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Croatia festival blaze causes thousands to flee island

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British tourists in Croatia have spoken of the chaos that ensued when a fire broke out at the Fresh Island music festival on Tuesday. The venue, on the island of Pag in western Croatia, had to be evacuated after frightening footage showed a huge blaze taking hold on the outskirts of the festival. Seb Hertz, Read More

Four storey building collapses in Mumbai, up to 50 people feared trapped inside

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A four-story building has collapsed in Mumbai’s Dongri area. Between 40 and 50 people are feared trapped in the rubble and emergency services are already on scene. The building is believed to have collapsed approximately 11:40am local time. The local fire brigade and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have deployed multiple tenders to the Read More

Warning over ‘gamechanging’ Ebola case in DR Congo

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An Ebola case in a Congolese city of two million people has been called a “potential gamechanger” by health officials. The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the threat of the case in Goma, which has fuelled fears of a breakout. Head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “Goma is Read More

Climate activists disrupt five British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species. The movement, which shut down four sites in central London for 11 days in Read More

Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend. Crews clear debris from Highway 23 during Hurricane Barry in Plaquemines Read More

Climate activists disrupt British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental activists sought to sow chaos in five British cities on Monday in a bid to force the government to act to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm. Extinction Rebellion climate activists raise a mast on their boat during a protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Read More

Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. A military vehicle drives through a flooded street during Hurricane Barry in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, U.S. July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Barry, which Read More

Dozens die in Nepal landslides and flooding

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At least 47 people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by monsoon rains in Nepal, the country’s home ministry has said. Another 29 are missing after being either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since the delayed annual downpours began hitting the region on Friday, the national emergency operation Read More

Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. The National Hurricane Center, which had labeled Barry the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 just hours earlier, Read More

Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. The National Hurricane Center, which had labeled Barry the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 just a few Read More