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Indonesia Flood Death Toll Rises To 50 With 27 Missing

Rescuers recovered more bodies on Tuesday after weekend flash floods and cold lava flow on Indonesia’s Sumatra island killed at least 50 people and left another 27 missing, the country’s disaster agency said. Hours of heavy rain caused large volcanic rocks to roll down one of Indonesia’s most active volcanos into six districts on Sumatra

Record 76 Million IDPs Worldwide, Says Monitor

Conflict in Sudan and Gaza pushed the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide to a record 75.9 million at the end of 2023, an NGO monitor said Tuesday. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said the figure was a new end-of-year high by its count, with the number of people displaced within their own borders

Man Shoots Two Officers In Paris Police Station

A man arrested for allegedly attacking a woman with a box cutter shot and seriously wounded two officers in a Paris police station on Thursday after grabbing one of their weapons. A source close to the case said the incident happened in the French capital’s 13th district shortly before 10:30 pm (2030 GMT), and that

Stormy Daniels Back In The Trump Trial Hot Seat

Stormy Daniels is to return to the witness stand on Thursday at Donald Trump’s historic hush money trial for another round of expected tough grilling by attorneys for the former president. The X-rated film actress, who claims to have had sex with the married Trump in 2006, spent nearly five hours testifying on Tuesday, recounting

Vietnam Marks 70th Anniversary Of Dien Bien Phu Victory Over France

War veterans, soldiers and dignitaries gathered in Vietnam’s Dien Bien Phu on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the battle that ultimately brought an end to the French empire in Indochina. Vietnam has invited for the first time a government minister from the former colonial power to attend official celebrations, which involve 12,000 people,

Starliner: Nasa to fly new craft to space station

Two Nasa astronauts are due to head for the International Space Station aboard a new spacecraft. Boeing’s Starliner will blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, in its first crewed test flight. The mission has been delayed for several years because of setbacks in the spacecraft’s development. If it is successful, it will become the

Starliner: Nasa to fly new craft to space station

Two Nasa astronauts are due to head for the International Space Station aboard a new spacecraft. Boeing’s Starliner will blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, in its first crewed test flight. The mission has been delayed for several years because of setbacks in the spacecraft’s development. If it is successful, it will become the

Kenya floods death toll tops 200 as cyclone approaches

The death toll from flood-related incidents in Kenya has crossed 200 since March, the interior ministry said Friday, as a cyclone barrelled towards the Tanzanian coast. Torrential rains have lashed much of East Africa, triggering flooding and landslides that have destroyed crops, swallowed homes, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Turkey halts trade with Israel over ‘humanitarian tragedy’ in Gaza

Turkey has suspended all trade with Israel over its offensive in Gaza, citing the “worsening humanitarian tragedy” in the strip. The Turkish trade ministry said the measures would be in place until Israel allowed an “uninterrupted and sufficient flow” of aid into Gaza. Trade between the two countries was worth almost $7bn (£5.6bn) last year.

Hollywood Stunt Performers Rev Up ‘Fall Guy’ Premiere

Fresh from the high-profile success of “Barbie,” Ryan Gosling used the Los Angeles premiere of his next movie “The Fall Guy” to cede the spotlight to Hollywood’s unsung heroes — stunt performers. Loosely based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, “The Fall Guy” stars Gosling as a veteran stunt double who must

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