Category: Asia

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Construction waste landslides leave 85 missing in China

A landslide, caused by a 100m high pile of construction waste, buried 33 buildings. At least 85 people, down from 91, have been reported as missing, said government authorities. The landslide covered 380,000 square...

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Oil rig fire in Caspian sea kills 32

An oil rig in Azerbaijan’s waters in the Caspian Sea has been destroyed by a fire that got out of control after heavy winds damaged a gas pipe on the offshore facility. The fire...

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Abu Sayyaf militant group beheads Malaysian hostage in Philippines

Following a failed ransom demand, the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf has beheaded its 39 year old hostage, Bernard Then, a Malaysian engineer. The decapitation, which happened on the island of Jolo, took place...