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‘Compassionate’ US cargo plane crew flew near-record 640 Afghans out of Kabul amid airport chaos


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Scotland facing ‘most dangerous weeks’ since first lockdown as Covid at near-record levels


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Death penalty sentences, executions remained at near-record lows in 2018

Death penalty sentences, executions remained at near-record lows in 2018The numbers of prisoners on death row, new death sentences and executions remained low by historical standards in 2018.



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Texas floods: One dead after state of emergency declared over near-record downpour

Texas floods: One dead after state of emergency declared over near-record downpourTexas faces the threat of further flooding after days of heavy rain – with at least one person having died thanks to the downpour. A state of emergency has already been declared in 18 counties with the flooding having led to the collapse of a bridge. Within a span of 24 hours, the Llano River, northwest of Austin, Texas, rose from 10 feet to nearly 40 feet, just shy of an all-time record.



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