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Subject: Around the World Today: Saturday 31st July 2010

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Subject: Around the World Today: Friday 30th July 2010

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Subject: Around the World Today: Thursday 29th July 2010

DR CONGO: Up to 140 people are feared dead after a boat carrying passengers and goods capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
The accident happened on the Kasai river - a tributary of the Congo River - in the western province of Bandundu. Information Minister Lambert Mende told the BBC
the boat had been overloaded and 80 people had been confirmed dead.

CHINA: Rescue teams in north-east China are working to retrieve 3,000 barrels of chemicals washed into a major river, state media say. Severe floods washed the
barrels, from two chemical storage facilities, into the Songhua river in Jilin city. Around 400 barrels have been recovered so far by workers at eight stations on the
river. Water quality was being checked and no chemicals had yet been found in the water, state media said.

PAKISTAN: Floods triggered by monsoon rains kill at least 100 people in north-west Pakistan, and further downpours are forecast.

PAKISTAN: Pakistan is observing a day of national mourning following the country's worst-ever air disaster. An Airbus A321 crashed as it was about to land in the
capital Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board. The domestic flight from the southern city of Karachi was operated by the private Pakistani airline Airblue, which
has a good safety record.

Lest we forget; 28th July 1976 - A 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit China. Officially, the Chinese government estimated between 240,000 and 250,000 people died in the
Tangshan earthquake. The rebuilding of Tangshan began almost immediately after the earthquake and eventually the entire city was rebuilt. It is now home to more
than a million people - earning it the name "Brave City of China." In the decades since the quake, the death toll is estimated closer to half a million although some
believe it is higher still. This would make this the most deadly quake in the twentieth century, and the strongest since the Alaska quake in 1964 which was of
magnitude 9.2.

Subject: Around the World Today: Wednesday 28th July 2010

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Subject: Around the World Today: Tuesday 27th July 2010

SUDAN: Two German aid workers kidnapped in Sudan's Darfur region are freed unharmed after five weeks in captivity, officials say.

KENYA: Poisonous moonshine has killed at least 17 people and blinded a dozen more in Kenya's largest slum. Police said the home-distilled drink may have contained
traces of methanol. Many of those who died were found in their homes in the Nairobi slum of Kibera. Some were taken to hospital but died after arriving there.

PORTUGAL: More than 1,200 firefighters were Tuesday battling 16 wildfires in heat-stricken Portugal, emergency services said. Most of the fires raged in the north
of the country. The largest of them, however, was ravaging bushland in the southern region of Setubal, where nearly 300 people were battling the flames. Plans to
evacuate the Setubal tourist village of Herdade do Montalvo were cancelled after the wind changed direction. In the northern region of Guarda, a fire erupted in an
area where flames had already destroyed 12,000 hectares of bush, forest and farmland in 2009. Another blaze which had threatened houses in the central Portuguese
village of Parada de Gonta was expected to soon be under control, media reported overnight. Most parts of Portugal were on high fire alert amid temperatures of
about 40 degrees Celsius.

CHINA: A flood-swollen river caused a village bridge to collapse in central China, killing at least 37 people, and officials warned the region to prepare for more rains
this week, media reported on Tuesday. Another 19 people were still missing, the local Dahe newspaper reported on its website, after a 153-meter-long bridge in
mountainous Luanchuan county in the central province of Henan collapsed on Saturday afternoon. Most of the people on the bridge were tossed into the river, raging
after weeks of torrential rains, but six people were rescued, according to the report. Three days of heavy rains in the province have killed 52 people, including those
on the bridge, and left 20 missing, the website said in a separate report, adding that nearly 200,000 people have had to be relocated.

USA: New York - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado hit the Bronx Sunday afternoon during a thunderstorm that left thousands without
power in the metropolitan area. Meteorologists say the tornado with 100 mile-per-hour winds touched down in the Riverdale section of the Bronx at around 3 p.m.
Sunday and lasted for about 10 minutes. The National Weather Service says it's the second tornado to hit the Bronx since 1950. The first was in 1974. Sunday's
thunderstorms, which swept east through Nassau and Suffolk Counties, uprooted trees and knocked down power lines. Utility crews expect to restore all power by
late Monday. A sailor fell overboard on the Long Island Sound during the storm and was missing Monday.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a mosquito-spread infection, has left three people dead in Trinidad and Tobago, officials reported on
Monday. Officials said they are also conducting an investigation on whether two other deaths were due to Dengue fever. The Caribbean nation's Chief Medical
Officer Anton Cumberbatch said that 600 cases of dengue have been confirmed in 2010. The hemorrhagic form of dengue fever is less common and poses more risk
than ordinary dengue.

Lest we forget: 27th July 1996 - USA - A bomb explodes in Atlanta, Georgia, the city hosting this year's Olympic Games leaving two people dead and many more
injured.

Lest we forget: 26th July 1963 - Yugoslavia - The 1963 earthquake was the second to hit the city of Skopje - chroniclers have noted that the city was completely
destroyed by an earthquake in 518 A.D. The 1963 earthquake damaged or completely destroyed about 80% of the city's buildings and killed more than 1,000 people.
However, the city was quickly rebuilt around the shattered railroad terminal, which was left as a memorial to the tragedy. A broken clock marking the time of the
earthquake, 5:17am, remains at the scene. Many of the historic memorials have been restored, including the 15th-century Stone Bridge across the Vardar river.

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Subject: Around the World Today: Thursday 1st July 2010
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