At least 23 killed, about injured as Indian train derails22 January 2017 @ 8:47 AM
NEW DELHI: At least 23 people were killed and around 100 injured after an express train derailed in southeast India Saturday night in the latest disaster to hit one of the world’s largest rail networks.
Eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express derailed at 11pm (1730 GMT) near Kuneru railway station in Vizianagram district of Andhra Pradesh state.
“The death toll has risen to 23. Many people are injured,” J. P. Mishra, a spokesman for East Coast Railways told AFP.
US deploys 3,500 soldiers in Poland15 January 2017 @ 8:37 AM
Zagan, Poland: Polish authorities and ordinary Poles welcomed Saturday US troops who arrived this week as part of an unprecedented deployment to NATO’s eastern flank aimed at deterring Russia.
“Welcome to Poland,” Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told US troops in Zagan, the Polish town on the German border where the brigade will be headquartered, adding “we hope you feel at home.”
“The presence of American soldiers in Poland is another step in our strategy to ensure safety and security for Poland and the region,” she added.
Mayweather vs McGregor? UFC boss offers $25 million each to fight14 January 2017 @ 9:22 AM
Los Angeles: The possibility of a duel between boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor got another boost Friday as Ultimate Fighting Championship boss Dana White said he’d pay each $25 million to meet.
White, president of the popular UFC mixed martial arts brand in which Ireland’s McGregor stars, seemed to indicate in his comments on a Fox radio broadcast that the two would meet in a boxing ring, not the UFC octagon.
In addition to $25 million apiece, White said, each fighter would get a cut of pay-per-view proceeds.
(Football) Wijnaldum header gives Liverpool win over Man City1 January 2017 @ 8:58 AM
LIVERPOOL: Georginio Wijnaldum’s early header earned Liverpool a 1-0 New Year’s Eve victory over Manchester City that left Pep Guardiola’s men 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
The Dutch midfielder struck in the eighth minute, emphatically converting a cross from Adam Lallana, as second-place Liverpool trimmed Chelsea’s advantage back to six points.
It was a fourth consecutive league win for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who look best placed to hunt Chelsea down in the season’s second half, particularly in the absence of European distractions.
Syria army, opposition confirm nationwide truce from midnight29 December 2016 @ 9:39 PM
DAMASCUS: Syria's army said Thursday it would halt all military operations from midnight, under a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey, with the opposition National Coalition announcing support for the agreement.
Earlier, Russia's President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and "main forces of the armed opposition" had signed on.
"The general command of the armed forces announces a complete halt to all hostilities on Syrian territory from the zero hour of Dec 30," Syria's army said in a statement carried on state television.
13 hurt in Christmas Eve blast near Philippine church25 December 2016 @ 9:09 AM
COTABATO: A blast ripped through a police car outside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines late Saturday, authorities said, wounding 13 people including a police officer.
The explosion hit churchgoers attending a series of Christmas Eve masses at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Nino in the farming town of Midsayap, a priest who present at the service said.
“The communion was ongoing when the explosion took place,” Father Jay Virador told reporters.
The blast occurred about 30 metres (98 feet) away from the church’s entrance and caused panic, he added.
Berlin attack suspect still at large, reward of 100,000 euros for Tunisian man's arrest22 December 2016 @ 2:04 AM
Tunis: Tunisian anti-terrorism police were on Wednesday questioning the family of Anis Amri, the prime suspect in the deadly truck assault on a Berlin Christmas market, a security official told AFP.
“A unit of the anti-terrorism brigade has questioned the suspect’s family,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
German prosecutors on Wednesday named 24-year-old Tunisian national Amri as their main suspect in the attack claimed by the Islamic State group, which killed 12 people.
Lorry crashes into Berlin Christmas market killing at least 9, injuring 5020 December 2016 @ 5:11 AM
Berlin: A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 50 more in what police said was a possible terror attack.
Ambulances and police rushed to the area after the driver drove up the pavement of the market in a central square popular with tourists, in scenes reminiscent of the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice in July.
“There are at least 50 injured... some seriously. Some are dead,” a police spokeswoman told AFP.
No survivors: Pakistan plane carrying 48 people crashes, killing all on board8 December 2016 @ 3:58 AM
Saddha Batolni, Pakistan: A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country’s mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country’s history.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down while travelling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad, the civil aviation authority said.
The crash occurred after one of the plane’s two turboprop engines failed in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at around 4:15 pm (1115 GMT).
Indonesia quake toll jumps to 97 as more bodies found in rubble7 December 2016 @ 6:46 PM
MEUREUDU: The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia Wednesday has nearly doubled to 97, the military said, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of scores of shattered buildings.
The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district in Aceh province at dawn as many in the mainly Muslim region on Sumatra island were preparing for morning prayers.
The death toll has steadily climbed as rescue crews search, often by hand, through the homes, mosques and shops reduced to ruins.