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Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Aug 21, 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa's worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday ...

Pilot killed in crash of Portugal firefighting chopper

Aug 21, 2017

Pilot killed in crash of Portugal firefighting chopper

A helicopter fighting wildfires in central and northern Portugal crashed on Sunday, killing the pilot, the civil protection agency said. "The helicopter was attacking the fire at Cabril when it crashed after striking power lines," said Rui Esteves, commander of the ANPC protection agency. "It then ...

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Aug 20, 2017

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday ...