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Pope flees Philippine storm, cuts short typhoon mercy trip

Pope flees Philippine storm, cuts short typhoon mercy trip

17 Jan 2015

Tacloban (Philippines): Pope Francis was forced on Saturday  to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines that killed a papal volunteer, cutting short a mercy mission to weeping survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon.

Pope Francis,   Philippine city,   typhoon-hit,   Typhoon Haiya,   Leyte province,  
21 dead as boat capsizes in China

21 dead as boat capsizes in China

17 Jan 2015

Beijing: Twenty one out of the 22 people who went missing after a tugboat capsized on Yangtze River in China's eastern Jiangsu Province were declared dead on Saturday while one person was still being searched for but the fate of an Indian on board the vessel remained unclear.

21 dead,   boat capsizes,   Yangtze River,   China,   Jiangsu province,   ,  
China punishes 32 officials for corruption in Mecca pilgrimage

China punishes 32 officials for corruption in Mecca pilgrimage

16 Jan 2015

Beijing: China has punished 32 officials in the country's volatile Muslim Uygur-majority Xinjiang province for legal and disciplinary violations related to pilgrimages to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Mecca pilgrimage,   corruption in Mecca,   China Xinjiang province,   Saudi Arabia Mecca,  
Fighting between Yemen army and al-Qaida claims 42 lives

Fighting between Yemen army and al-Qaida claims 42 lives

15 May 2014

Sanaa: Fierce fighting between soldiers and al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen killed at least 42 people on Thursday, as families fled past destroyed homes, burning cars and streets littered with corpses, witnesses and officials said.

Seif al-Yafie,   Yemen,   al-Qaida,   al-Qaida militants,   Shabwa province,  
Drone kills 15 Al-Qaeda suspects, 3 civilians in Yemen: Official

Drone kills 15 Al-Qaeda suspects, 3 civilians in Yemen: Official

19 Apr 2014

Sanaa: A drone strike on Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said.

Drone strike,   killed 15 Al-Qaeda,   Yemen's central Baida,   southern Shabwa province witnesses,   Yemen's President ,  
Bus-oil tanker collision kills 57 in southern Pakistan

Bus-oil tanker collision kills 57 in southern Pakistan

11 Jan 2015

Karachi: At least 57 people were killed and scores injured today when a speeding oil tanker crashed into an over crowded passenger bus on the highway in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

Accident in Pakistan,   Sindh province,   Karachi Commissioner,   Shoaib Siddiqui,   Jinnah Hospital ,  
Over 200 rebels surrender in Afghanistan

Over 200 rebels surrender in Afghanistan

31 Dec 2014

Kabul: At least 200 rebels surrendered Wednesday in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province."Up to 200 insurgents gave up fighting and joined the government in provincial capital of Shiberghan," an official said.

rebels surrendered,   Afghanistan,   Jawzjan province,   Shiberghan,  
Ten killed in two major accidents in China

Ten killed in two major accidents in China

03 Jan 2015

Beijing: At least ten people, including five fighters, have been killed and 14 others injured in two separate accidents in China.

firefighters killed,   warehouses,   collapse in China,   northeast Heilongjiang province ,  
Hit by one-child policy, China shuts down five schools

Hit by one-child policy, China shuts down five schools

06 Jan 2015

Beijing: China's over three-decade-old one- child policy has resulted in the closing down of five high schools in the last four years in a county that has been proud of being a pioneer in implementating the controversial norm that has been blamed for the looming demographic crisis.

one-child policy,   china shuts down school,   China's Jiangsu province,   Chen Jian,   head of china's education bureau ,  
US drone kills seven Qaeda suspects in Yemen

US drone kills seven Qaeda suspects in Yemen

07 Aug 2013

Aden: A US drone strike killed seven Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen's southern Shabwa province on Wednesday, tribal sources said, amid fears of an imminent attack by the network's deadly franchise.

US drone,   Al-Qaeda,   drone strike in Yemen,   Shabwa province,   Arabian Peninsula,  

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