Angola’s capital Luanda retained the unenviable title of the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, narrowly edging out Tokyo, according to a survey published Tuesday. At the other end of the scale,…
A packed passenger train travelling at full speed derailed in northern India on Sunday killing at least 35 people and leaving up to 100 injured after carriages were thrown off the tracks.…
A bomb at an Afghan hospital Saturday killed at least 20 people including women and children, days after US President Barack Obama said 10,000 US forces would leave the country this year.…
At least 31 people were killed in India’s remote north-eastern region early on Tuesday when a bus carrying more than 40 people returning from a marriage party skidded off a wooden bridge…
At least seven suspected militants were killed and another four injured when a US drone attacked a vehicle with two missiles in Machikhel village near Mirali town of North Waziristan Agency on…
At least 89 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile (1 km) wide through the heart of Joplin, Missouri, and directly hit the…
Syrian security forces shot dead at least 44 civilians in attacks on pro-democracy demonstrations that erupted across Syria on Friday, the Syrian National Organisation for Human Rights said on Saturday. Prominent rights…
The US believes at least a dozen senior leaders of Al Qaeda are in Pakistan, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Monday. “Of the 20 senior leaders in Al Qaeda,…
CHARLESTON – Tornadoes tore into the Carolinas on Saturday afternoon as the death toll rose to 18 people from storms across the southern United States over the last three days.
A mechanic at a tire shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, said he took shelter in his truck while co-workers squeezed into an interior room when the storm hit.
“It was one hell of a storm,” said Bryan Jackson. “I started to see the roof vibrate and then the roof separated and it was gone.”
KARACHI – The Sindh government on Saturday asked the federal government to extend the ongoing house enumeration process by seven to 10 days because, according to the provincial government, it might be impossible to count all the houses within the scheduled time.
The house count process, which was initiated on April 5 is supposed to end on April 19. However, according to several reports received by the government, house enumeration has either not been initiated or might not be
KARACHI – With the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) now left with only 100 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) of gas, a likely revision of tariffs will impact the power utility’s consumers – most citizens will now have to shell out over Rs 11 for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumed as opposed to the Rs 7.39 being paid currently.
SANAA = At least seven people were killed including four policemen who clashed with a dissident army unit, as hundreds of thousands of anti-regime protesters rallied across Yemen on Wednesday. “Police attacked an army checkpoint in Amran province,” 170 kilometres (105 miles) north of Sanaa, “killing one officer and wounding two soldiers,” a military official told AFP. The four policemen died as the security forces traded fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in the
MAKHACHKALA – At least three policemen and 3 suspected Islamist militants were killed in clashes in Russia’s North Caucasus on Monday, media reported, underlining the Kremlin’s struggle to contain violence there.
A decade after Russian federal forces drove separatists out of power in Chechnya, almost daily violence plagues the mainly Muslim North Caucasus where rebels want to establish an Islamic state under strict sharia law. “The police returned fire at a group of militants,
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is expected to produce at least 25 million tonnes of wheat in the 2010/11 crop, Finance Minister Hafiz Shaikh said on Friday, higher than the initial estimate.
“We are expecting that our wheat crop this year will cross 25 million tonnes,” he told reporters.
Pakistan was expecting to produce 23.5 million tonnes of wheat against a targeted 25 million tonnes because of massive floods in the country last year. But Shaikh said the country would surpass its
ADEN – A massive blast killed at least 110 people on Monday at an ammunition plant in southern Yemen looted by Al Qaeda, as tracts of the south slip out of Sanaa’s control in the thick of an anti-regime revolt. A security official said the explosion came as dozens of residents were inside the factory helping themselves to whatever ammunition was left after Sunday’s raid by suspected Al Qaeda fighters. A local official, Nasser al-Mansari, told AFP between 75 and 80 were killed but that
YANGON – At least 75 people were killed and hundreds left homeless on Friday after a strong earthquake hit Myanmar, with fears that the death toll could rise significantly.
Buildings were flattened close to the epicentre while terrified residents fled their homes as tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, Hanoi and parts of China when the magnitude 6.8 quake hit late on Thursday. Myanmar state television confirmed a toll of 74 dead and 111 injured.
Nearly 400 homes
QUETTA – At least six people, including four security force personnel, were killed and 23 others injured in various bomb blasts and firing incidents in Quetta, Naseerabad, Turbat, Sibi and Jaffarabad on Thursday. Outlawed BRA claimed responsibility for all the attacks.
According to police, an FC convoy was passing from Sariab Road when a car parked at Badini Cross exploded, killing one and injuring five others. In a similar incident, three people, including two FC personnel were