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World
    2016-08-03  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    1. Hot-air balloon crash kills 16 in US

    A hot-air balloon burst into flames over central Texas in the United States on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of the deadliest such accidents on record, police and eyewitnesses said.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the fiery crash occurred at about 7:40 a.m. near Lockhart, a town about 50 km south of Austin, the Texas capital.

    The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said 16 people were believed to have been aboard the balloon and that there were no survivors.

    2. Attacks on Iraq gas facility, oil field kill 5

    Militants assaulted* a gas facility and a nearby oil field in north Iraq on Sunday, killing five people in rare attacks inside Kurdish-controlled areas of Kirkuk province, officials said.

    Gunmen traveling on motorbikes opened fire on the gas facility’s guards, then killed four of its employees and planted multiple bombs before escaping, officials from Iraq’s North Oil Co. and the Kurdish peshmerga forces* said.

    Militants also attacked the nearby Bai Hassan oil field, the largest in oil-rich Kirkuk province, killing an engineer and sparking a major fire, officials said.

    3. Tunisia lawmakers vote to dismiss PM

    Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid from office during a no-confidence ballot* in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through economic reforms.

    Essid, a technocrat* in office less than two years, had been under fire for a lack of progress on a financial reforms package to create growth and jobs. President Beji Caid Essebsi also called for a new unity government to speed up reforms.

    Out of the 191 lawmakers present for the vote, 118 voted to sack Essid. Only three supported him and others abstained*.

    4. Clinton wins historic nomination

    Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former President Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned “change-maker” as he served as character witness on the night she triumphantly became the first woman nominated for president.

    She put an electrifying* cap on the night, appearing by video from New York and declaring, “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.”

    The former president said, “She’s been worth every single year she’s put into making people’s lives better.” First lady for his presidency, she’s now the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer* in the race for the White House.

    5. Inquiry into teen detainee abuse required

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on July 26 ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison guards teargassing* teenage inmates* and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair.

    Footage of the abuse of six aboriginal boys in a juvenile detention center sparked renewed criticism of Australia’s treatment of Aborigines and their high imprisonment rate.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corp. aired CCTV footage late on July 25 of boys in a Northern Territory juvenile detention center also being stripped naked, thrown by the neck into a cell, and held for long periods in solitary confinement.

    6. Flood, landslides kill 54 in Nepal

    Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon* rains in Nepal have killed 54 people over the last two days, an official said on July 27.

    At least 20 people are missing, said Home Ministry spokesman Yadav Prasad Koirala.

    The government has launched rescue and relief operations in 14 of Nepal’s 75 districts that have been affected by the floods, he said. (SD-Agencies)

 

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