Palestinian Killed, Several Injured at Gaza Border

  1. Palestinian Killed, Several Injured at Gaza Border  Bloomberg
  2. Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast: Israeli army  Reuters
  3. Israel responds to explosive kites with Gaza strikes  CNN
  4. Israel and Hamas Are on the Verge of the First Kite War  Haaretz
  5. Gazans challenge Israel’s high-tech defenses with flaming kites  Washington Post
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Several people shot, including pregnant woman, at Texas football game, police say

  1. Several people shot, including pregnant woman, at Texas football game, police say  Fox News
  2. Gunman opens fire on fans including pregnant woman at football match  Daily Star
  3. Multiple people, including a pregnant woman, shot at Texas football game  The San Diego Union-Tribune
  4. Several People Injured After Shooting At Dallas Football Field  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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Guatemala volcano eruption: Several dead and hundreds injured as lava river sweeps through villages

Guatemala volcano eruption: Several dead and hundreds injured as lava river sweeps through villagesAt least seven people were killed, including three children, and hundreds injured when Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted violently on Sunday. Volcan de Fuego, one of Central America’s most active volcanos, spewed a stream of red hot lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. The charred bodies of victims lay on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to badly injured victims. “It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people,” Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala’s Conred disaster agency, said on radio. Mr Cabanas said seven were confirmed dead, including a disaster agency official, and an undetermined number of people were missing, leading officials to fear the toll could rise. #VolcandeFuego#Guatemala#Lava#Volcán#VolcanoLava today. pic.twitter.com/JYTOpVLc1Y— Aldo Cardoza (@FamCardoza) June 3, 2018 “We have seven confirmed dead, four adults and three kids, who were already taken to the morgue,” said Mario Cruz, spokesman for the volunteer firefighter corps. Guatemala’s disaster agency said 3,100 people had evacuated nearby communities, and the eruption was affecting an area with a population of about 1.7 million people. Shelters were opened for those forced to flee. “Unfortunately El Rodeo was buried and we haven’t been able to reach the La Libertad village because of the lava and maybe there are people that died there too,” said CONRED’s Cabanas. An ash covered woman said lava poured through corn fields and she feared more had died. “Not everyone escaped, I think they were buried,” Consuelo Hernandez told local news outlet Diario de Centroamerica in a video. Police block a route affected by the ash expelled by Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in El Rodeo Credit: AP President Jimmy Morales said he had convened his ministers and was considering declaring a state of emergency in the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepequez. Steaming lava flowed down the streets of the village as emergency crews entered homes in search of trapped residents, a video on a different local media outlet showed. “Currently the volcano continues to erupt and there exists a high potential for (pyroclastic) avalanches of debris,” the disaster agency said via Twitter, quoting Sanchez, the director of the seismology and volcanology institute. The eruption forced the Guatemala City’s La Aurora international airport to shut down its only runway due to the presence of volcanic ash and to guarantee passenger and aircraft safety, Guatemala’s civil aviation authority said in a Tweet. #VolcánDeFuego �� hace erupción en #Guatemala ���� pic.twitter.com/rLgiyJxyaN— Noti Bomba (@notibomba) June 3, 2018 The volcano is located 25 miles  southwest of the capital Guatemala City and is close to the colonial city of Antigua, popular with tourists and known for its coffee plantations. Workers and guests were evacuated from the La Reunion golf club near Antigua. Video footage showed a black cloud of ash rising from just beyond the golf club. The lava river was running on the other side of the volcano. Volcán de Fuego y sus erupciones… pic.twitter.com/6T9TxQ6hOo— Guía espiritual. (@renato_lechuga) June 3, 2018 “Temperatures in the pyroclastic flow can exceed 700 degrees (Celsius) and volcanic ash can rain down on a 15 kilometer (9.32 miles) radius. That could cause more mud flows and nearby rivers to burst their banks,” said Eddy Sanchez, director of Guatemala’s seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute. The huge plumes of smoke that could be seen from various parts of the country and the ash that fell in four of Guatemala’s departments caused alarm among residents. David de Leon, spokesman for the National Disaster Prevention Authority said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital. The conical Volcan de Fuego,  Spanish for “volcano of fire,” reaches an altitude of 12,346 feet above sea level at its peak. 


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Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of ChinaSeveral international airlines still listed Taiwan as a separate country on their websites on Friday despite a deadline set by Beijing for carriers to refer to the self-governed island as a Chinese territory. According to a copy of the letter circulating on Chinese social media, it was dated April 25 and gave carriers 30 days to comply, indicating a deadline of May 25.


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