Suspected anthrax outbreak kills 107 hippos in Namibia

WINDHOEK — A suspected anthrax outbreak has killed 107 hippos in one of Namibia’s biggest game parks in the Zambezi region in Namibia in just one week. The park’s deputy director Apollinaris Kannyinga confirmed the deaths Sunday at Bwabwata National Park. Kannyinga said the first 10 deaths were reported on October 1 but had risen by … Read More

Mass shooting reported at Las Vegas concert

LOS ANGELES — A mass shooting occurred outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas in the US state of Nevada Sunday night during a concert, resulting in multiple casualties, local media reported. In video clips posted online, the sound of an automatic weapon being fired can be heard. It was reported that the kind … Read More

Mexico quake death toll rises to 333

MEXICO CITY — The death toll from last week’s destructive 7.1-magnitude earthquake in central Mexico has climbed to 333, the government said on Tuesday. The head of the national civil protection agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said 194 lives were lost in Mexico City, while the remainder in the surrounding or nearby states. The quake, whose … Read More

Mexico earthquake death toll now 307

MEXICO CITY — The death toll from the 7.1-magnitude earthquake earlier this week has climbed to 307, the Mexican government announced Saturday. National Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente said 169 deaths were registered in the capital, adding on Twitter that 73 people were killed in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in Mexico … Read More

Mexico earthquake death toll stands at 273

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s foreign minister announced that the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico has risen to 273, the nation’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said there were many collapsed buildings and injured people in the capital, Mexico City, and other … Read More

Mexico quake toll rises to 149

  MEXICO CITY — The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck central Mexico Tuesday has risen to 149. Fatalities were reported in capital Mexico City, nearby Morelos and Puebla states, the State of Mexico and the south-central state of Guerrero, according to the head of Mexico’s civil protection agency, Luis Felipe Puente. Puente said … Read More

Millions trapped in modern slavery, child labor: UN

GENEVA — An estimated 40 million people are today trapped in modern slavery, mostly women and girls, and 152 million children are subject to child labor, almost one in 10 around the world, the latest United Nations (UN) report revealed on Tuesday. The new research, developed jointly by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Walk Free … Read More

Quake kills more than 100 in central Mexico

MEXICO CITY — More than 100 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday, and the number of deaths is expected to rise due to the scale of the quake. Some 54 people were killed in the state of Morelos, government secretary Matias Quiroz said, mainly in the towns of … Read More

Australia experiences hottest winter in history

CANBERRA — Australia has endured its hottest winter in history with temperatures up 2 degrees Celsius on average, a report has found. The Hot and Dry: Australia’s Weird Winter report, released by the Climate Council on Tuesday, found that the average maximum temperature in Australia from June through August was 0.3 degrees Celsius higher than the … Read More

DPRK fires missile eastward: S.Korean military

SEOUL — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile eastward Friday morning, South Korean military said. The “unidentified missile” was launched from a site near Sunan in Pyongyang at around 6:57 a.m. (local time), the Yonhap News Agency cited South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying. It flew over Japan … Read More

DPRK fires missile eastward: S.Korean military

SEOUL — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile eastward Friday morning, South Korean military said. The “unidentified missile” was launched from a site near Sunan in Pyongyang at around 6:57 a.m. (local time), the Yonhap News Agency cited South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying. It flew over Japan … Read More