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    2017-September-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

1. Heavy rains, floods hit Italy

Torrential* rain in Italy triggered flooding and killed at least six people on Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two other people were reported missing.

Strong winds toppled* trees and parked cars were nearly submerged* by floodwaters that left the streets clogged with mud. “The city is literally devastated,” said Leghorn Mayor Filippo Nogarin, adding that “a crazy amount of rain” pummeled* the area in just a few hours. The Italian news agency ANSA said the bodies of a 4-year-old boy, his parents and his grandfather were found in the flooded basement of their two-family home.

2. Trump ends ‘dreamer’ program

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on September 5 that his administration would end an Obama-era program that allowed young undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation*, calling the program unconstitutional* and challenging Congress to address the issue.

Trump’s decision sparked fears among advocates that nearly 800,000 immigrants who have been living illegally in the United States since they were children would be subject to removal once their government-issued work permits expire under the Deferred* Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, known as “dreamers.”

3. Rousseff, Lula charged in corruption probe

Brazil has formally charged two former presidents, Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with racketeering* for plotting to skim* funds from Petrobras, the state-owned oil firm.

Brazil’s top prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, alleged on Tuesday that eight members of the Workers Party, including Lula and Rousseff, committed a series of crimes involving Petrobras such as cartel* formation, corruption and money laundering.

4. Mexican quake death toll rises to 90

The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday night has risen to at least 90 after emergency services in the southern state of Oaxaca said on late Saturday there had been 71 confirmed fatalities in the state alone.

At least 15 people died in the neighboring state of Chiapas, while another four deaths have also been confirmed in the state of Tabasco to the north.

The 8.1 magnitude quake that struck off the coast of Chiapas on Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 quake that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.

5. UN chief raises concerns about DPRK crisis

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published on Sunday, said the showdown* over the nuclear and missile programs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was the world’s worst crisis “in years” and had left him deeply worried.

“To date, we have had wars, which have been initiated after a well thought-out decision,” Guterres said in an interview published by the French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.

“But we also know that other conflicts have started through an escalation caused by sleepwalking*.”

6. THAAD elements transported to site

The remaining elements of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interception system were transported on Thursday morning to the site in southeast South Korea.

Anti-THAAD protesters were beside the village hall of Soseong-ri in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang Province. With the additional deployment* and construction work, the THAAD battery in South Korea, which will be operated by the U.S. Forces Korea, would be in full operation.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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