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At least 15 dead and 150 missing after boat capsizes near Mauritania, UN organisation says | World News

At least 15 people were killed after a boat capsized near Mauritania's capital, the International Organisation for Migration said. The UN's migration body said the boat, which carried 300 passengers from Gambia, capsized near Nouakchott on Monday. The IOM said more than 150 people are missing, and that Mauritanian coastguards rescued 120 people.Ten of those rescued were taken to hospital. The group also said the passengers had spent seven days […]

today24/07/2024

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Explosion at Yellowstone National Park forces tourists to run for safety | World News

A rare explosion of steam, water and rock forced tourists to run for safety at Yellowstone National Park in the US.Footage showed a column of black and grey vapour rising in the air as people warned each other to "back up". The hydrothermal explosion happened on Tuesday at Biscuit Basin, a collection of hot springs near the famous Old Faithful Geyser in Wyoming.A wooden walkway was left covered in silt, […]

today24/07/2024

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Disneyland workers vote for potential strike | US News

Thousands of Disneyland workers have voted to authorise a strike. If the strike goes ahead, 14,000 Disney ride operators, shop workers, sweet makers, ticket takers and parking attendants could walk off the job. It would be Disneyland's first strike in 40 years, affecting Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, the Downtown Disney retail district and Disney-owned hotels in California.The vote was held by a coalition of four unions. Of the members who voted, […]

today20/07/2024

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Bridge collapses in China – at least 11 people dead and dozens missing | World News

At least 11 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a highway bridge collapsed in northwest China, authorities have said.China's President Xi Jinping has ordered an all-out rescue effort following the disaster in Shaanxi province, which happened around 8.40pm local time on Friday and followed heavy storms and flooding. Rescue operations were under way on Saturday in the province's Zhashui county, with some 20 cars and 30 […]

today20/07/2024

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Supermodel Bella Hadid’s Adidas campaign pulled after being called ‘sick’ | US News

Bella Hadid's new Adidas campaign has been pulled after being called "sick" and an "egregious error".The US supermodel had been the face of the campaign for a relaunched shoe from the 1972 Munich Olympics. At those Olympic games, Palestinian terrorists from the group Black September killed 11 Israeli athletes and a German police officer.The criticism comes with Hadid - whose father is Palestinian - being a vocal critic of Israel […]

today20/07/2024

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Global IT outage: CrowdStrike issue could take ‘weeks’ to clear as full impact is revealed | UK News

It could take "weeks" to fix a global IT outage which grounded more than 5,000 flights, an expert has warned, as the full impact of the software bug becomes clear.The outage spread globally on Friday morning after an update from global cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike knocked many Microsoft Windows PCs offline with a "blue screen of death" appearing on screens. The issue caused travel cancellations and left NHS systems inaccessible.The company's […]

today19/07/2024

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ICJ rules Israel settlement policy in occupied Palestinian territories in breach of international law | World News

Israel's settlement policy in occupied Palestinian territories is in breach of international law, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled.The "transfer by Israel of settlers to the West Bank and Jerusalem as well as Israel's maintenance of their presence" is "contrary to article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention", a panel of 15 judges from around the world said. The court said Israel must end the construction of settlements […]

today19/07/2024

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One dead after ‘very loaded’ migrant boat struggles in English Channel | World News

One person has died after a boat carrying migrants crossed into "difficulty" overnight in the English Channel.French authorities said 86 people were on board and "refused to be helped" when patrol boat PSP Cormoran spotted the vessel before disaster struck. At about 12.58am this morning, people began to fall from the boat - described as "very loaded" by the maritime prefecture - and the rescue teams approached.The patrol saw five […]

today19/07/2024

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At least 39 killed as students clash with police in Bangladesh over jobs reserved for veterans’ families | World News

Thousands of students armed with sticks and stones clashed with armed police in Bangladesh following days of violent confrontations local media say have killed at least 39 people.The students were demonstrating in the country's capital, Dhaka, over the way government jobs are allocated. On Wednesday, the protesters announced they would enforce a "complete shutdown" across the country on Thursday in response to attacks on campus demonstrators. Please use Chrome browser […]

today19/07/2024

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