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Hundreds In Israel And Beyond Protest Killings Of Palestinians On Gaza Border

Hundreds In Israel And Beyond Protest Killings Of Palestinians On Gaza BorderHundreds took to the streets in Tel Aviv, Israel, and other cities worldwide



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US embassy move to Jerusalem leaves hundreds of elderly residents facing eviction

US embassy move to Jerusalem leaves hundreds of elderly residents facing evictionWorkmen have been toiling around the clock in preparation for Monday’s grand opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. Rooms have been renovated, flowers planted in the design of the US flag and the seal of the US embassy has gone up. Security around the building has been upgraded, road signs installed and CCTV cameras set up in the area – all part of the renovations that President Trump says have cost a modest $ 400,000 (£295,000).



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At least 38 dead as hundreds of homes are swept away after dam bursts in Kenya

At least 38 dead as hundreds of homes are swept away after dam bursts in KenyaAt least 38 people died when their homes were swept away after a dam burst in southern Kenya following heavy rains, officials have said. Weeks of torrential rain had already affected 220,000 people in in the country before the Patel Dam in Solai near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru was breached on Wednesday night.  Regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah confirmed the death toll has risen overnight to 38 and the disaster left 40 people needing hospital treatment.  Hundreds of homes in the neighborhood – estimated to be around 450 – were destroyed, including those on the expansive Nyakinyua Farm, which borders the dam's water reservoir. Mr Kibunjah said: "The search and rescue exercise is ongoing and more bodies have been retrieved. The death toll is now 27. "It is a disaster because most people were asleep when the tragedy occurred and their houses were swept away." Police officers speaking from the scene say the private Patel dam, used for irrigation and fish farming, may have lacked a proper outlet. Police chief Joseph Kioko said many were feared missing and officials said the dam water and mud flooded out of the reservoir and submerged homes, extending to a radius of more than a mile (almost 2km). Volunteers search for survivors of the disaster Credit: AFP The Kenyan Red Cross estimates that up to 500 families were affected by the disaster, which took place some 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Nairobi. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said: "The water has caused huge destruction of both life and property. The extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained. "We have set up a centre near the scene for families to report missing members to enable us to reunite them." Several villages were affected around Nakuru, Kenya's fourth-largest city, as well as two schools. Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides, and the latest deaths take to 159 the death toll countrywide. Government statistics released Wednesday showed that more than 220,000 people have been displaced by flooding as heavy rains hit the country after three consecutive failed rainy seasons had left it in drought. Since March, at least 21,000 acres (8,500 hectares) of farmland have been submerged in water with an estimated 20,000 animals killed, the Red Cross said last week. The floods have also destroyed road networks in some parts of the East African country and in some cases the military has stepped in to airlift residents from submerged houses.



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Fresh quakes hit Hawaii after Kilauea volcano erupts, hundreds flee

Fresh quakes hit Hawaii after Kilauea volcano erupts, hundreds fleeBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – GA series of fresh earthquakes on Friday, including a powerful magnitude 6.9, hit Hawaii’s Big Island, where the Kilauea volcano has been spewing fountains of lava into residential areas and forcing hundreds to evacuate. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the strongest tremor at 12:32 p.m. (2332 GMT) measured 6.9, a magnitude capable of causing severe damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake, whose epicenter was on the south flank of the volcano, was not large enough to cause a tsunami although it generated sea level changes around the island of up 15.7 inches.



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Oklahoma wildfires kill hundreds of cattle, blacken pastures

Oklahoma wildfires kill hundreds of cattle, blacken pasturesWind-driven wildfires that began in mid-April, fueled by severe drought, have killed hundreds of cattle and destroyed more than 300,000 acres in Oklahoma, authorities said on Monday. Oklahoma has been grappling with several wildfires this month, including the Rhea Fire in the western part of the state. Oklahoma’s governor, Mary Fallin, recently issued a state of emergency for 52 counties due to the wildfires that blackened close to 350,000 total acres – an area roughly equal to half the size of Rhode Island.



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That's quackers! Mesmerizing overhead footage of hundreds of ducks following the leader

That's quackers! Mesmerizing overhead footage of hundreds of ducks following the leaderThese photographs of hundreds of ducks following their leader down a river are truly mesmerizing. Rafeur Rahman of Bangladesh climbed a high bridge and saw hundreds of ducks apparently playing a game of follow the leader. More than 500 ducks live on the river, where the mosses and snails provide the perfect habitat. (Caters News)



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Hundreds of planes in US and EU to undergo emergency inspections after fatal explosion on Southwest flight

Hundreds of planes in US and EU to undergo emergency inspections after fatal explosion on Southwest flightEmergency inspections will be carried out on hundreds of aircraft worldwide after an explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines flight led to the death of a passenger. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration comes after a woman was almost sucked out of a window on a flight from New York to Dallas on Tuesday, after “an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade”. Metal fatigue was believed to have led to a piece of a fan blade coming loose, according to investigators, which then smashed through the engine casing.



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Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in ArmeniaTens of thousands protested in Armenia’s capital on Friday against what they say is a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian, as police arrested more than 230 people. For the past week, opposition supporters have held mass rallies to denounce Sarkisian’s efforts to remain in power as prime minister after a decade serving as president. On Friday, demonstrators waved national flags and held up placards reading “Sarkisian is a dictator” as protests in the impoverished former Soviet country went into their eighth day.



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Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta

Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's GhoutaBEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital Damascus, Syria's state media reported.



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Hundreds of Kids Need Places to Stay During March For Our Lives. An Underground Network of Students Is Fixing That

Hundreds of Kids Need Places to Stay During March For Our Lives. An Underground Network of Students Is Fixing ThatAn underground network of teens has helped secure hundreds of homes for peers who want to attend March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C.



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