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Massive high-rise fire causes building collapse; at least 1 dead

Massive high-rise fire causes building collapse; at least 1 dead

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A massive fire engulfed two high-rise structures in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday, causing one of the buildings to collapse. Video posted on social media early Tuesday showed the 20-story building crumbling to the ground as flames raced toward the top floor, killing at least one person. The second building was seen with about half its floors engulfed in flames, but authorities said it was not in danger of collapsing. At least one person was killed in the fire and three were reported missing, but authorities said those figures could go up. The collapsed building was a former federal police headquarters that had since been occupied by squatters, according to local reports. Officials with the Sao Paulo Fire Department said as many as 50 families may have been living there at the time. Wi...
Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say.Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.There has been no independent verification of the reports. Syria has called the allegations of a chemical attack a "fabrication" - as has its main ally, Russia. The US state department said Russia - with its "unwavering support" for Syria's government - "ultimately bears responsibility" for the alleged attacks.What do we know about the attack?Several medical, monitoring and activist groups reported details of a chemical attack."Seventy people suffocated to death and...
Syrian-allied airstrikes kill at least 27 in rebel-held Douma

Syrian-allied airstrikes kill at least 27 in rebel-held Douma

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April 6 (UPI) -- At least 27 people were killed Friday in airstrikes by allies of the Syrian government on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta, following a breakdown of talks, a monitor reported.At least five of those killed were children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, adding that the 40 airstrikes in two hours were believed to be carried out by Russian fighter planes.The airstrikes Friday on the Damascus suburb were the first attacks since negotiations over a possible civilian withdrawal began 10 days ago. The Syrian government has bused willing evacuees from the area since March, but members of the Jaish al-Islam resistance group have refused to go.Syria and Russia threatened to resume bombing the town if the group failed to leave. Negotiations broke down on Thursda...
At least 49 killed after passenger jet catches fire after landing

At least 49 killed after passenger jet catches fire after landing

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A passenger jet attempting to land at Kathmandu International Airport in Nepal skidded off a runway, crashed and burst into flames, killing at least 49 people, authorities in Nepal told ABC News. Twenty-two others were injured in the crash, and some were in critical condition, Nepalese police spokesman Manoj Neupan told ABC News. All of the survivors sustained injuries, the airport's general manager, Raj Chettri, said. US-Bangla Airlines flight 211 was en route from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and arrived around 2:20 p.m. local time. The Canadian-made Bombardier, a Dash 8 Q400 that seats 78 people, made an "unbalanced" landing, according to Chettri. It took around 25 minutes to extinguish a fire that engulfed the plane, Sanjiv Gaudam, the director general of Nepal's civil aviation agency said. ...
No drugs test for at least a quarter of EFL players in 2016-17

No drugs test for at least a quarter of EFL players in 2016-17

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At least a quarter of players who appeared in the English Football League last season were not drugs tested by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad), despite a rise in testing across England's top divisions.Ukad collected 1,494 samples from 2,047 EFL players in 2016-17, leaving a minimum of 553 players untested.One player being tested twice would account for two samples.Professor Ivan Waddington, an expert in doping in sport, described the level of testing in the EFL as "unacceptable".Ukad does not disclose how many players were tested multiple times, meaning the percentage of untested players could feasibly be greater than a quarter.'I was only drugs tested once in the Premier League'What about the overall figures in England?The Football Association said it runs "one of the most comprehensive national an...