Record Southeastern Brazil Rainstorms Kill 30
At least 30 people have been killed by intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Civil Defense office in Minas Gerais state said on Saturday.
The toll was a jump from the 11 reported by the same office earlier in the day.
Seventeen people are also missing, seven injured, and some 3,500 have been forced to move in more following a series of landslides and house collapses, Civil Defense officials said.
Israel Strikes in Gaza in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Israel carried out air raids on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip late Saturday, in response to the launching of incendiary devices attached to balloons sent over from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.
"A short while ago, combat planes hit a number of targets of the Hamas terrorist organisation in the southern Gaza Strip," the military said in a statement.
Among the targets was an arms factory, the army added, stressing that the air raids were in response to the launching of the incendiary balloons towards Israeli territory.
Explosion at Shop in Assam's Dibrugarh
An explosion has taken place at a shop near NH 37 at Graham Bazaar in Dibrugarh. Police and other officers have reached the spot. More details are awaited.
Turkey Quake Death Toll Rises to 31
The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey rose to 31, officials said Sunday, as rescue efforts continued.
The magnitude 6.8 quake hit on Friday evening, with its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province but also affected neighbouring cities and countries.
The Turkish government's disaster and emergency management agency (AFAD) said 31 people died, the majority in Elazig but at least four in nearby Malatya, and 1,607 were injured.