Here is CurrentHow’s daily briefing for the 1st of October, 2016:-
1. India relocates over 10,000 people as tensions in Kashmir rise:-
On Friday, India started to relocate more than 10,000 of its citizen from the areas bordering Pakistan. India and Pakistan exchanged gun-fire on Saturday morning, as tensions rose yet again between the two nuclear neighbours. Indian officials say that more than 47 relief camps have been set up to acommodate people migrating from border areas. This comes after India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), killing about 40 terrorists.
2. Powerful hurricane threatens Jamaica:-
Hurricane Matthew, packing winds of upto 250 km/hr (155mph), is heading for the North American island of Jamaica. It is now a category four storm, the US National Hurricane Center says, after earlier reaching the top category five on a scale of intensity.MPs are due to discuss preparations. The storm may make landfall by Monday. Jamaica’s southern coast is expected to be hit first. The government has assured Jamicans and tourists that they are well-prepared for any evantuality. Local emergency teams as well as the police and army are on standby.
3. Aleppo hospital hit by ‘barrel bombs’ :-
An air raid on the rebel-held eastern half of the Syrian city of Aleppo has hit the area’s largest hospital for the second time, a medical charity says. There are also reports of Russian-backed Syrian government forces hitting Aleppo’s historic Old City. Russian and Syrian air forces resumed attacks on the rebel-held east of the city after a truce lapsed on the 19th of Deptember. The UN says at least 400 civilians, including many children, have been killed in the city this week as a result of Russian and Syrian government attacks.
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