A firefighter tries to control a fire at a garment factory located on the outskirt of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on November 24, 2012. At least 121 workers have been killed in a blaze that gutted a garment factory on the outskirt of Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, fire service officials said Sunday.On duty official Ziaur Rahman told Xinhua by phone Sunday morning that 121 workers were killed in the factory fire and all of them died of stampede or jumping from upper floors of the factory.
Almeno tre persone sono state uccise e altre 23 persone ferite quando una bomba è esplosa nei pressi di una moschea nella città portuale del sud del Pakistan di Karachi, nella notte di Domenica, ha detto un funzionario. Sharfuddin Memon, Consigliere ministro degli Interni di provincia del Sindh, dove Karachi è la sua capitale, ha detto che l’esplosione che ha colpito Mustafa moschea, la più grande moschea per i musulmani sciiti nella città, nella notte di Domenica, ha ucciso almeno tre musulmani sciiti tra cui una donna e ferito altre 23 persone. I feriti anche cinque membri del Rangers, una forza paramilitare in Pakistan, che sono stati inviati alla moschea per proteggere le preghiere, ha confermato un portavoce di Rangers. Fonti ospedaliere hanno detto che almeno sei feriti sono in condizioni critiche e il bilancio delle vittime potrebbe ulteriormente aumentare. L’esplosione ha anche causato un black-out nelle zone vicine e distrutta almeno sette veicoli e moto sul sito, ha detto i media locali.
PHUKET: Hikers along a canyon trail in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades on Saturday discovered a human skull and a torso, more than eight months after a similar discovery was made near the Hollywood sign, police said on Sunday.
PHUKET: A 15-year-old British girl is believed to have run away to France with her 30-year-old math teacher, police said yesterday as her parents made an emotional appeal. The girl was described as excited and told her mother she loved her just before she left.
PHUKET: The death toll has reached eleven while a number of others remain missing after a group of foreign and national climbers were buried under an avalanche in Nepal, local authorities said.
PHUKET: A 29-year-old Korean tourist on holiday in Phuket has died while snorkeling off Phi Phi Island during a day trip to the popular beach resort.
The man, named by Tourist Police as Jury Kuk Kim, was on a Korean package tour and staying at a hotel in Patong.
The tour group, comprising about 40 tourists from South Korea, arrived in Phuket on Thursday and were due to depart today (September 30).
Woman accused of pimping her 15 year old cousin on Pattaya Beach
On Saturday afternoon at 5pm officers from the Police Region 2 Anti-Human Trafficking Division arrested a 19 year old woman outside of Big C Extra in Central Pattaya, accused of selling her 15 year old cousin to a foreigner for sex. On this occasion the foreigner was an operative for the Police Unit and began by speaking with Khun Siriporn aged 19 on Pattaya Beach in front of Central Festival Pattaya Beach where a fee of 4,500 Baht was agreed in exchange for sexual services with the 15 year old girl.. full story pattayaone
The cabinet yesterday endorsed a royal decree to seek amnesty for convicts on His Majesty the King’s birthday next month in a move criticised by the opposition as being designed to benefit former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Government House sources said the decree was raised as an unscheduled item during the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.
The government should map out a good rehabilitation plan for flood affected-areas in the next six months, says Democrat list-MP Korn Chatikavanij.
Mr Korn yesterday said that in flooded industrial areas, investors may decide to change their machinery, which would help increase their productivity.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission is expected to launch an investigation into permanent secretary of transport Supoj Saplom over whether he accumulated an unusual amount of wealth following a major cash theft from his Lat Phrao home.
PHUKET: The Mayor of the City of Pattaya, along with representatives from several of that region’s golf clubs, accepted a big award in Turkey on Thursday, the final night of the International Golf Travel Market.
A would-be suicide bomber is captured by Afghan police in Herat, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. “A suspected militant, who strapped explosive vest in his body and intended to target Afghan army and police forces in Injil district north of capital city of Herat, was captured and his vicious terrorist attack was foiled,” Sayed Agha Saqib told Xinhua
The explosion occurred at about 2 p.m. at a melamine production facility of Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. in the city of Xintai when workers were maintaining and repairing a condenser, the Xintai city government said in a statement late Saturday.