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Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement.

BOSTON - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement resolving U.S. Justice Department claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases.

- Reuters - US

Weathering the Violence of Climate Change.

With India experiencing its worst drought in 140 years, Indian farmers have taken to the streets. At a protest in Madhya Pradesh this summer, police opened fire on farmers demanding debt relief and better crop prices, killing five.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kingston's Portuguese community raising funds for Portugal wildfire victims.

Many members of the Portuguese Cultural Centre have friends and family in Portugal who were affected by the fires.

- Global News - CA

Over 140 animals found dead in flood-hit Kaziranga Park.

The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the famed Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over 140 animals, including seven rhinos.Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Mass Burials Begin in Sierra Leone After Massive Mudslides.

Mass burials will begin Thursday for victims of mudslides and floods that took place earlier this week, and officials fear more death and destruction is “imminent.” The death toll from the disaster has risen to at least 300, about a third of whom were children. The mudslides began Monday following heavy rains that ...

- Voice of America - US

More fire, more fury: Canada is ablaze amid record heatwave.

With temperatures toppling 100-year-old records, British Columbia's raging wildfires have already set the record for the most acres burned. And it's only mid-August. Meanwhile, the Northwest Territories have been experiencing their own Arctic heatwave, and equally devastating wildfires. One blogger pointed out that on ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Wildfire-plagued Portugal Declares Public Calamity as Braces for More.

Parts of Portugal, beset by its deadliest summer of wildfires in living memory, were declared in a state of public calamity on Thursday as the government put emergency services on alert for further outbreaks. It has borne the brunt of a heatwave that has settled over much of southern Europe, and more than three times as ...

- Voice of America - US

Wildfire-plagued Portugal declares public calamity as braces for more.

LISBON - Parts of Portugal, beset by its deadliest summer of wildfires in living memory, were declared in a state of public calamity on Thursday as the government put emergency services on alert for further outbreaks.

- Reuters - US

Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone amid burials.

The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week's mudslides and flooding in...

- Deseret News - US

Authorities Warn of More Mudslides in Sierra Leone as Toll Hits 350 Dead with Hundreds More Missing.

With more rain forecast for the coming week, further mudslides are a threat

- TIME Magazine - US

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone.

United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

- UN - INT

Mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone as search for missing continues

At least 400 people were killed on Monday when a torrent of mud swept away homes on the edge of Freetown

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Wildfire-ravaged parts of Portugal declared state of public calamity

Parts of Portugal, beset by its deadliest summer of wildfires in living memory, were declared in a state of public calamity on Thursday as the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Sierra Leone holds mass burial for over 300, braces for more downpours, mudslides

Sierra Leone is bracing for more floods as the country is burying the casualties of a mudslide that killed hundreds of people in the capital, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hundreds of mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone, search for hundreds missing goes on

FREETOWN, Aug 17 - Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..

- Reuters - US

Housing and environmental failures behind shocking scale of mudslide deaths in Sierra Leone

Source: Amnesty International Country: Sierra Leone The terrible aftermath of the mudslides, which have left more than 3000 people homeless, grimly illustrates the human cost of the government's failure to implement housing and land policies, said Amnesty.The terrible aftermath of the mudslides in Sierra Leone, which have ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

We'll Send Relief Items To Sierra Leone - Akufo-Addo

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that relief items will be sent to Sierra Leone following the flood and devastating mudslides that has killed over 400 people in that country. Mass burials are being held on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown for the 400 people known to have died in ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Citi FM collects donations for disaster-struck Sierra Leone

Citi FM has launched a drive for relief items to support victims of Sierra Leone's mudslide and flooding disaster. Over 400 people have been confirmed dead after Monday's disaster and about 3,000 more have been displaced. The dead included more than 100 children. Citi FM will welcome donations in the form of clothes, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Sierra Leone relief: Foreign Affairs Ministry to serve as donation centre

The government has set up a centre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive donations from the public in support of Sierra Leone following the Monday mudslide and flooding disaster. The deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu, told Citi News the Government will also be sending medicine, food, blankets, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people have been killed after a landslide swept through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The landslide in the village of Tora of Ituri province was triggered on Wednesday by heavy rain in recent weeks, officials said. Pacifique Keta, deputy governor ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Mass burial for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

The search continues for some 600 people still missing following the disaster in the capital Freetown.

- BBC - UK

Mass burials begin for 300 Sierra Leone flood victims

Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aug 17 - Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government “inaction” over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted. With the aim of clearing the overflowing central morgue, burials began around ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Massive earthquake may hit Turkey in near future: Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory

August 18 : Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory in Turkey said an earthquake larger than magnitude 7 is expected to hit country's Marmara region in the near future.As per Xinhua report, speaking at a press conference in Istanbul marking the 18th anniversary of a big earthquake that killed around 18,000 in ...

- Sify - IN

News24.com | Threat of more disaster looms in Sierra Leone amid burials

Sierra Leone's government has hired 600 grave diggers for the burials of hundreds of mudslide victims, officials say, as some residents were told to evacuate one mountainside amid fears the rainy season could unleash further disaster.

- News24.com - ZA

Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts

Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Officials Still Searching For Bodies After Deadly Mudslides In Sierra Leone

Three days after mudslides killed hundreds in Sierra Leone's capital city, government officials are still searching for bodies under the rubble. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the president's spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay, about how the West African country is responding to the disaster.

- NPR - US

Floods claim 53 more lives in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal

At least 36 more flood- related deaths have been reported from Bihar and Assam, even as over 1.20 crore people have been marooned in the two states.

- Zee News - IN

Millions battle floods in east

The flood situation in Bihar and Assam worsened as 36 people lost their lives while over 1 crore remain affected in the deluge that has battered rail and road networks, and forced lakhs out of their inundated homes into relief camps.Bihar recorded 26 more deaths, taking the toll to 98. The deluge has affected nearly 93 lakh ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Raw: Drone video shows Sierra Leone mudslide

Recovery efforts continued in Sierra Leone on Thursday after more than 300 people died in deadly mudslides in capital Freetown. Some 600 are thought to remain missing.         

- USA TODAY - US

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people killed after heavy rain triggers landslide in fishing village near Lake Albert in the DR Congo.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Landslide kills 40 people in northeast DR Congo

In February 2002, about 50 people were found dead after a wave of mud and rocks hit the eastern town of Uvira, submerging about 150 homes

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Officials at Freetown's central morgue said Wednesday that 105 of the more than 300 officially dead were children. An independent but unofficial morgue estimate put the toll at 400 dead

- Daily Monitor - UG

Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts revealed the accord on Thursday, 10 months ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Mass burials for 160 Sierra Leone flood victims

Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aug 17 - Sierra Leone prepared for the burials of 160 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government “inaction” over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted. After it emerged that at least 105 of the dead were children, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

The storms killed six people and caused serious damage to thousands of homes.

- BBC - UK

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country's worst natural disasters.

- TheCitizen - TZ

News24.com | Gallery: Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

More than 400 people have died and 600 still missing after a mudslide swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Landslide kills 40 in northeast DRC - official

A landslide has killed 40 people after sweeping through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a regional official says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Queen Elizabeth II expresses her sadness over Sierra Leone mudslides

The United Kingdom monarch has expressed its sadness over the Sierra Leone disaster that has killed more than 300 people.

- News24.com - ZA

40 dead in NE Congo after mudslide hits town

Gov. Abdallah Pene Mbaka said on Thursday that teams are being sent to assess the damage in the village of Tora. The disaster followed heavy rains in the fishing community located along Lake Albert.

- Times Of India - IN

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people killed after heavy rain triggers landslide in fishing village near Lake Albert.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hundreds still missing in Sierra Leone mudslide as search intensifies

Soldiers and volunteers with shovels and pickaxes dug through the perilous site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone on Thursday in search of hundreds of bodies believed still buried days after the disaster.

- BDNews24 - BD

Disaster insurance scheme to be rolled out nationwide, minister says

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — A Disaster Insurance Scheme to protect flood victims will be implemented soon after the Cabinet's approval for implementation on Aug 11. Minister in the Prime Minister's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Floods claim 36 more lives in Assam, Bihar; over 1.20 cr marooned

At least 36 more flood- related deaths have been reported from Bihar and Assam, even as over 1.20 crore people have been marooned in the two states.

- Zee News - IN

Mylan finalized its $465 million EpiPen settlement with the US

Thomson ReutersBOSTON - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts revealed the accord ...

- Business Insider - US

Floods claim 36 more lives in Assam, Bihar

The flood situation in Bihar and Assam remained grim with 36 more flood-related deaths reported today from the two states, where over 1.20 crore people are marooned.The figure of flood casualties mounted to 98 in Bihar, with 26 more people losing their lives. The deluge has affected nearly 93 lakh people in 15 districts, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

At least 40 dead in northeast Congo after mudslide hits town

Authorities in northeastern Congo say at least 40 people are dead after a mudslide in Ituri province.

- FOX News - US

Forty killed in landslide in eastern Congo, vice governor says

KINSHASA - Forty people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Hundreds still missing in Sierra Leone mudslide as search intensifies

Soldiers and volunteers with shovels and pickaxes dug through the perilous site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone on Thursday in search of hundreds of bodies believed still buried days after the disaster.

- Reuters - US

Bihar floods: 98 dead; 93 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Thursday as the death toll mounted to 98 due to the deluge which has affected nearly 93 lakh people in 15 districts, forced postponment of examination and cancellation of trains.

- Times Of India - IN

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