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The clean-up was already underway on Monday in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala as the official death toll continued to rise. Footage showed local residents wandering around their mud-filled homes. Nearby, teams with diggers attempted to stem the flow of a river that was still running dangerously high. The death toll rose to 35 on Monday, according to the latest figures reported in The Times of India. Torrential rain has battered the coastal state since Friday (October 15), triggering landslides and causing rivers to swell.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown urged European and American countries to send unused vaccines to developing countries.
Expendable pawns in a cynical game of chess: At least seven migrants have died in the freezing no-man's land at Belarus' border with the European Union, Minsk under sanctions over last year's post-electoral crackdown ordered by strongman Alexander Lukashenko. His regime is accused of encouraging charter flights from Iraq and Turkey and then sending them towards the border. Neighboring Lithuania wonders how thousands have come their way compared with 80 migrants for all of 2020.
The continuing aftermath from the murder of Sir David Amess dominates the nation’s front pages.
Brian Laundrie's father tears protest sign out of lawn
At least one person has been killed and several have been wounded in a shooting at Grambling State University in Louisiana. The shooting happened on campus in the early hours of Sunday morning during a homecoming event. Multiple shots were fired at 1.15am local time in the quad area of the university’s main campus, a spokesperson said.
Blocked pavements and vermin have become a ‘growing and serious’ health issue.
Five people killed in a small Norwegian town last week were all stabbed to death and not shot with a bow and arrows as initially suspected, police said on Monday. Three people were also injured, including an off-duty police officer who was shot with the bow and arrow in the early phase of the 35-minute rampage. "Five people were killed with stabbing weapons," police inspector Per Thomas Omholt told a news conference.
UK’s planning was too ‘narrowly and inflexibly based on a flu model’
US government says it is aware of reports as Christian group sends warning to religious missions
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Beijing's property tax plans and fresh signs of weakening in China's housing market knocked real estate shares in the country on Monday despite the central bank's efforts to calm nerves over China Evergrande Group's debt woes. Bonds in the sector, however, enjoyed a day of healthy gains following upbeat central bank comments and after developer Kaisa Group said it had paid the coupon on one of its dollar bonds and planned to make a payment on a second this week. The CSI300 Real Estate Index, which tracks the stocks of China's biggest developers, fell 2.6% with China Vanke and Poly Development dropping more than 3%.
Emiliano Sala: Man pleads guilty to charge relating to flight which killed footballer
Former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell died on Monday morning, October 18, due to complications from COVID-19, his family announced on Facebook.Powell was fully vaccinated against the virus, his family noted. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather, and a great American,” they wrote.Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to the public on Monday morning from Washington.“He gave the State Department the very best of his leadership, his experience, his patriotism. He gave us his decency. And the State Department loved him for it,” Blinken said of the “beloved” Powell.“He was a man of ideas, but he wasn’t ideological. He was constantly listening, learning, adapting. He could admit mistakes. It was just another example of his integrity … I was a huge admirer of Secretary Powell. I always will be,” Blinken said.Powell, a four-star general who served under Republican president George W Bush, was a key figure in the decision-making leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He was 84 years old. Credit: US Department of State via Storyful
Peter Marki-Zay, a conservative provincial mayor, will challenge Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at an election next year after winning in an opposition primary vote, according to results.
New film will follow last year’s sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984’
Kenya's Elisha Rotich won the men's race and Ethiopia's Tigist Memuye topped the women's podium at the Paris Marathon on Sunday. Rotich set a course record as he crossed the line in two hours four minutes 21 seconds to finish ahead of Ethiopia's Hailemaryam Kiros.The 31-year-old Kenyan took nearly a minute off his personal best and broke Kenenisa Bekele's seven-year course record of 2:05:04 as he picked up pace after the 25-kilometre mark.Kenya's Hillary Kipsambu came third after slipping two sp
Detectives believe suspect may have become ‘self-radicalised’ online during lockdown
Three white men in the US state of Georgia will go on trial Monday in the high-profile shooting death of a Black jogger that sparked a national outcry and helped fuel last summer's social justice protests.
Moment Russian actor, director complete Earth landing after filming on ISS
The sock was found in 2002 to have contained traces of the murder weapon