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Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 98

Nov. 06, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing at least 98 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The explosion took place...

Authorities confirm at least 92 people are dead after an oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone's capital

Nov. 06, 2021 06:46 AM EDT
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities confirm at least 92 people are dead after an oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone's capital.

Officials say an oil tanker has exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing scores of people trying to gather fuel

Nov. 06, 2021 05:09 AM EDT
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Officials say an oil tanker has exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing scores of people trying to gather fuel.

LA mayor Garcetti tests positive for virus at climate summit

Nov. 03, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday while attending the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, an event that has drawn world leaders and tens of thousands of other people from around the world. His...

"Major cities really matter": Mayors demand climate action

Nov. 02, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On a train hurtling toward Glasgow, the mayors of Seattle and Freetown, Sierra Leone, greeted each other like long lost sisters, bonded by years of Zoom calls and collaboration in the fight against climate change. They lead cities on different...

UN told failure to deal with diversity is root cause of wars

Oct. 12, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, South Africa’s former president listed African countries Tuesday where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. ...

Today in History

Oct. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2021. There are 83 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily...