Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings.
The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston, Massachusetts, and many of its northern suburbs on Monday evening.
"Obviously we had a monumental storm come through our city early this morning," Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo told reporters. "There’s widespread damage, downed power lines, telephone poles, a lot of public buildings and homes that have been damaged."
At least 100 Palestinians have been killed since Monday midnight after Israel beefed up its military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials. At least 100 people have been killed by Israeli shelling as Operation Protective Edge entered its 22nd day on Tuesday. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) bombing of Khan Yunis and Rafah in southern Gaza has nearly completely erased five whole families, writes Haaretz. Reporters present at the site of the intense shelling say that for now it is impossible to tell for sure how many people have been killed since many are missing or buried under the rubble of ruined buildings.
The Obama administration in Washington has accused Russia of conducting missile tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and bringing into the public sphere allegations that have simmered for some time.
The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between the US president and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and granting of asylum to Edward Snowden, who exposed widespread surveillance and collection of innocent people’s data by US intelligence agencies.
An administration official said Obama had notified Putin of the US objections in a letter Monday. The finding is to be included in a US state department annual report on compliance with arms control treaties due for release on Tuesday.
Two days of shelling in Gorlovka, in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine, have resulted in 31 civilians being killed there, local authorities say. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces are blaming each other for the bloodshed.
The town of Gorlovka witnessed more shelling Tuesday morning, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
“Over the past 24 hours 17 residents of Gorlovka, including three children, have been killed in the center of the town, which got under artillery fire. 43 civilians have been wounded,” Itar-Tass reported the press service of the Gorlovka city administration as saying.
Gaza town in ruins after devastating Israeli attack
Entire neighbourhoods in Northern Gaza lay in ruin after airstrikes and shelling from Israeli tanks.
RAW: E. Ukraine city of Gorlovka under heavy bombardment
More than 40 bodies arrived at Kamal Odwan Hospital in the north of Palestine Saturday as emergency rescue teams and families attended to the dead and wounded during the 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.
Family members gathered to grieve and tend to the bodies of their relatives in the hospital morgue.
A home for the elderly in Lugansk was targeted in a shelling attack on Monday, leaving at least five people dead.
The facility is located in the Artemovksy District of South-Western Lugansk. LPR militia members patrolled the damaged building, and say that it was shelled by Kiev forces.
Wanting a country to stop killing children is not even close to religious intolerance. Although there certainly are some very strong things being said at some of these protests, it is only natural for people to respond to such horrific sights by wanting to retaliate at those responsible. While you and I know Judaism is not the same as Zionism or being Israeli, many people do not understand the difference and incorrectly blame a religion for the crimes of a government.