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Pennsylvania day care center fire kills 5 children

Lt. Szocki of the Erie Police Department said the victims died in a fire in Erie reported at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The Erie County coroner’s office said the ages of the victims and other details weren’t immediately available WT24 Desk A morning fire in Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five children and sent another person to the hospital, authorities ...

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Kashmir tensions spill over to Britain’s Pakistani and Indian communities

The UK’s one million Kashmiris are feeling the repercussions of India’s shock move WT24 Desk Ever since thousands of troops placed Indian-administered Kashmir in lockdown, Sohail Nasti has been sitting in the living room of his north London home frantically trying to communicate with his family, according to The Guardian. With all mobile phone networks, landlines and internet access cut off ...

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Prince Andrew groped young woman’s breast at Epstein house, court files allege

Prince accused of touching young woman’s breastAllegation contained within files in Ghislaine Maxwell case WT24 Desk Prince Andrew was accused in court documents of touching a young woman’s breast at the Manhattan mansion of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier now facing federal sex trafficking charges in New York, The Guardian reports. The allegation was contained within a tranche of just unsealed ...

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Egypt says security forces killed 17 Islamic militants

WT24 Desk Cairo— Security forces killed at least 17 suspected militants in raids in Cairo and in another province, Egypt officials said Thursday, four days after a car filled with explosives wrecked outside the county’s main cancer hospital, killing at least 20 people in the ensuing explosion, AP reports. The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said in a statement ...

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Muggers kill cattle trader

Loot Tk 2.5 lakh in Rajshahi WT24 Desk Muggers killed a cattle trader at Kukhandi bypass in Katakhali area of the city early Thursday and looted Tk 2.5 lakh, UNB reports. The deceased was identified as Jarip Mridha, 36, son of Alal Mridha of Singra upazila in Natore district. Zillur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Katakhali Police Station, said Jarip along with ...

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Malala Yousafzai calls for peace in J-K, says worried about Kashmiri women and children

Adding that she is worried about the safety of the Kashmiri children and women, Malala wrote, “I care about Kashmir because South Asia is my home – a home I share with 1.8 billion people including Kashmiris.” WT24 Desk Amid the rising tensions between India and Pakistan over scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate ...

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Yemen airport closure ‘death sentence’ for thousands

Closure of the airport in Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment WT24 Desk The Saudi-led coalition’s closure of the airport in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement, Agencies report. According to the Norwegian ...

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Hiroshima marks A –bomb anniversary

Mayor’s call to join nuclear ban treaty WT24 Desk Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do more, Agencies report. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Tuesday about the rise of self-centered politics in the world and urged leaders ...

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Grisly indeed!

Man kills niece after rape in Natore WT24 Desk A man reportedly killed his college-going niece after rape in Singra upazila on Sunday, Agencies report. The victim is Reshmi Khatun, 16, daughter of Abdur Razzaque of Dougachha village in the upazila and a Class-XII student. Officer-in-charge of Singra Police Station Monirul Islam said other family members went to nearby Pakuria ...

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Air strike on Libyan town kills 43

WT24 Desk A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday, Agencies report. The eastern Libyan National Army force (LNA) forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar confirmed a strike late on Sunday on the town, but denied they had targeted any civilians. The ...

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