Xinhua World News Summary at 0030 GMT, 11 May

Xinhua World News Summary at 0030 GMT, 11 May

HOUSTON – Due to strong winds and drought, forest fires that started more than a month ago continue to burn in the southwestern mountainous state of New starting Tuesday, threatening more communities in the Rocky Mountains’ foothills while forcing some local schools to become virtual.

Forest fires have burned more than 318 square miles (824 square kilometers) of ponderosa forests across the state, destroying about 300 structures, according to local media. (USA-)

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HAVANA – The death toll from last week’s explosion at a historic hotel in central Havana climbed to 42 on Tuesday, after two more bodies were found from the rubble, official sources said.

According to the Ministry of Public , 96 people were injured in the explosion at the five-star Saratoga Hotel, and 13 adults and five minors are still hospitalized in six hospitals in the city. ( explosion)

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KUWAIT CITY – The Kuwaiti emir issued an order accepting the resignation of the on Tuesday, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The order instructed the government to act as a caretaker until a new cabinet is formed, KUNA said. (Departure of the Kuwait Government-Emir)

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– Nine children in have fallen ill with suspected acute hepatitis without any obvious cause, the country’s public health authority stated on Tuesday.

“It is very unusual, but it happens that a child suffers from acute hepatitis with an unknown cause. The public health authority is investigating whether the cases we see now represent an increase in acute hepatitis with an unknown cause or not,” state epidemiologist Anders Det Lindblom says in a press release. (Sweden-Hepatitis-Children)

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LAGOS – A catastrophe triggered by a heavy downpour on night in the state of Yobe in northeastern killed five people, a statement from the emergency services said on Tuesday.

The was accompanied by very strong winds, which caused havoc for residents and buildings in some communities in Damaturu, the state capital, the state rescue service said in a statement. (Nigeria Rainstorm)

Source: sn.dk

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