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Three dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states

[ad_1] Image copyright Nebraska DOT Thawing snowpack and heavy rains have brought historically high flooding to several Midwestern states and have led to thousands of evacuations.Three people have died, including a man who officials say was trying to rescue strangers from freezing flood waters. Record-breaking flooding in at least five states has led to emergency declarations. Several communities have been cut off from outside help.It follows a powerful winter storm
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St Patrick’s Day: Three dead at Cookstown hotel event

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Police, fire crews and the NI Ambulance Service attended the scene of the incident Three teenagers have died at a St Patrick's Day party at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone.A 17-year-old girl and two boys aged 16 and 17 died following reports of a crush outside the Greenvale Hotel on Sunday night.A number of other teenagers have also been treated in hospital.The police
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Boy, 17, killed in Islington stabbing, three arrested

[ad_1] Image copyright @Paul_Convery Image caption The attack happened on Caledonian Road just before 19:00 GMT Three teenagers have been arrested after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a street attack.The victim was pronounced dead in Caledonian Road, Islington, north London, after police were called at about 19:00 GMT on Tuesday.Two boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of murder close to the scene, Scotland Yard
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Three migrant boats land in Kent after crossing Channel

[ad_1] Image copyright Rob Bewick Image caption An abandoned boat was found on Folkestone's Warren beach Sixteen migrants have been detained after crossing the Channel to Kent in three boats.An inflatable dinghy with six men landed on a beach at Kingsdown, near Walmer, at about 07:00 GMT.Just over an hour later, Border Force officers were called to an abandoned boat on Folkestone's Warren beach, and two men were detained in
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Three Britons killed in Iceland crash

[ad_1] Three British tourists, including a child, have died after their vehicle crashed while crossing a bridge in Iceland.The vehicle - a 4x4 - was carrying seven British people when the accident happened at around 9:30 GMT on Thursday, Icelandic Police said.The other passengers in the car have been critically injured.The Toyota Land Cruiser crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge in southern Iceland.It then fell around eight metres
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Afghan presidential election delayed by three months

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Final results from October's parliamentary elections have not yet been declared Next year's presidential election in Afghanistan has been postponed by three months, election authority sources say.It was initially due in April. A new date in mid-July or early August is to be announced on Thursday.Many potential candidates had been unable to meet registration requirements and extreme weather meant their teams could not organise
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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shootingThree people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an exchange of gunfire with a soldier, police said.The shooting
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One in three children ‘not active enough’, finds sport survey

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images One in three children in England does fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day - half the amount recommended by government guidelines, a report by Sport England suggests.Girls are less likely to be as active as boys, with 13 to 16-year-olds the least active age group.The online survey of 130,000 five to 16-year-olds found children from poorer families did least exercise.Sports Minister Mims