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The Taliban Have Taken at Least 100 People Hostage in Northern Afghanistan, Officials Say

The Taliban Have Taken at Least 100 People Hostage in Northern Afghanistan, Officials SayWomen and children were among those seized during an ambush in the country's north



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Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.



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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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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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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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A10 Motorway Bridge Collapse In Italy Kills At Least 22

A10 Motorway Bridge Collapse In Italy Kills At Least 22A span of the bridge in Genoa failed during a storm.



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Canada shooting: Police tell public to 'avoid area' after at least four killed in Fredericton, before suspect detained

Canada shooting: Police tell public to 'avoid area' after at least four killed in Fredericton, before suspect detainedFour people including two police officers have been shot dead in the Canadian city of Fredericton. One suspect has been arrested over the gun attack in New Brunswick province following a manhunt during which residents were told to remain in their homes and lock their doors. The country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, paid tribute to the victims of Friday morning’s shooting.



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Indonesia earthquake: At least 98 dead as tourist island of Lombok shaken by 6.4-magnitude tremor

Indonesia earthquake: At least 98 dead as tourist island of Lombok shaken by 6.4-magnitude tremorBritish tourists have described their terrifying escape from a maqnitude 7 earthquake which struck the Indonesian holiday islands of Lombok and Bali on Sunday evening, killing at least 98 people. Amid chaotic scenes, thousands, including many foreign tourists, were still waiting to be evacuated from the worst affected areas of Lombok on Monday night, as rescuers frantically rushed to save the injured and buried. An estimated 20,000 are now homeless and more than 200 injured, with some being treated for gruesome crush injuries out in the open, next to damaged hospitals. Dozens are feared to still be trapped under a mosque in the village of Lading-Lading which collapsed during evening prayers. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the national disaster agency spokesman, tweeted a horrifying video of the ruins, telling reporters that the number of victims across the earthquake zone was expected to rise. Among the tourists who had a narrow escape was Hannah Small from Bournemouth, who described to the Telegraph how she had been in the bathroom in her hotel in Ubud, Bali, when the walls began to sway. “I was in the bath and the whole room started shaking viciously. Parts of our ceiling were falling down and the walls were cracking,” she said. An Indonesian person scrambles over the collapsed ruins of a house as others look on following an earthquake in Lombok Credit: AFP “My partner grabbed me out of the bath with a towel and we ran down three flights of stairs to reach the ground floor for safety. The hotel staff were panicking, which made the guests even more worried,” Ms Small added. “Once the quake was over everyone was scared to go back to their bedrooms and spent a few hours sat outside together. Through the night there were small aftershock rumbles which kept everyone up.” Ms Small was able to leave on Monday for the safety of Singapore. Tourists and locals in Lombok, particularly in the less accessible tropical Gili islands, host to popular diving resorts off the northwest coast, faced a traumatic evacuation, however. Mr Sutopo said that 2,700 tourists had been removed from the islands so far. But many remained trapped for a second night outside. “We’re still trying to get back to Bali from Lombok. There’s a lot of scared and battered people around,” tourist Becky Morris tweeted on Monday night. Throughout the day dramatic footage emerged of frightened crowds jostling on palm-fringed sandy beaches and pushing over each other to access a limited number of rescue boats. Helen Milne from Oxfordshire told the BBC that her daughter, Laura, was trapped on the island of Gili Trawangan. She said: "They are stuck on the island and are reporting rioting, fighting, and people can't get on boats. There's no water, no food, the shops have been ransacked. It's a rapidly deteriorating situation out there for them." Mads and Tanni Jacobsen, from Denmark, told the Telegraph of scenes of panic as they tried to escape from Gili Air with their two children Alma, 3, and Signe, 11. Wake up in the morning with the shaking bed ! Got called from farm and so many facility broke down..#agendafreetv#lombok#earthquakepic.twitter.com/GbANUMLpxW— Reyn (@suharja_reynard) July 28, 2018 The family had spent Sunday night sheltering with locals in a nearby school, petrified by conflicting reports of an approaching tsunami. Ms Jacobsen, a nurse, had helped to treat badly injured victims with a First Aid kit before the family joined the throngs waiting to be rescued from the beach. “We stood in line and waited for two hours. It was difficult with the kids as people didn’t have good behaviour at that moment. Everyone was shoving, swimming with life jackets to catch the boat,” said Mr Jacobsen. The family were then charged $ 100 for one seat on a rescue vessel. The Jacobsens are now in the relative safety of Lombok’s main airport in the town of Mataram, sleeping on floors with hundreds of other tourists waiting to fly out. Fears are rising, however, for residents of the north of the island, a more residential and less developed area close to the earthquake’s epicentre, which is difficult for rescue teams to reach due to damaged roads. Endri Susanto, who runs an organisation helping the relief efforts, told CNN that he had found a “totally broken” hospital in the north. “I saw about 80 per cent of the houses, 80 per cent of the buildings had fallen down or collapsed because of the earthquake,” he said of the surrounding area.



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Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: official 

Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: official A major earthquake on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok killed at least 37 people and injured dozens, officials said Sunday, damaging homes and triggering panic among tourists and locals. The powerful quake was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Indonesia’s most popular attractions, where people ran onto the streets in terror. The shallow seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10 kilometres (six miles) underground, according to the US Geological Survey, followed by further secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks.



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At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In New Orleans Shooting Attack (UPDATED)

At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In New Orleans Shooting Attack (UPDATED)UPDATE (July 30, 10:30 a.m.): New Orleans police said Sunday's deadly shooting



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