Search ramps up as toll in Malaysia boat tragedy hits 15

Malaysian authorities on Friday stepped up a search for survivors from a boat that sank while crammed with Indonesian migrants as the death toll rose to 15, the Malaysian coastguard said.

Chennai-Mangalore Express derails in Tamil Nadu, 39 passengers injured
Chennai-Mangalore Express derails in Tamil Nadu, 39 passengers injured

At least 39 passengers of a Mangalore-bound express train were injured on Friday after its five coaches derailed near Cuddalore district, about 200 kilometres from here.

Three more killed in Assam flood, over 7.3 lakh people hit

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday with three more persons losing their lives and over 7.3 lakh people being affected in nearly 1,600 villages due to incessant rains across the state.

Spanish bull run deaths rise to 12

A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.

Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions leave five dead

Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions left at least five dead in southern Afghanistan, a top official with the insurgent group said on Saturday as its members meet in Pakistan to resolve a leadership crisis following the death of its former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

`I stopped counting`: Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water -- it`s a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won`t soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya.

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead
Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said. 

Infant death toll at Cuttack hospital reaches 35 in 7 days

With infant death toll reaching 35 in seven days in the state-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics, the Odisha government on Thursday decided to rope in at least seven doctors from SCB Medical College to man the beleaguered paediatric hospital.

Death toll in Tianjin blasts rises to 129

The death toll in the massive chemical explosions in the port city of Tianjin on Monday shot up to 129, with 44 people still listed as missing in China's worst industrial disaster.

DNA: Analysis of flood situation in Assam

The death toll in this year’s Assam floods has climbed to 12 now. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that over 6.55 lakh people have been affected by the floods so far.

Death toll in UK airshow could approach 20: Police

The number of people killed when a jet aircraft crashed onto a busy road near an airshow in southern England on Saturday could climb to nearly 20, British police said on Monday.

China blasts toll rises to 123

The toll in blasts in a warehouse in China`s Tianjin city has risen to 123, authorities said on Sunday.

Assam flood toll hits 13, CM Tarun Gogoi undertakes aerial visit

The flood situation across Assam continued to be grim as the toll rose to 13 on Sunday and 18 districts still remain inundated, officials said.

Four more deaths in Assam floods, over 6.5 lakh hit
Four more deaths in Assam floods, over 6.5 lakh hit

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Saturday with four more deaths reported and over 6.5 lakh people being affected in more than 1,400 villages due to incessant rains across the state.

'Explosion at chemical plant in east China, casualties unknown'

An explosion hit a chemical plant on Saturday night in eastern China, the official Xinhua state news agency said, citing local authorities.

China vows rigorous probe into Tianjin blast, toll jumps to 121

China on Saturday promised a thorough probe into the country's worst industrial disaster at a warehouse in Tianjin city even as the death toll in the blasts rose to 121, including 67 firefighters and seven policemen.

Suicide bombing in Kabul leaves at least 12 dead, many injured
Suicide bombing in Kabul leaves at least 12 dead, many injured

At least 12 people including three NATO contractors were killed and 60 injured when a suicide car bomber struck a foreign forces convoy, officials said on Saturday, underlining the precarious security situation in the Afghan capital.

Phenol detected in waters off Tianjin port

Volatile phenol, a toxic substance, was detected in water samples collected near the Tianjin Port, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Tuesday.

Hooch claims three more lives in West Bengal, 11 seriously ill

Three persons died and 11 were seriously ill after consuming illicit liquor at Maniktat in South 24-Parganas district on Monday.

Toll in Syria regime raids near Damascus rises to 96: Monitor

The toll in a deadly series of Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held town outside Damascus rose to 96 people early Monday morning, a monitoring group said.