Tuesday 15th June 2021

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    • ‘Bomb blast’ hits Syrian capital Damascus 'Bomb-blast'-hits-Syrian-capital-Damascus

      An explosion was heard in the vicinity of Syria’s al-Motahalik al-Janobi, south of Damascus on Sunday morning, Syrian state TV reported. The explosion took place near a security branch in the south of the city. Local media also said a military checkpoint in the city was targeted and the blast was a bomb explosion. There are conflicting reports on the death toll of the attack.  State news agency SANA said that the bomb blast had caused an explosion “without leaving any victims.”   “There is confirmation of reports that a terrorist has been arrested,” it said. However, the Britain-based Syrian...

    • Storm-triggered landslides ,floods kill at least 50 in Philippines Storm-triggered-landslides- floods-kill-at-least-50-in-Philippines

      At least 50 people are dead due to landslides and flooding triggered by a tropical cyclone in the Philippines, while 11 others remain missing, disaster officials told media on Sunday night. The tropical depression, named Usman, made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on Saturday, dropping heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend. It left the country on Sunday afternoon after being downgraded to a low pressure area. Government forecasters said that heavy rain would continue over the next 24 hours in the northern Philippines. More than 22,000 people fled their homes ahead of the storm, which...

    • Nepal bus crash: Students among 23 dead after field trip Nepal-bus-crash-Students-among-23-dead-after-field-trip1

      At least 23 people died in Nepal when a bus carrying students and their teachers back from a botanical trip ran off a road and plunged 700m (2,300ft) into a ravine. Another 14 people were injured in the crash in Dang district, western Nepal. Most of the victims were students aged between 16 and 20, officials said. Two teachers and the driver also died. The cause of Friday’s crash appeared to be speeding, a police spokesman told AFP news agency. The students and teachers were from the Krishna Sen Ichchhuk Polytechnic in Ghorahi, Dang district, the Kathmandu Post reported....

    • Three-year-old assaulted on Delhi bus rape anniversary Three-year-old-assaulted-on-Delhi-bus-rape-anniversary

      A three-year-old Indian girl is in critical condition after she was allegedly raped by her neighbour in the capital Delhi. The accused, a 40-year-old security guard who worked in the building the child lived in, has been arrested. Police found the girl unconscious and rushed her to hospital where she is undergoing surgery. The incident occurred on Sunday, which was the sixth anniversary of the brutal gang rape of a student on a Delhi bus. Delhi Women’s Commissioner Swati Maliwal said the incident “let down” the bus rape victim, whose attack saw country-wide protests and a tightening of rape...

    • Leopard kills meditating monk in India

      A leopard has killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in a protected forest reserve in India, according to local officials. Rahul Walke Bodhi had gone to meditate in the reserve on the morning of December 11 when he was killed, said Santosh Chaudhuri, an official from the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve where the attack took place. Bodhi was one of a number of monks visiting the area for a yearly prayer conference, AFP reported. “He sat under a tree and was attacked by the leopard then,” Chaudhuri told CNN via telephone. “The monk walked in about 1 to...

    • Illegal gold mining at “epidemic” levels in Amazon forest Illegal-gold-mining-at-epidemic-levels-in-Amazon-forest

        Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached “epidemic” proportions in recent years, causing serious damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said on Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the activities.   “Illegal mining in the Amazon, notably in indigenous tribal territories and protected nature zones, has increased exponentially these past years because of the rising price of gold,” said Beto Ricaro, a Brazilian anthropologist who coordinated the cartography done by the Amazon Socio-Environmental, Geo-referenced Information Project (RAISG).     The map put out by the group showed 2,312 illegal sites in...

    • Nobel Peace Prize to award revolutionary leaders against sexual violence Nobel-Peace-Prize-to-award-revolutionary-leaders-against-sexual-violence

      The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is set to be awarded to two activists fighting against sexual violence in Oslo today, encouraging the aspirational forces in protecting a peaceful world. On October 5, the Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, whose hospital has treated 40,000 victims of sexual violence since its opening in 1999, and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad, who is a survivor of ISIL’s sexual slavery and an advocate for the Yazidi minority in Iraq, were announced as the co-winners of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  This is somewhat unexpected because there were many predictions that the U.S. President Donald Trump, the ROK...

    • Two-year-old needs some of the rarest blood in the world to survive Two-year-old-needs-some-of-the-rarest-blood-in-the-world-to-survive

        Two-year-old Zainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world. She’s been battling cancer, and to survive, she’s likely to need blood transfusions from seven to 10 donors who haven’t all been found. That’s because they’re as rare as she is. Only people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent who have the same type of blood as Zainab, whose family hails from Pakistan, are likely to match with her. Less than 4% of people in those populations may match, according to OneBlood, a South Florida nonprofit organization that’s aiding in a global search to identify and recruit...