CHINA: ‘ COAL MINE COLLAPSES KILLING 16 WORKERS IN URUMQI ‘


#AceWorldNews – CHINA – October 25 – A coal mine collapsed, killing 16 workers in Urumqi, a regional capital in China’s north-west, Reuters reports citing the official Xinhua news agency.

'16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse '

’16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse ‘

When the accident occurred on Friday night, 33 workers were in the mine, according to local officials.

Eleven of them were injured and six escaped. It’s not yet clear what caused the accident, but Chinese mines have been notorious for poor safety conditions. In an effort to increase safety standards in the mining industry,

China plans to shut down around 2,000 small coal mines by 2015.

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‘ CHILE TO APPLY RARELY USED ANTI-TERROR LAW IN CASE OF YOUNG MAN KILLED BY HOME MADE EXPLOSIVE ‘


#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO – October 25 (Xinhua) – Chile will apply the anti-terror law in the case of a young man who was killed by a home-made explosive blast last month, local media reported Friday.

The rarely used anti-terror law will be applied in the case involving the death of 29-year-old Sergio Landskron, who was killed on Sept. 25 after picking up an abandoned backpack in down town Santiago that contained a home made explosive device, Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy told Chile’s National Television.

“You can’t go around killing people because they don’t think the way you do,” said Aleuy, suggesting it was a politically motivated crime.

The anti-terror law will be applied “every time a terrorist attempt takes place in Chile,” Aleuy added. ‘ The incident occurred just two weeks after another blast injured 14 people at an underground shopping passageway, the worst attack in Chile in 24 years.

Three suspects were arrested after the Sept. 25 blast, who were members of a self-proclaimed anarchist group believed to have planted nearly 200 explosive devices since 2005 at financial institutions and police stations.

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EGYPT: ‘ DECLARES THREE MONTH STATE OF EMERGENCY IN NORTH SINAI OVER TERRORIST ATTACKS’


#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – October 25 – Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where 33 security personnel were killed in two attacks on Friday, according to Reuters.

' Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula '

‘ Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula ‘

The first attack, killing 30 people, was a car bomb explosion, reportedly followed by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades, hitting a vehicle with ammunition, leading to another blast.

Hours later, gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint, killing three more people.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but officials said they were similar to assaults carried out by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) militant group. Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in the Sinai Peninsula after the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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TEHRAN: ‘ IRANIAN WOMAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING MAN WHO RAPED HER IS HANGED ‘


#AceWorldNews – TEHRAN – October 25 – A 26-year old Iranian woman, who was convicted of murdering a man she has accused of raping her when she was a teenager, was hanged in Tehran’s Evin Prison Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

' Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist '

‘ Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist ‘

Reyhaneh Jabbari failed to get a reprieve from the victim’s relatives within the 10-day deadline stipulated by Sharia law, which has been in force in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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EGYPT: ‘ SUICIDE BOMBER RAMMED EXPLOSIVE LADEN VEHICLE INTO ARMY CHECKPOINT ‘


#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – October 24 – A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint in the northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula near Israel and Gaza on Friday.

At least twenty five members of the Egyptian security forces were killed in the attack, according to medical and security officials.

Earlier reports said 17 people were wounded and several were in a critical condition.

The violence spiked in the Sinai after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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NEPAL: ‘ DANGEROUS ROADS AND OVERLOADED BUSES LEADING CAUSES OF ROAD ACCIDENTS ‘


#AceNewsServices – NEPAL – October 24 – An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal on Friday, killing at least 14 people including three foreigners, AFP reported.

' Kathmandu to Nepal Roads are Dangerous '

‘ Kathmandu to Nepal Roads are Dangerous ‘

Rescuers have reportedly taken more than 50 people to hospitals in and around Kathmandu.

The bus carried tourists and Nepalese people travelling for the Hindu festival of Tihar when it crashed in Nuwakot, a small hill town outside Kathmandu, police said.

They are also attempting to find a passenger list, but the holiday season usually sees bus drivers picking up travellers without registering them.

The bus was travelling from Jorayal in Doti district to Dhangadi, about 800km (500 miles) west of Kathmandu, when the accident occurred.

Local and wire reports said it veered off a hilly road and fell at least 200m (656ft) into a gorge.

' Roads in Nepal are the Most Dangerous in the World '

‘ Roads in Nepal are the Most Dangerous in the World ‘

In January 2013, the same number of people were killed in the same area when a bus driver lost control on the road amid foggy conditions.

Bad roads and reckless driving are among the leading causes of road accidents in Nepal, says BBC Nepal’s Surendra Phuyal.

In recent years, road accidents have claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people annually, says our correspondent.

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#AceWorldNews – POLAND – October 24 – Poland has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against a July ruling that Poland had hosted a secret CIA prison on its soil, Reuters reported, citing a Foreign Ministry statement.

An appeal was being prepared on procedural grounds, Poland’s prosecutor-general said earlier this week.

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