Super bloom tourists cause small town ‘safety crisis’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands flooded the town of Lake Elsinore to see the wild poppies on display A Southern California town was forced to temporarily ban tourists from visiting a golden poppy "super bloom" after they caused a safety nightmare.Lake Elsinore officials on Sunday closed Walker Canyon, citing a "public safety crisis" as visitors trampled blooms and caused traffic jams.The town of 66,000 saw some 50,000

Opioid crisis: US schools prepare for student overdoses

[ad_1] Image caption School nurse Treasa Daly demonstrates how the antidote can be used on a student The US state of Alabama is pioneering a project to train school staff - including teachers, coaches and administrators - how to treat pupils suffering from drug overdoses. "Times have changed. Kids are getting things out of their parents' cabinets. They don't have to go out on the street, and they don't know

‘Universities at risk if they admit to cash crisis’

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy There are UK universities facing deeper financial problems than at "any point in living memory", warns the head of a higher education think tank.Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, says some universities are "close to the wall".But the think tank says its survey of student attitudes raises dilemmas over how much information should be shared.The vast majority of students - 97% - thought
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Venezuela crisis: Crowds greet Juan Guaidó on return

[ad_1] Venezuela's self-declared leader Juan Guaidó has returned to Caracas, risking possible arrest as he breaches his travel ban.He told his supporters at the airport he "knows the risks" they face, and urged Venezuelans to join anti-government protests this week. President Maduro has so far resisted all calls for him to step down as leader in favour of Mr Guaidó. [ad_2] Source link
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Yemen crisis: UK’s Hunt warns Hudaydah deal ‘could die within weeks’

[ad_1] Image copyright ARAB 24 via REUTERS Image caption Forces on both sides are yet to leave Hudaydah A peace deal in Yemen's main port city "could be dead within weeks", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said during a visit to the country.The Yemeni government and the rebel Houthi movement have yet to implement a UN-brokered plan to pull out and redeploy forces around Hudaydah.The port is the principal
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India demands Pakistan release pilot as Kashmir crisis intensifies

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage appears to show wreckage from a downed Indian jetIndia has demanded the release of a fighter pilot shot down by Pakistan warplanes in a major escalation between the two nuclear powers over Kashmir.Video showing the pilot - blindfolded and with blood on his face - was shared by Pakistan's information ministry.India described the images as a "vulgar display of an

Venezuela crisis: Univision team ‘briefly detained’ after Maduro interview

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos talks to the media after his crew's release US broadcaster Univision says its team was briefly detained in the Venezuelan presidential palace where they had been interviewing President Nicolás Maduro.The incident happened after award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos showed Mr Maduro images of Venezuelans eating from a bin lorry, the network says.Their equipment was confiscated.Venezuela's Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez said the
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Venezuela crisis: President Maduro’s ‘days numbered’ – Mike Pompeo

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Saturday saw deadly confrontations at border crossings as volunteers attempted to collect aid US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's "days are numbered" after deadly clashes over humanitarian aid."Picking exact days is difficult. I'm confident that the Venezuelan people will ensure that Maduro's days are numbered," Mr Pompeo told CNN.Two people died in Saturday's clashes between civilians and troops
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Venezuela crisis: Deadly border clashes as Maduro blocks aid

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Saturday saw deadly confrontations at border crossings as volunteers attempted to collect aid Deadly clashes broke out in Venezuelan border towns on Saturday, as President Nicolás Maduro blocked humanitarian aid from crossing from Colombia and Brazil.Troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who attempted to collect and transport the supplies.A number of people were shot with live ammunition, human rights groups say.
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Venezuela crisis: Border clashes as aid row intensifies

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Nicolás Maduro has closed Venezuela's border with Brazil At least two people have died and several others have been injured in clashes at Venezuela's border with Brazil, local media report.Venezuelan security forces opened fire on a group of civilians who tried to prevent them from blocking the border.President Nicolás Maduro has closed the country's border with Brazil amid a row over the delivery