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At least 12 killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

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A family including a mother with a young boy and seven year old daughter were among the killed in Songan village. Around Twelve people including young children were killed in landslides on the tourist island of Bali that wiped out several homes, Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency stated. Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village ... Read More »

PIA plane with 47 on board crashes near Havelian

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm. So far, 21 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA said PK 116 lost contact with the control tower en route to the ... Read More »

11 killed, 75 injured as deadly fire erupts at Regent Hotel Karachi

At least 11 person died and 75 injured in as massive fire erupts at Regent Hotel Karachi

Pakistan Cricket team members, PIA cabin crew members and some foreigners including Chinese official survived in tragedy At least 11 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, police and doctors said. According to the hotel resources, the fire began at 3:00 am in the kitchen on the ground floor ... Read More »

Plane with 77 aboard including a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

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Among the passengers were players from Brazilian football team Chapocoense, heading to a regional tournament final. A plane carrying 77 people, including Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Police officials said that seven passengers had initially survived but one later died in hospital. Medellin’s airport confirmed that ... Read More »

Tanzania earthquake kills 13 and injures more than 200

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Earthquake strikes western shore of Lake Victoria, with tremors felt as far away as western Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. At least 13 people have been killed and 203 injured in north-west Tanzania in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, local authorities said. “The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203,” said Deodatus Kinawilo, district ... Read More »

Strong Earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, leaves towns in ruins

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 120 dead and toll expected to rise At least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. Many people are missing and rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. An ... Read More »

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air evacuated passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine. There were 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board. All passengers and crew members disembarked and there were 18 people with injuries, a spokesman for Japan’s transport ministry told. The extent of the injuries isn’t ... Read More »

FlyDubai plane crashes in Southern Russia, 62 dead

FlyDubai plane crashes in Southern Russia, 62 dead

Plane was making its second attempt to land in high winds when the tip of a wing hit the ground and burst into flames DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – A FlyDubai flight from Dubai to southern Russia has crashed, killing all 62 people on-board, Igor Oder. FlyDubai said preliminary numbers indicate 55 passengers including 33 women, 18 men and 4 ... Read More »

Women’s role vital in addressing climate change: Experts

Debate highlights women's role in addressing climate change

Women leaders discuss why women are the key to transforming society and helping communities become more climate resilient by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD –  Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt as severely as in the developing world and women primarily are on the front lines of  natural disasters and climate. But women, if fully empowered and supported, can become agents ... Read More »

23 dead as small plane crashes in Nepal

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Children are among 23 people dead after a small aircraft crashed while flying over a mountain range in Nepal KATHMANDU (Nepal) – A small plane crashed in Nepal on Wednesday in a mountainous region of northern Nepal due to bad weather, killing all 23 people on board, a police official said the country’s second air disaster in as many years. ... Read More »

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