Gas leak: Two women dead as poisonous gas leaks in West Bengal's Asansol

Two women were killed and 50 others affected, 12 of them seriously, when gas leaked from a cyclinder in a welding workshop in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Tuesday.

Flood situation worsens in Bihar, death toll climbs to 36

Flood situation on Sunday worsened in Bihar where two more people lost their lives taking the death toll to 36, while flood waters entered fresh areas, pushing up the number of affected districts to 17.

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50: Police

The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.

Low intensity blast at food stall in Kolhapur, one injured

A roadside vendor suffered minor injuries in a low-intensity blast on the outskirts of Kolhapur town in western Maharashtra on Saturday night, police said. The explosion occurred near a food cart close to Shahu toll plaza, a senior police officer said in Mumbai.

`100 workers die inside manholes, drains in Delhi annually`

Every year 100 sewerage workers die after entering drains and manholes with high temperature, slippery walls, floors and toxic gases in Delhi, a study revealed.

Syria war toll over 180,000: NGO

More than 180,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll published Thursday.

UP flood situation grave, toll mounts to 89

Flood situation remained grave in Uttar Pradesh where the toll rose to 89 with reports of seven more deaths in the state whose eastern parts were worst hit.

West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now risen to at least 1,350 people, World Health Organization said on Thursday.

At least 27 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge

Liberia Ebola patients found as death toll surges

Liberia said on Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked manhunt across a city in the throes of a seemingly unstoppable epidemic.

Elephant death toll rises in Africa as birth rate goes down: Study

A new study has raised an alarm by revealing that more elephants in Africa are being killed than are being born in a year.

Uttar Pradesh floods toll rises to 49

The death toll in the Uttar Pradesh floods rose to 49, officials said.

Four killed, 17 injured in clashes in Egypt

At least four people were killed and 17 others injured in clashes between police and pro-Morsi protesters who staged several rallies and blocked roads across Egypt to commemorate the first anniversary of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood protesters` killings, reports said on Thursday.

Two dead, three injured in US shooting spree

Two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting and carjacking incident in the US state of Georgia Tuesday, authorities said.

Ecuador earthquake triggers deadly landslides, at least two dead

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Ecuadoran capital Quito Tuesday, triggering landslides that killed at least two people and violently shaking buildings and homes.

22 injured in blast in southwestern Pakistan

At least 22 people were injured on Tuesday in a bomb blast at a commercial hub in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan`s southwestern Balochistan province.

Odisha flood situation improves, toll rises to 37

The death toll in the Odisha floods rose to 37 on Friday even as situation improved in most parts of the state, reports said.

Pune landslide: Toll mounts to 136, village being sanitised

With the recovery of six more bodies, the death toll in Malin village landslide disaster has gone up to 136, even as health officials are sanitising the area in view of the unhygienic conditions there due to decomposing bodies.

Death toll from Ebola in West Africa hits 887: WHO

The World Health Organization says the death toll from the worst record outbreak of Ebola has reached 887.

Death toll in China`s factory blast goes up to 75

The death toll from a factory blast in China`s eastern Jiangsu Province today rose to 75, as a top official said that the accident was caused by "very serious dereliction of duty".