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Rising floodwater leaves thousands homeless in Louisiana

At least three people, possibly five, have died as result of the flooding, Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters on Sunday, The Advocate reports . State officials say about 20,000 people had to be rescued and 10,000 were staying at shelters.



Zambia's Lungu wins presidential election

Zambia's incumbent President Edgar Lungu was on Monday declared the victor of a closely-fought election in the southern African country, a victory that was immediately challenged by his main rival. Lungu's supporters, draped in the regalia of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), took to the streets, chanting slogans and hooting auto horns in celebration soon after the announcement.


Flash floods kill 21 people after torrential rain in Macedonia

Flash floods kill 21 people after torrential rain in Macedonia

Torrential rain flooded homes, swept away a section of the city's ring road and wrecked cars late on Saturday evening. " This is a catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude ", the deputy prime minister, Nikola Todorov, told reporters. Health authorities have advised residents and tourists in the worst hit areas to use only bottled water or water from public authority cisterns for drinking and cooking.



'Ex-Aston Villa Player Dalian Atkinson' Dies In Police Tasering

Atkinson scored the club's first ever goal in the Premier League on August 15, 1992, and won the inaugural competition's goal-of-the-season competition as Villa finished second in the division. " I could actually hear him hit the ground and as he hit the ground the two officers just piled in on him and started kicking ten bells out of him ".


Nepal bus crash kills at least 33

Nepal bus crash kills at least 33

The road - little more than a trail - was only wide enough for one vehicle to pass at a time and was slippery because of continuous rain. A helicopter reached the incident site to airlift the injured passengers for treatment. An eyewitness said that many passengers have been squeezed by the bus wreckage. Army and police rescuers were combing the slopes near Bitradeurali village in Kavre, 50 miles east of the capital.