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Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern China

Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern ChinaA monster storm that smashed its way up the eastern China coast and forced more than a million residents to flee has killed 44 people, state media said Monday. Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed fields and streets flooded by muddy water, submerged vehicles, scattered debris and trees blown over as strong winds and rain from Typhoon Lekima pounded cities along the seaboard. At least 16 people were still missing as the storm moved further up the coast near Beijing.



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Typhoon Lekima death toll in eastern China rises to 32

Typhoon Lekima death toll in eastern China rises to 32The death toll from Typhoon Lekima rose to 32 in eastern China, local authorities said Sunday, as rescue teams worked to find more than a dozen people still missing after the storm triggered a landslide and forced the evacuation of more than a million residents. The monster storm hit Wenling city early Saturday, packing winds of nearly 190 kilometres per hour (120 miles per hour) and generating waves several metres high along the coast. At least 18 people were killed in a landslide triggered by torrential downpours in the municipality of Wenzhou, around 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Shanghai, national broadcaster CCTV said Saturday.



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Hong Kong protests take a toll as companies flag impact

Hong Kong protests take a toll as companies flag impactCathay Pacific Airways Ltd and the owner of Hong Kong’s luxury Peninsula hotel became the latest companies to highlight the impact of recent protests on their business, as an escalating cycle of violence clouds the outlook for the city. Millions have taken to Hong Kong streets in anti-government protests that have intensified since mid-June, at times forcing banks, stores, shopping malls, restaurants and even government buildings to close as the demonstrations degenerated into violent clashes between police and activists. Hong Kong’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, said on Wednesday the protests reduced inbound passenger traffic in July and travellers were weighing on forward bookings, as it reported it swung to a half-year profit.



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Death toll from Philippines boat accidents rise to 25

Death toll from Philippines boat accidents rise to 25The death toll from three boats sinking surged to 25 as rescuers retrieved more bodies from the sea off the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.



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Death toll in Brazil prison massacre rises to 57 with over a dozen decapitated

Death toll in Brazil prison massacre rises to 57 with over a dozen decapitatedSAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails. Prisoners belonging to the Comando Classe A gang set fire to a cell containing inmates from the rival Comando Vermelho, or Red Command, gang, Para’s state government said in a statement. “It was a targeted act,” state prison director Jarbas Vasconcelos said in the statement, adding there was no prior intelligence that suggested an attack would take place.



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UPDATE 4-Death toll in Brazil prison massacre rises to 57 with over a dozen decapitated

UPDATE 4-Death toll in Brazil prison massacre rises to 57 with over a dozen decapitatedSAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29 (Reuters) – A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails. Prisoners belonging to the Comando Classe A gang set fire to a cell containing inmates from the rival Comando Vermelho, or Red Command, gang, Para’s state government said in a statement. Videos circulating online showed inmates at the prison celebrating as they kicked decapitated heads across the floor.



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Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic, bringing US death toll to at least 10

Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic, bringing US death toll to at least 10A Georgia man died in the Dominican Republic in March, adding to the list of U.S. tourists who have died in the Caribbean destination this year.



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Governor estimates California quake toll at $100 million, says poor have been hit hardest

Governor estimates California quake toll at $  100 million, says poor have been hit hardestAlthough Californians are on the path to recovery, deeper devastation – in economic recovery – has already taken root.



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Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

Death toll from China quakes rises to 11BEIJING/SHANGHAI, June 18 (Reuters) – The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors. The quakes, roughly 30 minutes apart, hit the southwestern province of Sichuan late on Monday, with shaking felt in key regional cities, such as the provincial capital of Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing. People rushed into the streets and cracks were left in some buildings by the quakes, pictures posted on the social media accounts of state media showed.



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The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 7

The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 7WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of multiple victims at two homes in rural Tennessee (all times local):



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