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Death toll in US mudslide keeps rising

Death toll in US mudslide keeps rising

The death toll in a massive mudslide in the US State of Washington has risen to 24 with the discovery of ten more bodies, but the toll is expected to rise much higher, emergency officials said. Two bodies were recovered and another eight were found but not yet recovered Tuesday, in addition to the 14 [&hellip

Forest fire cuts power in Caracas

Forest fire cuts power in Caracas

A forest fire on a mountain overlooking Caracas has knocked out power to downtown areas of the Venezuelan capital. According to reports released on Wednesday, the fire broke out in Waraira Repano National Park on Monday afternoon and destroyed electricity transmission lines. During the night, a second fire also started, leaving parts of the center [&hellip

Liberia reports suspected Ebola cases

Liberia reports suspected Ebola cases

Liberia has reported 11 suspected cases of Ebola and five deaths amid spread of the epidemic in West Africa. The country’s health department said on Tuesday that the cases were detected in the districts of Zorzor, Lofa, and Foyah located near Liberia’s northern border with Guinea. “The disease is reported to be spreading along the [&hellip

5 Nigeria cops among 11 killed by blasts

5 Nigeria cops among 11 killed by blasts

At least eleven people, including five police officers, have been killed by twin explosions in Nigeria’s volatile northeast, officials say. The bombings took place minutes apart in Maiduguri, the capital and the largest city of Borno state, said the state’s police spokesman Gideon Jibrin on Tuesday. Three civilians were killed when a vehicle exploded at [&hellip

MH370 passengers families hold demo

MH370 passengers families hold demo

Relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysian jet have staged a protest in Beijing, accusing Kuala Lumpur of attempting to hide the truth about the fate of their family members. On Tuesday morning, nearly 100 relatives and their supporters marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, throwing plastic water bottles and chanting “Liars!” [&hellip

700 more Morsi supporters due in court

700 more Morsi supporters due in court

  Around 700 more supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi are set to go on trial a day after an Egyptian court handed down death sentences to over 500 co-defendants. Some 700 supporters of the former Egyptian president, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, are slated to stand trial at the Minya Criminial Court [&hellip

Obama to propose spying reforms

Obama to propose spying reforms

The administration of US President Barack Obama is set to unveil a legislative proposal that would change the way Washington spies on Americans’ phone calls. If passed by US Congress, the proposed legislation would require Americans’ phone records to be kept by private phone companies and the National Security Agency would need permission from a [&hellip

Amnesty raps Egypt death penalties

Amnesty raps Egypt death penalties

In a statement issued on Monday, the UK-based rights group described the mass death sentences as a “grotesque example of the shortcomings and the selective nature of Egypt’s justice system.” According to Egyptian media, the Minya Criminal Court sentenced 529 supporters of the former president to death on Monday for their alleged role in the [&hellip

UK police whistleblower forced to quit

UK police whistleblower forced to quit

A Scotland Yard officer, who revealed inaccuracies in British police crime figures, says he was forced to resign as a result of his treatment by senior officers. In his blog on Monday, Police Constable James Patrick said, “This resignation arises directly from my treatment as a result of making disclosures in good faith and in [&hellip

US mudslide death toll rising

US mudslide death toll rising

The death toll from a massive mudslide in the US state of Washington continues to rise as rescuers, who are battling uneven ground and rising water, find more bodies. According to the latest reports, the huge mudslide has left 14 people dead while the number of those who are still missing or unaccounted for has [&hellip