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At least 61 killed, scores trapped as avalanches hit Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

At least 61 killed, scores trapped as avalanches hit Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Islamabad, Jan 14 (UNI) At least 61 people were killed and scores of others trapped in separate incidents of avalanches in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday.



The Neelum Valley area is the worst hit where 57 people were killed, while four others were killed in Rawalakot and Kotli areas, Ahmed Raza Qadri, Xinhua quotes a disaster management official of the PoK as saying.



"I am on the way to the affected areas of Neelum Valley, and what I am seeing on the road is massive cover of snow everywhere. It has not only wreaked havoc on some of the residential colonies, but also blocked the main thoroughfares, making it hard for rescue teams to provide fast rescue and relief services to the trapped people," Qadri said.

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Second phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema end through Akheri Munajat in Bangladesh

Second phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema end through Akheri Munajat in Bangladesh

19 Jan 2020 | 3:03 PM

Dhaka, Jan 19 (UNI) The second phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will end on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi on Sunday through Akheri Munajat (final prayers).

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Over three million people made homeless by civil war in Yemen - International Red Cross

Over three million people made homeless by civil war in Yemen - International Red Cross

19 Jan 2020 | 2:01 PM

Beirut, Jan 19 (UNI) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stated that over three million people, the majority of which are women and children, have been made homeless as a result of ongoing fighting in Yemen’s civil war that has raged since 2015.

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Magnitude 5 0 earthquake hits Greek Island of Kefalonia – Seismologists

Magnitude 5 0 earthquake hits Greek Island of Kefalonia – Seismologists

19 Jan 2020 | 1:02 PM

Athens, Jan 19 (UNI) A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck the Greek island of Kefalonia in the early hours of Sunday morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

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Seven remain missing as over 150 rescued following avalanche in Nepal

Seven remain missing as over 150 rescued following avalanche in Nepal

19 Jan 2020 | 10:20 AM

Kathmandu, Jan 19 (UNI) Four South Koreans and three Nepalis remained missing since Friday following an avalanche in western Kaski district, as over 150 foreign tourists and Nepalis were rescued on Saturday from around the area, local officials and trekking agencies said.

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Harry and Meghan give up royal titles, says Buckingham Palace

Harry and Meghan give up royal titles, says Buckingham Palace

19 Jan 2020 | 9:45 AM

London, Jan 19 (UNI) Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use their royal titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace said.

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