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Flash floods inundate Indonesia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/16/20, 01:47 pm

Rescue workers are struggling through mud-covered roads and steady rainfall in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, to search for survivors. The death toll on Thursday stood at 32 as flash floods and mudslides swept through the province. At least 16 people are still missing and rescuers face communication difficulties, according to National Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif. Images from the region showed homes and vehicles partially submerged in mud.

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“Huge win” for 1998 embassy bombing victims

International | Plus, more news and notes from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/18/20, 04:29 pm

SUDAN: In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed what representatives for the plaintiffs called “a huge win” to victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, ruling that Sudan owes victims both compensatory and punitive damages. The decision in Opati v. Republic of Sudan vacates a lower court ruling and goes against arguments from the U.S.

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Missionary pilot dies carrying COVID-19 supplies

International | Plus, the continuing effects of the coronavirus on the rest of the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/14/20, 05:28 pm

INDONESIA: Missionary pilot Joyce Lin, 40, died on Tuesday when her plane crashed en route to delivering COVID-19 rapid test kits and other supplies to a clinic in the Papua highlands.

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