Sunday, October 20, 2019

Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

Dramatic video shows bystanders rescue girl after dad’s subway suicide

NEW YORK - Dramatic cell-phone video shows the moment a 5-year-old girl crawls out from under a Bronx subway car that her suicidal dad had just fatally leaped in front of — with her cradled in his arms. (New York Post)

At least 22 injured after deck collapse on Jersey Shore

WILDWOOD - Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, including some children. (Fox News)

About 80% of Nova Scotia without power after Dorian slams Atlantic Canada

More than 400,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left without electricity as Dorian swept through the region. As of 12:39 a.m., the power utility reported there were 402,103 customers without electricity — roughly 80 per cent of the province. Most of the outages were caused by high winds that downed trees and heavy rain, something that was expected to continue through the night after the storm made landfall shortly after 7 p.m. (CBC)
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‘Too many bodies’: Thousands try to flee Dorian devastated Bahamas

NASSAU - Hundreds of people fled the Bahamas island of Great Abaco by boat and plane on Friday and thousands more lined up to get on a cruise ship leaving neighboring Grand Bahama to escape the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. (Toronto Sun)

Atlantic Canada braces for Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian moves from the U.S. and heads for Atlantic Canada, special measures are being put in place to help reduce its impact on the coastal provinces.  Dorian hit North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday after devastating the Bahamas, and is expected to spin into the Maritimes this weekend as either a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm, churning out sustained winds up to 130 km/h. (CBC)
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    FREEPORT, Bahamas  - Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. The official death toll stood at seven but was certain to rise. (AP)

    Search suspended, 34 presumed dead in California boat fire

    A team from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has arrived in California to begin investigating the dive boat fire that is believed to have killed 34 people. (CBC)

    At least 25 dead, 9 missing, in California boat fire

    A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing as of late Monday night. (CBC)
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  • Dorian devastates Bahamas, at least one dead

    Today the hurricane is pounding at the northern Bahamas in a slow, relentless advance, leaving wrecked homes, shredded roofs, tumbled cars and toppled power poles in its wake. This morning the hurricane was crawling westward at just 1mph, giving no respite to the Bahamas as it continues to lash the islands with destructive winds. (Daily Mail)

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