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Yazidi still hears brothers before IS kills them in Iraq

DHAKA, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremists — and he hears the screams of his wife and three daughters when the ... Read More »

Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Kabul, Oct 18 (AP/UNB) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country’s 18-year war. Read More »

Brain disease kills more than 100 Indian children

PATNA, India, June 18, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar — home to some of the country’s worst health indicators — have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees, officials said. The northern state, one of India’s poorest and home to almost 100 million people, is also in the ... Read More »

Alleged wrong treatment kills pregnant nurse at RMC Hospital

Rajshahi, June 16 (UNB)- A nurse died while giving birth to a baby, due to alleged wrong treatment administered by doctors at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Mrs. Dilara Khatun, 30, a nurse of RMCH and wife of Mithun Miya of Bagha upazila. Relatives of the deceased said she was admitted to the ... Read More »

Environment pollution kills 2.34 lakh people in Bangladesh every year

Air pollution causes deaths to 2.34 lakh people every year in Bangladesh while air pollution is blamed for 21 percent death during the same time, according a report-2018 of World Bank. Death caused by environment pollution is 10 times higher than road accident, this was revealed by environment experts at a workshop titled “Air pollution and doings for prevention of ... Read More »

Militant attack kills 10 police in Sinai: Cairo

Egypt, June 5 (AP/UNB) — Islamic militants attacked a checkpoint in Egypt’s restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 10 policemen, security officials said. The attack took place as Muslims in the city of el-Arish were holding prayers marking the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which follows the holy month of Ramadan, early in the morning. ... Read More »

Down by poverty, Narsingdi father kills two daughters

Narsingdi, May 25 (UNB) – A man reportedly has strangulated his two daughters to death at a launch terminal in the district town, apparently having failed to bear their living cost and meet various demands due to abject poverty. The victims were identified as Tarin, 12, and Tayiba, 4, daughters of day-labourer Shafiqul Islam of Chalakchar village under Barchapa union ... Read More »

Thunderbolt kills Bangladesh farmer in Habiganj

A Bangladesh farmer was killed by a thunderbolt at Gujakhair village under Nabiganj Upazila of the district this morning. The deceased was identified as Cigil Mia, 45, a resident of the same village. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nabiganj Thana Md Iqbal Hossain said the thunderbolt struck him while he was catching fish in a haor, close to the village, during the ... Read More »

Truck ramming kills four in Jerusalem

Jerusalem — A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the truck veered off course and rammed into the group. She said the attacker was shot dead. Read More »