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SC summons Sindh chief secy, others in Thar deaths case

One week ago
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Sindh chief secretary as well as the secretaries of the finance, health, works and services, and population departments to appear before it in a case pertaining to the deaths of children…

Death toll from Indonesia quake nears to almost 2,000

8 days ago
JAKARTA: Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from the…

Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017: report

2 months, 6 days ago
BEIRUT: Syria's civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head said. "Last year, we confirmed 68,000 without specifying the nature of their death and 32,000 this…

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high: UN

3 months, 1 day ago
KABUL: The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death. The…

India tops global pollution deaths of 9 million a year: Study

3 months, 12 days ago
NEW DELHI: Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 - three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined - scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries to act. India fared worst, with 2.5 million…

New London pollution tax comes into force

11 months, 24 days ago
LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will face an extra daily charge for driving into central London on weekdays from Monday in a bid to improve air quality in one of Europe’s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan…