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Two trains collide in Bangladesh, at least 4 dead: police

Two trains collide in Bangladesh, at least 4 dead: police

DHAKA: Two passenger trains collided at a busy station just outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring scores, local officials told AFP.
One train was stopped at the station when the second one ploughed into it from behind, leaving passenger carriages mangled and stacked on top of each other.
Television footage showed workers at the scene trying to rescue people from inside the coaches, as large crowds milled around the

Mirpurkhas Press Club president shot dead

MIRPURKHAS: Mirpurkhas Press Club president Sultan Mehmood Chandio was shot dead outside his house in Al-Imran Town on Sunday. He was 40.
Police said Chandio was rushed to Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas, where he died of his injuries. Journalists from Mirpurkhas, including members of the National Press Club and Mirpurkhas Press Club reached the hospital and protested against Chandio’s assassination.
President Asif Ali Zardari expressed great sorrow over the incident and directed

Iran-Pak gas pipeline dead in the water: Wikileaks

WASHINGTON: Despite Iran and Pakistan signing on an ambitious gas pipeline deal with its possible extension to India, the multi-billion project is unlikely to take off, according to the text of an American diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.
A source, whose name has been removed, in the cable confided to the US diplomat in a private conversation on June 4, 2009 that he viewed the implementation of the gas project to be “very unlikely”, the cable said. “The downbeat comment

NATO says six troops shot dead in east Afghanistan

KABUL: Six NATO troops were shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan border police uniform during a training exercise in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the coalition said, the worst “rogue” shooting in more than a year. Aminullah Amarkhil, the head of border police in eastern Afghanistan, said the shooting was in Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan. Most of the NATO troops based in Nangarhar are American.
The incident appeared to be the latest in a string of recent attacks by

S Koreans mourn dead, vow revenge over North’s attack

SEOUL: South Koreans vowed revenge and a tough line against North Korea on Saturday as the nation grieved for two marines killed in the regime’s artillery strike that caused global alarm this week.
General Yoo Nak-Joon, the commander of the Marine Corps, grimly pledged to “repay North Korea a hundred- and thousand-fold” for the deaths of the young servicemen, whose tearful funeral ceremony was televised nationwide.
“We’ll engrave this outrage deep into our bones,” he said.

Sindh minister gifts ‘dead’ falcons to Zardari’s Arab friend

KARACHI: Sindh Wildlife Minister Dr Daya Ram Essrani has gifted nine precious hunting peregrine falcons, recovered by his department during a raid, to an Arab dignitary who is reportedly a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari.
The falcons were recovered on the first day of Eidul Azha during a raid at the Jinnah International Airport from where the endangered and protected birds were being flown to Doha, Qatar. After the raid, the conservator of the Sindh Wildlife Department

All 29 trapped miners in New Zealand dead

GREYMOUTH: All 29 miners trapped underground in a New Zealand mine for five days are believed to be dead following a second explosion, police said on Wednesday, as the government vowed to investigate the disaster.
The miners were trapped in the 2.3 km main tunnel of the Pike River Coal mine last Friday night when methane gas caused a massive explosion in the mountain on New Zealand’s south island.
Two other miners narrowly escaped by running out of the mine. “Today all New

Over 100 dead foetuses found in Thai temple: police

BANGKOK: The bodies of more than 100 human foetuses, apparently from an illegal abortion clinic, were discovered inside a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok, Thai police said on Tuesday.
The corpses, wrapped in plastic bags and newspaper, were found by a member of temple staff in a mortuary storage area.
“There are more than 100 plastic bags with foetal corpses inside hidden in the storehouse of a temple,” said Police Colonel Metee Rakphan.
“We assume that they were

At least eight dead in Shanghai high-rise fire

SHANGHAI: At least eight people died as fire engulfed a Shanghai high-rise building Monday, sending panicked residents stumbling over each other as they fled and spreading thick smoke over China’s commercial hub.
The 28-storey building in one of the most densely-populated districts of the city of nearly 20 million people was under renovation when the blaze broke out around lunchtime. Spectacular bright orange flames could be seen enveloping the scaffolding and spreading to the

Prince William flies to Afghanistan as Britain remembers war dead

LONDON: Prince William flew into Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise visit to honour Britain’s war dead, as the Queen led the nation in remembrance here in central London.
The Prince attended a Remembrance Sunday service earlier in the morning at Camp Bastion, Helmand province, and laid a wreath before flying home. Back in London, Queen Elizabeth II led the nation in a two-minute silence at 1100 GMT to remember the fallen, and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial.
She

3 dead, 3 injured in wedding marquee electrocution

LAHORE: Three died of electrocution and three sustained injuries while putting up tents for a wedding in Shad Bagh police precincts on Saturday.
Investigation Officer Sub-Inspector Khalid Mehmood said the victims were employees of Usman Catering Service.
He explained that six people from the catering service were putting up tents and lights for a wedding in Taj Pura ground when the central iron pole, on which lights were to be placed, short circuited with the

Seven dead in road accidents

Lahore: Seven people died and several others were injured in seven road accidents in the provincial capital on Wednesday.
Ahsan, a resident of the Ravi Road, was knocked down by a trolley loaded carrying iron rods. Severely injured, Ahsan was rushed to the hospital where he died. Ahsan’s relatives staged a protest on Ravi Road and demanded the police to arrest the trolley driver who escaped after knocking Ahsan down. The protesters dispersed after the police assured to arrest the

Bus accident leaves 6 dead

LAHORE: At least six lost their lives while 16 others were severely injured in a bus accident in the Shahdra Town area yesterday. The coach was coming from Narang mandi to Lahore when it crashed into a wall and toppled over near Haji Kot trying to save a motorcyclist.
Four people died on the spot and another was pronounced dead during treatment at a local hospital. The injured were shifted to a local hospital where the condition of three was declared critical. A motorcycle

Two crushed, two found dead

LAHORE
In separate incidents, two were crushed by trucks on the Ferozpur Road while attempting to cross the road on Wednesday. Two were also found dead, as a drug overdose case, from Qila Gujjar Singh and Shahdara Police precincts.
Accidents: (2)
A truck in Nishter Colony Police precincts crushed a woman namely Khursheed Bibi, a resident of kotlakhpat area, as she was trying to cross the Ferozepure Road.The woman sustained critical injuries while the truck driver

Man shot dead by robbers.

A man was shot dead by a group of robbers on Friday. Doctors said that he was in critical condition for about nine hours during which he received four blood transfusions.
40 year old Shareef was traveling back to his village near Raiwind form Sharaqpur with his brother and 13-year-old son. When they reached Faizpur interchange, a group of robbers forced them to stop and demanded cash, cell phones and other valuables. Sensing resistance, the robbers opened fire. The injured were

Man shot dead by robbers

A man was shot dead by a group of robbers on Friday. Doctors said that he was in critical condition for about nine hours during which he received four blood transfusions.
40 year old Shareef was traveling back to his village near Raiwind form Sharaqpur with his brother and 13-year-old son. When they reached Faizpur interchange, a group of robbers forced them to stop and demanded cash, cell phones and other valuables. Sensing resistance, the robbers opened fire. The injured were

Man shot dead by colleague, accused still at large

A man was shot dead in Islamabad’s suburbs on Friday, in the jurisdiction of Koral Police Station. A police official said that 40-year old Malik Abid Fraze, son of Muhammad Bashir and resident of Mansehra, was shot dead by his colleague Muddassar at PWD colony.
Both the deceased and the accused were working as electricians. Muddassar shot Fraze due to unknown reasons and escaped from the scene, police said.
They said that the deceased received a bullet in head. Police have

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