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More than 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

More than 200 dead in Sierre LeoneAt least 200 people died in a mudslide in Sierra Leone early Monday, local authorities said.

The local Red Cross put the death toll at 18, but Sierra Leone Vice President Victor Foh said, "hundreds have probably died."

A night of heavy rain in the mountain town of Regent, near Freetown, caused widespread flooding and mudslides, and survivors could be seen walking through muddy, waist-deep water in the Freetown vicinity, the BBC reported. Many houses in the town were completely covered in mud

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Burkina Faso: at least 17 dead in restaurant attack

Burkina Faso attackAt least 17 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants at a restaurant popular with foreigners in the capital of Burkina Faso.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault on Sunday night in Ouagadougou. On Monday security forces exchanged heavy fire with attackers who were believed to be holding hostages.

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Merck CEO resigns from Trump council over Charlottesville

Merck CEo resigns from Trump CouncilMerck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

Frazier, who is African-American, is the only CEO so far to leave one of Trump's advisory councils because of his reaction to the violence in Virginia. Prominent Democrats and Republicans criticized Trump's response to the violence over the weekend.

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Charlottesville: man charged with murder was pictured at neo-Nazi rally

Suspect in Charlotteslville killing at Nazi meetingThe man accused of murdering a woman by deliberately driving into her during protests against a far-right rally was photographed earlier in the day standing with the white supremacist, neo-Nazi group Vanguard America.

James Fields, 20, of Maumee, Ohio, allegedly killed Heather Heyer, aged 32, and injured 19 others when he rammed his car into a group peacefully protesting on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Lexington Mayor Announces Plans To Relocate Confederate Statues Amid Charlottesville Violence

Confederate statues to be removed in LexingtonThe mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, announced plans Saturday to relocate his city’s Confederate statues, following violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jim Gray, a Democrat, tweeted as groups clashed in Virginia: I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens.

“The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week,” Gray said in a statement. “On Tuesday I will ask the Council to support Lexington’s petition to the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission, a required next step. Details to come.”

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Two U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq

2 US Troops killed in IraqTwo U.S. servicemembers were killed in northern Iraq on Sunday, the Pentagon said, and five others were injured. The troops were conducting combat operations, and “the incident was not due to enemy contact,” according to initial reports.

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How the Trump administration is spending millions to shore up Obamacare

Congress shoring up ObamacarePresident Donald Trump has threatened to blow up Obamacare. But his own administration is separately dangling hundreds of millions of dollars before states to bail out their insurance markets.

Alaska will get $323 million over the next five years to coax its lone Obamacare insurer to remain in the market and hold down premiums. At least four other states, including some that have vociferously opposed the Affordable Care Act, are seeking similar deals.

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Democratic attorneys escalate legal fight against Trump

Dem att's sue TrumpThe Trump resistance movement cheered when Democratic attorneys general in several states sued to block the president's plan to bar travelers from some Muslim majority countries.

But with far less fanfare in the months since, an emboldened coalition of Democratic state attorneys general has unleashed a torrent of lower-profile litigation they argue is necessary to protect public health, the environment and consumers from a Republican White House.

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Emergency teams battle to contain oil spill off Kuwait

Oil spill of KuwaitEmergency workers battled on Sunday to contain an oil spill near a joint Kuwaiti-Saudi oilfield in the Gulf.

No official reports were available on the source or size of the leak in the waters off Kuwait's southern coast, near the joint Kuwaiti-Saudi offshore Al-Khafji oilfield.

"Emergency oil teams are still struggling to put an oil spill near Kuwait's southern Ras Al-Zour area under control," said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation spokesman Talal al-Khaled in a statement carried by the official KUNA news agency.

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