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Emergency shelters open as Hurricane Lane nears islands

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As Hurricane Lane bears down on the islands, authorities are opening emergency shelters for those who cannot shelter in place.

Here’s a look at the shelters that opened on Maui County on Wednesday:

  • Maui High (pet-friendly)
  • Lokelani Intermediate (pet-friendly)
  • King Kekaulike High
  • Hana High & Elementary 
  • Lahaina Intermediate 
  • Molokai High
  • Lanai High & Elementary (pet-friendly) 

The Big Island has also opened shelters for residents:

  • Hookena Elementary School
  • Kamehameha Park Hisaoka Gym (pet-friendly)
  • Kealakehe High School (pet-friendly)
  • Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School:
  • Konawaena High School Gym

Oahu said it will open 20 emergency shelters at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Shelters will open at: 

  • Aiea HIgh
  • Leilehua High
  • Radford High
  • Waialua High and Intermediate
  • Dole Middle
  • Farrington High
  • Kaimuki Middle
  • Kaiser High
  • McKinley High
  • Stevenson Middle 
  • Campbell High
  • Kapolei High
  • Leihuki Elementary
  • Nanakuli High and Intermediate
  • Pearl City High
  • Waipahu High
  • Brigham Young University Hawaii
  • Castle High
  • Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate

Authorities will continue to announce emergency shelters when they’re opened.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says public schools can serve as shelters but most are not strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds. Authorities are evaluating which school facilities are strong enough and in safe areas.

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French president pledges to oust anti-Semitism

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France President Emmanuel Macron has disclosed his intention to end anti-Semitism due to the  rate in which racism is growing.



When addressing the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF), he pledge to introduce legislation to oust hate speech and expresses his desire to cooperate with social media firms to identify the authors.

“Our country, and for that matter all of Europe and most Western democracies, seems to be facing a resurgence of anti-Semitism unseen since World War II,” Macron said on Wednesday.

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In addition he said “Behind the negation of Israel’s existence, what is hiding is the hatred of Jews.”

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French president added that anti-Semitism is based on “radical Islamism” as a rampant ideology in France’s multi-ethnic, poor neighborhoods.

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Fire out-break leave scores dead in Bangladesh’s Capital, Dhaka.

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Two source knowledgeable with the blaze that broke out on Wednesday evening has confirmed that the incident had claim at least 60 resident in Bangladesh’s Capital, Dhaka.



The fire fighter was seen struggling to bring the blaze under control as the fire wax stronger when it spread to surrounding house filled with plastic and gas cylinder.

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However, many of the bodies were burned beyond recognition, duo the authorities has disclose that DNA test will be conducted and has assure the resident that they will conduct an investigate the cause of the fire.

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President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the incident and sympathy with the families of those killed in the fire.

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal visited the scene and announced the formation of a committee to investigate the fire, which will submit its report within seven days.

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