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The bodies of 35 people killed in the earthquake in central Italy were taken to a small cemetery in a mountain town on Saturday. At least 290 people were killed in the quake, but the death toll could rise as recovery efforts continue.
Syrian rebels who were evacuated from the Damascus suburb of Daraya arrived in Idlib, as part of a deal struck with the Syrian government. The deal dictates around 700 rebels will be allowed safe exit from Daraya, where some 4,000 civilians will be taken temporarily to a shelter south of the suburb.
Donald Trump is receiving criticism for a tweet he sent after NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was fatally gunned down near a Chicago school. Trump mentioned the incident on Twitter, and asserted “African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!.” Some have criticised Trump’s record with black voters, accusing him of trying to appeal to them “too late.”
A pair of stranded US mariners put out a signal for help and were noticed. The two mariners wrote a giant S.O.S. message in the sand of an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii. A U.S. Navy aircraft flew over the message and made the rescue on Friday.
Noreen Nasir, Associated Press with AP News Minute.