Heavy Floods Kill 11 in Northern India

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At least eleven people lost their lives in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. An official in Dima Hasao district, Nazreen Ahmed said that 200,000 people have been trapped in the …

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Iraq Hit By Another Severe Sandstorm, Baghdad and Najaf Airports Close Airspace

Iraq once again hit with severe sandstorm on Monday which forced some schools and offices to close while flights at Baghdad, the capital city and Najaf Airport have been suspended. Hundreds of Iraqi people were also briefly admitted to the …

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Plane Crashes in Cameroon, Search and Rescue Underway

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A plane carrying 11 people crashed on Wednesday in a forest in central Cameroon. According to a statement by Cameroon’s Ministere des Transports or Ministry of Transport, air traffic controllers “lost radio communication with the aircraft” shortly after takeoff, and …

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At Least One Dead, Thousands Hospitalized Due To Dust Storms Across Iraq

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At least one person died and over 5,000 others were hospitalized due breathing problems caused by a vast dust storm across Iraq on Thursday. Iraq’s Health Ministry Spokesman, Seif al-Badr said that dust storms hit six out of 18 provinces, …

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Burkina Faso Investigates Canada Mine Company After Flooding Accident

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Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister Albert Ouedraogo said that the government banned the managers of the Perkoa zinc mine operated by Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp from leaving the country while investigations are underway. “Precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the …

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New Mexico Villages Evacuated Over Wildfires

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Officials of New Mexico in the United States have continued to issue mandatory evacuation orders to thousands of residents in its mountain towns following massive wildfires that started a week ago.  According to updates from State Fire officials, evacuation orders …

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Search Ends for Trapped Miners Days after Poland Mine Collapse

State-owned JSW has ended search operations after deploying 12 rescue teams to search for the missing miners from the tremor that shook the Zofiowka coal mine in southern Poland on Saturday. According to a report from the state-run news agency …

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Darfur Violence Kills 168

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Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in the war-torn Darfur region in Sudan killed at least 168 people on Sunday. The fighting in West Darfur province comes as Sudan has been plunged into turmoil since a military coup last year.  …

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100 Killed in Nigeria Illegal Oil Refinery Blast

At least 109 persons were killed or drowned after an illegal oil refinery complex in Abacheke Kpofire, Egbema community, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, Imo State, caught fire. Ifeanyi Nnaji, head of operations of the National Emergency Management Agency said that …

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Large Fire Breaks out at Russian oil Depot Near Ukraine

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A large fire broke out at an oil storage facility in the Russian city of Bryansk on Monday. Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said that the fire erupted at 2 AM at an oil storage facility under Transneft, an oil …

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