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Jair Bolsonaro: the worst quotes from Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner

Jair Bolsonaro: the worst quotes from Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunnerBrazilians made clear their disgust with the established political class on Sunday, almost handing outright victory to a far-right former army captain in the first round of the presidential election. Jair Bolsonaro – who won 46 per cent of the votes and now faces a run-off with the Workers’ Party candidate – has been dubbed “Trump of the Tropics” by the Brazilian media for his extreme views. In a speech made last year, Mr Bolsonaro spoke about a black settlement in Brazil founded by the descendants of slaves.



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11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst

11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The WorstFlorence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the



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As Hurricane Florence strengthens, officials warn residents to prepare for the worst

As Hurricane Florence strengthens, officials warn residents to prepare for the worstNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and FEMA officials warn that Hurricane Florence’s impact will be devastating and that recovery will take more than just a few days.



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Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UN

Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UNThe UN’s new humanitarian chief warned Monday that a large-scale military operation against the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib could create “the worst humanitarian catastrophe” of this century. “There needs to be ways of dealing with this problem that don’t turn the next few months in Idlib into the worst humanitarian catastrophe with the biggest loss of life in the 21st century,” Mark Lowcock told reporters in Geneva. Since 2015, Idlib has been home to a complex array of anti-regime forces: secular rebels, Islamists, Syrian jihadists with ties to Al-Qaeda — and their foreign counterparts.



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Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala

Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala“In some areas, airlifting is the only option… thousands are still marooned,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Vijayan said he was hoping the military could step up its support for rescuers already using dozens of helicopters and hundreds of boats. “I spoke to the defense minister this morning and asked for more helicopters,” he told a news conference in the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram, adding that he planned to send 11 more helicopters to the worst-hit areas.



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Colbert Mocks Trump’s Clumsy Attempt To Rein In Omarosa: ‘Send My Worst Son’s Wife'

Colbert Mocks Trump’s Clumsy Attempt To Rein In Omarosa: ‘Send My Worst Son’s Wife'> TONIGHT: Omarosa drops another tape and she is really going for the viral



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Worst red tide bloom in over a decade kills hundreds of marine mammals along Florida's west coast

Worst red tide bloom in over a decade kills hundreds of marine mammals along Florida's west coastThe ongoing toxic algae bloom is considered to be the longest red tide outbreak for the Gulf of Mexico in over a decade, and officials say it will most likely last until 2019.



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Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'

Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trump’s new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.



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Four children found dead with mother and grandparents in Australia's worst mass shooting since Port Arthur

Four children found dead with mother and grandparents in Australia's worst mass shooting since Port ArthurFour children have been found dead along with their mother and grandparents in the worst Australian mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre. The three generations of the same family were found with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what has been described as a "horrific" suspected murder-suicide.  In a crime that has shocked the nation, Katrina Miles and her children aged eight to 13 were found dead at the home of her parents-in-law, Peter and Cynda Miles, who were well known and respected in the community. Cynda was killed, as was another male, identified by some media as Peter.  All seven had moved Osmington, a village of fewer than 700 people near the tourist town of Margaret River, to grow fruit three years ago. Police did not confirm their identities and would not comment on the possibility of murder-suicide, but said they are not looking for a suspect. Police forensics investigate the death of seven people in a suspected murder-suicide in Osmington Credit: Richard Wainwright/AAP Image Officers were called to the quiet property by a male at 5am on Friday and found five people inside the house and two adults outside, as well as two firearms. All seven were said to be residents of the property at Osmington, a small town about 160 miles south of Perth, known for its wineries and resorts. The state’s police commissioner, Chris Dawson, said the shooting was “horrific” but confirmed they were not looking for suspects, suggesting it was a murder-suicide. "The loss of any life is tragic, but four children and three adults, this is a significant tragedy," he said. “I don’t think any other words can describe how tragic this is. This will be a very large-scale and detailed investigation." She apparently said on Facebook a month ago that she  believed she was being stalked by someone close to her. Meg Janes, a 68-year-old local resident, said she heard a series of gunshots early in the morning and assumed that someone was shooting kangaroos. The shots, she said, had “quite a long gap between them”. “Something woke me up around 4am,” she told the PerthNow website.  “I heard quite a few gunshots and at the time I didn’t take much notice of it. I got up and went to the toilet and I thought, ‘That’s a bit strange, that’s an odd hour to be shooting kangaroos’. It wasn’t until I saw the police that I thought, ‘Hang on a minute’.” Ms Janes said of the family: “We’d swap plants and seedlings from time to time. They’re really nice people… It’s a huge shock for everyone.” Pamela Townshend, the president of the local  Margaret River-Augusta shire, said the dead family was well-known in the tight-knit community. “Everyone is totally shocked. It is just so sad. It’s just overwhelming,” she told The West Australian. “[Osmington] is a very small community. Everyone knows everyone. This family, if it is who we think it is, is very embedded in the local community.” Felicity Haynes, another resident, said the family moved to Osmington from the town of Margaret River, about 12 miles away, for the seclusion and quiet of rural life. The incident was the worst mass shooting in Australia since a 1996 massacre by a deranged gunman at Port Arthur, a former convict jail in Tasmania, which left 35 people dead. That shooting prompted an overhaul of Australia’s gun laws, including an amnesty which resulted in the destruction of about 700,000 privately-owned firearms. #UPDATE: Police have addressed the media, as seven are feared dead in Margaret River mass tragedy. @hansinclair9 is #LIVE at the scene. #9Newspic.twitter.com/6itT6vCmpV— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) May 11, 2018 Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania. That prompted the government to buy back or confiscate a million firearms and make it harder to buy new ones. Australia has banned all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns, and has a restrictive system of licensing and ownership controls. While there have been some mass killings since Port Arthur, the latest killings could prove to be the single biggest incident of gun-related deaths since 1996. Police said they went to the property after getting a telephone call. "The reason police went to the property was from a telephone call which we've recorded," said Dawson, who would not comment on the identity of the caller. He said police and other specialists would be at the scene for several days at least. "This will be a very large scale and detailed investigation," he said. 



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Indian officials lament inaction of cities with world's worst air

Indian officials lament inaction of cities with world's worst airBy Neha Dasgupta and Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Only a handful of India’s 100 most polluted cities have drawn up plans to combat air pollution despite being asked to do so three years ago, senior government officials said on Wednesday after a damning report by the World Health Organisation. India is home to the world’s 14 most polluted cities, the WHO said, based on the amount of particulate matter under 2.5 micrograms found in every cubic meter of air. Environment ministry officials said the WHO’s findings were embarrassing but not surprising.



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