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Top Crisis24 News Alerts – August 11 - 17

By: Lola Saldana
August 17, 2018

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Italy: State of emergency declared Aug. 15 after Genoa bridge collapse 

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declares 12-month state of emergency in Genoa (Liguria region) August 15 following collapse of Morandi Bridge August 14; at least 39 people killed in accident. Read more

 

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China/Vietnam/Laos/Myanmar: Tropical Storm Bebinca makes landfall in Zhanjiang August 15

Tropical Storm Bebinca lands in Zhanjiang August 15; heavy rains forecast, with associated flooding, and mudslides possible in affected areas. Read more 

 

Romania: Protests held for third consecutive day in Bucharest August 12 

Thousands of people gather in Bucharest for a third consecutive night August 12 for anti-government protests; further demonstrations possible. Read more

 

Lesotho: Factory workers' protests continue in Maseru August 15

Factory workers' protests continue in Maseru as of August 15; clashes between protesters and police possible near demonstration sites. Read more

 

Jordan: Raid on militant hideout in As-Salt leaves four police dead August 11

Raid on militant hideout results in deaths of at least four police officers August 11; militants suspected of carrying out improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Fuheis, near Amman, August 10. Read more

 

Canada: August 10 Fredericton shooting incident contained

Four killed in shooting in Fredericton (New Brunswick province) August 10; authorities declare situation contained, no further threat to public. Read more

 

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