Category: Middle East

Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found as death toll hits 200

A survivor was found alive inside the capsized Tanzanian ferry in an air pocket on the third day of a grim recovery operation as the death toll from the disaster…

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Why Kashmir’s local policemen have become rebels’ new targets

Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir - The killing of three more local policemen in Indian-administered Kashmir has underlined growing tensions between rebels and police.At least 37 policemen have been killed by rebels so…

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Palestine: Diary of an UNRWA kid

Maintaining one's dignity while living a dismal existence in a refugee camp is not an easy feat. My parents fought hard to spare us the daily humiliations that come with…

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Tanzania ferry disaster: Captain arrested as death toll rises

The captain of the ferry that capsized in Tanzania, killing at least 151 people, has been arrested, President John Magufuli has said amid fears of a rising casualty figure. On…

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Russia, Turkey agree on borders of demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russia and Turkey agreed on borders of the demilitarised zone around Syria's Idlib, part of a deal aimed to prevent a military assault on the last rebel enclave, Russia's top diplomat…

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Alzheimer’s Day: The journey of caring for one with the disease

Sheila often thinks back to the day more than two decades ago when her mother, Theresa, sat with her in the driveway outside her home in Kentucky and told her…

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Philippines: At least 29 dead in Cebu landslide

The Philippines has suspended all mining operations in seven regions of the country after a new landslide killed at least 29 people near a limestone quarry on Cebu island.  Rescue…

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Tanzania: Death toll increases in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll from Tanzania's ferry disaster hit 136 on Friday as hopes faded for more people being pulled out alive from Lake Victoria. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the MV…

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India launches first sex offenders register amid spate of rapes

India has launched its first national register of sex offenders in a bid to stem crimes against women as the country reels from a series of high-profile rape cases.The database…

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Tanzania ferry disaster: Hundreds feared drowned in Lake Victoria

Tanzanian rescue workers have resumed the search for survivors feared drowned after a passenger ferry capsized in the south of Lake Victoria killing nearly 100 people. Dozens of bodies were recovered…

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