More than 1300 migrants brought to Sicily

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Rome: More than 1,300 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, arrived in Sicily on Saturday, after having been picked up in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said. Some 785 migrants — including 133 women and 27 children — arrived in Palermo after being picked up off the Libyan coast by the Norwegian cargo ship Siem Pilot, which is part of EU border security operation Triton. Another 468... 

More than 40 feared dead after bomb blasts in Nigeria

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Kano, Nigeria: More than 40 people were feared dead in Gombe city, northeast Nigeria, on Wednesday after a series of bomb blasts ripped through two bus stations, a rescue worker and a witness told AFP. “So far we have recovered 12 dead bodies,” said the rescue worker at Dadin Kowa terminus, while a witness at the second in the Dukku area said: “I counted up to 30 dead bodies at the scene.” The... 

Harper Lees new Watchman novel sells more than 1 million in first week

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel “Go Set A Watchman” has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins, with more than 1.1 million copies sold in North America in the first week, the company said on Monday. The novel was released on July 14, 55 years after the author’s only other published work, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a classic story of racial... 

Parts of Karachi without power for more than 12 hours

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Power supply could not be restored in several parts of Karachi despite passage of more than 12 hours after the financial hub plunged into darkness third time over the past five days. According to K-Electric, 10 grid stations tripped after tripping of 220KV line, plunging several parts of the metropolis into darkness. The affected areas included Defence, Clifton, North Karachi, Nazimabad Block 4, Liaquatabad,... 

Much worse took place in 2013 polls than just 35 punctures Imran Khan

Posted by on Jul 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan on Sunday said ‘35 punctures’ is only a tip of the iceberg as it has now come to everyone’s knowledge that much worse took place in the general elections of 2013. Talking to media persons here, Imran Khan said PTI’s counsel told the judicial commission probing the rigging allegations that actually it was ‘70 punctures’... 

More than 200 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Taipei: More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at a water park outside Taiwan´s capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said. Footage on the Apple Daily newspaper website showed crowds dancing as music played and clouds of powder being sprayed out which suddenly turned into a ball of fire that swept through the spectators. “Our... 

More than 3000 dengue cases in Yemen since March WHO

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Geneva: More than 3,000 dengue cases have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen since March, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the actual figure could be far higher. The Saudi-led air strikes launched in late March have crippled an already weak health infrastructure, and lack of water and sanitation facilities are exacerbating the situation, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters. “More... 

More than 200000 road deaths a year in China

Posted by on May 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Beijing: More than 200,000 people are killed on China´s notoriously dangerous roads every year, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday — at least four times official government statistics. Writing in the government-published China Daily newspaper, the WHO´s representative in the country Bernhard Schwartlaender said the estimated deaths were “entirely preventable”. “In China, over 10,000... 

Pakistan T20 team better than ODI Afridi

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Pakistan’s T20 Captain Shahid Afridi said on Thursday that the national squad was better in the 20 over format compared to the ODIs. Speaking to reporters here, Afridi expressed confidence that the T20 side would play well in the match against Bangladesh on Friday. Afridi added that Bangladesh was playing as one unit. “There will be a difference in the Pakistan team if thee-four senior players are... 

Yemen clashes kill more than 140 as aid delayed

Posted by on Apr 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ADEN: Fierce clashes raged Monday between rebels and loyalists in southern Yemen, leaving more than 140 dead in 24 hours, as the Red Cross faced delays to urgently needed aid deliveries. Relief workers have warned of a dire situation in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, where a Saudi-led coalition is waging an air war on the Huothi rebels. The bloodiest fighting occurred between rebels and loyalists of President... 
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