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Nigerian insurgents target farming community

International | Latest killings reignite demand for stronger government response
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/20, 05:10 pm

Local officials and residents of the Zabarmari community in northeastern Nigeria gathered around the bodies of 43 slain farmers and fishermen during a funeral on Sunday. Boko Haram extremists attacked them early Saturday morning while they worked in a nearby rice field in Jere, Nigeria. The community shrouded each of them in white cloths, prayed, and laid them to rest in mass graves.

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Typhoon Molave death toll rises

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/20, 04:52 am

Rescue workers in Vietnam on Thursday used heavy equipment to search for survivors and clear roadways after the storm triggered heavy rainfall and landslides. Authorities said at least 35 people died and 59 others are missing, including crew members from two sunken fishing boats. The death toll will likely rise as workers reach inaccessible areas. The typhoon is the strongest to hit the country in about 20 years.

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Typhoon Molave blasts Vietnam

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/28/20, 01:20 pm

Two people died and two fishing boats carrying 26 fishermen sank as winds of nearly 100 mph and driving rain battered Vietnam on Wednesday. The country evacuated 40,000 people further inland and closed five airports before the storm arrived.

How are things on the ground? Typhoon Molave has not caused as much damage as originally feared. But flooding and landslides have already destroyed more than 300,000 houses and left 1 million people in need and in danger in Vietnam this year.

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