzaloSound/status/879627878790549504 An airstrike on a jail run by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria has killed at least 57...

US found ‘potential’ evidence Syria is preparing for chemical attack

The White House says it has found "potential" evidence Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack, reported ABC news on Monday referring press secretary Sean Spicer.  Press secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement on Monday that the US, "has identified potential preparations" for...

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...

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