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Tornadoes, storms kill at least 18 in U.S. South

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.”
The

Sindh wants at least 7 more days to complete house count

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

When oil powers electrons, KESC wants (at least) 4 rupees more

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.

At least seven dead in Yemen as protesters rally

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

At least 6 killed in clashes in Russia’s North Caucasus

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,

Pakistan expects at least 25 mln tonnes from 2010/11 wheat crop

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

At least 110 killed in blast at Qaeda-looted Yemen ammo plant

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

At least 75 killed in Myanmar earthquake

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

At least six killed in Balochistan violence

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

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