Indonesia: At least 174 dead in football stadium crush

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Kathmandu: At least 174 people have died in a crush at an Indonesian football match that has become one of the world’s worst stadium disasters. About 180 were also hurt in aftermath of home team Arema FC’s loss to bitter rivals at the overcrowded stadium late on Saturday in Malang, East Java. The crush took… Continue reading Indonesia: At least 174 dead in football stadium crush

2 Americans released by Russian separatists arrive in NYC

American's Andy Huynh, left, and Alex Drueke, center, arrive at the TWA Hotel on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in New York. Photo Courtesy: AP

Kathmandu: Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting Russia with Ukrainian forces arrived Friday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after their release by Russian-backed separatists as part of a prisoner exchange. Drueke, 40, and Huynh, 27, went missing in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine near the Russian… Continue reading 2 Americans released by Russian separatists arrive in NYC

Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing 13

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Kathmandu: At least 13 people including seven children were killed when army helicopters shot at a school in Myanmar. As reported by Reuters, Myanmar has been gripped by violence since the army overthrew an elected government early last year. Opposition movements, some of them armed, have since emerged across the country, which the military has… Continue reading Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing 13

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

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Kathmandu: Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known for pomp and pageantry,… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

Alzheimer’s disease expected to affect 460,000 New Yorkers by 2025: study

Kathmandu: Nearly a half-million New Yorkers will be diagnosed with some form of Alzheimer’s disease within the next three years. Currently, an estimated 410,000 state residents have some form of Alzheimer’s. A recent state study found that, given the increase in residents in their 80s, the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to increase to… Continue reading Alzheimer’s disease expected to affect 460,000 New Yorkers by 2025: study

9/11 attacks still reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

Firefighters salute each other outside the FDNY Engine 10, Ladder 10 fire station near the commemoration ceremony on the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 in New York. Photo Courtesy: AP

NEW YORK (AP): Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with tear-choked tributes, and pleas to “never forget,” 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. As reported by Associate Press, Bonita Mentis set out to read victims’ names at the ground zero ceremony wearing a necklace with a photo of her slain sister, Shevonne… Continue reading 9/11 attacks still reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

Charles praises Queen’s reign as he is formally confirmed as king

Kathmandu: King Charles III has praised the Queen’s “unequalled reign” after being proclaimed king at a ceremony at St James’s Palace. The King became the monarch after the death of his mother, but a meeting formally confirmed it on Saturday. He also approved the day of the Queen’s funeral being a bank holiday, though it… Continue reading Charles praises Queen’s reign as he is formally confirmed as king

Queen Elizabeth II passes away

File Photo In this undated photo issued on Friday Dec. 25, 2020, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP)

Kathmandu: Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. The Queen who came to the throne has died on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate. Senior royals had gathered at Balmoral after the Queen’s doctors became concerned about her health earlier in the day. All… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II passes away

Mayor Adams laments not being told earlier about arsenic in NYCHA complex drinking water

New York City Mayor Eric Adams distributes water bottles at the New York City Housing Authority’s Jacob Riis Houses in Manhattan, New York on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Photo Courtesy: New York Daily News

Kathmandu: NYC Mayor Adams is sorry about arsenic being discovered in the drinking water at a massive New York City Housing Authority complex in Manhattan. NYCHA brass first found out this past Thursday that elevated levels of the dangerous chemical had been detected in the water at the Riis Houses in the East Village. However,… Continue reading Mayor Adams laments not being told earlier about arsenic in NYCHA complex drinking water

Indian billionaire former Tata chairman dies in car crash

Cyrus Mistry was ousted by the Tata board in 2016, sparking a legal battle. Photo Courtesy: Reuters via BBC

Kathmandu: India’s prime minister has described the death of the billionaire former chairman of Tata, the country’s largest conglomerate, as a “big loss” for the business world. As reported by BBC News, Cyrus Mistry died on Sunday in a road accident while travelling to Mumbai. One other person was killed and two more passengers were… Continue reading Indian billionaire former Tata chairman dies in car crash