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TWO PEOPLE ARE INJURED AFTER MASSIVE FIRE BREAKS OUT ON THE ROOF OF NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL - by Webmaster 12/09/2021 @ 23h39 

EvacuationsA New York City hospital was ablaze for an hour on Friday, with two people reported injured as firefighters battled the rooftop flames and huge black plumes of smoke billowed into the sky.
The two-alarm fire was reported at the 257-bed St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens at 5:15pm, a New York Fire Department spokesman told DailyMail.com.Twenty five units responded, with 106 fire fighters and other first responders on the scene. Two civilians were injured, he said, but the extend of their injuries are unclear. The fire was on the exterior roof, he said, and it was unclear how it began.

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GUINEAN SPECIAL FORCE SOLDIERS CLAIM TO HAVE SEIZED POWER FROM DICTATOR ALPHA CONDÉ IN COUP ATTEMPT - by Webmaster 08/09/2021 @ 19h29 

What we know about the Guinea coup and the man behind it - Face2Face AfricaAn elite national army unit has announced it has seized power in Guinea and deposed the country’s president, Alpha Condé, in an attempted coup, after heavy gunfire was heard near the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry, on Sunday morning.
An unidentified soldier wrapped in the country’s flag said in a brief address on the national broadcaster, Radio Television Guinea, that the country’s parliament and constitution had been suspended and the borders shut, saying: “We are taking our destiny in our own hands. Read more HERE

(08/09/2021 @ 19h29)

HURRICANE IDA BATTERS NEW ORLEANS, KILLING ONE & CAUSING POWER LOSS - by Webmaster 31/08/2021 @ 00h41 

Ida Batters Louisiana, Leaving New Orleans Without Power - WSJOne of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US has knocked out power to all of New Orleans. Plus rockets fired at Kabul airport before US troop withdrawal.Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, striking on the same day that Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005. Just like Katrina, Ida was so strong that it reversed the flow of the Mississippi River.
One person died after a tree fell on a house in Prairieville, a suburb of Baton Rouge. More than a million households were without power across Louisiana, with New Orleans residents receiving orders to conserve water after sewage pumping stations – which have no back-up power – ground to a halt. Read more HERE,

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AT LEAST 60 AFGHANS AND 13 US SOLDIERS DEAD AFTER KABUL AIRPORT BLASTS - by Webmaster 27/08/2021 @ 23h03 

Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead | NEWS10 ABCTwo suicide bombers and at least one attack by a gunman lead to deadliest day for US forces in a decade.Multiple bomb blasts and at least one attack by a gunman in Kabul on Thursday killed dozens of civilians and at least 13 US service personnel, and plunged the evacuation of western forces from Afghanistan into deeper crisis.
The US death toll rose from 12 to 13 and was likely to rise even higher, a US official told Reuters. More than a dozen were wounded.
The attacks are believed to be an Islamic State (IS) assault on departing coalition troops and a challenge to the Taliban’s grasp on power in Afghanistan. Read more HERE

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RAGING DELTA VARIANT TAKES IT'S TOLL AS PHILIPPINES RUNS OUT OF NURSES - by Webmaster 22/08/2021 @ 00h07 

Raging Delta variant takes its toll as Philippines runs out of nurses |  Philippines | The GuardianBad pay and conditions at home and demand for Filipino nursing skills overseas have left the country with a soaring death rate
The Covid Delta variant has swept across south-east Asia over recent months, prompting lockdowns and overwhelming hospitals – from Malaysia to Thailand and Indonesia.
Now the impact is being felt in the Philippines, just as the country’s chronic lack of health workers reaches a crisis point.
“The disease has become very aggressive,” said Michael Bilan, who works on a Covid ward in Manila.  Read more HERE

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VENOMOUS COBRA MISSING IN TEXAS AFTER ESCAPING FROM OWN'S HOUSE - by Webmaster 07/08/2021 @ 15h37 

Poisonous snake on the loose after escaping into Texas neighbourhood | The  IndependentWest African banded cobra has not been yet found. Members of public warned not to approach snake It can’t claim to be native to Grand Prairie, Texas, but a 6ft west African banded cobra was believed on Friday still to be roaming through the city of almost 200,000 on the outskirts of Dallas after escaping from its owner’s house.
The city released a public warning on Wednesday morning, saying that the highly venomous snake had been reported missing from the home of its owner. Read more HERE

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SMOKE ROSES AFTER EXPLOSION AT GERMAN CHEMICALS SITE - by Webmaster 27/07/2021 @ 22h09 

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility | Knutsford  GuardianAn explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, killing at least one person with four missing and 16 injured and sending a large black cloud into the air.
Operators of the Chempark site, about 13 miles north of Cologne, said the cause of the explosion was unclear. German chemical park explosion: officials rule out air pollution danger.

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INDIA FLOODS : RESCUERS SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AMONG MUD AND DEBRIS - by Webmaster 25/07/2021 @ 11h50 

India floods: rescuers search for survivors among mud and debris | India |  The GuardianRescuers in India combed through mud and debris on Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 115, with nearly 90,000 people evacuated.
Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days, leaving dozens missing near the financial capital of Mumbai and causing the worst floods in decades in the resort state of Goa. Read more HERE.

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MAN ATTEMPTS TO STAB MALI'S INTERIM PRESIDENT AT GRAND MOSQUE - by Webmaster 21/07/2021 @ 22h37 

Mali's Interim President Goita Survives Mosque Knife AttackA man has tried to stab Mali’s transitional president, Col Assimi Goïta, during Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Grand Mosque in Bamako.
Witnesses said the incident happened after the imam went to slaughter sheep at the mosque in the capital. One man with a knife and another with a gun participated in the attack, the witnesses said.
Goïta was not hurt and his security team quickly took him away, but one person was injured, they said. Read more HERE

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DOZENS DEAD IN MUMBAI AFTER INTENSE MONSOON RAINS CAUSE LANDSLIDES - by Webmaster 20/07/2021 @ 21h46 

Dozens dead in Mumbai after 'monstrous' monsoon rains cause landslide |  India | The GuardianMore than 30 people have died in the Indian city after an intense burst of rainfall caused flooding and landslides, as changing monsoon patterns because of the climate crisis lead to more extreme rains across India.
The landslide in the eastern suburb of Chembur enveloped homes as people were sleeping and killed at least 21, according to the National Disaster Response Force. Read more HERE

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SOUTH AFRICA : 10,000 TROOPS DEPOYED AND RESERVISTS CALLED UP TO QUELL UNREST - by Webmaster 18/07/2021 @ 17h49 

25,000 troops deployed to quell South Africa riots, 117 dead | Hilton Head  Island PacketSouth Africa says it has put 10,000 soldiers on the streets and is calling up reservists for the first time for decades following days of looting and violence that have threatened food and fuel supplies across the country.
The death toll stands at 117, and more than 3,000 people have been arrested according to official figures, since the former president Jacob Zuma began a 15-month jail term, sparking protests that rapidly turned into a wave of looting of shops, malls and warehouses. Read more HERE.

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AT LEAST 42 DEAD IN GERMANY AS HEAVY RAINS BRING CATASTROPHIC FLOODING - by Webmaster 15/07/2021 @ 21h57 

At least 42 dead in Germany as heavy rains bring catastrophic flooding |  Germany | The GuardianAt least 42 people have died and dozens more are missing in Germany after much of western Europe was inundated by record rainfall that brought devastating floods.
“Climate change has arrived in Germany,” the environment minister said, as the country reeled from the sight of destroyed buildings, upended cars and people stranded on rooftops. Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the catastrophic scope of the flooding. Read more HERE.

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FRANCE MANDATES COVID HEALTH PASS FOR RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS - by Webmaster 13/07/2021 @ 22h35 

France mandates Covid health pass for restaurants and cafés | France | The  GuardianAnyone entering a restaurant, café, shopping centre, hospital or taking a long-distance train in France will have to show a special Covid health pass from August, Emmanuel Macron has announced, as France tightens restrictions to contain the surging Delta variant.
The same Covid health pass – which shows that a person has been vaccinated or had a recent negative Covid test – will be similarly required for anyone over the age of 12 to enter a cinema, theatre, museum, theme park or cultural centre from as early as 21 July, the president said, in a bid to pressure more French people to take up vaccines. Read more HERE

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ATTACKERS KIDNAP 140 PUPILS FROM NIGERIAN BOARDING SCHOOL - by Webmaster 06/07/2021 @ 21h51 

Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria – Nehanda RadioGunmen have kidnapped 140 children from a boarding school in north-western Nigeria, a school official has said, in the latest in a wave of mass abductions targeting schoolchildren and students.
Heavily armed criminal gangs in north-west and central Nigeria often attack villages to loot, steal cattle and abduct people for ransom, but since the start of the year have increasingly targeted schools and colleges. Read more HERE.

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COVID TOURISM FREEZE COULD COST GLOBAL ECONOMY $4tn BY YEAR END - by Webmaster 30/06/2021 @ 21h16 

Haldane warns inflation heading towards 4%; Robinhood to pay $70m penalty;  chip shortage hits factories – as it happened | Business | The GuardianTurkey, Ecuador and South Africa will be among hardest hit as pandemic-related losses reach $2.4tn, says UN report
The cost to the global economy of the tourism freeze caused by Covid-19 could reach $4tn (£2.9tn) by the end of this year, a UN body has said, with the varying pace of vaccine rollouts expected to cost developing nations and tourist centres particularly dear. Nations including Turkey and Ecuador will be among the hardest hit by the severe disruption to international tourism, with holiday favourites such as Spain, Greece and Portugal also badly affected. Read more HERE

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CAR BOMB INJURES 13 UN PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI - by Webmaster 28/06/2021 @ 23h24 

Car bomb wounds at least 13 UN peacekeepers in Mali | Armed Groups News |  Al JazeeraAttack occurs in Gao region where insurgents linked to al-Qaida and Islamic State are active.Thirteen UN peacekeepers have been wounded in northern Mali by a car bomb, the UN mission said, while Mali’s army said six of its soldiers were killed in a separate attack in the centre of the country.
The attack on Friday in the north targeted a temporary base set up by the peacekeepers near the village of Ichagara in the Gao region, where Islamist insurgents linked to al-Qaida and Islamic State are active. Read more HERE

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MORE THAN 350,000 SUFFERING FROM FAMINE CONDITIONS IN ETHIOPIA'S TIGRAY, says UN - by Webmaster 15/06/2021 @ 15h01 

More than 350,000 suffering from famine conditions in Ethiopia's Tigray, says  UN | Shakir Essa is a digital media creator, news broadcaster, author and  political analyser. He is the presenter of bothAid chief says situation is worst since the 2011 famine in Somalia that led to the deaths of an estimated 250,000 people

More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by UN agencies and aid groups that blamed conflict for the worst food crisis in a decade. Read more HERE

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