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Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualties

Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualtiesAn explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said. Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles). “There was an explosion behind the court, we are investigating,” he said, adding it was not a controlled explosion like other blasts in recent days.



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Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties after gunman opens fire near US synagogue

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties after gunman opens fire near US synagogueA gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, causing multiple fatalities. The suspected shooter has been taken into custody after surrendering to police officers at the building in the Squirrel Hill area of the city. At least eight people were killed and several others were wounded, according to CBS-affiliate KDKA.



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Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualtiesGunshots were fired early Monday at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Six shots were fired at the US embassy, the Ankara governor’s office said, adding that three bullets hit the iron gate and window wall. “There are no casualties,” it said.



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Xiamen Air passenger jet skids off runway in Manila, no casualties

Xiamen Air passenger jet skids off runway in Manila, no casualtiesA passenger plane operated by China’s Xiamen Air veered off a rain-soaked runway after landing at Manila’s main airport, disrupting flight schedules on Friday due to a temporary runway closure, officials said. All 157 passengers and eight crew aboard the Boeing 737-800 were unharmed, according to the airline and airport authorities in the Philippines’ capital. Images of the plane operated by Xiamen Air, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, showed it next to an airport perimeter fence with the left wing touching the ground.



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Xiamen Air passenger jet overshoots runway in Manila, no casualties

Xiamen Air passenger jet overshoots runway in Manila, no casualtiesA Xiamen Air aircraft with 165 people on board veered off an airport runway in the Philippines capital of Manila shortly before midnight (1555 GMT) on Thursday, but there were no casualties. The Boeing 737-800, landing after a flight from Xiamen “went off the runway during a heavy downpour”, said Connie Bungag, the officer in charge of Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) public affairs office, said. “We are still determining how it happened.” Xiamen Air is a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines.



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Tsunami Warning Lifted for Indonesia Quake, But Officials Fear Casualties

Tsunami Warning Lifted for Indonesia Quake, But Officials Fear CasualtiesBoth tourists and locals report extreme panic.



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Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto Rico

Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto RicoCritics of the federal response to Maria, comparing it to the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, believe it would have been more effective if the U.S. territory were a state with representation in Washington.



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Gaza militants launch mortar bombs against Israel, no casualties

Gaza militants launch mortar bombs against Israel, no casualtiesBy Amir Cohen GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired more than 25 mortar bombs from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in one of the heaviest barrages in years. No casualties were reported as sirens sounding across Israeli towns and villages near the Gaza border in the morning sent residents racing to shelters. The Israeli military said most of the projectiles were shot down by its Iron Dome rocket interceptor.



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'Heavy casualties of  Chinese tourists' in North Korea bus crash

'Heavy casualties of  Chinese tourists' in North Korea bus crashMany Chinese tourists were killed or injured in a serious traffic accident in North Korea, media reported on Monday. A tweet by the Chinese state broadcaster – which was later deleted – said more than 30 people had been killed when a tour bus fell from a bridge.  China's foreign ministry said in a statement that the crash occurred Sunday night in North Hwanghae province, south of the capital Pyongyang. The foreign ministry offered few further details, apart from saying the accident caused "heavy casualties of Chinese tourists". The statement also said that embassy personnel in Pyongyang had rushed to the scene and had "launched an emergency mechanism to deal with the case". #BREAKING Major casualties involving a large number of #Chinese tourists occurred after serious traffic accident in province not far from Pyongyang, #DPRK, foreign ministry confirms pic.twitter.com/euI9UY89YI— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) April 23, 2018 State television's main Chinese-language news channel later showed images of a crashed blue bus with its wheels in the air, in footage taken in pouring rain in the dark. Chinese visitors account for about 80 percent of all foreign tourists to North Korea,says South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute. Many enter North Korea via train through the Chinese border city of Dandong, and there are also flights between the two countries. North Korean roads are largely poor and potholed, and in many areas they are dirt rather than tarmac. Additional reporting by Christine Wei



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Multiple casualties in Kentucky high school shooting

Multiple casualties in Kentucky high school shootingA suspect was taken into custody after one person was killed and others wounded Tuesday morning at a rural Kentucky high school. “You just never think this will happen in a small town like ours,” Savana Smothers, the assistant girls' soccer coach at Marshall County High School, told the Associated Press.



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