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Month: August 2023

Aerial view of burned rubbles are seen where a house stood after a power transformer explosion in the community of Signal Cove in Hudson

Recovery efforts are focused on power restoration in Florida communities as sweltering heat moves in after Hurricane Idalia

CNN By Aya Elamroussi, CNN (CNN) — As many communities along Florida’s west coast face oppressive heat Friday without air conditioning or electricity, crews are racing to restore power to tens of thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia. Idalia inflicted record storm surge and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands after making landfall

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Japan marks 100 years since the devastating Great Kanto Quake, with disaster drills nationwide

By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister has staged a televised a disaster drill in which he declared a fictional state of emergency based on a real-life earthquake that devastated the capital region a century ago. Fumio Kishida led the exercise Friday, based on a hypothetical 7.3-magnitude tremblor, as Japan marked

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Rainbows, drag shows, movies: Lebanon’s leaders go after perceived symbols of the LGBTQ+ community

By BASSEM MROUE and KAREEM CHEHAYEB Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — In recent weeks, Lebanon’s sharply divided political and religious leaders have come together to fight the LGBTQ+ community. The country that long showed a relative tolerance has seen a series of assaults on symbols associated with the community. The education minister barred a version

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Car bomb explosions and hostage-taking inside prisons underscore Ecuador’s fragile security

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s fragile security situation was underscored Thursday by a series of car bombings and the hostage-taking of more than 50 law enforcement officers inside various prisons, just weeks after the country was shaken by the assassination of a presidential candidate. Ecuador’s National Police reported no injuries resulting from the four explosions

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Gobierno de Ecuador califica de “atentados terroristas” la explosión de dos coches bomba en Quito

Sol Amaya (CNN Español) — El Gobierno de Ecuador calificó de “atentados terroristas” las explosiones de dos autos en Quito, en hechos ocurridos en las afueras de un edificio del Servicio de Atención de Personas Privadas de la Libertad (SNAI) la noche de este miércoles y madrugada del jueves, según un comunicado del Ministerio del

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