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Syria hospital treating earthquake victims pleads for help

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 06:15 PM IST

Syria earthquake: The 7.8-magnitude pre-dawn quake, whose epicentre was near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, wiped out entire sections of cities in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria.

At least 592 people were killed across the war-torn country, the Syrian government said. (AFP)
At least 592 people were killed across the war-torn country, the Syrian government said. (AFP)
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkey, Syria earthquake tremors felt over 5,500 km away.... in Greenland

Turkey earthquake: The first 7.8-magnitude quake struck at 04:17 am (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles) near the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Turkey, Syria earthquake tremors felt over 5,500 km away.... in Greenland.(AFP)
Turkey, Syria earthquake tremors felt over 5,500 km away.... in Greenland.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:52 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Syria earthquake: Over 300 killed in bombarded, war-ravaged country

Syria earthquake: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake sent people rushing into the streets in the country's north, where air strikes and shelling have already traumatised the population.

People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria. (REUTERS)
People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:41 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Israel offers aid to earthquake-struck Syria and Turkey

Turkey earthquake: "I ordered to send, at the request of the Turkish government, rescue teams and medical aid," Netanyahu said.

People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria.(REUTERS)
People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:21 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkey earthquake: From US and Europe to India, global powers extend aid

Turkey earthquake live updates: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said that have started to be contacted for international aid. "Besides offers of assistance by NATO and the EU, 45 countries have reached out to us," he said.

Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 04:35 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: 'Most powerful in nearly a century' kills over 1,300 people

Turkey earthquake: Rescue workers and residents in multiple cities searched for survivors, working through tangles of metal and giant piles of concrete.

Over 900 people have been killed so far and thousands injured after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on early Monday (Twitter Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Over 900 people have been killed so far and thousands injured after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on early Monday (Twitter Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:07 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Russia offers aid to Syria and Turkey after deadly earthquake

Turkey earthquake: Russia said it had two Ilyushin-76 aircraft with rescuers on board that were ready to fly to Turkey to help the rescue effort.

People search through rubble following an earthquake in Adana, Turkey February 6, 2023. (REUTERS)
People search through rubble following an earthquake in Adana, Turkey February 6, 2023. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:19 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkish military sets up special air corridor to earthquake zone

Turkey earthquake: Defence Minister said that we have mobilised our planes to send medical teams, search and rescue teams and their vehicles to the earthquake zone.

Turkish military sets up air aid corridor to earthquake zone.(AFP)
Turkish military sets up air aid corridor to earthquake zone.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:44 PM IST
Reuters |

Turkey earthquake was strongest since 1939, when 33,000 people died

Turkey Earthquake live updates: Striking before dawn in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, the 7.7 magnitude quake was felt as far as Egypt and Cyprus. It was the strongest earthquake in Turkey since 1939, when a powerful temblor struck eastern city of Erzincan and killed about 33,000 people.

People walk next to a mosque destroyed by the earthquake in Malatya, Turkey.(AP)
People walk next to a mosque destroyed by the earthquake in Malatya, Turkey.(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:27 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

'Waiting for my two sons...': Turkey-Syria earthquake survivors' stories

Turkey earthquake: The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.

The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.(AFP)
The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:24 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Prince William and Kate Middleton's children are banned from doing this at home

Prince William-Kate Middleton: Kate Middleton on her new project said that it goes beyond just “raising kids” to “shaping our society” and creating a more “nurturing world.”

Kate Middleton Prince William: Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, in London.(AP)
Kate Middleton Prince William: Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, in London.(AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Dozens killed, hundreds injured in rebel-held areas of Syria rattled by quake

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck before dawn near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, about 40 kilometres from the Syrian border.

Members of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets transport a casualty pulled from the rubble following an earthquake in the town of Zardana in the countryside of the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on Monday.(AFP)
Members of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets transport a casualty pulled from the rubble following an earthquake in the town of Zardana in the countryside of the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on Monday.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:20 PM IST
AFP |

Mother, 7 children killed in house fire in France

France fire: The origin of the fire appeared to have been a malfunctioning clothes dryer on the ground floor of the house.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight in the family home in the town of Charly-sur-Marne.(Twitter)
The fire broke out shortly after midnight in the family home in the town of Charly-sur-Marne.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:16 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

European Union sends over 10 rescue teams to Turkey after deadly quake

Turkey Earthquake: "Teams from the Netherlands and Romania are already on their way," with the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre overseeing their deployment, commissioner Janez Lenarcic tweeted.

Turkey Earthquake: Members of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets look for casualties under the rubble following an earthquake,(AFP)
Turkey Earthquake: Members of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets look for casualties under the rubble following an earthquake,(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:23 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkey's oil pipelines undamaged despite strong quake, flows continue: Report

No damage to the Kerkuk-Ceyhan pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to Turkey, or to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline have been reported even after major earthquake struck Turkey.

Members of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets look for casualties under the rubble following an earthquake in the town of Zardana in the countryside of the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on February 6, 2023. (AFP)
Members of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets look for casualties under the rubble following an earthquake in the town of Zardana in the countryside of the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on February 6, 2023. (AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:05 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Ukraine close to 'friendly' Turkish people, ready to provide help: Zelensky

Turkey Earthquake: "Shocked by the news about the death and injury of hundreds of people as a result of the earthquake in Turkey," Zelensky said on Twitter.

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:00 PM IST
Reuters |

Diana’s friend reveals shocking details of marriage to Charles: ‘It was…’

Princess Diana: Jemima Khan said that Princess Diana’s marriage to Charles, which took place in 1981, was “essentially arranged.”

Princess Diana: Britain's Princess Diana is seen. (AFP File)
Princess Diana: Britain's Princess Diana is seen. (AFP File)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:58 PM IST

Russia discussed nuclear arms treaty with US ambassador: Report

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian foreign minister said that Russia was committed to the treaty but that no date had been set for new talks, citing the conflict in Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov is seen. (AP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov is seen. (AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:57 PM IST
Reuters |

Watch: Jill Biden's speech on Iran singer's Grammy win. He may face prison

Shervin Hajipour Wins Grammy: Jill Biden, in her speech said, a song “can unite, inspire and ultimately change the world.”

Shervin Hajipour Wins Grammy: First lady Jill Biden accepts the award for best song for social change on behalf of Shervin Hajipour for
Shervin Hajipour Wins Grammy: First lady Jill Biden accepts the award for best song for social change on behalf of Shervin Hajipour for "Baraye".(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:43 PM IST

‘Unexpected, isolated incident’: Chinese foreign ministry over balloon row

China spy balloon: "This is an unexpected, isolated incident," spokesperson Mao Ning said.

Remnants of Chinese spy balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of South Carolina. (AP)
Remnants of Chinese spy balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of South Carolina. (AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:30 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

‘Won’t use weapons given by West for…': What Ukraine's defence minister said

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine's defence minister Oleksii Reznikov said, “We always tell our partners officially that we will not use weapons supplied by foreign partners to fire on Russian territory.”

Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:14 PM IST

‘For civilian purpose’: China over balloon spotted in Latin America

China spy balloon: Colombia's air force said in a brief statement on Saturday that a possible balloon had been detected in its air defense system on Friday morning.

A jet flies by a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floats off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, (REUTERS)
A jet flies by a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floats off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:09 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

No ‘apology’ from royal family to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle because…

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: “No apology to Meghan [Markle] has been made by the Palace, which frustrates Harry,” the report said.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.(AP)
Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:04 PM IST

Idols at 14 Hindu temples vandalised in Bangladesh: Report

Expressing concern over the incident, Kashinath Singh, a resident spoke to the local media and demanded quick action. "We are in a state of panic. Those involved in this incident should be arrested quickly.”

Bangladeshi policemen on duty.(AP/ Representational image)
Bangladeshi policemen on duty.(AP/ Representational image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:43 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Pervez Musharraf's body to be flown to Pakistan, buried in Karachi: Reports

Pervez Musharraf Death: Pervez Musharraf had been suffering from a rare disease known as Amyloidosis.

Pervez Musharraf Death: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died on Sunday in Dubai. (AFP)
Pervez Musharraf Death: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died on Sunday in Dubai. (AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:21 PM IST

Salman Rushdie releases ‘Victory City’, first book after New York knife attack

Written before the US knife attack that nearly took the Indian-born author's life, the novel purports to be a translation of a historical epic originally written in Sanskrit.

Rushdie, 75, will not promote his 15th novel due to his physical condition. (File)
Rushdie, 75, will not promote his 15th novel due to his physical condition. (File)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:17 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Did China’s balloon violate international law? Depends who you ask

China Spy Balloon: This incident has also added another layer of complexity to the already strained relations between the US and China.

China Spy Balloon: A printed balloon with Chinese flag is placed on a US flag in this illustration.(Reuters)
China Spy Balloon: A printed balloon with Chinese flag is placed on a US flag in this illustration.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 12:05 PM IST
PTI |

Fire damages Buddhist temple in Australian city of Melbourne

Australia: About 80 firefighters fought the blaze at the Bright Moon Buddhist Temple for more than two hours before it was brought under control late Sunday.

Australia: The damaged structure is seen at the scene of a fire at the Bright Moon Buddhist Temple in Springvale South, Melbourne.(AP)
Australia: The damaged structure is seen at the scene of a fire at the Bright Moon Buddhist Temple in Springvale South, Melbourne.(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:21 AM IST
AP |

What China said on relations with US after spy balloon downing: ‘Seriously…’

China Spy Balloon: Beijing "is paying close attention to the development of the situation" and "reserves the right to make further necessary reactions", the statement said.

China Spy Balloon: A printed balloon with Chinese flag is placed on a US flag in this illustration.(Reuters)
China Spy Balloon: A printed balloon with Chinese flag is placed on a US flag in this illustration.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:16 AM IST

2 back-to-back earthquakes kill at least 76 in Turkey, 440 injured

Turkey Earthquake: Here are the top updates on earthquake in Turkey:

Turkey Earthquake: People gather around a collapsed building in Pazarcik, in Kahramanmaras.(AP)
Turkey Earthquake: People gather around a collapsed building in Pazarcik, in Kahramanmaras.(AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 10:58 AM IST
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