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Fifteen killed in Greece floods

Fifteen killed in Greece floods

The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected, BBC reported on Wednesday.
Many of the dead were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their homes, reports say. Fast-flowing torrents of red mud flooded roads.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared a period of national mourning in the wake of the tragedy.
"Everything is lost. The disaster is biblical," Mandra Mayor Yianna Krikouki told state broadcaster ERT.

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California mass shooting - Four killed

 California mass shooting - Four killed

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters that the assailant was killed by police following the mass shooting, which began around 8:00 am (local time) at a home in Rancho Tehama Reserve and continued at several locations in the community, including the elementary school.

He said no children were among the dead and the motive for the assault was unclear, although it may be linked to a domestic dispute and a history of disagreements with neighbors.

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Same-Sex Marriage : Celebrations As Australians

 Same-Sex Marriage :  Celebrations As Australians

Australians voted decisively in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, sparking joyous celebrations Wednesday across the country even though the change must still be enshrined in law.

Thousands of marriage equality supporters took to the streets, dancing and singing when the results were announced, as colourful confetti filled the sky at rallies in cities across the country.

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5.5 magnitude earthquake hits off S. Korea's southeastern coast

 earthquake hits off S. Korea's southeastern coast

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck off South Korea's southeastern coast, about 6km (4 miles) north of the southeastern port city of Pohang, Yonhap news agency reported.
The tremors were felt in the South Korean capital, Seoul, some 270km from Pohang, Yonhap said.The quake was recorded at a depth of 10km, USGS said, however, noting only one earthquake in the area with a 5.4 magnitude. 

The residents of Pohang were told to evacuate, the agency said, adding that reports emerged about buildings shaking following the tremor.

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Iran Quake : Killed At Least 530 People And Thousands Injured

Iran Quake

 Iranian officials called off rescue operations earlier in the day on the grounds there was little chance of finding more survivors from the quake, which killed at least 530 people and injured thousands more. It was Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade.

Survivors, many left homeless by Sunday's 7.3 magnitude quake that struck villages and towns in Kermanshah province along the mountainous border with Iraq, struggled through another bleak day on Tuesday in need of food, water and shelter.

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Six people wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

bomb blasts in Baghdad

Six persons were wounded as two bomb blasts took place in southeast and west of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

“A bomb, placed near a market at Bawi region in al-Mada’in district, southeast of Baghdad, exploded in the evening, leaving three civilians wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and prevented people from approaching. Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, the source said.

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20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack

Authorities said government forces killed 45 insurgents and left 35 wounded and none of the police checkpoints was captured in the overnight attacks.

“Our forces resisted until they received reinforcement and air support,” said Zia Durrani, spokesman for Kandahar’s police chief. “The Taliban were defeated.”

The Taliban told reporters by WhatsApp that they killed 43 police and members of a militia and destroyed 13 armored vehicles.

The insurgents often exaggerate battlefield casualties.

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Three Air raids on market kill 61 in north Syria town

 Three Air raids

Three strikes hit the northern town of Atareb on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, despite a "deescalation zone" in place there.

"A number of people died of their wounds, bringing the toll to 61 people, including five children and three policemen."

The Britain-based monitor said it was not clear whether the bombing raids had been carried out by Syrian government warplanes, or those of its ally Russia.

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Woman Wins Three Lotteries Just Weeks Apart - $5,000, $500 And $5 Million

 Woman Wins Three Lotteries

Winning one lottery in one's lifetime can be a big deal - this US woman just won three. Troy, Virginia resident Brenda Gentry has been on quite the winning streak. She won three lotteries worth $5,000, $500 and $5 million respectively just weeks apart. Boy, is that lucky or what!

According to Virginia Lottery's official site, Ms Gentry had purchased a '50X the Money' ticket in Charlottesville. She scratched it and voila! She had won herself the top prize.

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Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya Muslims,Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s military issued its most forceful denial yet that security forces committed atrocities during “clearance operations” in the west of the country, saying an internal investigation had absolved them of any wrongdoing in a crisis that has triggered the largest refugee exodus in Asia in decades.

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