killed three people

killed three people
BEIRUT, Feb. 9 : (AFP) - Rebel fire on an aid distribution centre in Syria's Aleppo city has killed three people, including a Red Crescent volunteer and a child, a monitor said Thursday. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed the volunteer's death in Wednesday's incident. "One SARC staff membe...

10 killed in Pakistan avalanches: officials

10 killed in Pakistan avalanches: officials
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 5:(AFP) - At least 10 people were killed and three more trapped beneath thick snow after two avalanches crashed into a village and a border post in northern Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. Disaster struck the village of Shershal in Chitral district, with four women and four children among the dead. The avalanche hit eig...

Death toll rises to 10 as boat capsizes in eastern Indonesia

Death toll rises to 10 as boat capsizes in eastern Indonesia
JAKARTA, Feb. 4:(Xinhua) - Rescuers have recovered 10 bodies after a boat capsized in waters off South Sulawesi province in eastern Indonesia, a senior disaster official said on Saturday.The boat sank after it left a seaport in Takalar town heading to Pulau Tanakeke of Takalar district, said Sharuddin, head of operational unit at disaster managemen...

Afghan forces kill 18 militants in S. province

Afghan forces kill 18 militants in S. province
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed and several others injured as clash for the control of Sangin district in the southern Helmand province has been continuing, a security official said Friday. Afghan forces backed by fighting aircrafts launched major offensive to evict militants from the...

Former U.S. President Bush discharged from hospital

Former U.S. President Bush discharged from hospital
HOUSTON, Jan. 31 :(Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was discharged from hospital on Monday after recovering from pneumonia. Bush, 92, was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital after being treated for pneumonia for more than two weeks, his family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush finished off a last round of anti...

Syrian army says retakes key rebel area near Damascus

Syrian army says retakes key rebel area near Damascus
DAMASCUS, Jan 29, 2017 (AFP) - The Syrian army said on Sunday that it had recaptured a flashpoint area from rebels near Damascus that supplies water to the capital. Wadi Barada had been the scene of fierce fighting in recent weeks between regime and rebel forces that tested a fragile nationwide truce and left millions in Damascus facing water shor...

22 killed in rain-related accidents

22 killed in rain-related accidents
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 27 :(Xinhua) At least 22 people were killed and scores others injured in separate rain-related accidents in Pakistan over the last four days, local Urdu media and officials said Friday. The country's southwestern Balochistan Province was the worst hit area as 17 people were killed and 18 others injured in separate incidents of rain ...

3.1 mln Philippine families suffer from hunger in Q4 2016: survey

3.1 mln Philippine families suffer from hunger in Q4 2016: survey
MANILA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) More Philippine people said their families experienced hunger in the last three months, rising to 13.9 percent or an estimated 3.1 million families in December from 10.6 percent or some 2.4 million families in September last year, the fourth quarter survey of a local independent survey institute showed. The survey conducted...

7.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands: CENC

7.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands: CENC
BEIJING, Jan.22: (Xinhua)A 7.9magnitude earthquake hit Solomon Islands at 12:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 6.19 degrees south latitude and 155.14 degrees east longitude, and the focus of the quake was 160 kilometers deep.

Afghan forces kill 20 militants during 9 operations: gov’t

Afghan forces kill 20 militants during 9 operations: gov’t
KABUL, Jan. 21: (Xinhua) About 20 militants have been killed amid operations launched by Afghan security forces elsewhere in the country, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. "In past 24 hours, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched nine Counter-Terrorism joint operations to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of p...