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Death Toll Hits 59 In Flood In Turkey

The death toll in a flash flood that swept through Senirkent, a southern town, rose to 59 on Monday when rescue workers recovered more bodies, state television said.

Eleven bodies remained trapped, it said.

Heavy rain on Thursday caused a landslide in Senirkent, 240 miles southwest of the capital of Ankara, burying houses in up to 6 feet of mud and rocks.


 
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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. There was no clear indication in the North’s announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal.