Archive for: December 2012

Typhoon Bopha kills 325 in Philippines

Ref: Dozens of soldiers and rescue workers pulled out bodies from mud-drenched debris after the strongest typhoon this year killed at least 325 people in the southern Philippines, with hundreds still missing.

 Typhoon Bopha kills 325 in Philippines


Typhoon Bopha kills 325 in Philippines

Hundreds of residents left homeless in Compostela Valley, the worst hit province decimated by flash flooding and destructive winds, were being evacuated by trucks to crowded shelters in town centers on Thursday.
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Bangladesh ‘less affected by terrorism’

Ref: A recent study has positioned Bangladesh at 39 among 158 countries in terms of impact of terrorism.

The Global Terrorism Index (GTI), published on Tuesday, showed Iraq topped the list with a score of 9.56 points followed by Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

Among the South Asian nations, Pakistan and India are most affected by terrorism in descending order, the report said. Read more →

Iran pushes out Afghans as regional power-play heats up

Ref:  Ghaus worked in Iran for five years but has nothing to show for it. All he has are memories of being jailed, beaten and sent home to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s oil-rich western neighbour has for years been a destination for Afghans seeking work or fleeing war. Afghanistan and Iran share a language, and cultural and historical links.

 

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