Fears mount for stranded villages in India flood crisis

Fears mount for stranded villages in India flood crisisRescuers in helicopters and boats fought to get to stranded villages in India’s Kerala state Saturday as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead. Dozens of military and coastguard helicopters flew in torrential rain to reach high risk areas, officials said, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the crisis as “devastating”. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced late Friday that the monsoon death toll had dramatically risen to 324.


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Fears of violence ahead of US far-right rally

Fears of violence ahead of US far-right rallyPolice in Portland, Oregon braced for violence at a rally Saturday by two far-right groups that has raised fears of a replay of last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. “It is particularly troubling to me that individuals are posting publicly their intent to act out violently,” Ted Wheeler, mayor of the Northwestern US city, said in a statement Friday. Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, right-wing groups linked to violence at a previous Portland rally, planned to march in the city’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park in support of Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson, who is running as a Republican for the US Senate.


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After evacuations and fears of collapse, Lynchburg, Va., officials say dam is 'stable and safe'

  1. After evacuations and fears of collapse, Lynchburg, Va., officials say dam is ‘stable and safe’  Washington Post
  2. ‘Confident the dam is stable and safe’: Lynchburg, Virginia watching around the clock  USA TODAY
  3. Concerns Of Dam Failure Prompt Evacuations In Lynchburg, Va.  NPR
  4. UPDATE: Nearly 124 evacuations underway in Lynchburg due to imminent failure of College Lake Dam  WDBJ7
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