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Hunger in a year of pandemic

International | A dangerous food crisis mounts for the world’s poor amid pandemic restrictions
by Sarah Erdős
Posted 8/13/20, 09:26 am

In Burkina Faso, 12 million people, more than half the country’s population, will not have enough food to eat this year, according to Issaka Kiemtore, the national director of Compassion International there.

Observers say coronavirus-related restrictions are playing a major role in the West African nation’s food crisis. Yet Burkina Faso had only 54 confirmed deaths due directly to the virus, as of Tuesday.

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Train derails in Scotland

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/12/20, 04:17 pm

The United Kingdom’s first fatal railway crash since 2007 left at least three people dead and sent six others to the hospital. Several of the passenger train’s cars went down an embankment near the coastal town of Stonehaven, Scotland, on Wednesday morning. British Transport Police said they believe rescuers have found all of the passengers.

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Midwest surveys derecho damage

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/11/20, 04:58 pm

Hundreds of thousands of people lacked power on Tuesday after a line of severe thunderstorms blasted Midwestern states on Monday with 100 mph wind gusts. One woman died in the hospital after rescuers pulled her from a storm-battered mobile home near Fort Wayne, Ind.

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