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    Fri Jul 12 05:22:54 2019

    Eleven fishermen from two trawlers were reported missing from the earlier tropical storm, Conson, which hit Saturday night, disaster official Do Son in central Quang Ngai province said. Six fishermen from another boat were reported missing after their vessel sank Friday while seeking shelter at the Paracel islands off Vietnam's coast.

    -image-Conson had earlier struck the Philippines at typhoon strength, leaving 68 people dead and another 84 remain missing. It was downgraded to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Vietnam . More than 600 homes were damaged and 43 boats destroyed in Vietnam, authorities said.

    Meteorologists said Monday a tropical depression with sustained wind speeds of up to 38 miles per hour has now formed and could gather strength to become a tropical storm overnight.

    Disaster official Phan Van On from Quang Ngai province said the search-and-rescue operations to locate the missing fishermen have been suspended.

    In the northern province of Quang Ninh, https://www.titaniummachinery.top/ authorities found a man who was earlier reported missing after his small boat sank in the picturesque tourist attraction of Ha Long Bay, said disaster official Pham Dinh Hoa.

    Authorities also recovered the body of a 1-year-old who died of an illness just before the storm hit. The body was swept away from the mother when the small boat she was using to ferry the body for burial capsized, he said.

    Authorities also found the body of a female Vietnamese tourist swept away by big waves while swimming, said disaster official Nguyen Thi Bich Lien, in northern Thanh Hoa province. The woman was not counted as a victim because she drowned before the storm came.

  2. Fri Jul 12 05:14:09 2019
    C chanapetre762641759 начал обсуждение Lucas Excited About 'Clone Wars'.

    Lucas offered a glimpse into the latest creation in his sci-fi universe at the theater-owners convention ShoWest on Thursday, showing a sequence from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," a computer-animated movie due in theaters Aug. 15. It will be followed by a TV series of the same name, to air on the Cartoon Network and TNT this fall.

    -image-The movie came about as an afterthought while Lucas was developing an animated TV show of the same name. That show debuts this fall, but Lucas figured it was ripe for big-screen treatment, too.

    "It's like 'Band of Brothers' in space, with Jedi," Lucas, 63, said. "You can tell lots of stories. They come up all the time."

    Lucas said he plans to produce at least 100 hours worth of TV episodes of "Clone Wars."

    He also is moving forward with a live-action "Star Wars" TV show focusing largely on new characters removed from the Skywalker family. That show will be set in the decades between "Revenge of the Sith" and the period when the original film, 1977's "Star Wars," takes place.

    So can fans ever get enough of "Star Wars"?

    "I don't know," Lucas said. "I'm thankful every year that it keeps going."

    Time Warner Inc. owns TNT, the Cartoon Network and https://www.uqxbntrr5.online the film's distributor, Warner Bros.By David Germain

  3. Fri Jul 12 05:11:07 2019

    The 22-year-old was asleep on the overnight train, headed to his distant job at a call center, when an enormous jolt awakened him and his coach flipped. He lay with his leg broken for five hours, crushed under the dead bodies of other passengers as he waited for help.

    -image-The powerful crash between two express trains at a station in eastern India early Monday morning killed 61 people and injured scores more. The force of the crash was so intense the roof of one car was thrust onto an overpass above the tracks.

    Accidents are relatively common on India's sprawling rail network, which is one of the world's largest but lacks modern signaling and communication systems. Most crashes are blamed on poor maintenance and human error.

    It was the second major train crash in West Bengal state in two months. On May 28, a passenger train derailed and was hit by an cargo train, killing 145 people. Authorities blamed sabotage by Maoist rebels for that crash.

    Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the site of Monday's crash and raised the possibility it was another case of sabotage. But there no immediate indication that rebels were to blame, and railway officials said the cause of the crash was unclear.

    A handful of accidents in north India in January killed at least a dozen people and were blamed on heavy winter fog that impaired visibility. Other fatal crashes happened when rickety rail bridges give way.

    However, accidents as deadly as Monday's crash are rare.

    It happened about 2 a.m. local time when the fast-moving Uttarbanga Express slammed into the Vananchal Express as it was leaving the platform at Sainthia station, about 125 miles north of Calcutta.

    Two passenger cars and a luggage car of the Vananchal Express were destroyed, leaving a tangle of twisted metal. The passenger cars were reserved for those on the cheapest tickets and such carriages are usually packed to capacity.

    Residents scrambled onto the crashed cars, searching for survivors. Hours later, rescue workers arrived, https://www.iyojg5ajj.online bringing heavy equipment to cut through the debris.

    "I had fallen asleep and woke up when I felt an enormous jolt and then suddenly I felt my coach turning over," said the 22-year-old, Mithun Mahato, who was heading to his job in the eastern city of Ranchi.

    "Three or four passengers fell on top of me and my right leg broke. I lay there crushed under dead bodies for a long time. At least three people sitting next to me in the coach died."

    "I was trapped there in horrible pain until rescue workers with gas cutters cut into the coach and pulled me out." He was pulled out around 7 a.m., nearly five hours after the crash.

    A passenger on the Vananchal Express, Mohammed Iris, 52, managed to crawl out of his coach an hour after it overturned.

    "I was awake when the accident happened. Our train had been given the signal to move but it had barely started moving when I felt an enormous jolt and then I felt the coach turning over."

    "Some 8-10 people fell on top of me and my left thumb was almost severed from my hand."

    When he finally managed to crawl out, local residents pulled him to safety.

    "When I crawled out it was only local people who helped me. They risked their lives to pull me out of the train."

    Both men, along with most other crash survivors, were being treated at a government hospital.

    Rescuers recovered 61 bodies from the crash site and at least 125 other people were injured, said Surajit Kar Purkayastha, a top police official. The two drivers of the Uttarbanga Express were among the dead.

    Rescue teams arrived about three hours after the accident, a local resident said. Before that locals scrambled to help survivors out of the trains and to pull out bodies.

    "For many hours it was just the local residents helping and it was very difficult to help without any equipment," the unidentified man told NDTV television channel.

    Police official Humayun Kabir told NDTV, however, rescue workers reached the site within an hour of the crash.

    Rescue operations were finished by late Monday evening, said Samir Goswami, a railway spokesman. Cranes and laborers were working to remove the mangled coaches so the tracks could be cleared and train services resumed.

    The crash brought a hail of criticism against Banerjee and the ruling Congress Party, which appealed for patience as the government worked to determine the cause of the crash.

    Senior railway officer Vivek Sahai told reporters that it was difficult to pinpoint who was responsible for the accident without an inquiry report.

  4. Fri Jul 12 04:54:47 2019

    But the magic that once made the financially troubled entertainer's 2,500-acre paradise in the rolling hills of central California's wine country one of the most talked-about places on Earth seems to have vanished along with its reclusive owner.

    Jackson hasn't been seen in this bucolic area of oak-studded hills since he was acquitted in June 2005 of molesting a 13-year-old visitor to his estate, and his absence leaves the future of Neverland, a sort of Hearst Castle for 12-year-olds, in doubt.

    "We're all, of course, wondering what's going to happen. We've heard rumors but we don't know anything," said Kim Morrison, one of the administrators of a private school located just across the road from Neverland.

    "I wouldn't mind having a new neighbor. It would be nice to have Beckham there," laughed Morrison, although she quickly added that Jackson "was always a good neighbor."

    The pop star's attorney, L. Londell McMillan, told The Associated Press his client has worked out a confidential agreement with Fortress Investment Group LLC allowing him to retain ownership of the estate.

    Whether he'll keep it for long, https://www.hnxpkd2s.online however, remains to be seen. Jackson is said to be living in various places, including overseas, and his family has said that when dozens of sheriff's deputies raided the place in 2003 they destroyed the fond feelings he once had for Neverland.

  5. Fri Jul 12 03:56:26 2019

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Monday to convince skeptical Pakistanis that American interest in their country extends beyond the fight against Islamist militants by announcing a raft of new aid projects worth $500 million.

    The projects, which include hospitals and new dams for badly needed electricity, are part of a $7.5 billion aid effort to win over Pakistanis suspicious about Washington's goals here and https://www.xgoyoqahnu.online in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are being killed in ever greater numbers in an insurgency with roots in Pakistan.

    Mistrust over U.S. intentions in Pakistan is in part due to Washington's decision to turn away from the nuclear-armed country after enlisting its support to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

    "Of course there is a legacy of suspicion that we inherited. It is not going to be eliminated overnight," said Clinton following talks in Islamabad.

    "It is however our goal to slowly but surely demonstrate that the United States is concerned about Pakistan for the long term and that our partnership goes far beyond security against our common enemies," she said.

    Clinton said the U.S. will complete two hydroelectric dam projects to supply electricity to more than 300,000 people in areas near the Afghan border, will renovate or build three medical facilities in central and southern Pakistan and will embark on a new initiative to improve access to clean drinking water in the country.

    These projects and several others focused on promoting economic growth will cost some $500 million and will be funded by legislation approved by Congress to triple nonmilitary aid to $1.5 billion a year over five years. The initiatives mark the second phase of projects begun under a new and enhanced strategic partnership.

    CBS News correspondent Mandy Clark reports that Clinton's next stop in Asia will be Afghanistan -- where she is expected to urge President Hamid Karzai's government to make better use of the billions of dollars already pouring into his war-ravaged country than to offer new U.S. aid.

    "Secretary Clinton has a very tricky message to deliver," says Clark. "On one hand the U.S. is committed to the Afghan government's success. On the other hand, she is going to demand that the Afghan president does more to fight corruption, and the Taliban."

    Clinton acknowledged rebuilding trust between the U.S. and Pakistan would be difficult, comparing the effort to launching a rocket into space.

    "We're trying to escape the bonds of gravity, leave behind an era of mistrust and launch a new period of cooperation," she said during a town hall meeting attended by several hundred Pakistanis.

    Despite the U.S. initiatives, Clinton faces challenges in appealing for greater Pakistani cooperation in cracking down on militants who use their sanctuaries in Pakistan to launch cross-border attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan.

    Many analysts believe Pakistan is reluctant to target Afghan Taliban militants in the country with whom it has historical ties because they could be useful allies in Afghanistan after international forces withdraw.

    Pakistan has shown more interest in supporting Afghanistan's push to reconcile with Afghan Taliban rather than fight them, a tactic the U.S. believes has little chance of succeeding until the militants' momentum on the battlefield is reversed.

    Clinton said Monday that any insurgents who wish to reconcile must lay down their arms, renounce any partnership with al Qaeda and accept Afghanistan's constitution.

    "We would strongly advise our friends in Afghanistan to deal with those who are committed to a peaceful future where their ideas can compete in the political arena through the ballot box, not through the force of arms," said Clinton.

    The U.S. has pushed Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve their often frosty relations and prodded the two countries to seal a landmark trade deal Sunday that was reached after years of negotiation. The pact, which eases restrictions on cross-border transportation, must be ratified by the Afghan parliament and Pakistani Cabinet.

    U.S. officials said they believe it will significantly enhance ties between the two countries, boost development and incomes on both sides of the border and contribute to the fight against extremists.

  6. Fri Jul 12 03:23:16 2019

    Gunmen stormed a party in northern Mexico on Sunday and massacred 17 people, authorities said.

    The assailants arrived at the gathering in the city of Torreon in several cars and opened fire without saying a word, the Coahuila state Attorney General's Office said in statement. At least 18 people were wounded.

    Several of the victims were young and some were women, but their identities and ages had not yet been determined.

    Television footage showed the patio of the house streaked with bloodstains and white plastic chairs overturned beneath a party tent decorated with pictures of snowmen. Police found more than 120 bullet casings at the scene, most of them from .223-caliber weapons.

    Investigators had no suspects or information on a possible motive.

    Coahuila is among several northern states that has seen a spike in drug-related violence that authorities attribute to a fight between the Gulf cartel and its former enforcers, known as the Zetas.

    In May, gunmen killed eight people at a bar in Torreon. Later that month, a television station and the offices of a local newspaper came under fire. A pregnant woman was wounded in the attack on the offices of Noticias de El Sol de la Laguna.

    Across northern Mexico, there have been increasing reports of mass shootings at parties, bars and rehab clinics.

    In the worst such massacre this year, gunmen raided a drug-rehab center in the northern city of Chihuahua and killed 19 people last month. In January, gunmen barged into a private party in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and killed 15, many of them high school or university students. Relatives say the January attack was a case of mistaken identity, while state officials claim someone at the party was targeted, although they have not said who it was.

    The killings in Torreon came three days after the first successful car bombing by drug cartels, an attack that introduced a new threat to Mexico's raging drug war.

    The FBI has sent a small team to the crime scene to offer technical assistance to the Mexican investigators, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said. She did not immediately offer more details.

    Mexican investigators have not said what type of explosive was used.

    Drug-gang members detonated the bomb after luring federal police and paramedics to an intersection in Ciudad Juarez by shooting a bound man dressed in police uniform and calling in a false report of a wounded officer. Three people were killed, including a federal officer and a private doctor who had rushed to the scene to help.

    Officials say 24,800 people have been killed in drug-gang violence since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels in December 2006, deploying soldiers and federal police to fight traffickers in their strongholds.

    On Saturday, four municipal police officers patrolling in a truck were ambushed and killed in the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, state police said. A threatening message was scrawled on the truck's windshield.

    The government attributes much of the rise in violence to infighting among drug gangs, whose leadership has been splintered after the arrest of kingpins.

    Federal police said in a statement Sunday that they have arrested 1,626 people suspected of belonging to the command structures of Mexico's drug gangs since Calderon launched his offensive. They said 622 of the detainees belong to the Gulf cartel and 304 to the Sinaloa cartel.

    On Sunday, a judge formally charged an alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, Jose Gerardo Alvarez, with organized crime. Alvarez, who had a $2 million U.S. bounty on his head, was captured in April after soldiers battled his men in a wealthy neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City.

    Three people were killed in the shootout.

    The federal government has steadily wiped out the leadership of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva cartel. In December, cartel boss Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a gunbattle with marines in the central city of Cuernavaca. Two of his brothers are behind bars.

    A fourth brother, Hector Beltran Leyva, remains at large and is believed to be battling for control of the cartel against Edgar Valdez Villareal, a U.S.-born suspect known as "La Barbie."

    Mexican authorities say Alvarez partnered with Valdez in his quest for https://www.mram8wcex.online control of the gang.

  7. Fri Jul 12 03:18:17 2019

    -image-But the magic that once made the financially troubled entertainer's 2,500-acre paradise in the rolling hills of central California's wine country one of the most talked-about places on Earth seems to have vanished along with its reclusive owner.

    Jackson hasn't been seen in this bucolic area of oak-studded hills since he was acquitted in June 2005 of molesting a 13-year-old visitor to his estate, and his absence leaves the future of Neverland, a sort of Hearst Castle for 12-year-olds, https://www.moofyv2oe.online in doubt.

    "We're all, of course, wondering what's going to happen. We've heard rumors but we don't know anything," said Kim Morrison, one of the administrators of a private school located just across the road from Neverland.

    "I wouldn't mind having a new neighbor. It would be nice to have Beckham there," laughed Morrison, although she quickly added that Jackson "was always a good neighbor."

    The pop star's attorney, L. Londell McMillan, told The Associated Press his client has worked out a confidential agreement with Fortress Investment Group LLC allowing him to retain ownership of the estate.

    Whether he'll keep it for long, however, remains to be seen. Jackson is said to be living in various places, including overseas, and his family has said that when dozens of sheriff's deputies raided the place in 2003 they destroyed the fond feelings he once had for Neverland.

  8. Fri Jul 12 03:14:39 2019

    -image-Eleven fishermen from two trawlers were reported missing from the earlier tropical storm, Conson, which hit Saturday night, disaster official Do Son in central Quang Ngai province said. Six fishermen from another boat were reported missing after their vessel sank Friday while seeking shelter at the Paracel islands off Vietnam's coast.

    Conson had earlier struck the Philippines at typhoon strength, leaving 68 people dead and another 84 remain missing. It was downgraded to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Vietnam. More than 600 homes were damaged and 43 boats destroyed in Vietnam, authorities said.

    Meteorologists said Monday a tropical depression with sustained wind speeds of up to 38 miles per hour has now formed and could gather strength to become a tropical storm overnight.

    Disaster official Phan Van On from Quang Ngai province said the search-and-rescue operations to locate the missing fishermen have been suspended.

    In the northern province of Quang Ninh, authorities found a man who was earlier reported missing after his small boat sank in the picturesque tourist attraction of Ha Long Bay, said disaster official Pham Dinh Hoa.

    Authorities also recovered the body of a 1-year-old who died of an illness just before the storm hit. The body was swept away from the mother when the small boat she was using to ferry the body for https://www.phcti5d7d.online burial capsized, he said.

    Authorities also found the body of a female Vietnamese tourist swept away by big waves while swimming, said disaster official Nguyen Thi Bich Lien, in northern Thanh Hoa province. The woman was not counted as a victim because she drowned before the storm came.

  9. Fri Jul 12 03:12:48 2019

    Gunmen stormed a party in northern Mexico on Sunday and https://www.xdmc0erk5.online/ massacred 17 people, authorities said.

    The assailants arrived at the gathering in the city of Torreon in several cars and opened fire without saying a word, the Coahuila state Attorney General's Office said in statement. At least 18 people were wounded.

    Several of the victims were young and some were women, but their identities and ages had not yet been determined.

    Television footage showed the patio of the house streaked with bloodstains and white plastic chairs overturned beneath a party tent decorated with pictures of snowmen. Police found more than 120 bullet casings at the scene, most of them from .223-caliber weapons.

    Investigators had no suspects or information on a possible motive.

    Coahuila is among several northern states that has seen a spike in drug-related violence that authorities attribute to a fight between the Gulf cartel and its former enforcers, known as the Zetas.

    In May, gunmen killed eight people at a bar in Torreon. Later that month, a television station and the offices of a local newspaper came under fire. A pregnant woman was wounded in the attack on the offices of Noticias de El Sol de la Laguna.

    Across northern Mexico, there have been increasing reports of mass shootings at parties, bars and rehab clinics.

    In the worst such massacre this year, gunmen raided a drug-rehab center in the northern city of Chihuahua and killed 19 people last month. In January, gunmen barged into a private party in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and killed 15, many of them high school or university students. Relatives say the January attack was a case of mistaken identity, while state officials claim someone at the party was targeted, although they have not said who it was.

    The killings in Torreon came three days after the first successful car bombing by drug cartels, an attack that introduced a new threat to Mexico's raging drug war.

    The FBI has sent a small team to the crime scene to offer technical assistance to the Mexican investigators, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said. She did not immediately offer more details.

    Mexican investigators have not said what type of explosive was used.

    Drug-gang members detonated the bomb after luring federal police and paramedics to an intersection in Ciudad Juarez by shooting a bound man dressed in police uniform and calling in a false report of a wounded officer. Three people were killed, including a federal officer and a private doctor who had rushed to the scene to help.

    Officials say 24,800 people have been killed in drug-gang violence since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels in December 2006, deploying soldiers and federal police to fight traffickers in their strongholds.

    On Saturday, four municipal police officers patrolling in a truck were ambushed and killed in the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, state police said. A threatening message was scrawled on the truck's windshield.

    The government attributes much of the rise in violence to infighting among drug gangs, whose leadership has been splintered after the arrest of kingpins.

    Federal police said in a statement Sunday that they have arrested 1,626 people suspected of belonging to the command structures of Mexico's drug gangs since Calderon launched his offensive. They said 622 of the detainees belong to the Gulf cartel and 304 to the Sinaloa cartel.

    On Sunday, a judge formally charged an alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, Jose Gerardo Alvarez, with organized crime. Alvarez, who had a $2 million U.S. bounty on his head, was captured in April after soldiers battled his men in a wealthy neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City.

    Three people were killed in the shootout.

    The federal government has steadily wiped out the leadership of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva cartel. In December, cartel boss Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a gunbattle with marines in the central city of Cuernavaca. Two of his brothers are behind bars.

    A fourth brother, Hector Beltran Leyva, remains at large and is believed to be battling for control of the cartel against Edgar Valdez Villareal, a U.S.-born suspect known as "La Barbie."

    Mexican authorities say Alvarez partnered with Valdez in his quest for control of the gang.

  10. Fri Jul 12 03:03:48 2019

    -image-Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes of death than people living in urban areas, according to a new government report.

    Many of these deaths are preventable, officials say, with causes including heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory disease.

    "This new study shows there is a striking gap in health between rural and urban Americans," said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, said in a statement. "To close this gap, we are working to better understand and address the health threats that put rural Americans at increased risk of early death."

    Approximately 46 million Americans – about 15 percent of the U.S. population – currently live in rural areas. According to the CDC report, several demographic, environmental, economic, and social factors might put rural residents at higher risk of death from these conditions.

    Rural residents in the U.S., for example, tend to be older and sicker than their urban counterparts, and have higher rates of cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and obesity.

    People living in rural areas also report less leisure-time physical activity and lower seatbelt use than their those living in urban areas and have higher rates of poverty, less access to health care, and are less likely to have health insurance.

    Specifically, the report found that in 2014, deaths among rural Americans included:

    The percentages of deaths that were potentially preventable were higher in rural areas than in urban areas, the authors report.

    For the study, the researchers analyzed numbers from a national database.

    The CDC is partnering with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), https://www.bsesubh6.online on a series to help promote the findings and make recommendations to rural communities. 

    "We have seen increasing rural-urban disparities in life expectancy and mortality emerge in the past few years. CDC’s focus on these critical rural health issues comes at an important time," said HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. 

    The study also found that unintentional injury deaths were about 50 percent higher in rural areas, partly because of greater risk of death from car crashes and opioid overdoses.

    The authors note that not all deaths are preventable in rural areas and residents may be at greater risk due to longer travel distances to specialty and emergency care or exposures to specific environmental hazards.

    The CDC suggests to help close the gap, health care providers in rural areas can:

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