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Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal

May 12, 2015

Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal

A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to a traumatized Nepal on Tuesday as buildings already damaged in a monster quake last month came tumbling down. Only weeks after the country’s deadliest quake in more than 80 ...

May 12, 2015

China investigating police shooting of man at train station

China’s Public Security Ministry is investigating a shooting in which a police officer killed an unarmed traveler in front of his elderly mother and three small children at a train station, the ministry said Tuesday. Local railway police said the officer pulled the trigger ...

May 12, 2015

Park says North Korea's submarine missile launch threatens stability

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that North Korea’s recent submarine-launched ballistic missile test posed a “serious challenge” to regional stability. She vowed a strong military response to any provocation from Pyongyang. Pyongyang’s state media announced Saturday that a new SLBM had been ...

May 12, 2015

Another major quake hits Nepal, epicenter near China border

Another major earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest and near the Chinese border The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit with a magnitude of 7.4 in an isolated conservation area just after lunch local time. It ...

May 12, 2015

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since February, police said. “Attackers wearing masks hacked Ananta Bijoy Das with machetes in Sylhet city at around 8:30 a.m. this morning. We ...

6,000 Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded at sea

May 12, 2015

6,000 Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded at sea

Hundreds of migrants abandoned at sea by smugglers in Southeast Asia have reached land and relative safety in the past two days. But an estimated 6,000 Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar remain trapped in crowded, wooden boats, migrant officials and activists said. With ...