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Floor collapses inside Indonesia stock exchange tower, more than 80 injured

Floor collapses inside Indonesia stock exchange tower, more than 80 injured

More than 80 people were injured after a floor at Indonesia’s stock exchange collapsed into the building’s lobby on Monday, police said. “We are still investigating the cause, but for now our priorities are the casualties,” Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told Metro TV. The police spokesman did not say how many were injured but […]

Six dead as aircraft crashes in river

Six dead as aircraft crashes in river

Six people have died after a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia some 30 miles (50km) north of Sydney. The crash happened on the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan. Police divers have recovered six bodies from the wreckage, which is lying in 13m (43ft) of water. Unconfirmed reports say the casualties included […]

US: 3 killed in shooting at office park in Maryland

US: 3 killed in shooting at office park in Maryland

A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning and said police are looking for him. The suspect and the victims were all associated with a company […]

Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

At least 32 people including a one-month-old baby have been killed in northern Portugal and Spain, where hundreds of wildfires have forced residents to flee from towns and villages. Portugal’s national civil protection authority said the infant had been missing after a wildfire near Tabua, 120 miles (200km) north of Lisbon. Seven people were missing […]

Britain is ‘preparing’ for war with North Korea

Britain is ‘preparing’ for war with North Korea

As tensions rise between the US and North Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme, the UK is quietly readying its war machines in case of a war breaks out, a media report said on Monday. The British armed forces are apparently preparing for a worst-case scenario and part of that plan is to deploy the […]

California wildfires: 10 killed, 1,500 buildings destroyed

California wildfires: 10 killed, 1,500 buildings destroyed

Massive wildfires raged across Northern California, killing at least 10 people, forcing up to 20,000 to evacuate and destroying over 1,500 buildings in one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the US states history. Firefighters were battling blazes in eight counties on Monday since they started on late Sunday night fanned by wind gusts […]

Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain. They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying “Together we are stronger” and “Catalonia is Spain”. It was the largest such rally in Catalonia amid the furore over last week’s disputed independence referendum. Spanish PM Mariano […]