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39 bombs rock southern Thailand

Up to 39 explosions injured 22 people over three days in Thailand’s restive southern province of Yala, an army official said on Monday. “There were 36 to 39 bombs from Thursday to Saturday,” said a spokesperson for the Internal Security Operations Command. Most victims suffered minor injuries, but two remained …

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Safety calls after dozens die in Philippines fire

International organisations on Friday called for higher safety standards at workplaces in the Philippines after a footwear factory was destroyed by fire, killing at least 72 workers. “Once again, we find ourselves mourning workers whose lives have been cut short as a result of workplace accidents,” said Guy Ryder, director …

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China failing to curb forced confessions – report

Criminal suspects in China continue to be tortured for confessions, despite measures by the government to curb the practice, said a report by a human rights group published on Wednesday. “Police are expected to produce a confession,” said Sophie Richardson, the China director of Human Rights Watch, a NGO headquartered …

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Nurse hospitalised in Rome after testing positive for Ebola

An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone was transferred overnight to a hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force said on Wednesday. The transfer of the 27-year-old from Sardinia was organised after his blood sample tested positive on Tuesday for the often …

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Molewa: Rhino poaching on the rise

While there has been an increase in the number of rhino poached this year, there has also been an increase in the number of related arrests, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said in Pretoria on Sunday. “By the end of April 2015, the number of rhino we lost to poachers …

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Emotional return home for Nepal quake survivor

A week after his wife threw herself from her balcony in a bid to save her life, Krishan KC returned to what was once their home, and wept.  Krishan was overcome by grief as tears streamed down his cheeks. It was the first time he had returned home since he carried …

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