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Cambodia stampede kills 339

Cambodia stampede kills 339

PHNOM PENH: A stampede in the Cambodian capital has left at least 339 people dead after panic erupted at a water festival crammed with millions of revellers.
Dozens of ambulances with their sirens blaring raced to the scene of the tragedy, which occurred late on Monday on a bridge leading to an island in Phnom Penh where festivities were being held to mark the end of the three-day annual event.
At least 339 people died in the incident “and the toll will increase”, Prime

US drone strike kills six in Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: A US drone attack killed six suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal belt on Sunday, security officials said, a day after Islamabad rejected reports the covert missile campaign could expand.
The officials said two missiles slammed into a compound in Khaddi village, 15 kilometres (10 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan and considered a hub for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants. “The compound and vehicle parked nearby were destroyed in the

Drone strike kills 20 in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least 20 people were killed and another four injured when a US drone fired twopp missiles at a compound and a vehicle in use by militants in Gharoos Hassan Khel village of North Waziristan Agency
on Tuesday.
Reports from Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, said a US drone fired four missiles on a house and vehicle in Ghulam Khan tehsil near the Pak-Afghan border. Soon after the attack, militants cordoned off the site and did not let tribesmen to help

Drone kills six in Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least six suspected militants were killed and another two injured when a US drone targeted a compound in Haider Khel village near North Waziristan’s Mirali town on Monday.
Reports said the house was in use by militants and was hit by two missiles, which destroyed a major portion of the building. Following the attack, the United States drone continued hovering over the area, disrupting rescue operation.
The identity of those killed had not been ascertained so

US drone strike kills five militants in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: A US missile strike by a drone killed at least five militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency on Monday, security officials said.
The attack targeted militants sleeping at a compound in Haider Khel village of Mir Ali district in North Waziristan, 25 kilometres east of Miranshah. “Five militants were killed,” said a senior security official on condition of anonymity.
“The drone fired two missiles,” he added. “The compound belonged to local tribesman Ahmad Ali

Dengue fever kills 24 across the country

ISLAMABAD: At least 24 people have died of dengue virus across the country, while the disease has been confirmed in 3,395 patients so far.
According to statistics released by the National Health Department on Friday, four people died of dengue fever and 430 dengue patients were diagnosed with the virus in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Sindh is the most-affected province where sixteen people have been killed and 1,810 affected by the virus. At least two out of 1,000 dengue

Indonesian tsunami kills 108, hundreds missing

A tsunami that pounded remote islands in western Indonesia following an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra killed more than 100 people, officials said on Tuesday, and hundreds more were missing.
The 7.5 magnitude quake hit 78 km west of South Pagai, one of the Mentawai islands, late on Monday. Local legislator Hendri Dori Satoko told Metro TV the latest toll was 108 dead and 502 missing.
Most buildings in the coastal village of Betu Monga were destroyed, said

Bomb blast at Ganj Shakar’s shrine kills six

A bomb explosion at one of the main gates of Baba Farid Ganj Shakar’s shrine in Pakpattan killed six people on Monday, a city government official said. The explosive was planted on a motorcycle, city police chief Mohammad Kashif told Reuters over telephone.
“According to initial reports, two men came on a motorcycle and parked it near the gate minutes before the blast,” he said, adding that 12 people had been inured in the attack.
No group has so far claimed

Nato kills 25 in Afghanistan airstrike

About 25 people may have been killed in a Nato airstrike in southern Afghanistan on Monday, an Afghan official said. Nato officials confirmed there had been an airstrike in Helmand province but said initial reports indicated that there were no civilian casualties.
The coalition was continuing to look into the operation, the officials said. The head of Helmand’s provincial council, Fazal Bari, said local officials had told him that 25 people had been killed but that the

Cholera epidemic in quake-hit Haiti kills 135

A cholera epidemic in northern Haiti has claimed 135 lives and infected 1,500 people, an official said Thursday amid concerns of a wider outbreak in the impoverished nation.
The epidemic has grown in the past few days but has not yet reached the major displaced persons camps in and around the capital Port-au-Prince, which was ravaged by a 7.0 earthquake in January that left 1.2 million people homeless.
But officials fear an outbreak in densely populated tent

Bomb on crowded bus kills nine in Philippines

Nine people were killed on Thursday when a bomb exploded aboard a packed passenger bus in the troubled southern Philippines, authorities said.
The military and police said Muslim militants or bandits who are known to operate on the southern island of Mindanao could have been behind the attack, with extortion the likely motive.
“The bus company has long been receiving extortion letters from armed groups operating in the region,” regional military spokesman

Drone strike kills another seven militants in N Waziristan

At least seven suspected militants were killed and another injured when a drone targeted a terrorist compound in Shewa area of North Waziristan on Sunday.
Shewa is situated on the juncture of North Waziristan with both Thall area of Hangu district and Kurram Agency. Shewa is considered a transit station for militants traveling across the region.
The drone fired four missiles at the compound, also destroying two vehicles parked outside.
The identity of