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42 killed as Zimbabwe bus catches fire: police

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.   “At the moment we know that more that 42 people died,” police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP, with state media reporting a gas tank belonging to a passenger was ...

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20 killed in cyclonic storm Gaja in India’s Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Gaja which crossed Tamil Nadu’s coast early Friday, has claimed 20 lives, says a press release issued by the Tamil Nadu government on Friday. The severe cyclonic storm which slammed into the Tamil Nadiu coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam bringing with it heavy rain, and causing severe damage to communication and power infrastructure, mainly in Nagapattinam district. Speaking ...

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Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

Sheriff’s deputies recover the bodies of multiple Camp Fire victims from a Holly Hills Mobile Estates residence on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Magalia, Nov 15 : As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for ...

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Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, and released by Intan Syari, Indonesian Intan Syari poses in her wedding dress with a bouquet of flowers on the day of her planned wedding in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. Jakarta, Nov 15 : An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed ...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead

Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the late-season wildfires, and with hundreds of people unaccounted for, the toll ...

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Suu Kyi stripped off Amnesty award

Aung San Suu Kyi and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces Min Aung Hlaing (File photo, collected) Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award. The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she was living under house arrest. The rights group ...

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CNN sues President Trump over Jim Acosta’s press pass

Photo Courtesy: cnn.com CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service “hard pass,” last week. The suit alleges that Acosta ...

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California wildfires: At least 42 are killed in deadliest blaze

Thirteen more bodies have been recovered in California, bringing the death toll in the US state’s deadliest wildfires to 42, officials say. The remains were found in and around the largely incinerated town of Paradise, in the north of the state.   At least 228 people are missing, as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been ...

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Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushing back to Israel on Monday following a sudden burst of fighting the previous night that left in doubt efforts to bring to an end months of relentless violence between Israel and Hamas.   The Israeli military said an officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an operation in the southeast Gaza ...

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149 killed as Yemen rebels hold back loyalists in Hodeida

At least 149 people including civilians have been killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday.   A source in Yemen’s pro-government military coalition, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, said the Huthi rebels had pushed back a large-scale offensive aimed ...

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