Indian officials halt search for stampede victims after weekend of disaster, Iranian leader says nuclear talks in Geneva could be productive, hopefully, and migrants are rounded up in Moscow after a violent protest targeted them this weekend.
A woman cries next to the body of a victim killed in a stampede near Ratangarh temple in Datia district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
Stampede, cyclone plague India. Indian officials counted at least 115 pilgrims dead in a stampede that broke out among 150,000 pilgrims gathered at India’s Ratangarh temple in the central state of Madhya Pradeshon Sunday before announcing the end of their search:
Devotees thronging t nike mercurial superfly owards the temple across a long, concrete bridge panicked when some railings broke, triggering the stampede, Dilip Arya, a deputy inspector general of police, told Reuters. Many victims were crushed by the crowd while others drowned when they fell or jumped into the fast flowing Sindh river, swollen by heavy rain. death toll has increased to 115 and the rescue operation is over, Arya said. Most of the dead were women and children. Many pilgrims were injured and in hospital, Arya said. Rescuers had combed the river in the hunt for victims.
Sunday’s incident marks the second deadly stampede at the holy site in seven years. In February, 36 Hindu pilgrims were killed in a charge at the world’s largest religious festival. Some victims blamed police for fuelling the panic by using sticks in an effort to control the crowd. Indian officials were praised for their handling of another disaster that hit India over the weekend:
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against the military and interior ministry as they march towards Rabaa al Adawiya, during a protest named of Loyalty to the Blood of the Martyrs at Cairo Nasr City district, September 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Police plot. On January 28, 2011, a group of Muslim Brotherhood leaders staged a violent prison break in Egypt’s Wadi el Natroun desert, prompting several others across the nation and leaving 200 policemen and security officers dead. Egypt’s Interior Ministry, in charge of Egypt’s state security, riot and other police, has not forgiven the Brotherhood for shedding police blood and, according to a Reuters special report, was the driving force behind former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s overthrow:
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Keep your friends close. mission in Somalia as the consequences of another unfold, and public workers in India strike to protest the splitting of a southern state.
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Rival Libyan factions try for independence, bloodshed continues after weekend violence in Egypt, and Syria wins praise for starting disarmament process.
Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister of Libya, addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger
Libyan oil battles. Two years after the end of Muammar Gaddafi’s 42 year regime, Libya is divided into rival factions striving towards independence and vying for oil:
Assad speaks out against Erdogan in TV interview, Italy postpones search for migrant bodies, and Maduro struggles to fill Chavez’s shoes.
Syria President Bashar al Assad (R) speaks during an interview with Italian television station RaiNews24 in Damascus in this handout photograph distributed by Syria national news agency SANA on September 29, 2013.
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“Like a cemetery.” Italian officials report that at least 100 people died and over 200 were missing in what looks to be one of the worst disasters to hit migrants attempting the dangerous route from Europe to Africa:
Iran President Hassan Rouhani takes questions from journalists during a news conference in New York, September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Stamp of approval. General Assembly talks in New York. Of 290 parliamentarians, 230 signed a statement of support for the leader, lauding Rouhani’s portrayal of a “powerful and peace seeking Iran which seeks talks and interaction for the settlement of regional and international issues”: