A Residential Building Collapsed in Mumbai, Killing at Least 2 People

(MUMBAI, India) — A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least two people, an official said. Rescuers were looking for several others feared trapped in the rubble. Fire official Ashok Talpade said dozens of rescuers were at the site in Dongri, a crowded residential section of Mumbai, where they pulled out three …

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‘Please Don’t Flush Your Drugs M’kay.’ Tennessee Police Warn of Creating ‘Meth Gators’

A Tennessee police department asked residents not to flush drugs down the toilet for fear of creating “meth gators,” reports CNN. The Loretto Police department posted the warning on Facebook Saturday after a man attempted to flush methamphetamine and related paraphernalia down the toilet as they searched a home in the town of about 2,000 people located 100 miles south …

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Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated After 50 Hours of Operations

Surgeons announced on Monday that they have separated conjoined twin sisters after multiple surgeries that took more than 50 hours to complete. Two-year-old Safa and Marwa Ullah underwent three surgeries carried out between October 2018 and February this year at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, according to the Guardian. The sisters, who hail from Charsadda in Pakistan, were born …

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Millions Displaced as Monsoon Floods Hit India, Nepal and Bangladesh

More than a hundred people have died and millions were forced to leave their homes as monsoon rains have devastated parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. At least three million people have been displaced in north and northeastern India, reports the BBC, including almost two million people in the northern Indian state of Bihar, and more than 1.7 million people …

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‘Chatgate’ Scandal Plunges Puerto Rico Governor Into Political Crisis

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges. But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers …

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An Amusement Park Ride Snapped in Half and Killed Two People in India

A popular pendulum-style ride at an amusement park in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad broke on Sunday while the ride was operating. The accident was caught on video. The city mayor’s office said two people died, and 29 others were injured in the accident at Kankaria Amusement Park, according to CBS News. The “Discovery” ride has 32 seats. A …

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Congresswomen Targeted by Trump’s Racist Tweets: ‘This Is the Agenda of White Nationalists’

The four freshmen Congresswomen who President Donald Trump attacked on Twitter issued a scathing joint rebuke Monday, calling his remarks “hateful,” “the agenda of white nationalists” and “a distraction.” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib delivered their response Monday evening on Capitol Hill, right before they headed to the floor for votes. All four members had …

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British Prime Minister Theresa May Condemns President Trump’s Racist Tweets About Congresswomen

(LONDON) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s berating of four female lawmakers of color but stopped short Monday of calling his remarks racist. Trump tweeted Sunday that the liberal Democrats should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from. All four are American …

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James Fields Jr. Sentenced to Second Life Term in Charlottesville Rally Car Attack

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. …

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