Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera 14 Feb 2020

Haiti orphanage fire: 13 children killed in blaze near capital


A fire has swept through an orphanage in Haiti, killing 15 people, 13 of them children. Seven were infants or toddlers, while six were aged roughly six or seven.
The orphanage is run by a US non-profit religious group, and is reported to have been unlicensed.
The cause of the fire is not clear but it is thought that candles were being used after a generator failed.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports.

Three children were killed and seven other people were injured in an incident involving a tractor southeast of Montreal. The tractor had been transporting 10 people — six children and four adults — in its front bucket. 
Countries across South Asia are suffering some of their worst monsoon rains in years.
Weeks of downpours have caused devastating flooding and landslides that have killed at least 132 people in Nepal this week.
Millions are homeless, including in India and Bangladesh.
Al Jazeera's Sara Khairat reports.
A 7-year-old girl in Chicago, an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, and a 6-year-old boy in Philadelphia were among those killed in a spate of shootings over the holiday weekend. Dozens of people were wounded in cities around the U.S. CBSN's Anne-Marie Green has details.
At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border area, Indian officials say.

The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 years.

The Indian army initially said three of its soldiers had been killed, adding that both sides suffered casualties.

But later on Tuesday, officials said a number of critically injured soldiers had died of their wounds.

China and India have accused each other of provoking fighting in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a disputed Himalayan border area.

Soldiers reportedly brawled with sticks, bats and bamboo sticks studded with nails in the late-night confrontation in the Ladakh region on Monday.

However, no shots were fired.

India's army said that both sides suffered casualties. China confirmed the incident but did not give details.

The Indian statement notes that injured soldiers were "exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain".

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