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A huge blast in Syria killed at least 23 and injured many others

At least 23 were killed in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib where an explosion occurred targeting the headquarters of a minor rebel faction. Many were injured, around 20 being in critical condition. The incident  came hours after the Syrian military announced it had recaptured a strategically important town in eastern Idlib.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

At least 40 people were killed and others wounded in a blast attack inside a cultural center in Kabul

A series of explosions followed by a suicide blast at a gathering inside a Shiite cultural center killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more in the capital Kabul Thursday. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said women and students were among the casualties of the attack, in which a suicide bomber wearing a vest targeted a cultural center in western Kabul.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

At least 14 have died in fire at a restaurant in Mumbai, India

At least 14 people were killed Friday in Mumbai in a blaze at a commercial building in the Kamala Mills district, India. Most of them were women attending a birthday party, including the celebrant who had just turned 28. Many were injured. More than 50 people were brought to KE hospital.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

33 pilgrims were killed Saturday in a bus accident in India

At least 33 people have died in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Saturday after a 40-seater bus which departed from Sawai Madhopur station carrying pilgrims to shrine near Sawai Madhopur swerved off bridge, fell 20 meters and plunged into Banas river. Seven others were injured and taken to hospital in Sawai Madhopur district, 235 miles (375km) south of Delhi.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Asia

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