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113 die of dengue in Malaysia

Dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all time high, hitting nearly 80, 000 cases and 113 deaths reported from January till Aug 3. Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye expects the number to hit 150, 000 cases by year end if efforts are not taken to keep it under control. The last highest number of cases recorded was in ...

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Death toll rises to 93 in floods, mudslides in south India

New Delhi, Aug 11 : At least 93 people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced in floods and mudslides following days of torrential rains in southern India. In the worst-hit state of Kerala the death toll rose to 57 by late Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted. That was an increase from 42 deaths reported since Aug. 8. ...

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Monsoon rains inundate Pakistan, cause 17 deaths

Karachi, Aug 11 : Monsoon rains inundated much of Pakistan, leaving large parts of the southern city of Karachi underwater and causing at least 17 deaths as of Sunday. Rescue official Anwar Kazmi said seven people died from electrocution and three people died after a roof collapsed in Karachi. The downpour and flooding began overnight, with authorities reporting more than ...

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Muslims across Middle East, others mark Eid Al Azha

  Muslims around the Middle East, some other countries celebrated Eid Al Azha on Sunday, which marks the end of the annual Haj pilgrimage and commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). Residents across the UAE also marked Eid Eid Al Azha early with prayers. The celebration is also a time for charity, social gatherings, festive meals ...

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California ‘First Partner’ puts focus on gender equality

Sacramento, Aug 10 : California Gov. Gavin Newsom was wrapping up a meeting with the president of El Salvador in April when his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, spoke up in fluent Spanish. What, she asked Salvador Sánchez Cerén, did he have to say about the country’s poor record on women’s rights? Newsom, who doesn’t speak the language, learned what she ...

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India promises easing of restrictions, food for Kashmir

Photo: Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol a street in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. New Delhi, Aug 11 : Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir promised easing of restrictions on Sunday and essential supplies for an Islamic festival, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown after India’s decision to strip it of its constitutional ...

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Typhoon leaves 28 dead in China, 20 still missing

Photo: Rescuers search for victims of a landslide triggered by Typhoon Lekima in Yongjia county in eastern China’s Zhejiang province on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Beijing, Aug 11 : A powerful typhoon left at least 28 people dead in southeastern China, after a landslide backed up a river that broke through debris and inundated homes, state media reported Sunday. Another ...

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Sonia Gandhi is back as Congress president

Sonia Gandhi was chosen to be president of the Congress on Saturday, albeit in an interim position, as the grand old party gropes for direction in the aftermath of a devastating electoral defeat that prompted her son and successor Rahul Gandhi to resign. Sonia Gandhi gave up the post about two years earlier and now she is back again after ...

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Worshippers gather on Mount Arafat on the second day of Hajj

  Various government sectors have also offered hair, catering and medical services to worshippers Hajj pilgrims arrived at Mina on Friday where they remained in the city until sunrise ARAFAT: Over two million pilgrims arrived at Mount Arafat on Saturday as Hajj approached its peak. Some of the pilgrims had tears streaming down their faces as the men and women ...

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57 killed in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion

A police official in Tanzania says at least 57 people have been burned to death after a fuel tanker exploded in the eastern town of Morogoro. Regional police commissioner Steven Kabwe told the local Azam TV that 57 bodies have been recovered. He said many others who suffered burns are being treated. Witnesses in Morogoro, which lies about 120 miles ...

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