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Hawaii volcano eruption latest: Locals fear geothermal power station well could explode after being covered in lava

Hawaii volcano eruption latest: Locals fear geothermal power station well could explode after being covered in lavaA potentially explosive well at a geothermal power station on Hawaii has been covered by lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano after it flowed onto the site. Lava has never engulfed a geothermal power plant anywhere in the world and the potential threat is untested, according to the head of the state’s emergency management agency. David Ige, the governor of Hawaii, said the geothermal plant was “sufficiently safe” from the lava, which has burned dozens of homes.



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Hawaii volcano latest: Eruption imminent as locals ordered to prepare for evacuation

Hawaii volcano latest: Eruption imminent as locals ordered to prepare for evacuationHawaiians have been told to “prepare to evacuate” amid growing fears a volcano which forms the state’s largest island could be about to erupt. Authorities have closed 16,000 acres of national park and begun identifying shelters after hundreds of earthquakes heightened concerns that lava and molten rocks could spew out of Kilauea volcano. Geologists warned a continued increase in seismic activity following the collapse of a crater floor on Monday suggested eruption could be imminent.



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Holly Bobo Murder Trial Delay Sparks Reaction Among Locals

Holly Bobo Murder Trial Delay Sparks Reaction Among LocalsThe 19-year-old nursing student's mother reportedly broke down in court when the announcement was made.



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Tourists, locals buy Nevada's legal recreational marijuana

Tourists, locals buy Nevada's legal recreational marijuanaLAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year.



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Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 die

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 dieBy Jaime Saldarriaga MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) – Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. Several rivers burst their banks near the southwestern city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses as people slept. Volunteers and firefighters tended to 82 bodies downstream in the town of Villagarzon and said many corpses were still caught in debris.



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Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 dead

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 deadBy Jaime Saldarriaga MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) – Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed at least 210 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. Several rivers burst their banks near the southwestern city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses as people slept. Volunteers and firefighters tended to 82 bodies downstream in the town of Villagarzon and said many corpses were still caught in debris.



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At least 50 killed by armed men in CAfrica: locals

At least 50 killed by armed men in CAfrica: localsAt least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes told AFP. “The provisional toll of the attacks in the Agoudou Manga, Yasseneme and Ngouyanza is at least 50 dead. Dozens more have been injured,” said Isaac Arata-Naba, an Agoudou Manga resident.



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