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What we know about the deadly Halloween disaster in Seoul

Most weekends, the narrow alleys of Itaewon, the neon-lit nightlife district in South Korea’s capital Seoul, are busy with partygoers and tourists. Now it’s the site of one of the country’s…

Collapsed India bridge that killed 134 was recently repaired, official says

The death toll has risen to 134 after a suspension bridge collapsed in India’s western state of Gujarat on Sunday, as authorities revealed the structure had only recently reopened following repairs.…

Richard Branson says he won’t take part in Singapore televised death penalty debate

Branson – a long-time campaigner against capital punishment – had criticized Singapore’s decision in April this year to execute 33-year-old Nagaenthran Dharmalingam for drug trafficking. In a blog post at the time,…

South Korean authorities say they had no guidelines for Halloween crowds, as families grieve 155 victims

South Korean authorities said Monday they had no guidelines to handle the huge crowds that gathered for Halloween festivities in Seoul, as families in the country and around the world…

Russian missiles bombard cities across Ukraine, hitting power and water infrastructure

Russia launched a barrage of missile strikes at Ukrainian cities on Monday as it ramped up its attacks on infrastructure facilities across the country. Explosions and air raid sirens were heard in Kyiv early on Monday…