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 1 yr | Train carrying toxic gas derails in Tennessee, prompting 5,000 to evacuate

              About 5,000 residents within a two-mile radius of a train derailment were evacuated this morning after a CSX train carrying Acrylonitrile, which is a flammable and poisonous liquid, derailed and caught fire in the Maryville area of Blount County, just outside Knoxville. The Blount County Sheriff's Office says the evacuation could last 24 to 48 hours. Several firefighters were sent to hospital for decontamination.   

  Maryville, Tennessee     


 1 yr | At least 36 dead after ferry capsizes in the central Philippines, 20 still missing - red cross

              At least 36 people are confirmed to have died after a passenger ferry capsized off the coast of Leyte in the central Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross reports. The MV Nirvana Pump Boat was carrying 174 passengers when it overturned during heavy rain and strong winds near the port of Ormoc. A total of 36 bodies had been recovered by 6:30 p.m. local time, while 20 people remained unaccounted-for. 118 people have been rescued. [Red Cross statement to follow]   

  Ormoc, Philippines        3 UPDATES


 1 yr | Helicopter crashes in rural Oregon, killing 2 and sparking wildfire - sheriff

              Two people have been killed after a small helicopter crashed in a field near Portland, Oregon. "[The helicopter] crashed in a field and caused a wild land fire which was contained and extinguished by fire personnel," the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.   

  Newberg, Oregon        165 UPDATES


 1 yr | Woman and 3 children found dead at New Zealand home - police

              Police in the New Zealand region of Canterbury are investigating the deaths of a woman and three children at a residence in Tinwald. Investigators have not commented on how the victims died. A team of 30 including investigators and forensic staff are working at the scene. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. [police statements attached]   

  Tinwald, New Zealand     


 1 yr | Bodyboarder in critical condition after shark attack off eastern Australia - police

              A 32-year-old man is in critical condition after he was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding off Ballina, located in the far northeastern part of New South Wales in eastern Australia, police say. Area beaches have been closed for the next 24 hours. [full statement attached]   

  Ballina, Australia        5 UPDATES



 1 yr | Japan beats England 2-1 to reach Women’s World Cup final, will face United States

  Edmonton, Canada        2 UPDATES



 1 yr | Episcopal Church overwhelmingly approves religious weddings for gay couples

              The Episcopal Church has voted overwhelmingly to amend Canon I.18 in order to allow clergy to perform religious weddings for same-sex couples. The proposal passed 173-27 in the House of Deputies, while six members abstained. Canon I.18 previously defined marriage as a "physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman." The new rules allow clergy to decline to perform the ceremonies if they oppose same-sex marriage.   

  United States        16 UPDATES


 1 yr | Death toll from North Sinai checkpoint attacks rises to 117, most of them militants - military

              The death toll after militants attacked five military checkpoints in North Sinai has risen to at least 117, including 100 militants and 17 soldiers, Egypt's military says. Previous reports from the Reuters and AFP news agencies had put the number of casualties among the security forces much higher. Photos released by Egypt's military showed the bodies of dozens of militants, while another photo showed their alleged weapons and gear, which includes an Islamic State (ISIS) flag.   

  North Sinai, Egypt        6 UPDATES


 1 yr | Alabama State Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, arrested, charged with driving under the influence - WAFF48

              Alabama State Senator Cam Ward was booked into jail Wednesday on a driving under the influence charge, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. A bond amount was not immediately known. Ward, a longtime Republican senator from Alabaster, is known for his fight to reform Alabama's overcrowded prison system. On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley named the senator to the prison reform council.   



 1 yr | Baltimore police arrest man in connection with burning down CVS during riots

              A man identified as Raymond Carter has been arrested for allegedly burning down a CVS Pharmacy in Baltimore during the riots in late April, ATF Baltimore spokesman Special Agent Dave Cheplak says. Carter was taken into custody in South Baltimore after a brief foot chase.   

  Baltimore, Maryland        9 UPDATES



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