Sunday, June 17, 2018
News Roundup

Cyclone forces evacuation of thousands in India

India

Cyclone forces evacuation of thousands

The strongest cyclone to threaten India in more than a decade bore down on its east coast today as authorities bused and trucked tens of thousands of villagers from their mud and thatch coastal homes to government shelters inland. Officials canceled holy day celebrations and stockpiled emergency supplies in coastal Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states, with forecasters saying Cyclone Phailin will hit the region this evening. The Indian Meteorological Department warned that Phailin was expected to hit with maximum winds of 130-135 miles per hour. Authorities evacuated 40,000 people.

Panama

Arms in N. Korea ship called sound

Two Cuban fighter jets seized from a North Korean ship in July were in perfect condition to operate and the 15 plane engines found with them were relatively new and could be used as replacements, a Panamanian official said Friday. The comments by Belsio Gonzalez, director of the National Aeronautics and Ocean Administration, appear to contradict the explanation of the cargo given by Cuban authorities, who had said the cargo included "obsolete defensive weapons."

Charleston, W.Va.

Truck, train collide, leaving driver dead

The driver of a loaded log truck collided Friday with a train carrying 63 passengers and four crew members on a scenic West Virginia mountain route, killing the driver and injuring 23 others, authorities said. Six people were admitted to hospitals in serious condition and two in stable condition.

Elsewhere

Sacramento, Calif: Saying California has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles.

Libya: Prime Minister Ali Zidan on Friday said his brief abduction by gunmen this week was an attempted coup by his Islamist political rivals, using militias which he warned are trying to "terrorize" the government and turn the nation into another Afghanistan or Somalia.

Washington: The CIA said Friday that it did not suspect Edward Snowden of accessing computer files without authorization when he was working as a technician for the agency in Geneva in 2009. The New York Times reported Thursday that a supervisor had noted a suspicion about how he was using his computer.

Times wires

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