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Asia shares struggle for footing after fraught week

01 January, 2020 10:35 am 10:35 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets fought to regain their footing on Friday as investors clutched at hopes China could contain the coronavirus, even as headlines spoke of more cases and mounting deaths. Helping the mood were surveys showing Chinese manufacturing activity came in much as expected in January while services actually firmed, though this … Read More

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China virus deaths rise to 17, heightening global alarm

01 January, 2020 7:38 pm 7:38 pm

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 470 confirmed cases, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals. The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from the central city of Wuhan, with cases now detected as far away … Read More

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Jakarta flooding deaths rise to 53, nearly 175,000 displaced

01 January, 2020 10:31 am 10:31 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Nearly 175,000 people remain displaced in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and nearby towns, after flash floods and landslides killed at least 53 people, amid some of the heaviest rain since records began, authorities said on Saturday. “The death toll has risen to 53 people, with one person missing,” disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus … Read More

Coldest weather in 119 years causes deaths in India and Bangladesh

12 December, 2019 10:19 pm 10:19 pm

NEW DELHI/DHAKA (Reuters) – The second coldest weather in 119 years sweeping across western and northern India has led to dense fog, killing at least six people and disrupting many parts of the country, including the capital New Delhi. In Uttar Pradesh, India’s biggest state, six people were killed when their car skidded off the … Read More

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Veteran climbers skeptical proposed rules for Mount Everest will stop death...

12 December, 2019 4:13 pm 4:13 pm

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Veteran climbers of Mount Everest are skeptical that proposed new regulations by the Nepalese government to tighten the permit process for adventurers will address the root causes of this year’s heavy death toll on the world’s tallest peak.  American mountaineers Ed Viesturs and Alan Arnette said planned new laws – if they … Read More

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Nepra fines Rs50mn to K-Electric over electrocution deaths

12 December, 2019 9:26 pm 9:26 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (Nepra) has fined Rs50 million to K-Electric over electrocution deaths in Karachi. In its decision by the Nepra, the K-Electric was declared responsible for electrocution deaths. The Nepra directed the K-Electric to pay the compensation of victims’ family, adding that the power utility to ensure … Read More

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FO confirms deaths of 13 Pakistanis in Jordan fire incident

12 December, 2019 8:01 pm 8:01 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday confirmed the death of 13 Pakistani nationals including seven children, four women and two men in Jordan fire incident. In a statement, the FO spokesperson said that three other Pakistanis were also injured in the fire incident and are reported to be … Read More

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US vaping-related deaths rise to 47, cases of illness to 2,290

11 November, 2019 7:42 pm 7:42 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US health officials reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 2,172 cases and 42 deaths from the illness. … Read More

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UK police arrest man and woman for human trafficking over truck deaths

10 October, 2019 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

GRAYS, England (Reuters) – Police investigating the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found in a truck near London said they had arrested two people on Friday on suspicion of human trafficking and continued to question the driver as a murder suspect. As China called on Britain to seek “severe punishment” for … Read More


Death toll swells to 60 after four days of protests across Iraq

10 October, 2019 1:28 am 1:28 am

BAGHDAD – The death toll in anti-government protests that have swept Iraq the past four days has soared to at least 60, security and medical sources say. The figure has more than doubled in the past 24 hours, as clashes between protesters and police intensified. The military said “unidentified snipers” had killed four people in … Read More


Spain: Floods triggered by heavy rain claim sixth victim

09 September, 2019 3:36 am 3:36 am

ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over the past two days by record-breaking rain. More than 1,100 military personnel have been deployed to the regions of Murcia and Valencia to help rescue people … Read More


Three farm workers die of pesticides inhalation in Lodhran

09 September, 2019 7:53 am 7:53 am

LODHRAN (92 News) – Three farm workers died after they suspiciously ‘inhaled’ pesticides while spraying rice field in Adda Permit area on Friday. Police said four labourers were spraying pesticides in the rice fields spreading around 40 acres when they inhaled pesticides mysteriously and fell unconscious. They were shifted to the DHQ Hospital Lodhran where … Read More

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

09 September, 2019 8:45 pm 8:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence … Read More

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Phones could help guard against selfie deaths, medics say

05 May, 2019 10:44 pm 10:44 pm

DUBLIN (Reuters ) – Smartphones might ironically be the answer to selfie-related deaths, two wilderness medicine specialists say. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in pursuit of daring selfies to impress their social media followers. But smartphone technology that uses global positioning system (GPS) location, or measures altitude, could potentially be harnessed to prevent … Read More


Mozambique confirms 138 cholera cases after cyclone strikes Beira

03 March, 2019 3:03 pm 3:03 pm

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 on Friday, as government and aid agencies battled to contain the spread of disease among the tens of thousands of victims of the storm. Cyclone Idai smashed into Beira on March … Read More