Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Rio 2016 organizing committee has confirmed a suspicious package was detonated at the Olympic cycle road race venue on Saturday.
The spokesman said: “The security services found a suspicious package close the cycle road race finish line in Copacabana and as a precaution decided to perform a controlled explosion. There is no impact to the race which is ongoing.” (Sports-Olympics-Rio)
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MEXICO CITY — Tropical storm “Earl” left six people dead and affected 8,200 people in its wake as it passed through the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico, informed the state government on Saturday.
The state Ministry of Civil Protection said, via a press release, two landslides caused the death of six people in the municipalities of Coscomatepec and Tequila, both located in the center region of Veracruz. (Mexico-Earl Storm-Death)
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ADEN — The UN Yemen envoy officially declared on Saturday the end of the peace talks in Kuwait without making any breakthroughs to stop a 16-month civil war in Yemen.
The envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed also said during a press conference that the peace negotiations between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the Shiite Houthi group and their allies will resume within a month. (Yemen-Talks)
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TORONTO — A fire that ripped through several homes in Hamilton, Canada, killed three people and injured seven others, emergency officials said Saturday.
Hamilton firefighters said the fire tore through a house near the city’s industrial waterfront early on Saturday morning and spread to two adjacent homes. (Canada-Home Fire)
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MOGADISHU — Top military commanders from Somalia and Africa Union peacekeeping forces (AMISOM) have mapped out new strategies aimed at defeating Al-Shabaab terrorists.
The commanders, who wrapped up a five-day conference in Mogadishu on Saturday, agreed on key resolutions aimed at enhancing cooperation and efficiency in military operations targeting Al-Shabaab militants. (Somalia-Security) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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