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Norfolk and Virginia officials issue statement about Virginia Beach

Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander’s statement on the Virginia Beach tragedy. “Today’s heartbreaking tragedy has spread grief throughout the region. We have lost loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and souls committed to excellence in public service, and there are many whose lives will be forever changed by this event. “In the moments to come as … Continue reading

Lawmakers held in Turkey as attack kills 9
Europe / Health / International News

Lawmakers held in Turkey as attack kills 9

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday, Oct. 4th, detained 12 pro-Kurdish members of Parliament for questioning in terror-related probes, drawing expressions of concern from Europe and the U.S., while a car bomb attack in the largest Kurdish city, reportedly claimed by Kurdish militants, killed nine people. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, the co-chairs … Continue reading

Nicaragua: 13 Costa Ricans killed when tourist boat capsizes
Latin America & the Caribbean

Nicaragua: 13 Costa Ricans killed when tourist boat capsizes

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on Saturday, killing 13 passengers, authorities said. Mario Berrios, the Nicaraguan navy’s commander for the southern Caribbean region, said the dead were all Costa Rican nationals who were traveling aboard the Reina del … Continue reading