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Death toll from blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu hits 276

More than 276 people are killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials say, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Death toll in South Asia flooding rises to 245

The death toll in flooding and landslides that devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 245, while millions of others have been displaced, officials say.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battle to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, as death toll rises to 169.

Paris on alert as swollen River Seine reaches peak levels

The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris reached its highest level in three decades, spilling its banks and prompting the Louvre museum to shut its doors and evacuate artworks in its basement.

Ecuador quake toll at 272, 'certain to rise'

At least 272 people have been confirmed dead and more than 1,500 people injured after Ecuador was hit by its most powerful earthquake in decades.

Voting was free, fair: Minister on UP polls

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan verses a chorus with the Election Commission claiming that the second phase of union parishad elections was free and fair.

Clean-up begins in Fiji after cyclone

A clean-up operation begins after the most severe cyclone to hit Fiji in living memory killed at least 20. Rescue workers say that number could rise as some of the worst-hit outlying islands have yet to be reached.

East Asia cold snap 'kills 85 in Taiwan'

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia kills at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea.

Gazipur factory fire death toll rises to 6

Another person who was burnt in a fire at a factory of Pubail in Tongi of Gazipur dies. Abdul Kader, 60, succumbed to his injuries at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015

Hajj stampede: Bangladesh death toll rises to 92

The number of Bangladeshis killed in the Mina stampede during Hajj last month rises to 92 while at least 80 others remain missing.

October 8, 2015
October 8, 2015

Bangladesh Hajj stampede death toll now 63

The death toll of Bangladeshi pilgrims from the Mina stampede has risen to 63, says Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh President Mohammad Ibrahim Bahar.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

Hajj death toll rises to 769

The death toll in a crush at the annual hajj pilgrimage outside Mecca rises to 769, Saudi Arabia said as arch-rival Iran said Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it called a crime.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

6 killed, 6 missing in cyclone ‘Komen’

At least six people have been killed and six missing in Cox’s Bazar, Patuakhali and Bhola, coastal areas of Bangladesh, with cyclone ‘Komen’ waiting at Bay to make landfall.

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

Indian heatwave toll rises to 1,700

The massive heatwave sweeping India is starting to ease, with forecasts of rain in some affected states.

April 3, 2015
April 3, 2015

Narayanganj trawler capsize death toll now 11

Three more bodies are recovered Friday, raising the death toll to 11 in the trawler capsize in the Buriganga river flowing through Narayanganj.