India: 8 dead after three-storey building collapses in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi
India|: Bhiwandi, Maharashtra: At least eight people lost their lives and five were rescued after a three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area here on early Monday morning, according to Thane Municipal Corporation. The incident happened at around 3.40 am. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade and police teams have reached the spot. ALSO SEE India eases lockdown even as COVID-19 cases jump in capital Indian state of Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases outnumber China's tally In Pictures: Places of worship reopen in India with caution being the key Bangladesh police turn to yoga to boost health during COVID-19 pandemic The rescue operation is currently on. "As any as 20 people were rescued by the locals, while 20-25 people are still feared trapped in the debris as per initial information," the NDRF said. Further details are awaited.
Kerala: At least 2 dead as blast occurs in quarry in Ernakulam
India|: Ernakulam: Two migrant labourers lost their lives in a blast which took place in a quarry at Malayattoor in Ernakulam district on Monday. According to Kalady police, the blast took place in a building where explosives were stored for the purpose of blasting rocks. ALSO SEE India: Heavy rains, floods wreak havoc in Kerala Day after: Aftermath of Dubai-Kerala Air India Express flight crash in Kozhikode Photos: Southwest monsoon keeps its date with Kerala Photos: Landslides after heavy rainfall in Kerala's Idukki district in India The incident took place at around 3:30 am today morning. The deceased have been identified as Periyannan, a native of Tamil Nadu, and D Naga, who hailed from Karnataka. Further details are awaited.
US: Arrest over ricin envelope addressed to White House
Americas|: Washington: US authorities confirmed an arrest Sunday over an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump that contained a substance identified as the poison ricin. The suspect was a woman who was carrying a gun when she was arrested by authorities, according to US media reports. ALSO SEE Photos: Gulf News reader shares his travel pictures in the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and the US UAE aid to Pakistan, free COVID testing, UAE-Israel ties, US defiance, India parliament, Lebanon government, issues in Europe, here are the top news in pictures today 2021 Ford Ranger gets new Tremor Off-Road Package India-China app war, US marine in Philippines jail, Thai royal consort, Pliscova out of US Open, Facebook grilled – top news in pictures today Pictures: End of WWII remembered on 75th anniversary Pictures: US-Israeli delegation lands in UAE on historic flight "I can confirm that an arrest was made at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York," Customs and Border Protection supervisory officer Aaron Bowker told AFP, referring to the bridge that connects Canada and the US state of New York. US media reported Saturday that authorities had intercepted an envelope laced with ricin addressed to Trump. The letter was discovered earlier last week and did not reach the White House, according to The New York Times and CNN. The Times said it was believed that the letter was mailed from Canada. Mail addressed to the White House is first inspected and sorted in depots just outside Washington. CNN said the contents of the envelope were tested repeatedly at one depot and confirmed to contain ricin. Ricin, which is produced by processing castor beans, is lethal even in minute doses if swallowed, inhaled or injected, causing organ failure. A government official who was not authorised to speak on the matter told AFP that a court appearance was scheduled for Monday.
Woman suspected of mailing ricin to White House arrested at U.S.-Canada border
News/World: Three U.S. law enforcement officials say a woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House and President Donald Trump, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border.
Storm-weary Texas, Louisiana prepare as Beta churns closer
News/World: Tropical storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year's unusually busy hurricane season.