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Brazil dam collapse leaves 58 dead, over 300 missing

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Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho,  leaving over 300 hundred people missing, the cause of the accident is still unclear according to the authorities conducting the inspection.



Mr Fabio Schvartsman, the Vale Chief Executive Officer also reacted to the incident when addressing the news agency, stating that they have been following 100 percent standards recommended by the safety experts and also promised “to go above and beyond any national or international standards. … We will create a cushion of safety, that is far superior to what we have today to guarantee this never happens again.

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Avimar de Melo Barcelos, the mayor of Brumadinho, criticized the management of the mining company for their incompetency in handling the affairs of the company that lead to the tragedy, and he vowed to fine the miner 100 million reais ($26.5 millio

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Fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara told the news agency that they have recovered dead bodies and they wont give until the very last victim is found thou he express that they are working on possibilities in finding the victims that are still alive.

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However,  The State Civil Defense Agency Spokesman Flavio Godinho told reporters he expected the death toll to continue rising.

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Russian: President Putin eases access to citizenship for east Ukraine residents.

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Source: Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of the rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Separatist rebellions broke out against Ukrainian rule in both regions in 2014. Moscow provided military help for the separatists, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, though Russian officials have denied providing material support.

Large swathes of the two regions are now under the de facto control of the Moscow-backed rebels, while Kiev says it is determined to re-assert its control, a position backed by most Western countries.

There was no immediate reaction from Kiev to Putin’s order. Ukrainian officials are likely to react angrily to any indication Moscow is drawing the rebel regions closer into its own orbit.

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Machester Derby – Epl’s Most important Match of the Season

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The Manchester derby today is arguably the most important match of the season as it will determine the comfort of Liverpool on the league table or the come back of Manchester City on top, while it also may determine the place of United in the European leagues next season.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have won five of their last seven Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford (D1, L1), having triumphed in only one of the first 14 visits. A seventh away win for City would be a new Premier League record for overall wins at Old Trafford by a visiting club

Manchester United have Luke Shaw available after suspension but Phil Jones limped off during the defeat at Everton and is not expected to be fit.

Ander Herrera, who has been out for four weeks with a thigh injury, was not part of the squad which arrived at the team hotel on Tuesday.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss out after sustaining a hamstring problem last weekend.

Claudio Bravo is City’s only other injury absentee

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