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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake produced victims in the Philippines

Many people were relaxing in the national day of Eidul Adha, Tuesday, when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the central Philippines, in the Bohol region. The quake’s depth was 12 miles (20 kilometers). It was centered at about 385 miles (619 kilometers) south – southeast of Manila, near Catigbian, a city with a population of 23,000. Even at 37 miles of the epicenter, in the streets of Cebu City, there was glass and concrete in the streets.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

People killed in a building collapse in Mumbai, India

Another tragedy occurred in India. A building with 22 apartments collapsed this Friday in early morning near Dokyard Road in Mumbai’s southeast. The building was owned by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp (municipal government) and inside it there were many city employees. At least eight people were killed and dozens are missing, trapped under the rubble. Rescue teams from the nearby city have been called to help locals participating in the salvage operation. Alok Awasthi, local commander of the National Disaster Response Force said to the media: “We will work all night. We’ll work 24 / 7 without stopping until everyone is found.”

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Chinese woman forced into abortion by authorities

A very traumatic experience of a Chinese woman and her husband was just made public. Because China’s strict one-baby policy was accidentally not respected, Liu Xinwen, 33 years old, was dragged from her home in the middle of the night and forced into abortion by administrating an abortion-inducing drug, three months before the birth of her second baby.
Such things are happening in China after the one-baby policy was introduced in 1979 to keep the country’s population under control.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

The Iranian President affirms that Iran denies the development of nuclear weapons

A few days before he will make his first appearance as president on the world stage when he attended the UN General Assembly, the Iranian President Hasan Rouhani answered important questions in a televised interview.
The most important problem which was discussed was related to the nuclear issue. It is known that the US and its allies suspect Iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Rouhani clearly expressed that:
“We have never pursued or sought to build a nuclear bomb and we are not going to do so”.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

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