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December 8, 2016 2:35 AM Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

MEUREUDU, Indonesia -- Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province early Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was halted at night by rain and blackouts. Nearly 100 people died in the shallow and powerful quake that struck northeast Sumatra before dawn on Wednesday 25

December 7, 2016 8:13 PM Plane had sent distress signal soon after takeoff

PESHAWAR: The ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 had sent out a distress signal soon after taking off from the mountainous region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A source at the Chitral airport informed Daily Times on the condition of anonymity that soon after leaving for Islamabad, PK-661 sent a message to the control room that the left engine 17

December 7, 2016 6:38 PM GOLF: Caddie dies at Dubai Ladies Masters

The first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament was suspended yesterday after the death of a caddie on the course, the Ladies European Tour said in a statement. The caddie collapsed on the 13th fairway and was attended to by the on-site medical team before being taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. “Everyone at the Ladies 11

December 7, 2016 4:14 PM Kenyans urged to end medical strike after patients die

President Uhuru Kenya urges medical workers to return to job, saying nearly 20 patients have died in three days. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of treatment. All doctors and nurses from public hospitals across Kenya have gone on strike 57

December 7, 2016 4:14 PM Kenya president: At least 20 dead as medical workers strike

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care. All doctors and nurses from public hospitals across the country have gone on strike, leading to a crisis in the health sector. "Let us be human and be mindful 48

December 7, 2016 1:12 PM President Kenyatta asks health workers to end strike

By PSCU, MAKUENI, Kenya, Dec 7 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked health workers to end their strike and give room to ongoing talks to resolve their grievances. President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, announced that a solution will be found on the health workers salary issue but lamented the death of close to 20 patients 11

December 7, 2016 11:30 AM Syrian army on verge of major victory in Aleppo

Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are about to score one of their biggest victories in the country's war. Government forces rejected a temporary truce as rebels fled from their last stronghold in Aleppo. The Syrian army and its allies made key gains in the embattled city of Aleppo late on Tuesday. President Bashar al-Assad's forces pushed into rebel-held 16

December 7, 2016 9:29 AM Veterans, family members recall Pearl Harbor's 'day of infamy' 75 years later

Peter Fantacone still remembers sitting in the parlor of his home with his parents when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Five years later, he would be sitting in a boat near Omaha Beach in France working as a radioman as the largest invasion in world history was about to get underway. “D-Day was the beginning of the end for the Germans 44

December 7, 2016 6:39 AM Death toll rises to 5 as health crisis bites in Nyandarua

At least five patients have died in Laikipia County following the ongoing health workers nation wide strike. According to a mortuary attendant at the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital mortuary one patient died at the county hospital while others were brought to the facility from other hospitals. "Four bodies were of patients who had been transferred 58

December 7, 2016 3:42 AM At least 25 people killed in Indonesian earthquake

An 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Sumatra island has killed at least 25 people and trapped dozens in rubble. At least 25 people have died and dozens were feared trapped in rubble after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials and local media said. The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of the shallow 31