Death toll from Indonesia earthquake rises to 73

At least 743 people were injured by Friday’s quake JAKARTA, Jan 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The death toll from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday rose to 73 as more bodies were retrieved from the rubble of toppled houses, the national disaster mitigation agency said.Spokesman Raditya…

Rescuers detect signs of life from 22 trapped Chinese miners

BEIJING, Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Rescuers detected signs of life Sunday from 22 gold miners trapped underground in east China, a week after the workers were cut off by an explosion, state media reported. The blast on Jan 10 badly damaged the exit ladder from the mine and the communications…

Update: 51 cases of minor complications reported from Covid-19 vaccine in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (NNN-BSS) — A total of 51 cases of minor complications were reported from the Covid-19 vaccine that was rolled out in India on Saturday. In Delhi, 4,319 healthcare workers vaccinated on the first day, among which one “slightly serious” case was reported, Health Minister Satyender Jain.…

India: Six killed as bus comes in contact with live wire in Rajasthan; 30 injured

JAIPUR (Rajasthan, India), Jan 17 (NNN-PTI) — Six passengers were burnt alive and more than 30 others injured when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with a live electricity wire in Rajasthan’s Jalore district. The incident occurred in Maheshpura village on Saturday night when the bus driver lost…

Afghanistan: 2 female judges killed, 2 wounded in targeted killing

Afghan security officials at a checkpoint. Two judges were killed in an early morning ambush in Kabul on Sunday KABUL, Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Two gunmen on a motorcycle fired on agroup of female judges near a bus stop in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, onSunday morning, killing two and injuring…

Tropical Cyclone Kimi forms off northeastern Australia

BRISBANE, Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A tropical cyclone formed offthe northeastern coast of Australia on Sunday, threatening the touristhotspot of Cairns with destructive 130 kilometres per hour winds. Tropical Cyclone Kimi is a Category One storm with sustained winds of 65kph but meteorologists said it may strengthen to a Category…

Update: Indonesia hunts for survivors as quake death toll hits 56

MAMUJU (Indonesia), Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 56, authorities said Sunday, with thousands left homeless as rescuers raced to find anyone still alive under mountains of rubble. Hospitals were overrun with hundreds of injured after the 6.2-magnitudequake…

Covid-19: India begins world’s biggest vaccination drive

A Doctor administering COVID-19 vaccine NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — India on Saturday started inoculating health workers in what is expected to be the world’s biggest coronavirus vaccination programme.A health worker at a government hospital in Delhi became the first person to receive a vaccine shot in the country…

Powerful earthquake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least 34, injures hundreds

Search and rescue operations are underway after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia JAKARTA, Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — At least 34 people were killed and hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitute earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said.The epicenter of the quake, which struck at…

Taliban kills 24 in attacks on security forces in Afghanistan

Taliban militants killed 24 members of the local security forces KABUL, Jan 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A group of Taliban militants killed 12 members of the local security forces in the country’s western Herat province, officials said.The forces were having dinner on Friday evening when three Taliban militants opened fire on…
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