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Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported Monday. The China News Service reported that 12 people had died in the city of Chongqing, three in neighboring Sichuan province and another four in Shaanxi...

Hurricane Odile buffets Mexico’s Baja

Hurricane Odile buffets Mexico’s Baja

Hurricane Odile uprooted trees and shook buildings as it bore down on Mexico's tourist haven of Baja California on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands from the path of one of the worst recorded storms to slam the region's luxury resorts. Powerful winds around the eye of the storm were projected to rake the...

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under US military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate...

Eviction begins at Ctg city hills

Eviction begins at Ctg city hills

In the wake of heavy rainfall for the past few days, local administration today started evicting people from Chittagong city's most risky hill slopes to avert possible loss of lives from landslides. “We have started evicting people living in vulnerable condition in Matijharna, Patali and Tancky areas of the port city,” said Abdul Kader,...

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