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Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire
9th May 2013

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire

[Fire fighters try to douse a blaze at a garment factory on the third floor of an 11-storey building in Mirpur Darussalam area early today. The fire broke out at Tung Hai Sweater Ltd yesterday around 11:05pm.Photo: Rashed Shumon]   … Continued

8th May 2013

Bangladesh: 20 more bodies retrieved, 766 dead in Savar building collapse

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 766 on Wednesday as 20 more bodies were retrieved from the site on the 15th day of the disaster. A total of 588 bodies were handed over to … Continued

Paksitan: Three killed in suicide car bomb attack on Bannu police station
8th May 2013

Paksitan: Three killed in suicide car bomb attack on Bannu police station

(Photo: Geo TV) By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three people, including two women and a policeman, were killed while 27 others, among them 10 women and children, nine policemen and eight civilians were injured as militants targeted … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse
7th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse

(Rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24. Photo: Star)   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies … Continued

7th May 2013

Bangladesh: Fears of violence grows after 41 killed in blasphemy protest

By Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, (Xinhua): Anxieties grow across Bangladesh over deadly violence that erupted Sunday afternoon and continued until the evening hours of Monday, leaving at least 41 people dead and hundreds injured. At dinner tables, family gatherings, business meetings and … Continued

7th May 2013

Pakistan: Kurram: JUI-F rally bomb blast death toll rises to 24

SADDA/HANGU, (The News): The death toll of a blast at the election rally of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidates in the central Kurram Agency on Monday has risen to 24, Geo News reported said.   The political agent initially stated that … Continued

7th May 2013

Pakistan: Five gunned down in Jhal Magsi

JHAL MAGSI. (The News): Five persons were killed when two groups exchanged fire in District Jhal Magsi of Balochistan Tuesday, Geo News reported.   According to Naib Tehsildar Arbab Magsi, two armed and allegedly rival groups exchanged fire over a … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, death toll rise to 645 in Savar building collapse
6th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, death toll rise to 645 in Savar building collapse

In this May 4 photo, rescuers are seen taking a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital.   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies from the … Continued

6th May 2013

Pakistan: Polling stations targetted in Balochistan

Two school buildings were partially damaged in two separate blasts in Barkhan area of Balochistan. (File Photo)   QUETTA (Dawn): Within the past 24 hours, four attacks took place at different locations in Balochistan province which were designated as polling … Continued

5th May 2013

Bangladesh: 3 killed, 80 injured, as Paltan turns battlefield

(Three Hefajat-e Islami supporters try to save themselves from violence as they and two other children take refuge in the gap of a hawker shop on a footpath. Violence erupted during a clash killing 3 people in Paltan area in the … Continued

5th May 2013

Pakistan: Two FC personnel killed in shoot-out in Bolan

QUETTA, (Dawn): At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and four dacoits were killed on Sunday during an exchange of fire in the Bhag area of Balochistan’s Bolan district, FC sources said. According to FC sources, security personnel conducted a … Continued

5th May 2013

Pakistan: Hand-grenade attack injures three near election office of PTI

By Zahir Shah Shirazi   PESHAWAR: At least three persons were injured in a hand-grenade attack on Sunday near an election office of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) in Fazalabad area of Takht Bhai tehsil near Mardan. Rescue and officials reached … Continued

4th May 2013

Pakistan: Young lawyer shot dead in ‘sectarian’ attack

KARACHI, (Dawn): A young lawyer was shot dead and his advocate father was wounded in what police described as an attack apparently on sectarian grounds on Friday. The police said that gunmen targeted Shakeel Ahmed Jan Bangash, 30, and his father … Continued

Bangladesh: 19 more bodies found, death toll now 551, in Savar building collapse
4th May 2013

Bangladesh: 19 more bodies found, death toll now 551, in Savar building collapse

Photo shows several cranes removing the rubble of the Rana Plaza in Savar bazaar bus stand as the death toll of the country’s worst building collapse continue to rise.   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 19 more bodies from … Continued

4th May 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf’s party announces elections boycott

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Days after a court in Pakistan banned former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life for abrogating constitution during the emergency in 2007, his party Friday announced boycott of the May 11 elections. … Continued

4th May 2013

Pakistan: Firing in Orangi town, kills five

KARACHI, (Dawn): At least five people were killed including three women and a child in a firing incident in Karachi’s Oorangi Town area on Saturday, DawnNews reported. According to Superintendent Police (SP) Orangi Chaudhry Assad, bullet riddled bodies of five … Continued

3rd May 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll soars to 501 in Savar Bbilding collapse

The Rana Plaza came crashing down nine days ago and people have been looking for their dear ones. Amongst them, holding missing persons leaflets, a woman cries out loud on Thursday. Photo: STAR   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Death toll from … Continued

3rd May 2013

Pakistan: 118 killed, 377 injured in 29 bomb blasts across Pakistan during April

By Jamil Bhatti ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 118 people were killed and 377 others got injured in 29 bomb blasts as the militants raised the number of attacks at the political rallies and offices of parties across Pakistan during the … Continued

Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead
3rd May 2013

Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead

Pakistan’s special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, who was shot dead in Rawalpindi, addresses reporters media outside Rawalpindi’s Adiyala prison in February 2011.   Police say a leading Pakistani prosecutor handling the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case has been shot dead while … Continued

2nd May 2013

Bangladesh: 13 more bodies retrieved, death toll now 429

Rescuers pulled out 13 more bodies removing the debris of Rana Plaza in Savar on Thursday raising the death toll to 429 as the salvage operation stepped into ninth straight day. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) provided the fresh account … Continued

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