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At least 15 dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after volcanic eruption in DR Congo

At least 15 people are dead and more than 500 homes destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mount Nyiragongo erupted on Saturday night, sending about 5,000 people fleeing from the city of Goma across the border into Rwanda. Another 25,000 people headed northwest to Sake, in the province of North […]

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At least 15 officers mistook guns for Tasers. Three were convicted.

It happened in a flash. A deputy drew what he thought was his stun gun on a Black man who was fleeing, announcing his choice of weapon with a shout of “Taser!” But it was a pistol he pulled out, not a stun gun, and the man died. “Oh, I shot him,” the deputy says […]

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At least 12 youths in custody after Hamilton street brawl

At least 12 youths were taken into custody following a mass brawl in Hamilton today. Police received reports of “mass disorder” on Hamilton’s Bryce and Anglesea streets at 3.46pm, a police spokeswomen said. The large group was made up of mostly youths had congregated outside the entrance to the Hamilton Transport Centre, the spokeswoman said. […]

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1 dead, at least 17 injured after tornado rips Alabama town

By JAY REEVES and DESIREE MATHURIN BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A teenager huddling in his basement was killed and several of his family members were critically injured when a tornado blew a tree onto their home in Alabama and it collapsed on top of them, police said Tuesday. The tornado left a swath of destruction Monday […]

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At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast – The Denver Post

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a region already pounded by multiple storms this year. […]

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Afghanistan: At least 14 security forces killed in three attacks

President Ghani urged the Taliban to lay down its arms and commence the proposed intra-Afghan peace talks. At least 14 security forces have been killed in three attacks across Afghanistan, as violence keeps the country in its grasp and the start of the peace talks remains delayed. At least nine security forces were killed and […]