International news brief: 28 dead as hurricane Julia drenches Central America with rainfall and more


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oi-Madhuri Adnal

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Washington,
Oct
11:

Former
Hurricane
Julia
has
dissipated,
but
is
still
drenching
Guatemala
and
El
Salvador
with
torrential
rains
on
Monday
after
it
reemerged
in
the
Pacific
following
a
pounding
of
Nicaragua.

At
least
28
people
were
reported
dead
as
a
direct
or
indirect
result
of
the
storm.

International news brief: 28 dead as hurricane Julia drenches Central America with rainfall and more

Guatemala’s
disaster
prevention
agency
said
five
people
died
after
a
hillside
collapsed
on
their
house
in
Alta
Verapaz
province,
burying
them.
And
in
Huehuetenango
province,
near
Mexico,
nine
people
died,
including
a
soldier
killed
while
performing
rescue
work.

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Authorities
in
El
Salvador
said
five
Salvadoran
army
soldiers
died
after
a
wall
collapsed
at
a
house
where
they
sought
refuge
in
the
town
of
Comasagua,
where
hundreds
of
police
and
soldiers
have
been
conducting
anti-gang
raids.
Another
soldier
was
injured.

In
UNGA,
India
votes
to
reject
Russia’s
demand
for
secret
ballot
on
draft
resolution
on
Ukraine
India
voted
to
reject
Russia’s
demand
for
a
secret
ballot
in
the
UN
General
Assembly
on
a
draft
resolution
to
condemn
Moscow’s
“illegal”
annexation
of
four
regions
of
Ukraine,
with
New
Delhi
favouring
a
public
vote
on
the
text
along
with
over
100
other
nations.

The
193-member
UN
General
Assembly
on
Monday
voted
on
a
motion
by
Albania
that
action
on
the
draft
resolution
that
would
condemn
Russia’s
“illegal
so-called
referendums”
and
“attempted
illegal
annexation”
of
the
Donetsk,
Kherson,
Luhansk,
and
Zaporizhzhia
regions
of
Ukraine
be
taken
by
a
recorded
vote.

Indian
origin
banker
issued
prohibition
order
linked
to
infamous
1MDB
scandal
of
former
Malaysian
PM
Najib
Razak
An
Indian-origin
banker
has
been
issued
a
10-year
prohibition
order
and
a
24-month
conditional
warning
for
his
failure
to
report
a
suspicious
transaction
involving
the
jailed
Malaysian
Prime
Minister
Najib
Razak’s
infamous
company
1Malaysia
Development
Berhad
(1MDB).

Raj
Sriram,
the
former
deputy
CEO
and
head
of
private
banking
of
BSI
Bank
Limited’s
Singapore
branch
(BSIS),
was
issued
the
prohibition
and
warned
on
Monday
to
report
the
suspicious
transaction,
the
Monetary
Authority
of
Singapore
(MAS)
and
the
Singapore
Police
Force
(SPF)
said
in
a
statement.


Gandhi
museum
opens
up
in
New
Jersey

A
museum
dedicated
to
the
life
and
message
of
Mahatma
Gandhi
has
opened
in
the
Atlantic
City
of
the
United
States.

Inaugurated
this
past
weekend,
the
museum
has
artefacts
and
digital
display
screens
that
are
interactive
and
visitors
will
be
able
to
interactively
see
the
life
events
of
the
apostle
of
peace.

The
event
was
attended
by
eminent
Indian
American
community
members
and
India’s
Consul
General
in
New
York
Randhir
Jaiswal.


Tales
of
survival
emerge
as
Venezuela
landslide
toll
hits
34

Rescue
workers
using
drones
and
trained
dogs
searched
for
survivors
on
Monday
following
a
massive
landslide
in
central
Venezuela,
as
the
death
toll
rose
to
34
and
residents
described
harrowing
tales
of
escape
from
the
water
and
mud.

Jose
Medina
recalled
how
the
water
streaming
into
his
home
in
the
town
of
Las
Tejerías
on
Saturday
night
had
reached
waist
level.
He
and
his
family
were
trapped,
he
realised.

So
the
63-year-old
turned
his
refrigerator
sideways,
opened
its
door
and
used
it
as
a
boat
for
his
granddaughter.
Meanwhile
he
held
on
to
the
fridge
with
his
wife,
and
pinned
it
to
a
table
so
that
the
strong
currents
of
water
would
not
push
them
downstream.

(with
PTI
input)

Story first published: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 8:49 [IST]



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