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Man killed on Long Island is New York's first lightning death since 2016

Man killed on Long Island is New York's first lightning death since 2016A man was struck and killed by lightning in Kings Park on Long Island, New York, on Saturday evening.



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Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death

Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before deathFormer UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with AFP last year, urging more cooperation to deal with terrorism, migration and climate change. “Honestly speaking, we are in a mess,” the Nobel peace laureate said on December 12 ahead of a major climate conference in Paris. Speaking two years to the day after the Paris climate deal was agreed — and following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would leave the pact — Annan remembered “the enthusiasm, the excitement and the energy that was brought to bear” in 2015.



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Global reactions to death of former UN chief Kofi Annan

Global reactions to death of former UN chief Kofi AnnanGENEVA (AP) — Reactions to the death of Kofi Annan, the first black African to become U.N. secretary-general and a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died early Saturday at age 80 after a short illness:



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Men Sentenced in Death of FDNY Chief Killed in Explosion

Men Sentenced in Death of FDNY Chief Killed in ExplosionTwo men were sentenced Friday in the death of a New York City firefighter who was killed after a marijuana grow house in the Bronx exploded.



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The Death Toll From Italy's Genoa Bridge Collapse Is at Least 38

The Death Toll From Italy's Genoa Bridge Collapse Is at Least 38Many in the city had said the 1967 bridge needed shoring up



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The Latest: Crowd protests death penalty at Nebraska Capitol

The Latest: Crowd protests death penalty at Nebraska CapitolLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local):



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Richard Russell: Family of Seattle plane hijacker speak of 'complete shock' at airline worker's death

Richard Russell: Family of Seattle plane hijacker speak of 'complete shock' at airline worker's deathThe family of a “suicidal” airline employee who hijacked a passenger plane in Seattle have spoken of their shock and sadness at his death. Richard Russell, a ground service agent at Sea-Tac International Airport, took off in an empty 76-seater plane at the height of rush hour on Friday evening. The Horizon Airlines worker flew the plane for around an hour, committing a number of dangerous manoeuvres while being followed by military jets, before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound at 8.47pm.



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Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel left devastated by death of boyfriend Dennis Shields

Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel left devastated by death of boyfriend Dennis ShieldsReal Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel has been left devastated by the death of her boyfriend Dennis Shields, who passed away from an apparent opioid overdose. Shields was found unresponsive in his apartment on the 42nd floor of Trump Tower around 9.30am on 9 August after overdosing on oxycodone, an addictive opioid he was taking to treat back pain. According to the New York Times, the 51-year-old businessman collapsed after asking his assistant to buy Narcan – used to reverse opioid overdoses – because he was feeling unwell.



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Death toll rises to 319 from Lombok earthquake, as 5.9-magnitude aftershock causes panic among evacuees 

Death toll rises to 319 from Lombok earthquake, as 5.9-magnitude aftershock causes panic among evacuees The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from an earlier quake topped 300. The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of the island, the US Geological Survey said, even as relief agencies raced to find survivors among the wreckage from Sunday's quake. It was the strongest of some 355 aftershocks that have rattled the island since Sunday, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. Evacuees at a shelter in northern Lombok's Tanjung district ran out onto the road crying and screaming, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Motorcycles parked on the street toppled over and the walls of some nearby buildings collapsed. A woman wearing a motorbike helmet was seen crying with her two daughters in her arms. An Indonesian woman cries next to her children shortly after an aftershock hits the area in Tanjung on Lombok island on August 9 Credit: ADEK BERRY/ AFP "We were stuck in the traffic while delivering aid, suddenly it felt like our car was hit from behind, it was so strong," witness Sri Laksmi told AFP. "People in the street began to panic and got out of their cars, they ran in different directions in the middle of the traffic." The aftershock comes just four days after a devastating 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Lombok, which relief agencies said had wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions in the north and west. An Indonesian man tries to calm a woman shortly after an aftershock hits the area in Tanjung on Lombok island on August 9  Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP The death toll from the first earthquake rose dramatically on Thursday.  "The latest update is that 319 people died," said Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. A further 1,400 are seriously injured and more than 150,000 displaced. 'Exceptionally destructive' Local authorities, international relief groups and the central government have begun organising aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north of Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake. Aid begun trickling into some of the most isolated regions, officials said midday Thursday, but many people displaced by the quake still lack basic supplies. In some parts of northern Lombok, survivors can be seen standing on the road with cardboard boxes asking for donations and food. "We are still waiting for assessments from some of the more remote areas in the north of the island, but it is already clear that Sunday's earthquake was exceptionally destructive," Christopher Rassi, the head of a Red Cross assessment team on Lombok, said in a statement. "I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed." Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team look for victim of the recent quake in Tanjung on Lombok island on August 9 Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP Tens of thousands of homes, businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island. There are fears that two collapsed mosques in north Lombok had been filled with worshippers. Rescuers have found three bodies and also managed to pull one man alive from the twisted wreckage of one mosque in Lading Lading village, while at least one body has been spotted under the rubble in Pemenang. Authorities are gathering information from family members with missing relatives to determine how many more people may have been in the buildings when they collapsed, national search and rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif told AFP. Waiting for aid  Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns. Many frightened villagers are staying under tents or tarpaulins dotted along roads or in parched rice fields, and makeshift medical facilities have been set up to treat the injured. Evacuees in some encampments say they are running out of food, while others are suffering psychological trauma after the powerful quake, which struck just one week after another tremor surged through the island and killed 17. There is a dire need for medical staff and "long-term aid", especially food and medicine in the worst-hit areas, government officials said. Some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters. A man inspects the ruin of his house destroyed by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia Credit: Firdia Lisnawati/ AP "There has been no help at all here," said 36-year-old Multazam, staying with hundreds of others under tarpaulins on a dry paddy field outside West Pemenang village. "We have no clean water, so if we want to go to the toilet we use a small river nearby," he said, adding they needed food, bedding and medicine. The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island. A field hospital has also been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung. Kurniawan Eko Wibowo, a doctor at the field hospital, said most patients had broken bones and head injuries. "We lack the infrastructure to perform operations because (they) need to be performed in a sterile place," Wibowo told AFP. Aid groups say children are particularly vulnerable, with many sleeping in open fields and suffering illnesses from lack of warm clothing and blankets.



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Records: Texas dad said son pleaded for mercy before death

Records: Texas dad said son pleaded for mercy before deathDALLAS (AP) — A Houston man accused of killing his two children told authorities his 8-year-old son said "daddy, I'm sorry" before having his throat cut, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.



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