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18-year-old 'hero' dies trying to save passengers after car crashes into Delaware canal

18-year-old 'hero' dies trying to save passengers after car crashes into Delaware canalA 16-year-old girl was found sitting near the scene of the crash on Sunday, Delaware State Police said. She told them the driver helped her to safety.



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11 elephants died in plunge from waterfall while trying to save drowned calf

11 elephants died in plunge from waterfall while trying to save drowned calfElephant carcasses were found at Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.



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Six elephants die while trying to save each other in 'Hell's Abyss' Thai waterfall

Six elephants die while trying to save each other in 'Hell's Abyss' Thai waterfallSix wild elephants drowned after slipping off a waterfall in northeast Thailand, authorities said on Saturday, with two others saved after they became stranded while apparently trying to rescue one of those that fell into the current. Officials in the northeastern Khao Yai national park were alerted to elephants "crying" for help at 3am, the Thai Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said in a statement. Hours later, they found six bodies at the bottom of the gushing Haew Narok ("Hell's Abyss") waterfall. Two of the elephants had apparently attempted to save one of those that fell, but they found themselves trapped on a thin, slippery sliver of rock above the churning waters. Video showed another of the hulking animals struggling desperately to get back up to where the pair stood. Park officials tossed food laced with nutritional supplements in an attempt to boost their energy and give them the strength to climb back up into the forest. They later said the two had been rescued but were extremely distressed. Parks department spokesperson Sompoch Maneerat said it was unclear what caused the accident. "No one knows for sure the real cause of why they fell, but there was heavy rain there last night," he told AFP. The waterfall was closed to tourists as the rescue took place. Elephants are Thailand's national animal and live in the wild in parts of the country, but their numbers have dwindled to only a few thousand. Deforestation has pushed the wild population into closer contact with humans in recent decades and away from their natural habitats.



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China Won’t Save the World Economy This Time

China Won’t Save the World Economy This Time(Bloomberg Opinion) — U.S. recession indicators are growing stronger and there's one bigger-than-usual reason why the world should be worried: China isn't coming to the rescue this time.In the past week alone, a gauge of U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly fell to its weakest reading in a decade and payrolls at private companies grew less than forecast. Economists are starting to wonder whether the U.S. has approached so-called stall speed, the slowest pace of growth without careening into a recession. The International Monetary Fund, meanwhile, will likely downgrade global growth estimates this month.One of the engines that drove a global economic recovery after the last two downdrafts in America – the relatively shallow one in 2001 and the catastrophe that began in 2007 – was China. As the financial crisis escalated, Beijing opened a floodgate of credit and cut interest rates, which stoked demand for everything from Australian coal to German cars.We’re unlikely to see anything like that this time. Beijing has shown little appetite for another round of massive fiscal stimulus as it atones for the profligacy of the last decade, which left a massive buildup of debt and fueled asset bubbles.While Chinese authorities have been juicing the economy the past year, they have been very careful about how they go about it. Economists keep predicting cuts in the benchmark interest rate; but those haven't been forthcoming, as my Bloomberg Opinion colleague Shuli Ren wrote recently. The People's Bank of China has preferred trims to lenders' reserve requirements, as officials focus on the best way to channel credit to certain sectors of the business world. Open-slather easing, it isn’t. That doesn't augur particularly well for the prospects of a global recovery. The financial crisis saw the world's most consequential central banks coordinate rate cuts, with China's participation. Beijing’s involvement made China a serious player in the global monetary order.How likely is it that the PBOC will happily sign off on something with the Fed once again? With President Donald Trump sitting in the White House, not very. Then again, Trump has already likened Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Desperation has been known to make odd bedfellows in pursuit of shared short-term goals. The good news is that any steps China does take will have ripple effects given its sheer size. Gross domestic product is now about $ 14 trillion, compared with barely more than $ 1 trillion in 2001 and about $ 4 trillion in 2007. Chinese firms continue to plow investment into neighboring countries and Beijing-funded lenders like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank may well step up to provide cash to struggling economies.Let's keep things in perspective, though. China is now recording quarterly economic growth of about 6%, not the 15% notched in 2007 or the roughly 10% in 2001. The executives and politicians who tripped over themselves to praise China’s model of development are noticeably quieter now.Not every recession is like 2007, nor are they always accompanied by a financial collapse. The next slump, whenever it comes, will still be painful, so the U.S. might want to start casting about for an enthusiastic partner. It’s probably a mistake to expect that’ll be China this time around – it’s not only less willing, but less able.To contact the author of this story: Daniel Moss at dmoss@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Rachel Rosenthal at rrosenthal21@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Daniel Moss is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Asian economies. Previously he was executive editor of Bloomberg News for global economics, and has led teams in Asia, Europe and North America.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Boy, 13, fatally attacked at middle school. His organs will save lives, family hopes

Boy, 13, fatally attacked at middle school. His organs will save lives, family hopesThe student, identified as Diego by police, was pronounced clinically dead Tuesday night. His family hopes to donate his organs, police say.



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'90s kids were asked to do 'simple things' to save the Earth. Gen Z is thinking bigger

'90s kids were asked to do 'simple things' to save the Earth. Gen Z is thinking biggerA 1990s book told kids of the "simple things" to do to affect the environment. Today, many say bigger changes are needed to stop climate change.



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Lifestyle Changes Aren’t Enough to Save the Planet. Here’s What Could

Lifestyle Changes Aren’t Enough to Save the Planet. Here’s What CouldWhen it comes to climate change, we can't just focus on individual choices. We need to give people better options. Michael E. Mann explains why.



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The Latest: France says open to talks with Iran to save deal

The Latest: France says open to talks with Iran to save dealFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that dialogue with Iran remains open despite the country’s decision to further back away from its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran says it has begun using advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium in violation of the nuclear deal, warning that Europe has little time left to offer new terms to save the accord.



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Crew members who survived the California boat fire say they desperately tried to save passengers sleeping on the ship's lower deck

Crew members who survived the California boat fire say they desperately tried to save passengers sleeping on the ship's lower deckInvestigators have interviewed the surviving crew members and are trying to piece together whether the right safety measures were taken.



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The Latest: Iran, France race to save nuclear deal

The Latest: Iran, France race to save nuclear dealFrench and Iranian experts were huddling in Paris as the clock ticks on an end-of-the-week deadline for Europe to come up with a way for Iran to sell its oil despite U.S. sanctions — or face a new scaling back of the 2015 nuclear accord. A visit on Monday by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi and a team of economists was wrapped in discretion. The meeting coincided with a Moscow visit by Iran’s foreign minister, who made an exceptional appearance in Biarritz last week on the sidelines of the G-7 summit.



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