FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- Three members of a family were killed and three others wounded in a Taliban ambush in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said.
All the victims are civilians, the official said, adding the incident happened at about 4:00 a.m. local time in Darayim district when a villager Shah Mohammad along with five members of his family was on the way to the neighboring Bagh-e-Sufi village, the official added. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Ambush)
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MUMBAI -- At least 38 people were killed and two persons went missing after a residential building collapsed on Monday morning in Bhiwandi, 38 km west from Mumbai as the rescue operations concluded on Thursday.
The casualties included 17 children with 25 others being admitted to hospital for multiple injuries after the three-storey building caved on early Monday morning when the residents were asleep. (India-Building Collapse-Toll)
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KATHMANDU --- Nine people died in a landslide at Tamadi area of Waling municipality in Nepal's western Syangja district on Thursday morning, a senior police officer said.
"All nine people who died in the incident are the members of a single family as landslides triggered by incessant rainfalls buried the house," Superintendent of Police Hobindra Bogati at the District Police Office told Xinhua over the telephone. (Nepal-Landslide-Death)
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BEIJING -- China's candidate coronavirus vaccine caused no side effects among recruits in Moscow as part of large-scale clinical trials, reported Russian English-language newspaper The Moscow Times.
Russia approved Phase 3 trials of the Chinese vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics, a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, and a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences last month. (Russia-China-Vaccine)