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08-Dec-2017 Tokyo

Two women killed in Japan shrine attack

 Two women were killed and another person was injured in a stabbing incident at a shrine in Tokyo, with the male suspect appearing to have committed suicide, Japanese authorities said on Friday.The incident took place on Thursday night at the Tomioka Hachimangu...

07-Dec-2017 Islamabad

15 killed in Pakistan boat capsize

At least 15 people were killed as a boat carrying over 50 pilgrims capsized near Pakistan's Thatta district in Sindh province on Thursday, an official said."At least 20 others have been rescued so far," Deputy Commissioner Mirza Nasir Baig said, adding...

03-Dec-2017 Seoul

13 killed in S.Korea boat capsize

At least 13 people were killed and two others reported missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat capsized off the coast of the city of Incheon.The 9.77-tonne chartered fishing boat, with two crew members and 20 passengers on board, collided with...

03-Dec-2017 Seoul

Seven killed in S.Korea boat capsize

Seven people were killed and two reported missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat capsized off the coast of the city of Incheon.The vessel, weighing more than 9 tonnes and with 20 people on board, collided with a tanker weighing more than 300 tonnes...

02-Dec-2017 Jakarta

At least 20 killed, 5 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province, a government official from the disaster agency said on Saturday.The landslides and floods were triggered by a cyclone from the Indian...

02-Dec-2017 Jakarta

Lava fills one-third of Bali volcano's crater

Lava has filled up one-third of the crater of Agung volcano in Indonesia's Bali island as the area remained on maximum alert Saturday over a possible bigger eruption."High-frequency earthquakes continue to occur and show that the volcano is very active and...

01-Dec-2017 Tehran

6.0-magnitude quake hits Iran

 An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Iran on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.It occurred at around 6 a.m., and was centred 58 km north-northeast of Kerman city, reports Xinhua news agency.The epicentre, with a depth...

30-Nov-2017 Colombo

Six killed in Sri Lanka rain

At least six people were killed and 23 injured in heavy rain that lashed Sri Lanka, authorities said on Thursday.The Disaster Management Centre said fatalities were reported from Galle, Gampaha and Badulla districts while severe destruction had been caused...

27-Nov-2017 Mexico City

18 killed as truck overturns in Mexico

 At least 18 people have been killed after a truck overturned in the Mexican state of Puebla, taid.The accident occurred along a mountain road in municipality of Tepango de Rodriguez, according to an official report released by Puebla's public security authorities...

25-Nov-2017 Islamabad

Policeman killed, over 100 injured in Pakistan clashes

A policeman was killed and over 100 people were injured as the security forces on Saturday moved to disperse a religious sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country´s capital for almost three weeks.The police officer suffered a deadly blow to the head...

20-Nov-2017 Islamabad

20 killed in Pakistan road accident

Twenty persons were killed and two injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said.A senior police official said the accident took place when an overloaded coal truck fell on a passenger van while trying to overtake it near Shah...

18-Nov-2017 Tehran

Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale on Saturday struck Iran's Kermanshah province near the Iraqi border, the same area which is still recovering from a powerful tremor last week that killed over 400 people.The quake occurred at 7.42 a.m. near...

18-Nov-2017 Lhasa

6.9-magnitude quake strikes southern China

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 hit Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, in the early hours of Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).No casualty has been reported after the quake which struck at 6:34...

16-Nov-2017 moscow

15 killed in Russia bus-truck collision

At least 15 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and truck in Russia, officials said.The accident took place on a highway connecting the cities of Yoshkar-Ola and Kozmodemyansk in the Russian Republic of Mari El, Russia's Ministry of Emergency...

15-Nov-2017 Athens

15 killed in Greece floods

 Flash floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in Greece.The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected, BBC reported on Wednesday.Many of the dead were elderly...

14-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Iran quake toll reaches 540, survivors plead for help

The death toll in the devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq has reached 540, with thousands of Iranians struggling to cope without basic necessities and making desperate pleas for help.Rescuers used heavy equipment...

13-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

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.Iran's...

12-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

7.3-magnitude quake near Iran-Iraq border kills 147

At least 147 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday.he quake hit 30 km southwest of Iraqi town of Halabja at 9.20 p.m., on Sunday, near the northeastern...

12-Nov-2017 Baghdad

Seven killed in Iraq helicopter crash

An Iraqi helicopter crashed on Sunday in Wasit province, killing seven crew members, the military said.The Mi-17 helicopter was in a training mission when it crashed. "All of its seven crew members were killed," Xinhua news agency reported.The accident...

08-Nov-2017 Islamabad

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.Zeeshan Afzal, an officer from Punjab Highway Patrolling Police, told Xinhua that...

06-Nov-2017 Hanoi (Vietnam)

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.The dead included 27 in central Khanh Hoa province,...

05-Nov-2017 Hanoi (Vietnam)

29 killed as typhoon lashes Vietnam

At least 29 people were killed and 29 others missing after typhoon Damrey barreled into Vietnam, just days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC Summit.The typhoon also sank nearly 230 cargo and fishing ships and boats, destroyed more than...

05-Nov-2017 Cairo

Saudi Prince killed in helicopter crash

Saudi Prince Mansur bin Maqran died on Sunday when the helicopter in which he was riding crashed, a media report said.The Saudi Al Arabiya television channel said that the helicopter was transporting several officials at the time of the crash, but provided...

05-Nov-2017 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Typhoon kills 27 in Vietnam

Typhoon Damrey has killed 27 people and 22 others reported missing after making landfall in Vietnam, disaster management authorities said on Sunday.The victims include 16 from Khanh Hoa, three each from Binh Dinh and Lam Dong provinces and one from Dak Lak province,...

04-Nov-2017 Islamabad

10 killed in smog-related accidents in Pakistan

At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured in separate smog-related accidents in Pakistan's East Punjab province over the last two days.The victims included three children on their way to school, five members of a family, and motorbike riders...

03-Nov-2017 Islamabad

8 killed in landslide in Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and several injured in a landslide in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajour agency on Friday, the media reported.The victims were gathering mud for a house when they were struck by a landslide in the mountainous area of Utmankhel...

29-Oct-2017 TEHRAN

4 killed in Iran oil field blaze

Four persons have been killed in a fire in Rag Sefid oil field in Iranian province of Bushehr, the media reported.The fire, which broke out on Sunday, was very huge and Iran's Red Crescent Society dispatched helicopters to extinguish it, Xinhua reported citing...

28-Oct-2017 Kathmandu

14 killed in Nepal road accident

At least 14 people were killed on Saturday when a passenger bus skidded off a highway and plunged into a river in Nepal's Dhading district, police said."Fourteen bodies were recovered while 15 injured are receiving treatment at local hospitals," a district...

26-Oct-2017 Jakarta

47 killed in Indonesia fireworks factory

At least 47 workers were killed and 46 others injured in a massive explosion at an Indonesian fireworks factory on Thursday, police said.The cause of the fire is said to be an explosion in a pickup mini van loaded with raw materials for fireworks, Denny...

24-Oct-2017 Kuala Lumpur

Eight killed in Malaysia road accident

At least eight people were killed and 33 others injured in a road accident in Malaysia's Penang state on Tuesday.The accident took place at around 5.30 a.m., reports Xinhua news agency. A bus ferrying Indonesian and Nepalese workers, had stopped on the...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

7 dead, over 90 injured as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

 At least seven persons were killed and over 90 injured as typhoon Lan lashed wide swathes of Japan after making landfall in central Japan early on Monday.This season's 21st typhoon made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture central Japan around 3 a.m. local time...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Five killed as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

At least five people were killed with transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as typhoon Lan lashed Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall on Monday.The typhoon, with an atmospheric pressure of 950 hectopascals at its centre and packing...

21-Oct-2017 Cairo

16 killed in Egypt road accident

At least 16 people were killed and nine others wounded on Saturday in a collision of several cars in a desert road near Assuit province in Egypt, said an official.A truck crashed with a private car which in turn caused the three more collisions in Assuit-Red...

19-Oct-2017 Yangon

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.The fire started around 3 a.m., in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from...

16-Oct-2017 A Coruna (Spain)

31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain

Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain's Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday.Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal's Civil Protection...

16-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday."Bodies of four women and four children were recovered this morning. The exact time of the capsize is yet to...

16-Oct-2017 Lisbon

3 dead as Portugal suffers over 400 forest fires

Three people were killed and over 20 others injured when wildfires hit central and northern Portugal.Two of the victims died in the town of Penacova, Coimbra district, while the third died in Serta in the Castelo Branco district, according to authorities,...

15-Oct-2017 San Francisco

California wildfires toll reaches 40

The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said.The police said evacuations were ordered on Saturday for areas in northeastern...

13-Oct-2017 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

At least 54 people have died and another 39 are missing in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in several provinces of Vietnam, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Friday.The floods also left 31 people...

12-Oct-2017 HANOI

37 killed in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least 37 people were killed and 40 others reported missing in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains since the past four days in Vietnam, the authorities said on Thursday.The floods and landslides have injured 21 people, inundated over 16,700...

12-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

California wildfire toll reaches 21

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.The flames have destroyed some 3,500 structures and consumed...

11-Oct-2017 San Francisco

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.Sonama County sheriff's office said on Tuesday a total of nine deaths were reported after two more fatalities...

10-Oct-2017 Islamabad

6 killed, 40 injured in Pakistan bus accident

A bus carrying over 50 wedding guests met with an accident in Pakistan's Sindh province on Tuesday, leaving at least six people dead and 40 injured, the media reported.The injured people including women and kids have been shifted to a nearby hospital where...

10-Oct-2017 San Francisco

10 killed in California wildfires, 1,500 buildings destroyed

Massive wildfires raged across Northern California, killing at least 10 people, forcing up to 20,000 to evacuate and destroying over 1,500 buildings in one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the US states history.Firefighters were battling blazes in...

09-Oct-2017 Sao Paulo

3 killed in Brazil plane crash

Three persons were killed when a small aircraft crashed into the backyard of a home in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, officials said.The Beechcraft plane ended up nose down next to the swimming pool behind the house in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, some 440 km...

09-Oct-2017 Dhaka

12 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

At least 12 Rohingya migrants were killed after a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, police said on Monday."The bodies of 10 children, one man and one woman have been recovered," Xinhua news agency quoted a senior...

07-Oct-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan road accident

At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger wagon collided with a bus in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, police said.The accident in Mastung district took place after the wagon's driver lost control while speeding...

06-Oct-2017 moscow

19 killed in Russia train-bus collision

At least 19 people were killed on Friday when a passenger bus collided with a train in Russia, police said.The disaster took place at a railway crossing near Pokrovka station in Petushinsky district, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

06-Oct-2017 San Jose

Storm Nate kills 20 in Central America

Tropical Storm Nate churning north along Central America has killed at least 20 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, media reports said.The Met predicts it could strengthen into a hurricane as it heads for Mexico and the US. A state of emergency has...

06-Oct-2017 Berlin

At least four dead after storm 'Xavier' hits Germany

At least four people were dead after Germany was hit by a heavy storm "Xavier" that caused heavy damage and traffic disruptions.German news agency dpa reports that the total number of victims to storm "Xavier" has risen to four by late afternoon local time,...

06-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Six killed in Japan apartment blaze

Six people, including five children, died in a blaze in an apartment building in Japan on Friday, a media report said.The fire engulfed a three-story building in Hitachi. It started at around 4.50 a.m. and took almost an hour to be extinguished.The blaze...

03-Oct-2017 ASTANA

5 people killed in Kazakhstan plane crash

An airplane crashed in the south region of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, killing all five people on board, authorities said.An An-28 aero-medical airplane crashed in the Ili district of the Almaty region at 07.15 p.m., Ruslan Imankulov, spokesman for the Emergency...

02-Oct-2017 Mexico City

Bus crash kills at least 15 in western Mexico

Bus crash kills at least 15 inA bus crashed after experiencing brake failure over the weekend on a highway in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, killing at least 15 people and injuring 37 others, emergency services officials said on Monday.The accident...

28-Sep-2017 Dhaka

14 killed as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

At least 14 people were killed on Thursday when a boat with dozens of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, the police said.Afrozul Hoque Tutul, Additional Superintendent of Police of Cox's Bazar...

28-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Six workers killed in Pakistan landslide

At least six labourers were killed and two others injured in a landslide in Pakistan's Sargodha district on Wednesday, the media reported.The incident happened when the labourers were working on a stone-cutting site at the foot of the mountain, Geo News...

24-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Six children burnt to death in Pakistan

Six children were killed when a fire engulfed a house in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, police said.Police officials, citing initial investigations, said that the fire erupted due to a short-circuit, Geo News reported.As a result, five sisters...

23-Sep-2017 Mexico City

New Mexico tremor kills 4, halts rescue operations

Four persons died as a result of a magnitude-6.1 aftershock that caused alarm in Mexico on Saturday, four days after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake left at least 305 dead.Two women died of a heart attack in Mexico City after a seismic alert system was activated...

23-Sep-2017 Mexico City

Mexico earthquake toll climbs to 292

The toll from the powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week has risen to 292, the national emergency management chief has said.National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in his latest preliminary report on...

22-Sep-2017 Mexico City

Mexico earthquake toll climbs to 292

The toll from the powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week has risen to 292, the national emergency management chief has said.National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in his latest preliminary report on...

22-Sep-2017 Roseau (Dominica)

Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island

More than 15 people were killed and 20 others reported missing after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica with winds of 260 kph. "So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday...

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