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A Student Gunman Killed 17 and Injured 40 at a Vocational College in Crimea, Russian Officials Say

A Student Gunman Killed 17 and Injured 40 at a Vocational College in Crimea, Russian Officials SayThe student, a local man acting alone, killed himself after the attack



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Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouse

Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouseFour people have been injured and taken to the hospital including a reported police officer in Pennsylvania after a gunman opened fire at a district judge’s office, several local reports indicate. The shooting occurred sometime after 2pm local time in Masontown, Pennsylvania, and the Fayette County coroner has been called to the scene, an employee at that office has confirmed. Two of the victims were airlifted to JW Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia after the shooting, and one was taken to that hospital through emergency ground transportation.



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Kings Plaza fire: At least 17 injured as firefighters tackle blaze at Brooklyn shopping centre parking lot

Kings Plaza fire: At least 17 injured as firefighters tackle blaze at Brooklyn shopping centre parking lotFirefighters are tackling a massive fire that spread through a parking garage in Brooklyn, New York. The fire began before 9:00 a.m. local time near the Kings Plaza shopping centre in Brooklyn, erupting from a two-alarm to a six-alarm emergency within an hour. Police and fire department officials did not respond to enquiries, and it was not immediately clear whether police suspected criminal intent or wrongdoing.



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One killed and several injured as dozens of gas blasts destroy homes in Massachusetts

One killed and several injured as dozens of gas blasts destroy homes in MassachusettsA series of gas explosions killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities near Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighbourhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas. Authorities named the dead teenager as Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, died after a chimney toppled by an exploding house crashed into his car.  Live TV images showed firefighters battling blazes in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, about 25 miles (40 km) north of the US city. The streets were darkened where authorities had cut off electricity and were shutting down gas service in an effort to stop further blazes. "It looked like Armageddon, it really did," said Michael Mansfield, Andover fire chief. "There were billows of smoke coming from Lawrence behind me. I could see pillars of smoke in front of me from the town of Andover." Flames consume a home in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston Credit: WCVB Firefighters battle another house on fire, on Herrick Road in North Andover Credit: Mary Schwalm At least three people, including one firefighter, were hurt in Andover, the town said in a statement. Six people were being treated at Lawrence General Hospital, said spokeswoman Jill McDonald Halsey. It was not immediately clear if any of those being treated at that hospital were from Andover. Massachusetts State Police said a total of 70 fires, explosions or investigations of gas odor had been reported. Authorities said nothing to indicate any foul play was suspected. The first explosion was triggered by an overpressurised gas line, Boston's WBZ News reported. Emergency crews respond to a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston Credit:  WCVB North Andover resident Laurie Williams, 55, said she drove home from work to find police and fire vehicles blocking streets near her home, and learned three buildings nearby were on fire. "It was very scary," Williams said, with smoke visible on the skyline. "My first thought was this is a gas explosion." The Columbia Gas company, a unit of NiSource Inc, had said earlier on Thursday that it would be upgrading gas lines in neighborhoods across the state, including the area where the explosions occurred, but it was not immediately clear whether any work was being done in those communities. MSP Fusion Center has current updated tally of responses to fires/explosions/investigations of gas odor at 70. Spread over wide swath of south #Lawrence and northern part of #NorthAndover with several others across Merrimack River in north Lawrence. pic.twitter.com/a7kBYaWFrJ— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) September 13, 2018 "Columbia Gas is investigating what happened on its system today," said Ken Stammen, a spokesman for NiSource. The US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said it was dispatching a team to support the state's emergency response efforts, an agency spokesperson said on Thursday. Local media outlets' Twitter feeds were filled with images of homes in flames or collapsed. Fire trucks race to fight dozens of fires Credit: AP "We are asking everybody with gas in their homes to leave their homes until further notice," North Andover town manager Andrew Maylor told one local television station. Dan Rivera, mayor of Lawrence, told WBZ: "What we know is that there are have been multiple explosions, multiple fires that are happening across the city." He said residents detecting strange odors should leave their homes. State police urged residents served by Columbia Gas to evacuate their homes, saying the utility was cutting pressure to its lines and that it would take "some time" to shut off all service. 



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Woman seriously injured after mistaking stick of dynamite for a candle, police say

Woman seriously injured after mistaking stick of dynamite for a candle, police sayA Connecticut woman has been seriously injured after lighting a stick of dynamite she thought was a candle, police have said. Thunderstorms knocked out power to several homes in the historic town of Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday night, leaving residents scrambling for a way to see in the darkness. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the family had attempted to go to Home Depot to buy emergency lighting during the blackout, but the store was closed.



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9 injured, 4 missing as boats collide on Colorado River

9 injured, 4 missing as boats collide on Colorado RiverThe two vessels collided head on at about 8 p.m. local time between Pirate Cove and the Topock Marina, north of Lake Havasu near the Moabi Regional Park, a recreational area on the Colorado River.



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18 injured in German rival protests over migrants

18 injured in German rival protests over migrantsEighteen people were injured in rival demonstrations capping off a week marked by xenophobic protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, prompting Germany’s foreign minister to urge Germans to “get off our sofas” and speak up against racism. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent far-right protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday. On Saturday, 8,000 people answered a joint call by far-right party AfD and Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement to descend once again on the streets of the former communist city which was in the erstwhile East Germany.



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Four missing, nine injured after boats collide in Arizona

Four missing, nine injured after boats collide in Arizona(Reuters) – Divers searched the Colorado River in Arizona on Sunday for four people missing after two boats slammed head-on into each other, flinging all aboard into the water, sinking both vessels and injuring nine people, police said on Sunday. The collision happened on Saturday night near Arizona’s border with California when a boat with 10 people and a craft carrying six people collided. Several people were rescued by nearby boaters, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said.



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Frightened Students Recount Shooting That Left 2 Injured at South Florida High School Football Game

Frightened Students Recount Shooting That Left 2 Injured at South Florida High School Football GameTwo people were shot at a practice game in Palm Beach County on Friday.



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At least 24 injured after 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Yuxi, China

At least 24 injured after 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Yuxi, ChinaTwenty-four people were injured after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Tonghai County in the city of Yuxi, southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday morning, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.



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