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A violent summer storm swept across the Netherlands, severely affecting air and train traffic. At least one person died in the town of Haarlem.
Rescue teams were battling heavy rain while looking for survivors of a deadly landslide in India's state of Maharashtra. Bad weather is expected to continue.
No group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a political rally. The EU condemned the attack as "an attempt to weaken democracy."
Thousands of people have been evacuated as authorities rush to tame fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Hurricane Dora fueled the wildfire, while power outages impeded rescue operations.
A man was killed in Marseille after apparently being shot by a police blast ball. The incident took place during July riots that gripped France after the police killing of a teenager at a traffic stop.
Maui's iconic Lahaina town, once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, is now reduced to ashes by raging fires. As the death toll rises, the island mourns the loss of its heritage and its residents.
An estimated 96 people died in the Maui wildfires, but that figure could double or even triple in the next 10 days, the governor said. Search crews are going street by street through devastated neighborhoods.
Spain captain and World Cup final hero Olga Carmona found out after the match that her father had died, the Spanish FA (RFEF) said on Sunday.
Families of killed activists are under pressure as authorities crack down on any sign of protest a year after the death of a young woman in police custody sparked an Iran-wide civil disobedience movement.
A major exhibition at the Festival of Photojournalism, the Visa pour L’Image, in Perpignan in southwest France is currently showcasing the power of women as Iran continues to clamp down on women's rights. A year ago, Iranian woman Mahsa Amini was arrested by the religious morality police for not wearing a hijab. Amini was beaten and later died as a result of police brutality, sparking widespread women-led protests in Iran. Journalist Ghazal Golshiri, who coproduced the exhibition, speaks to FRANCE 24.
Aid workers and officials have said that the death toll is likely to rise, as bodies continue to wash up ashore. The UN migration agency said that at least 30,000 people in eastern Libya have been displaced.
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