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Quebec sees new jailbreak with helicopter

Canada

Quebec sees new jailbreak with helicopter

The search widened Sunday for three inmates who escaped with the help of a helicopter from a detention center in Quebec City a day earlier. It was the second helicopter-aided inmate escape in Quebec province in just over a year. The three men escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre in suburban Quebec City around 7:45 p.m. Saturday with the help of a green-colored helicopter. The escapees — identified as Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49 — were arrested on drug trafficking and gangsterism charges in 2010, according to police. Denis and Lefebvre were subsequently charged with murder, according to the Quebec provincial police website. In March 2013, a helicopter pilot was forced at gunpoint to pluck two inmates from the St-Jerome prison. They were quickly caught.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Teen carries his brother to finish

A Michigan teenager who wanted to raise awareness about cerebral palsy by walking 40 miles with his 50-pound younger brother strapped to his back battled heat, rain, fatigue and more to finish the trek Sunday. Hunter Gandee, 14, of Temperance had been planning for weeks to pull off the walk, hoping to put a face on the muscular disorder that prevents his 7-year-old sibling, Braden, from being able to walk without help. Hunter said he was "more tired than I think I've ever been. My legs are pretty sore. But we pushed through it. And we're here." Asked how he felt, Braden replied simply: "Tired."

Afghanistan

Death toll from flood rises to 81

More than 80 bodies have been found after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan's mountainous and remote north, a provincial official said Sunday, as police and villagers scoured the rugged terrain for missing people. Lt. Fazel Rahman, the police chief in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province, said the death toll from Friday's flash flooding had climbed to 81 from 54. The flood destroyed some 850 houses and damaged more than 1,000, leaving thousands of people in need of shelter, Rahman said. The national government tried to accelerate aid.

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