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Toll in latest Egyptian train derailment rises to 23

The death toll in a weekend train derailment near Cairo has reached 23, according to Egyptian prosecutors. Earlier, the Health Ministry had said 11 people...
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Aftershock rattles province as Indonesia quake death toll hits 45

dpa/GNA - A 5.0-magnitude aftershock on Saturday rattled residents in an Indonesian province where at least 45 were killed and more than 600...
PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS NIGERIAN'S 58TH INDEPENDENCE. President Muhammadu Buhari on a motorcade as Nigerian Marks 58th Independence Anniversary with a parade of Military hardware at theEagle Square, Abuja. OCTOBER 1 2018. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE

Death toll from Boko Haram ambush on Nigerian government convoy rises to 18

Nigerian military confirmed on Sunday the death toll from the extremist group Boko Haram's ambush on a government officials' convoy in Borno state on...
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Africa’s COVID-19 death toll passes 35,000

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Africa has reached 1,437,072 as of Friday with the death toll passing the 35,000 mark,...

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll approaches 35,000: Africa CDC

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Africa has reached 1,429,704 as of Thursday with the death toll approaching 35,000, the Africa...
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Death toll rises to 22 in south Nigeria road accident

Nigeria's police in southern Ebonyi on Wednesday said three more corpses had been recovered from the Akaeze-Ukwu river, where a bus plunged into the...
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Death toll in building collapse in western India rises to 20, rescue continues

The death toll rose to 20 in the residential building collapse at Bhiwandi, 38 km from Mumbai, India as the rescue operation continues...

COVID-19 death toll surpasses 33,400 in Africa

The COVID-19 related death toll in Africa reached 33,403, the Africa CDC said on Friday. The continental disease control and prevention...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.25 million as death toll approaches 30,000

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has...

Death toll in Afghanistan’s floods rises to 190

The floods triggered by heavy rains and onrush of water in the mountainous eastern Afghan region has killed 190 people and injured 172 others...
A medical staff samples throat swab for a patient, Feb. 2, 2020. The fever clinic of the First People's Hospital of Changzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu province runs 24 hours per day during the Chinese New Year to battle against the novel coronavirus. The hospital established a professional emergency medical team, set up a specialized treatment zone for the fever clinic and enclosed an isolation zone to treat the fevered and observe suspected cases. (Photo by Chen Wei, People’s Daily Online)

Death toll from dengue fever in Laos rises to 11

Lao Ministry of Health on Tuesday reported 55 more confirmed cases of dengue fever and one new death from the disease. ...
Turkey launched air and land attacks against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced the removal of troops from the region earlier in the week. Photo by EPA-EFE

Targeted attacks continue to take toll in August in Afghanistan

At least 35 people were killed and many others wounded in targeted attacks across Afghanistan in August, according to official figures. The...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.24 million as death toll nears 30,000 mark

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent...

Death toll of flash floods in eastern Afghanistan rises to 122

At least 122 people were killed, 147 others wounded and several others went missing in torrential floods in Afghanistan's 12 eastern provinces, the...
People search for survivors at the site of a landslide in the Sichuan province of China on Saturday [Reuters]

Death toll rises to 5 in SW China landslide

All five missing people have been found dead following a landslide in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Thursday. The landslide,...
Photo taken on March 31, 2020 shows a street in Helsinki, Finlan. As of Monday, the coronavirus cases in Finland stood at 1,313 with 13 deaths, according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). (Xinhua/Zhu Haochen)

Finland to increase capacity and efficiency in COVID-19 testing

The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health published on Wednesday evening its updated strategy on COVID-19, increasing the country's capacity and efficiency in...
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Chile’s COVID-19 cases top 390,000, death toll reaches 10,578

Chile on Wednesday reported 390,037 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the outbreak in the country, and...

Pay-TV losing Zimbabweans as economic slowdown takes its toll

Africa's largest pay TV provider MultiChoice lost nearly 40 percent of its total subscriber base in Zimbabwe in the year ended March 31 as...

Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death toll passes 150, confirmed cases near 6,000

Bangladesh's death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has topped 150 as the spread of the virus still shows no sign of abating with hundreds...
A China-Europe freight train loaded with electronic products departs from the Chengdu International Railway Port, starting a 13-day journey to its destination Tilburg, the Netherlands, Feb. 19, 2020. Photo by Bai Guibin, People’s Daily Online

Economic toll grows in coronavirus-rampaged Europe

The coronavirus pandemic, which had claimed over 60,000 lives and infected more than 700,000 people in Europe as of Wednesday, has begun to spread...

Prisoners to benefit from toll free call system

The African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), a Non Governmental Organisation, would soon roll out a Toll Free Call platform to enable the public, especially...
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Revenue Losses: Ghana government caution operators against shutdowns of FPSOs

Government has cautioned the Jubilee Partners not to entertain too many shutdowns of the Floating Processing Storage and Offloading FPSO vessels. The government concludes...

Pakistan’s Friday Bombing Death toll shoots up to 59

Death toll of the two bomb blasts that hit two different cities of Pakistan on Friday has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. ...
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard ahead of India's Republic Day celebration in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 25, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday intensified security and surveillance ahead of India's Republic Day, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight toll rises to 7

Four militants, two Indian army troopers and a civilian were killed and three troopers wounded Sunday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

Nepal’s credit crunch taking toll on businesses

Manang Trade Link, the developer of the 20MW Lower Modi Hydropower Project in the Parbat district of western Nepal, is experiencing difficulty in securing...
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Morocco records 11 deaths from road accident

Citing the delegate of the health ministry in the city of Berrechid, Mustapha Farih, the daily Akhbar Alyaoum said that 18 other people were...
Accra floods

Accra’s City floods death toll stands at 10

Sandy Amartey, Regional Coordinator of NADMO, said the flood followed four days of torrential rains which wreaked havoc in the coastal city. According to him,...
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Central Pakistan Road crash death toll up to 13

Samaa News said that 19 people were also injured in the fatal accident and two of them are in critical condition in the district...

Cholera outbreak in Ghana shot up sanitation expenditure by 300 percent in 2015

The government spent 300 percent more than it had budgeted for on the sanitation sub-sector to arrest the cholera situation that had claimed 247...

Kenya suspends demolition of unsafe houses as death toll hits 49

Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero said the move will give tenants sufficient time to seek alternative accommodation after some of the houses they had...