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An 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.
Rescuers 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.
A 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
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
South 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.