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Raging wildfires kill at least 74 in Greece

Orange flames engulfed pine forests, turning them to ash and leaving lines of charred cars in the smoke-filled streets of seaside towns near Athens after the fires broke. Rescuers rushed to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches. The charred bodies of 26 people, including small children, were discovered in ... Read More »

As Pakistan votes, at least 22 killed, 30 injured in blast in Quetta

Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 3,459 candidates are contesting for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, while 8,396 candidates are running for 577 general seats of ... Read More »

Vietnam: At least 10 people died due to floods

Typhoon Son Tinh, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam since the start of the year, made landfall Wednesday night, damaging infrastructure and crops through Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces. Heavy rains have continued in the wake of the typhoon, unleashing floods and landslides across vast areas of the ... Read More »

Indonesia: At least 29 dead in ferry sinking as search continues

Tuesday’s sinking came a few weeks after an overcrowded ferry sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba, one of the world’s deepest volcanic lakes, claiming more than 200 lives. The regional disaster mitigation agency said 41 people remained missing in Tuesday’s accident. Another 69 passengers had been rescued. The ferry was carrying an ... Read More »

At least 46 killed after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

The incident occurred near Gwen village, close to Dhumakot in the district, when the private bus, carrying 58 passengers, on its way to Ramnagar, fell into a 200-metre deep gorge. Rescue operations were carried out by police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel. All the bodies have been ... Read More »

At least 12 dead in flyover collapse in Varanasi

Pictures from the incident site showed passengers being pulled out from a car trapped under the collapsed portion of the flyover. “Deputy chief minister KP Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari have been directed by the chief minister Yogi Adityanath to visit Varanasi’s Cantt area. The CM has expressed grief and ... Read More »

At least two dead, 13 injured in Indonesia church attacks

“There have been three attacks at three churches,” East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said. The deadly blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other, police said, with the first explosion at 7.30 am. Police have only given details of one attack on Santa Maria Catholic Church and ... Read More »

At least 60 killed in mosque blasts in northeast Nigeria

Abdullahi Yerima, police commissioner in Adamawa state, said a suicide bomber struck at the mosque at around 01:00 p.m. (1200 GMT) and a second bomber detonated a device some 200 metres (220 yards) away as worshippers fled. Ezra Sakawa, chief medical director of Mubi general hospital, said about 56 were ... Read More »

At least 8 killed as boat capsizes in Kosi River in Bihar

At least eight people died after a boat capsized in Kosi River in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on Sunday. Seven other were rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital where they underwent treatment. According to reports, at least 20-25 people were travelling in the boat when it capsized in Kosi ... Read More »