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34 children attending Bible camp found dead as toll cross 1,200 in Indonesia

34 children attending Bible camp found dead as toll cross 1,200 in Indonesia

World
The death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami has soared again on Tuesday as officials in Indonesia said over 1,200 have died. The bodies of at least 34 children have been discovered inside a church in a remote northern region of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following Friday’s devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a spokesperson for the Indonesian Red Cross told reporters. The discovery was the latest heartbreak in an excruciating recovery effort that is just beginning to get underway as the death toll climbs. To date, at least 1,234 people have died in the catastrophe, but a local report has described scenes of widespread tragedy, with "bodies everywhere." The children were apparently attending a Christian bible camp when they were killed, Red...
Cross these once-in-a-lifetime trips off your bucket list while the dollar is stronger

Cross these once-in-a-lifetime trips off your bucket list while the dollar is stronger

Finance
The dollar is on a tear, and that means one thing: pack your bags. The DXY U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, surged to year-to-date highs through August. That makes it relatively less expensive to travel to even the most far-flung destinations around the world. At the same time, international airfares have also come down slightly making it even easier to stretch your budget on a vacation abroad. So dust off your passport, here are the top trips to consider, according to the travel pros. ...
Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross station in London

Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross station in London

Entertainment
Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two of the stars of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald made a surprise appearance this weekend at the King's Cross train station in London. "Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law visited platform 9 ¾ just in time to go #BackToHogwarts!" the Fantastic Beasts Twitter feed said Saturday. The post includes a brief video of the actors greeting their ecstatic fans. TheWrap said Wizarding World of Harry Potter enthusiasts have gathered at the station on Sept. 1 for years, observing it as "Back to Hogwarts" day in honor of when student wizards travel to their fictional boarding school for their new terms in the franchise's books and movies. Co-starring Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler, the Harry Potter prequel Fantast...
The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

Technology
The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hawaii County civil defense officials are warning residents that lava may cross a highway in the coming hours. Officials say a flow is less than a mile (kilometer) away from Highway 137 in the Big Island's Puna district where lava has oozed out of fissures in the ground. At the flow's current speed Saturday afternoon, officials estimate it may cross the highway in the next several hours. Before Friday, lava was just spattering up and collecting at the edges of the fissures. On Friday afternoon, the flow ramped up. The flow crossed a road, isolating a handful of residents, including some who needed to be airlifted to safety. On Saturday morning, it was 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the ocean and advancin...
Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts cross Rs 80,000 crore

Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts cross Rs 80,000 crore

Finance
NEW DELHI: Total deposits in Jan Dhan accounts crossed Rs 80,000 crore mark with more people joining the flagship financial inclusion programme, according to official data. The deposits, which have been steadily rising since March 2017, were at Rs 80,545.70 crore on April 11, 2018, said a finance ministry data. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts had come into focus during the demonetisation period when the deposits witnessed a meteoric rise. The latest report of the World Bank titled Global Findex Report, 2017 released last week cited the success of the Jan Dhan Yojana. India's financial inclusion efforts have won recognition from the World Bank as their data indicate that 55 per cent of new bank accounts opened are from India, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar had said...