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Thousands rescued, some killed in extensive flooding in Louisiana

Emergency crews worked through the night to rescue thousands of south Louisiana residents from homes and stranded cars as deadly flooding continued to inundate large swaths of the region Sunday, three days after rain-swollen water levels began rapidly rising. Mike Steele, spokesman for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said there was […]

Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements

The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said. The Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement and the government have mobilised more than 3,000 troops and militia fighters for an attempt to recapture the areas where the rebels made […]