Mass evacuation by boat bridge in flood-hit Chinese villages
23 July 2021 | 10:13 am
Residents of several floods that disrupted Chinese villages in Henan province were evacuated with an emergency boat bridge built overnight.
A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II.
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