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Fire hits electricity plant in south India, at least 6 dead

Fire hits electricity plant in south India, at least 6 dead

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A massive fire in a government-run underground electricity plant has killed at least six workers in southern IndiaBy OMER FAROOQ Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 10:15 AM1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHYDERABAD, India -- A massive fire in a government-run underground electricity plant killed at least six workers in southern India, an official said Friday. Telangana state Power Minister Jagdish Reddy said rescuers had found six bodies and were searching for another three workers feared trapped in the plant when the fire erupted Thursday night. He said 30 workers were inside the plant in Srisailam. Fifteen exited through a tunnel and another six workers were taken out by rescue teams. The cause of the fire hasn't been established. Rescuers from the National Di...
At least 16 killed in attack on beachside hotel Somalia’s capital

At least 16 killed in attack on beachside hotel Somalia’s capital

World
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- At least 16 people were killed in an attack on a popular hotel in Somalia's capital city on Sunday, a government official said. Ismael Mukhtaar Omar, a spokesman for Somalia's Ministry of Information, said the "deadly siege" at the Elite Hotel in Mogadishu lasted 4 hours before all five of the assailants were killed by special forces. Advertisement The 16 killed included the five attackers, a top officer of the Ministry of Information and a police officer, Omar said. A car bomb exploded at the gate of the hotel and gunfire was later heard inside. The Ministry of Information confirmed that ministry official Abdirisak Abdi was among the dead. "FGS condemns the cowardly, barbaric and senseless attack against innocent civilians around Liido beach," the Ministry of Information...
Two-thirds of people on heart transplant lists survive at least a year, study finds

Two-thirds of people on heart transplant lists survive at least a year, study finds

Health
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- More than two-thirds of people on a waiting list for heart transplants survive for at least one year until a donor organ becomes available, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Cardiology found. Thirty years ago, just over 33% of people on waiting lists lived for a year or more, the researchers said. Advertisement "In the decades of evolution and growth since heart transplantation began as a field, patients have a greater chance of living longer while waiting for a heart transplant," study co-author Elizabeth Godfrey, a student at Baylor College of Medicine, told UPI. "We believe this is due to many factors, but one likely contributing factor is that the care of patients with end-stage heart disease -- from technology, to medications, to the protocols we use -- has advance...

At least 1 million people may not get Trump’s $400 unemployment boost

Finance
President Donald Trump speaks at an Aug. 10 White House news conference.Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesAn extra $ 400Trump's executive order was one of four measures signed on Saturday to address jobless benefits, evictions, student loans and payroll taxes.Top Democratic lawmakers and White House officials have struggled to compromise on another round of broad coronavirus relief since negotiations began about two weeks ago.Unemployment aid was among the thorny issues holding up talks.A $ 600-a-week federal supplement to state unemployment benefits, offered by a prior round of relief, lapsed at the end of July, throwing jobless Americans' income off a cliff overnight.House Democrats passed a $ 3 trillion bill in May that would extend those $ 600 payments through early next ...
At least 135 killed and 5,000 hurt in Beirut blast as officials put under house arrest

At least 135 killed and 5,000 hurt in Beirut blast as officials put under house arrest

World
The number of dead in Beirut's huge explosion has risen to at least 135, with around 5,000 injured and tens of people still missing.The rise was announced by health minister Hamad Hassan as rescuers continued a desperate search for survivors. Up to 300,000 people have been left homeless and families are still counting the casualties and searching for the dead.A two-week state of emergency in Beirut was also announced by Lebanon's cabinet, handing control of security in the capital to the military, as the disaster is investigated.The cabinet has ordered port officials involved in storing or guarding ammonium nitrate since 2014 to be put under house arrest. ...