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Deadliest Weapon After a Nuclear Bomb: Meet Russia's TOS-1 MLRS 'Buratino'

Deadliest Weapon After a Nuclear Bomb: Meet Russia's TOS-1 MLRS 'Buratino'This thing does some real damage.



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Factory owner, manager nabbed after Indian capital's deadliest fire in 20 years

Factory owner, manager nabbed after Indian capital's deadliest fire in 20 yearsPolice in New Delhi have arrested the owner and manager at a factory where 43 people perished in the Indian capital’s deadliest fire in 20 years, a spokesman said on Monday. The blaze started early Sunday morning when more than a hundred workers were sleeping in the four-storey building located in a residential part of Delhi. “We have arrested the owner and a manager of the factory where the fire broke out, and initiated an investigation which is going to be completed soon,” Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Delhi police spokesman, told Reuters.



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Iran says it killed ‘rioters’ in deadliest unrest in decades

Iran says it killed ‘rioters’ in deadliest unrest in decadesIran acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that its security forces shot and killed protesters across the country to put down demonstrations last month over the sharply spiking price of gasoline, the deadliest unrest to hit the country since the turmoil of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A report by Iranian state television sought to portray those killed as “rioters” or foreign-backed insurgents who threatened military posts, oil tanks and the public. It acknowledged that the violence also killed passers-by, security forces and peaceful protesters without assigning blame.



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Mexico Ambush Kills 14 Cops in Deadliest Attack of AMLO's Tenure

Mexico Ambush Kills 14 Cops in Deadliest Attack of AMLO's Tenure(Bloomberg) — Fourteen Mexican police were killed in the western state of Michoacan in the biggest attack on law enforcement since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.The slaying occurred in Aguililla, a town of about 15,000, Mexico’s Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection said on Twitter on Monday. Officers were ambushed at the entrance of the town by men in armored trucks, possibly members of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful and violent groups, according to TV network Televisa, which broadcast images of burning vehicles at the side of a road.Mexico has fought a decades-long war against drug gangs, with Michoacan serving as one of the deadliest battlefields. Lopez Obrador’s landslide victory in last year’s election was fueled in part by his promises to restore security. But homicides are on pace to break last year’s record, according to data through August, rising 3.3% to more than 23,000.The national government’s strategy focuses on education and subsidies for youth, along with deployment of tens of thousands of members from a new National Guard force to the most violent parts of the country. Reports of the police massacre came just hours after AMLO’s security cabinet at his morning news conference provided a summary of advances under his administration.To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Martin in Mexico City at emartin21@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Juan Pablo Spinetto at jspinetto@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Philippines is world's deadliest nation for land rights: campaign group

Philippines is world's deadliest nation for land rights: campaign groupMore than three people were murdered each week last year while protecting their land from encroaching industries, a human rights group said on Tuesday, with a four-fold increase in killings related to conflicts over water. At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties for the first time since Britain-based Global Witness began reporting such deaths in 2012. In 19 countries surveyed, mining was linked to 43 deaths, with fatal attacks also recorded at hydropower projects and in disputes involving agribusiness and logging companies.



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Hawaii crash: Skydiving aircraft goes down in ‘deadliest US civilian plane accident for 4 years’

Hawaii crash: Skydiving aircraft goes down in ‘deadliest US civilian plane accident for 4 years’Nine people have died after a skydiving plane crashed in flames in Hawaii, in what is believed to be the worst civilian US plane crash since 2015.The twin engine King Air plane crashed on Friday night near Dillingham Airfield, a small airport in Oahu, according to a department of transportation spokesperson.Officials said there were no survivors.“Upon arrival, we saw the plane fully engulfed in fire,” said Manuel Neves, Honolulu Fire Chief.“The first crews on scene extinguished the fire.”Mr Neves said the plane was used in skydiving operations and that some victims’ families had been waiting for them at the airport.“In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident what we’ve had,” he said.The plane crashed to the ground near the airport’s perimetre fencing.“They’re quite a ways away from the runway,” Mr Neves added.Witnesses have told officials the plane was inbound to the airport when it crashed, but this was unconfirmed at the time of publication.“I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield,” said Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu’s mayor.“At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.”The accident is believed to be the worst US civilian plane crash since 2015, when nine people were killed in an accident in Akron, Ohio, according to ABC News.Sixteen people died in a military plane accident in Juy 2017, when a Marine Corps aircraft crashed in Mississippi.Additional reporting by agencies



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IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitor

IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitorIslamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four senior Syrian army officers were among the troops and allied militiamen killed in the desert east of Homs province over the past 48 hours. The Amaq propaganda arm of IS, which lost the last vestige of its “caliphate” to Kurdish-led forces last month but retains desert and mountain hideouts in both Syria and Iraq, said its fighters carried out the operation.



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Violent Alabama tornado was among the USA's strongest and deadliest in years

Violent Alabama tornado was among the USA's strongest and deadliest in yearsThe violent, devastating tornado that roared through eastern Alabama on Sunday was unusual for its for its extreme size, strength, and duration.



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List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharply

List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharplyThe confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire stood unchanged from the past few days at 88, but the newly revised roster of people still unaccounted for came as welcome news three weeks after flames ravaged the Sierra foothills town of Paradise. At a news conference on Wednesday night, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished combing through the ruins of approximately 18,000 homes and other buildings incinerated by the blaze. The missing-persons list then consisted of 196 names, though Honea said he was hopeful that many individuals would eventually turn up alive as they realized that loved ones were looking for them.



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Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25

Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25The death toll from the Camp Fire that all but obliterated the mountain town community of Paradise in northern California stood unchanged at 88, the Butte County Sheriff Department said late on Saturday in a statement. On Wednesday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished going through the ruins of some 18,000 homes and other buildings that were incinerated.



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