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Syrian troops storm central village,kill at least 15

Government troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people

Syrian troops storm central village,kill at least 15

BEIRUT: Government troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people,while opposition forces began an offensive near Aleppo to try to cut the army’s supply route to the northern city,activists said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack on the village of Sheik Hadid occurred late Friday and that the dead included two women and a child. AP

Indian kidnapped in Oman

Dubai: The family of an Indian worker kidnapped in Oman two days ago has received ransom calls demanding a huge amount for his release,according to a media report Saturday. The man,identified only as Haneefa from Kerala,went missing two days ago when he had gone to meet some friends in Sohar city. Later,his family reportedly received phone calls by “Urdu-speaking people” demanding money. PTI

Boy dies after being thrown off building

Beijing: A two-year-old Chinese boy died after he was thrown from the sixth floor of a building by a man following a “romantic argument” with the child’s mother,the third such incident in recent months. PTI

Severe typhoon hits Taiwan,Philippines

TAIPEI: The most powerful typhoon of the year swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan Saturday,battering island communities and dumping rain as it eyes landfall in Hong Kong. Super Typhoon Usagi had maximum sustained winds of 222 kph and gusts exceeding 260 kph Saturday morning,according to US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Centre. AP