300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Rome: More than 300 migrants were feared drowned Wednesday after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, the latest boat disaster on the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. The victims were among migrants mainly from sub-Saharan Africa who had left the coast of Libya at the weekend in four small boats, the UN refugee agency said. “This is a tragedy on an enormous scale and a stark reminder that... 

At least 24 feared dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KATHMANDU: At least 24 people were feared dead when a passenger bus plunged Thursday into a river in mountainous western Nepal, triggering a search operation for any survivors, police said. The bus, carrying at least 45 passengers, veered off a narrow road in Jajarkot region in the morning, police officer Sher Bahadur Chaudhary said. “At least two dozen passengers are feared dead,” Chaudhary told from Jajarkot. With... 

IS seize Kurdish HQ in Syria’s Kobane massacre feared

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SURUC: Islamic State fighters have captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, with a UN envoy warning thousands would likely be massacred if it falls to them. Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the fighters closing off the last escape route for civilians still in the area, prompting an appeal Friday for urgent military assistance. US-led warplanes have intensified... 

15 feared dead in Bulgaria explosives blast

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SOFIA: Fifteen people were feared dead Thursday after a blast flattened a Bulgarian explosives plant that decommissioned landmines, with the government saying there was “minimal” chance of finding survivors. “There are no signs of life at the site of the explosion” that ripped through the plant near the northwestern village of Gorni Lom late on Wednesday, civil defence force director Nikolay Nikolov... 

More than 30 feared dead on Japan volcano police

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

OTAKI: The first deaths were confirmed Sunday among more than 30 hikers feared killed near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam. Rescue workers battling rocketing levels of sulphurous gas found 31 people in “cardiac arrest” near the summit of 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, police and local officials said. The... 

Norway on alert over feared ‘terrorist’ attack

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

OSLO: Norway has taken exceptional security measures after being informed of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought in Syria, the country´s intelligence chief said Thursday. The move comes as concerns are mounting in Europe about the growing national security threat posed by militants returning from war-torn Syria. The domestic intelligence service (PST) “recently received... 

25 killed scores more feared dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks

Posted by on May 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAJARIA: Divers battled Friday to recover bodies trapped in the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry that was sunk by a giant wave, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 25 with scores more feared drowned. As survivors blamed the captain of the MV Miraz for refusing to take shelter from a gathering storm, an investigation was launched into whether it had been carrying too many passengers. Bangladesh is no stranger to... 

11 persons feared buried as landslide hit a house in Dir Bala

Posted by on Apr 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Jets pound militant hideouts in N Waziristan casualties feared

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MIRANSHAH: Pakistani fighter jets pounded militants’ hideouts in North Waziristan on late Monday night, Geo News reported. Sources said the security forces launched action near Miranshah and targeted several hideouts of the militants. Sources added that casualties are feared in the action. There are reports of action in South Waziristan as well. View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →

Thirty feared dead in fire at Canadian home for elderly

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

L´ISLE-VERTE: Canadian firefighters searched the ashes of a Quebec retirement home Thursday after it burned nearly to the ground on a bleak midwinter night, leaving more than 30 residents feared dead. Officials said the remains of three victims had been recovered and some 30 more were unaccounted for, while the local fire chief said rescuers would continue to search for bodies through the night. The search and an investigation... 


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