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Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's quake, the government says.The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country.Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing.Hopes rose at the school when a girl was located alive and a delicate operation to rescue her is under way. Dozens of buildings collapsed across the country, including several churches where worshippers were killed.Families with young children could be seen sleeping outside their homes in the street in the capital overnight. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly...
Troy Gentry was one of two men killed in N.J. helicopter crash

Troy Gentry was one of two men killed in N.J. helicopter crash

Entertainment
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Country music star Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was one of two people killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash Friday, the band announced."It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1 p.m. today in Medford, New Jersey," the band's website said. "The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old. Details of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry's family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time."The Schweiter 269 helicopter crashed into a wooded area near the Flying W Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration
Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say.The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.Police say it was clearly a terrorist attack designed to kill as many people as possible.Two people have been arrested, but police say neither was the driver.Spanish media reports said the driver of the white van, which had been rented in the city, fled the scene on foot.Police have confirmed that a man who drove into police officers at a checkpoint in another part of Barcelona was shot dead by officers, but there is no evidence that he was connected to the attack i...
Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...
Record number of environmental activists killed around the world

Record number of environmental activists killed around the world

Science
Growing competition for land and natural resources saw a record number of environmental activists killed in 2016, says Global Witness.The green group's report details at least 200 murders across 24 countries, up significantly from 2015.Disputes over mining were the cause of the greatest number of killings, followed by logging and agribusiness. Brazil saw the most deaths overall, but there were big increases in Colombia and India.Global Witness has been publishing annual reports on the threats to activists since 2012, although it has data going back to 2002. The organisation compiles its analysis from media sources, information from other non-governmental organisations and from the UN. It also verifies the data with monitoring groups in priority countries, such as Brazil, Colombia, Hondura...