The worst hit area was a construction site for summer villas where the crane was toppled and a container housing the construction workers overturned. Sixteen workers were hurt, including one who was hospitalized with a broken leg, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
China’s foreign ministry denied claims from an Australian think-tank that it had destroyed thousands of mosques in its western Xinjiang region, and said there are over 24,000 mosques there, “more mosques per capita than many Muslim countries.”
Around 1,500 people descended on the temple — in a remote village of northeast Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province — after protesting against renovations being made to an adjoining building owned by a Hindu group.
Aerial assessment showed that Bua province on the northern island of Vanua Levu suffered 70% damage and destruction, while the small island of Kia was completely destroyed, Fiji Red Cross Director General Ilisapeci Rokotunidau said.
The deadly and destructive 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck south-eastern Turkey and north-western Syria on Feb.6 was among the most powerful in recent history.
Court upheld the ruling of Al Ain Court of First Instance, rejecting an urgent lawsuit filed by a woman, in which she demanded that an expert be assigned to prove that another woman had destroyed a part of a house allocated to her.