• Indian Parliament approves food security bill

    New Delhi, Shawwal 26, 1434, Sep 2, 2013, SPA — India's upper house of parliament Monday passed a 20-billion-dollar food security bill clearing the way for the implementation of a programme that subsidizes food-grain for two-thirds of the country's 1.2 …

  • Brazil building collapses, traps 15

    SAO PAULO, Shawwal 20, 1434, Aug 27, 2013, SPA — A commercial building in Brazil's biggest city has collapsed and officials said at least 15 people are trapped in the rubble, AP reported. Firefighters say they've pulled three survivors from …

  • Man taken by crocodile in Australia's far north

    Sydney, Shawwal 17, 1434, Aug 24, 2013, SPA — Police in far-north Australia were looking for the body of a 24-year-old local man taken Saturday by a crocodile while swimming at a beauty spot 110 kilometres east of Darwin, dpa …

  • Nepal centenarian takes to the sky for the first time

    Kathmandu, Shawwal 13, 1434, Aug 20, 2013, SPA — A bedridden 106-year-old man in south-eastern Nepal fulfilled a lifelong wish Tuesday when he took his first flight, dpa cited organizers as saying. Bote Rai, who was undergoing treatment for seasonal …

  • Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Shawwal 9, 1434, Aug 16, 2013, SPA — The U.N.'s humanitarian affairs office said a polio outbreak in Somalia is spreading, AP reported. The U.N. said Friday that Somalia has 105 confirmed cases of polio, with another 10 …

  • Cholera outbreak in Afghanistan infects 1,400

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Shawwal 5, 1434, Aug 12, 2013, SPA — A cholera outbreak has infected 1,400 people in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least one person, UPI cited health officials as saying. Noor Khawari, head of Afghanistan's public health department, said …

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