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Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

TEHRAN: Over 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing massive destruction. The death toll could rise, officials warned on Monday.

134 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

TEHRAN: At least 134 people were killed and over thousands others injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck an area near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday.

22 killed, 51 injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan

 At least 22 people were killed and 51 others injured when a passenger bus fell into a ravine in Attock district of Pakistan's Punjab province on Wednesday night, police said.

Typhoon Damrey: 44 killed, 19 missing in Vietnam

The death toll from typhoon Damrey that struck Vietnam has risen to 44 with 19 people still missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Tuesday.

26 killed in Texas church shooting

WASHINGTON: At least 26 people were killed when a lone gunman wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a military-style rifle, opened fire on worshippers at a Baptist church in Texas, police said.

Punjab CM hosts veteran soldiers to commemorate their forefathers contribution to the great war

CHANDIGARH: Memories flowed and a bygone era was nostalgically revived as around two dozen retired Indian and foreign Army officials came together to enjoy the hospitality of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Friday evening to commemorate the Great War of 1914-1919.

NTPC blast: Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the people who lost their lives in the NTPC boiler blast in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

22 killed, 100 injured in NTPC's boiler blast in Unchahar

At least 22 people were killed and over 100 injured following an explosion in a boiler pipe at the 500 MW NTPC thermal plant units at Unchahar on Wednesday evening. The death toll could rise further as most of the injured have suffered more than 70% burns. NTPC confirmed three of its senior officials of assistant general manager rank received grievous injuries.

Rahul in Rae Bareli; meets kin of NTPC blast victims

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reached this Uttar Pradesh town where over 20 persons have died in a boiler blast at a unit of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

UP NTPC blast: Death toll rises to 22, probe ordered

The death toll in the NTPC boiler blast in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli rose to 22 on Thursday, with two more succumbing to their burn injuries, officials said. The state government has ordered a magisterial probe.

California wildfire toll reaches 21

LOS ANGELES: The toll from the devastating wildfire in the US state of California has risen to 21 even as around 8,000 firefighters continued to struggle to bring the raging blaze under control, officials said.

California wildfire death toll reaches 17

Wildfires raging across Northern California have killed at least 17 people as hundreds of firefighters battle the flames and keep thousands of people away from the blaze's path.

Toll in California wildfires rises to 15

The toll from the wildfires in the US state of California has risen to 15 as more casualties were confirmed in several counties near San Francisco.

UNHCR: 11,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 24 hours

 Around 11,000 Rohingyas crossed over into neighbouring Bangladesh in a single day in a fresh surge of refugees fleeing an ongoing military offensive in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Two dead, 32 missing as boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes

DHAKA: A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV.

Balochistan shrine attack toll reaches 20

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ISLAMABAD : The death toll in a suicide attack at a shrine in Pakistan's Balochistan province has increased to 20 with more than 30 others injured, authorities said on Friday.

Death toll rises to 15 in Balochistan shrine blast

NASEERABAD(Pakistan): At least 15 people were killed and 20 injured in a suicide blast at a shrine in Balochistan's Jhal Magsi, police said.

Can't live in fear: Indian-American Grammy nominee on Las Vegas shooting

NEW DELHI: Grammy nominated Indian-American songwriter Raja Kumari, also a rapper, wishes to push the South Asian profile forward through her music and says that incidents like the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert can't force her to live in fear.

Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned assault: Officials

Investigators trying to determine what sparked the Las Vegas mass shooting carried out by gunman Stephen Paddock have said the massacre which claimed 58 lives was meticulously planned with the means and desire to inflict unprecedented carnage.

Las Vegas concert massacre toll reaches 59

The death toll from the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert has increased to 59, while 527 others were injured, police said.

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