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World Health Organization warns of spread of diseases after mudslides in Sierra Leone

World Health Organization warns of spread of diseases after mudslides in Sierra Leone

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia handed over the items to Mr Victor Bockarie Foh, the Vice President of Sierra Leone, on Saturday. More than 400 people have died and 600 others are still missing following deadly floods in Sierra Leone. The side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday after heavy rains, burying parts of Regent town, six miles east of the capital. "Water sources have been contaminated" and that officials they "fear for an outbreak of waterborne diseases", said Saidu Kanu, ...


US, South Korea Gear Up for War Games, Threatening Pyongyang

US, South Korea Gear Up for War Games, Threatening Pyongyang

The United States also describes them as "defensive in nature", a term North Korean state media has dismissed as a "deceptive mask". The Aug. 21-31 exercises will involve 17,500 US troops and 50,000 South Korean soldiers. However, the US and South Korea maintain they are purely defensive. Around 17 thousand US troops are now taking part in the drills, while some 25 thousand USA soldiers took part a year ago.


Man arrested after trying to destroy Confederate statue in Houston

Man arrested after trying to destroy Confederate statue in Houston

In November, a federal judge approved a request by Schneck's attorneys for early termination of his sentence. Schneck initially complied with the ranger's request to drop what he was holding but then tried to drink what turned out to be liquid explosives from a plastic bottle.


More charities cancel fundraisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

More charities cancel fundraisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that The American Cancer Society , the Cleveland Clinic , and The American Friends of Magen David Adom (a charity which supports an Israeli counterpart to the American Red Cross), would no longer host their annual fundraising galas at Mar-a-Lago.



South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said Monday the drills are defensive in nature. The announcement came amid fears that the annual military drills could spark a new crisis with North Korea after leader Kim Jong Un put on hold a threat to fire missiles into the waters near Guam.