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105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania

105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle AlbaniaCars were crushed by bricks falling from buildings in Albania's capital Tirana, as the country was struck by a pair of strong earthquakes on Saturday.According to the Ministry of Health, at least 68 people were injured, but some reports say there are as many as 105 people injured. The majority of injuries occurred in Durres and Tirana. There have been no reported deaths.The Saturday afternoon earthquake was followed by more than 100 aftershocks, authorities report. It also damaged about 600 homes and temporarily cut power and water facilities in Tirana and Durres.According to the United State Geological Survey (USGS), the first earthquake struck at 4:04 p.m., on Saturday near Durres, about 18 miles (29 km) to the west of Tirana.A second earthquake struck just 11 minutes later a short distance away. Shake Map of the larger 5.6 earthquake in Albania on Saturday, September 21, courtesy of the USGS. The first and larger earthquake was reported as a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter Scale, which is Albania's strongest earthquake in 30 years. The second was measured to be slightly weaker at 5.1.Buildings were damaged in the town of Durres which is close to the epicenter.> A university building in Tirana pic.twitter.com/J5UVYyrJOh> > — Fatjona Mejdini (@FatjonaMejdini) September 21, 2019> Durres albania earthquake pic.twitter.com/BWPIWvErk1> > — Alice Taylor (@The_Balkanista) September 21, 2019



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Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 injured in Louisiana shooting

Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 injured in Louisiana shootingOne police officer was fatally shot and another wounded Friday after a vehicle chase north of New Orleans, authorities said. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker confirmed one officer’s death and the other’s injury from gunfire in his community on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, near U.S. 190 and Louisiana Highway 22. Sticker said at a news conference that the wounded officer, who’s being treated at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, is expected to survive.



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Injured crewman sues California dive boat owner after 34 diein fiery tragedy

Injured crewman sues California dive boat owner after 34 diein fiery tragedyRyan Sims filed the suit last week in Ventura County Superior Court saying the Conception dive boat was unseaworthy and operated in an unsafe manner.



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Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injured

Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injuredA home’s multilevel deck collapsed Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore during an event weekend, trapping people and injuring at least 22, including some children, officials said. It was unclear how many people were on or under the decks at the time, or how many were firefighters, but authorities said those who were trapped were quickly removed. The annual convention attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the resort town.



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The Latest: 2 dead, 3 injured in plane crash at airport

The Latest: 2 dead, 3 injured in plane crash at airportAuthorities say a small private plane that crashed near a Nevada airport, killing two, was bound for Southern California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an emailed statement that the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane carrying four people was set to fly to the Gillispie Field airport in El Cajon, California. Two people died and three others were injured when the propeller plane crashed Saturday and caught fire soon after taking off from Henderson Executive Airport.



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7 dead, 22 injured in Odessa, Texas, shooting: Here's what we know now

7 dead, 22 injured in Odessa, Texas, shooting: Here's what we know nowThe shooting occurred between Odessa and Midland, Texas, after a routine traffic stop turned violent around 3 p.m. local time Saturday.



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One dead, eight injured in French knife rampage

One dead, eight injured in French knife rampageA police source said the alleged perpetrator was an Afghan asylum-seeker, unknown previously to both the police and the intelligence services. An eye-witness in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon, described the attack as frenzied. Of the eight people wounded in the attack, three were in a critical condition, said the prosecutor’s office.



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UPDATE 1-Two children dead in Ohio, 10 people injured when stolen police car crashes

UPDATE 1-Two children dead in Ohio, 10 people injured when stolen police car crashesTwo children were killed and at least 10 people injured, including other children, on Monday in a multi-vehicle crash involving a stolen police car in Dayton, Ohio, police said. The crash began with a reported stabbing in Dayton, police said, and a pickup truck accident in the Dayton suburb of Riverside at about 7:30 p.m. Apparently, the suspect in the reported stabbing fled that scene and then crashed the pickup, police said. While Riverside police were looking for the driver of the crashed truck, the suspect, who was still on the scene, jumped into a Riverside police sports utility vehicle.



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Ex-US marine says injured by Russian prison guards

Ex-US marine says injured by Russian prison guardsA former US marine who was arrested in Moscow on espionage charges said Friday he had been injured by guards in the prison where he is being held awaiting trial. “I was injured in the prison… the prison doesn’t want to tell you,” Paul Whelan told journalists from a cage in a Moscow court, which was to decide on whether to extend his provisional detention. Whelan arrived in the court handcuffed and escorted by two security guards wearing black masks and plain clothes.



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Philadelphia mayor calls for gun control action after officers injured in standoff

Philadelphia mayor calls for gun control action after officers injured in standoffJim Kenney urged state and federal government to stand up to NRA or ‘then let us police ourselves’The long standoff was eventually resolved when the suspected gunman was taken into custody. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty ImagesThe mayor of Philadelphia has joined a growing chorus of calls for America to take action on gun control after a dramatic shooting incident in which six police officers were wounded as they served a drug warrant.The officers were injured as part of a night of drama which saw a tense standoff eventually resolved when the suspected gunman was taken into custody. It is believed he had an automatic rifle and he exchanged multiple bursts of gunfire with police which saw civilians run for cover in a densely populated part of the city.That prompted Philadelphia’s mayor, Jim Kenney, to call for greater restrictions on guns.“Our officers need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands. This government, both on federal and state level, don’t want to do anything about getting these guns off the streets and getting them out of the hands of criminals,” he said.Kenney also attacked the gun rights lobby in the shape of the National Rifle Association, which has repeatedly worked to stymie almost every effort at gun control. “And if the state and federal government don’t want to stand up to the NRA and some other folks, then let us police ourselves. But they pre-empt us on all kinds of gun control legislation,” he said.“Our officers deserve to be protected and they don’t deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited supply of weapons and an unlimited supply of bullets. So it’s disgusting and we have to do something about it,” he added.The calls come after recent twin mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that have sparked yet another round of America’s national conversation about its epidemic of gun violence and what to do about the heavy weapons that are readily available to millions of people across the country.The shooting that caused Kenney’s ire began around 4.30pm local time on Wednesday as officers went to a home in a north Philadelphia neighborhood of brick and stone rowhomes to serve a narcotics warrant in an operation “that went awry almost immediately”, Philadelphia’s police commissioner, Richard Ross, said.Many officers “had to escape through windows and doors to get [away] from a barrage of bullets”, Ross said.The six officers who were struck by gunfire have been released from hospitals.Two other officers were trapped inside the house for about five hours after the shooting broke out but were freed by a Swat team well after darkness fell on the residential neighborhood. Three people who officers had taken into custody in the house before the shooting started were also safely evacuated, police said.“It’s nothing short of a miracle that we don’t have multiple officers killed today,” Ross said.Police implored the gunman to surrender, at one point patching in his lawyer on the phone with him to try to persuade him to give up, Ross said.Temple University locked down part of its campus, and several children and staff were trapped for some time in a nearby daycare center.Police tried to push crowds of onlookers and residents back from the scene. In police radio broadcasts, officers could be heard calling for backup as reports of officers getting shot poured in.



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