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Hundreds rescued as flood submerges Florida, Alabama

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest. On Wednesday, roads were chewed up ...

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Afghan flood death toll rises as thousands need aid

The death toll from last week’s flash floods in northern Afghanistan now stands at almost 150. Some areas are still completely cut off, with no help reaching people because roads were swept away. The governor of Jowzjan province, Boymurod Qoyinli, told the BBC that…

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The Army’s Most Iconic Helicopter Will Be Transformed Into A Pilotless Drone

The Army’s most iconic helicopter is about to go pilotless. The U.S. Army and defense contractor Sikorsky Aircraft demonstrated hover and flight capability in an “optionally piloted” version of the Black Hawk helicopter last month. It’s part of the Army’s effort to reduce troops and costs, in this case by letting the five-ton helicopter carry out autonomous expeditionary and resupply ...

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Here’s How US Arms Dealers Sell Weapons All Over The World

A US Marine waits for a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter carrying supplies for a bilateral exercise with France. See Also On Sept. 11, 2011, an Armenian carrier from Albania landed in Benghazi, Libya. It was carrying 800,000 rounds of ammunition originating from Albanian surplus stocks. Three of those stocks belonged to armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, according to ...

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EU to give $391 mn for environment, climate projects

Tweet Brussels, May 1 (IANS) The European Commission Wednesday approved funding for 225 new projects under the LIFE programme — the European Union’s environment fund, and…

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Banana-thrower arrested in soccer racism row

Spanish police say they have laid criminal charges against a soccer fan for throwing a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves, a slur that has sparked a global storm of anti-racist protest. The Spanish authorities arrested the young man Tuesday, two days after the ugly incident…

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IOC and UN Secretariat agree historic deal to work together to use sport to build a better world (IOC – International Olympic Commitee)

(Source: IOC – International Olympic Commitee) 28/04/2014 President Bach again calls for those involved in conflict to ‘have a direct personal dialogue’. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement today at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level. The ...

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IOC and UN Secretariat agree historic deal to work together to use sport to build a better world (IOC – International Olympic Commitee)

(Source: IOC – International Olympic Commitee) 28/04/2014 President Bach again calls for those involved in conflict to ‘have a direct personal dialogue’. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement today at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level. The ...

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International community warns Haiti in for more political crisis if elections don’t happen in 2014

Indicating increasing frustration with an ongoing political stalemate in Haiti, the international community warned Tuesday that the country could be headed for another political crisis with unpredictable consequences. The tough stance from the United Nations and others comes after the U.S. informed the poverty-stricken nation last week that it could lose up to $301 million in aid if it doesn’t ...

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