80,000 Vietnamese evacuated after floods kill 19

Updated 16 November 2013

80,000 Vietnamese evacuated after floods kill 19

HANOI, Vietnam: Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam have killed 19 people, left eight missing and forced about 80,000 from their homes, disaster officials and state media said Saturday.
The inundations could continue to worse, they said.
The floods forced 64,500 people from their homes in Quang Ngai province, with three dead and three missing, provincial officials said. The military and police are rushing aid and food to villagers cut off by the floodwaters, they said.
Another 16,600 people were evacuated from their homes in the neighboring province of Quang Nam, where one person died and another was missing, disaster official Nguyen Hoai Phuong said.
“The flooding was widespread in the province, where some 60 percent to 80 percent of the areas of Hoi An city and two other districts were submerged,” Phuong said, adding that the floodwaters were slowly receding.


Trump had ‘meltdown’ over House vote on Syria, says Pelosi

Updated 31 min 11 sec ago

Trump had ‘meltdown’ over House vote on Syria, says Pelosi

  • Democrats say Trump had a temper tantrum because of the number of Republicans who joined Democrats to vote for a resolution condemning his Syria pullout move

WASHINGTON: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders’ White House meeting was cut short after Republican President Donald Trump had a “meltdown” over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria withdrawal.
Trump was insulting to Pelosi and the meeting deteriorated into a diatribe by Trump, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters.
“What we witnessed on the part of the president was a meltdown. Sad to say,” Pelosi told reporters as she and the other Democrats emerged from the White House.
The Democratic leader said Trump had a temper tantrum because of the number of Republicans who joined Democrats to vote for a resolution condemning the president’s decision to withdraw US forces from northeastern Syria, clearing the way for Turkey’s offensive against US-allied Syrian Kurds.
“I think that vote — the size of the vote, more than 2-1 of the Republicans voted to oppose what the president did — probably got to the president. Because he was shaken up by it,” Pelosi said after emerging from the White House.
“And that’s why we couldn’t continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it.”
Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy came out of the building later and accused Pelosi of storming out of the meeting.
There was no immediate response from the White House.