RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11: Brazil registered 45,048 additional cases of the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours and 1,214 new deaths, the health ministry said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has reported two more COVID-19 deaths in Nepal on Wednesday.

LONDON: Global coronavirus deaths reached 250,000 on Monday after recorded infections topped 3.5 million, a Reuters tally of official government data showed, although the rate of fatalities has slowed.

MADRID, April 20: The number of people diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Spain has surpassed the 200,000 thresholds, the country’s health ministry said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 12: So far, 14 Nepalis have died from the global pandemic of coronavirus while 665 have tested positive for the virus across the world.

MADRID, March 27: Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose by 832 cases overnight to 5,690, the health ministry said on Saturday, marking a new high in the daily rise in fatalities.

LONDON, March 16: Britain will isolate older people “within weeks” and force into quarantine anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, the government said as it stepped up measures that have so far been less stringent than elsewhere in Europe.

LONDON/LOS ANGELES, March 7: Twenty-one people aboard a cruise ship that was barred from docking in San Francisco have tested positive for coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Friday, adding to the more than 100,000 cases of the fast-spreading illness across the world.

BEIJING, Jan 29: Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad.

MCLEAN’S TOWN, BAHAMAS, Sept 13: They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends.

BAGHDAD, Sept 10: At least 16 people died and 75 more were wounded on Tuesday during the Shi’ite Muslim religious Ashura rituals in the Iraqi city of Kerbala, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Sept 3: Divers have found a total of 25 bodies on Monday after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for as the search continued, media reported.

CHITWAN, Aug 28: Three persons died of dengue and scrub typhus since mid-July this year in the district. According to the District Health Office, Chitwan, of the deceased, two are from Chitwan and one from Rautahat.

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, April 8: Eastern Libyan forces tried to push toward the center of Tripoli on Monday after their easy desert advance hit a tougher urban phase, with deaths and displacements mounting despite Western appeals for a truce and a return to a peace plan.

How many more deaths do we need?

March 4, 2019 02:00 am

More than 132 people lost their lives in Kathmandu’s road accidents in the last six months, and 1,176 people died across the country in road accidents during the same time.

CHICAGO, Jan 2: The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide.

Nov 1: New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard practice and the “less is more” approach to treating cervical cancer.

PALU, Oct 2: Desperation exploded into anger Tuesday in the town closest to the epicenter of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of Sulawesi island four days ago, with residents begging Indonesia's president to help them as hungry survivors crawled into stores and grabbed boxes of food.

WILMINGTON, Sept 15: Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph (155 kph) winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed.

A major global study published in The Lancet has found the there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

BEIJING, Aug 25: A fire early on Saturday morning at a hot springs hotel in the far northeastern Chinese city of Harbin killed 18 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

INDONESIA, Aug 20:  Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

DHANGADHI, Aug 3: Bishwanath Ojha of Attariya in Kailali district took his father to Seti Zonal Hospital for treatment on April 10.

CHITWAN, July 17: The last fiscal year did not produce any encouraging news to the wildlife conservationists especially those concerned about the rhinoceros and people associated with the country's oldest Chitwan National Park (CNP), as the park lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period.

KABUL, July 15: The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Deaths by indifference

June 18, 2018 01:00 am

Preventable deaths of migrant workers within months of being certified as ‘healthy’ speak of state indifference to migrant workers

PALPA June 3:The Tansen Bazar in Palpa was closed today to mourn the fatal bus accident occurred at Humin of Rambha Rural Municipality last Friday, killing 14 people. The local business community decided to close their business on their own will, aggrieving the losses of valuable lives in the accident.

KOZHIKODE, May 21: The National Virology Institute, Pune, confirmed that the contagious fever that has killed several people in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts over the last fortnight is due to Nipah virus (NiV). Six more people succumbed to symptoms suspected to be that of Nipah virus on Sunday.

Air pollution is involved in the deaths of around seven million people every year, with the vast majority of fatalities taking place in poorer countries.

DETROIT, March 18: Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A total of 105 people lost their lives to road accidents in the Kathmandu Valley in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2017-18 AD.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: At a time when global focus is shifting to the alarmingly high rates of newborn deaths, UNICEF on Tuesday launched Every Child ALIVE, a worldwide campaign to demand and deliver solutions on behalf of the world’s newborns along with a new report on newborn mortality.

As the world marks a New Year, Republica Online looked back into Nepal in 2017 to bring a comprehensive year digest.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, August 13: A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations.

DANG, Aug 12:  Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall since Friday has claimed two lives and displaced 300 locals in Dang district.

TILOTTAMA (RUPANDEHI), August 1: The Butwal-based Lumbini Zonal Hospital recorded 67 deaths from snakebite in the past seven years.

Deaths from wildlife attacks rising

July 28, 2017 03:15 am

CHITWAN, July 27: The number of people killed in attacks by wild animals has risen of late in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and its surrounding areas. In the last fiscal year 2016/017, a total of 13 people were killed by animals in the park area.

BANIYANI (Jhapa), July 25: A total of 86 people lost their lives to road accidents that occurred last fiscal year (fiscal year 2073-74 BS) in Jhapa district. Among them, 69 are male, 13 are female and four are children, the District Police Office, Jhapa said.

KAILALI, July 16: Seven persons have died in the period of past three months from snakebite here in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 6: For Nepali migrant workers, Malaysia has nearly everything to make them feel at home. The climate in the Southeast Asian country is far more pleasant than the searing heat of the Gulf. Malaysians, whether native Malay or minority groups of Chinese and Indian origin, have familiar facial features, food habits and cultures. Like in Nepal, rice and curry are widely popular across Malaysia.

PARIS, April 6: The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has increased, a consortium of researchers reported on Thursday.

After five people were killed in Saptari last Monday, Madheshi Morcha has been especially aggressive toward CPN-UML. It also withdrew its support to the Maoist-Congress coalition government after it failed to amend the constitution and postpone local level election. Is it the case that its protests are directed more at UML than the government?

An outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China killed 79 people in January, the most in a single month in at least three years, the country’s national health authority said.

Nepal condoles Indian train mishap deaths

November 20, 2016 19:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal has condoled the death of passengers in a train derailment in India.

NEW DELHI, Nov 19: Next time you're at the Taj Mahal, find yourself standing on a precarious cliff or see an approaching train, maybe just enjoy the moment rather than trying to capture the perfect selfie.

ROME, Oct 30: A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless.

NEW DELHI, Oct 21: City authorities have closed a sprawling park in the heart of New Delhi after eight birds died of suspected bird flu, days after the city zoo was closed to the public after nine birds died there.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: While road accidents continue to cause high fatalities in the country, little has been said and done about the dangerous impact of air pollution.

JAKARTA, Indonesia. Sept 19 Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis.