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More than 80 dead after rifle grenades land on Myanmar protesters

More than 80 dead after rifle grenades land on Myanmar protesters

World
More than 80 people have been killed by rifle grenades in yet more violent clashes between the military and protesters in Myanmar.Bodies were piled up in a pagoda in the town of Bago after Myanmar security forces opened fire on a protest against the 1 February military coup in the country. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group said it believed there were 82 dead. Image: Heavy clashes erupted during demonstrations in Yangon. Pic: AP Protest organiser Ye Htut told news outlet Myanmar Now: "It is like genocide."They are shooting at every shadow." ...
Survey finds 82% of dead eagles with rat poison in their systems

Survey finds 82% of dead eagles with rat poison in their systems

Science
April 7 (UPI) -- Scientists found rat poison in the systems of 82% of the few hundred dead eagles examined for a multiyear survey between 2014 and 2018. The survey results, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, are a reminder of the lurking threats that face even the most well-protected animals. Advertisement "Generally, bald eagle populations have been thriving in the United States. This is great news and a conservation success story," corresponding author Mark Ruder told UPI in an email. "However, as wildlife health researchers, we are always concerned about the health of wildlife, including eagles. We live in a changing world and the human population puts a lot of pressure on our natural resources," said Ruder, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia's College of Vet...
Ferry sinks after colliding in Bangladesh; at least 25 dead

Ferry sinks after colliding in Bangladesh; at least 25 dead

World
An official says rescuers have recovered 25 bodies from a river outside Bangladesh’s capital after a ferry collided with another vessel and capsizedByThe Associated PressApril 5, 2021, 10:12 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleDHAKA, Bangladesh -- Rescuers have recovered 25 bodies from a river outside Bangladesh's capital after a ferry collided with another vessel and capsized, an official said Monday.The ferry ML Rabit Al Hasan sank Sunday night after being hit by a cargo vessel in the Shitalakkhya River in Narayanganj district, just outside Dhaka, officials said.Fire and civil defense official Ershad Hossain said rescuers recovered five bodies overnight and 20 others on Monday. Nine other people remained missing, he said.Hossain said the double-decker ferry w...
‘Horrifying bloodshed’: At least 114 protesters shot dead in Myanmar – reports

‘Horrifying bloodshed’: At least 114 protesters shot dead in Myanmar – reports

World
At least 114 people have been killed across Myanmar after security forces opened fire on protesters, according to local media reports.The deadly tally is said to include 13 in the country's second-biggest city, Mandalay, nine in the nearby region of Sagaing and seven in the commercial capital Yangon. A five-year-old is reported to be among those killed.The shootings came as people took to the streets again to protest against the 1 February coup, in defiance of a warning that they could be shot "in the head and back", as the junta celebrated Armed Forces Day. Image: The latest killings came as the junta celebrated Armed Forces Day Demonstrators had referred to the public holiday by its original name, Resistance Day, to mark the beginni...

At least 15 dead, 400 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

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Equatorial Guinea authorities say a series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 15 people and wounded at least 400 othersBy SAM MEDNICK and JOSEPH WILSON Associated PressMarch 7, 2021, 9:31 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 400 others on Sunday, authorities said.State television TVGE read out a statement from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema which said the explosion was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the military barracks located in the neighborhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in Bata. He said that the explosion occurred at 4 p.m. local time.“The impact of the explosion cau...