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5 Students of University of Calgary Stabbed to Death

Five students killed in Canada house party stabbing

April 16, 2014 : Five Calgary University students were stabbed to death early Tuesday, April 15, during a house party in the southwest Calgary city of Canada. As per media reports, the victims were four men and a woman, all in their early 20s or late teens. The police informed that the suspect has been caught, but, the reason is still unknown as to why the victims were targeted and stabbed ....

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Location of Sinking South Korean Ship

South Korean ship carrying 471 passengers aboard sinks

April 16, 2014 : A passenger ferry of South Korea with about 471 people on board, including mainly high school students sunk off the Jindo Island, South Korea's southwestern coast, today (Wednesday). However, around 190 people are reported to have been rescued.

A helicopter and seven patrol ships were immediately dispatched to the place by the South Korean navy for assistance.

Reference: IANS

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Nigeria, Abuja Bus Station Bombing kills atleast 71 – 14 April 2014

Many killed in Nigeria bomb blast

 

According to media reports, two bomb blasts rocked a thronged bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, that killed around 70 people and left over a hundred injured. Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group, is suspected behind this attack. 

Chile wildfire left 12 dead and 2,000 homes consumed – April 14, 2014

12 killed in Chile blaze (Lead)

Santiago, April 14 (IANS/EFE) At least 12 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighbourhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarised police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier.

Some 10,000 residents have been evacuated and about 2,000 homes have been destroyed in the blaze, the largest in the history of this port city, where 250,000 people ....

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Stabbing Attack at high school in Pennsylvania, USA – April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 : 20 students were injured by the stabbing attack at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Pennsylvania, USA.

17 killed in Mexico violence

Mexico, April 9, (IANS/EFE) At least 17 people have been killed in a series of shootouts that started over the weekend in Tampico, a city in Mexican state of Tamaulipas, a joint federal and state agency group said.

The shootouts began around 3.00 p.m. Saturday in the neighbouring city of Madero and spread over to the streets of the port city of Tampico.

"Two unidentified armed civilians killed two men and a woman. Ten minutes later, in the Las Violetas de Tampico ....

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4 dead in shooting at Fort Hood, Texas on 2 April, 2014

Shooting occurrence at Fort Hood

Continuing with the past shooting incident five years back at Fort Hood, Texas, another shooting occurrence has now shaken this place, on Wednesday, April 2, where an anonymous gunman opened fire. It killed around three people and left more than 16 wounded, according to the US Defense website. Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the commander of Army Post said that the shooter, is also dead as he shot down himself in the head. Moreover, ....

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Firing reported at North and South Korea borders : March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014 : Military forces of both North and South Korea engaged in cross-firing across its maritime borders, a day after a possible nuclear tests by its northern neighbor. The two nations exchanged live fire near the South Korean maritime border, after North Korean shells were found dropping into South Korean waters during its military exercise.

A source form the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, "Some of the shells fired by North Korea dropped in our ....

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Landslide in Snohomish County of Washington State

Sad discoveries of the landslide search continue

March 27, 2014 : Toiling incessantly on Thursday, March 27, in the waist-deep mud of the landslide area, rescuers have reckoned that they are likely to find more dead bodies underneath. Today, one more death has been declared by the medical examiners, bringing the death toll to 17. However, 90 are still missing and the rescue teams are using every possible method like shovels, chainsaws, small excavators (avoiding heavy machinery), and even their hands to ....

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Pact signed; Crimea now officially part of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday, March 18, signed an agreement with Sergei Aksyonov, the prime minister of Crimea and other Crimean leaders for reclaiming Crimea as a part of the territory of Russia. Before the pact was signed and while addressing at the Kremlin ceremony, Putin declared in an emotional outpour that Crimea has always been “in the hearts” of his countrymen and “It is our common legacy.” He remained firm in his decision and did not yield to ....

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