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Red Cross: Over 100 Dead in Nigerian Flooding

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:11 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say flash floods killed at least 102 people in the country’s southwest in the past week. The Nigerian Red Cross Society says hundreds of residents were displaced after floodwaters from a collapsed dam swept away homes in the town of Ibadan, 150 kilometers from the port district of Lagos. The floods also knocked […]

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Eastern US Still Recovering from Irene

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:06 am (UTC-5)
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Crews in several eastern U.S. states are trying to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people four days after Hurricane Irene ravaged the area. In Vermont, emergency workers are airlifting food and water to thousands of residents stranded after floodwaters washed over roads and bridges, isolating a number of communities in the state’s worst […]

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August 2011 Deadliest Month for US in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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August was the deadliest month for the U.S. military so far in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. A total of 66 U.S. troops died last month, topping by one the death toll for July 2010, which previously had been the deadliest single month for the United States in Afghanistan since 2001. August’s death toll includes […]

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