Several dead in Burma after armed men clash with troops

Several dead in Burma after armed men clash with troops

Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported Wednesday, in a sharp escalation of violence in the restive region. Four soldiers and one attacker were killed on Tuesday when hundreds of men wielding pistols and swords assailed troops in Pyaungpit village, in […]

Several dead as powerful earthquake hits central Italy

Several dead as powerful earthquake hits central Italy

At least five people have died after a powerful earthquake struck mountainous central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported. The first confirmed victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake which devastated dozens of villages were an elderly couple whose home collapsed at Pescara del Tronto in the Marche region to the east of […]