18 burn to death in Pakistan bus crash

Agence France Presse 08/20/2023

ISLAMABAD — At least 18 people burned to death on Sunday when an overnight bus smashed into another vehicle carrying diesel in eastern Pakistan, officials said. The accident took place on a motorway at around 4:30 am…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Oil firms raise prices of petroleum products by up to P3.50/liter

CDN Digital 08/01/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, August 1. Oil firms raise prices of petroleum products by up to P3.50/liter Motorists will…

Suicide bomber kills at least 44 people, wounds nearly 200 in Pakistan

Associated Press 07/31/2023

KHAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a political rally in a former stronghold of militants in northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 44 people and wounding nearly 200 in an…

Pakistan monsoon flooding death toll tops 1,000

Agence France Presse 08/28/2022

ISLAMABAD — The death toll from monsoon flooding in Pakistan since June has reached 1,033, according to figures released Sunday by the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). It said 119 people had died in the previous…

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000, toll expected to rise

Reuters 06/23/2022

KABUL  – The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday hit 1,000, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Houses were…

Villanueva annexes WBA Asia South bantamweight title with KO win in Pakistan

Glendale G. Rosal 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former two-time world title challenger “King” Arthur Villanueva stopped Thai Jakpan Sangtong in the 10th round to clinch the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia South bantamweight title in Gilgit City, Pakistan last June…

Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo rules Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 09/03/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s very own Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo dominated four age groups in the Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup 2021 which ran from August 26 to 29. The major virtual rhythmic gymnastics tournament…

Pakistan hit by nationwide power blackout

Agence France Presse 01/10/2021

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was hit by a massive power blackout early Sunday, officials said, with much of the country, including all major cities, plunged into darkness. The electricity distribution system in the nation of more than 210…

At least four killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

10/27/2020

Pakistan—At least four students were killed and dozens more wounded Tuesday, October 27, 2020, when a bomb exploded during a class at their religious school in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. More than 60 people had been taking…

Study warns of poverty surge to over 1 billion due to virus

Associated Press 06/12/2020

LONDON  — Global poverty is set to rise above one billion people once again as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which is reducing the income of the world’s poorest by $500 million a day, according to…

80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

AFP 05/23/2020

KARACHI, Pakistan — A total of 80 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, provincial health officials said in a statement,…

Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi, all 107 killed

Agence France Presse 05/22/2020

  Update KARACHI, Pakistan  — A passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines crashed near the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, killing all 107 passengers and crew, the city’s mayor said. The aircraft crashed…

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