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Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai on 14 March, shortly after reaching its peak intensity
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  • Two people are dead and multiple others are injured after a charter bus crash Tuesday in Virginia, according to state police. The bus was heading north on Interstate-95, travelling from Florida to New York, when it overturned on an exit ramp. (CBS News)

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  • A fire at a refugee camp in Nigeria kills eight and leaves 15,000 homeless. The residents are people displaced by ongoing conflict with Boko Haram. (Reuters)
  • Flooding over large portions of Nebraska leave one dead and two missing with over 900 people using emergency shelters. Many roads and highways in the state are also closed. (USA Today)
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  • Syrian Civil War
    • The SOHR reports that Syrian government shelling and Russian air strikes occur in several areas in Idlib province, in the first such raids since a September truce deal, killing at least 15 civilians including eight children and wounding around 60. (TRT World) (Aljazeera)

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  • At least 111 schools in Malaysia are shut down following the treatment of 200 children, staff, and others being poisoned. Authorities suspect that a chemical dump in the southern state of Johor is responsible for the sudden illnesses. (Reuters) (CNBC)

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  • Brexit negotiations
    • The UK's parliament votes against a no-deal Brexit. This greatly increases the chance of a delayed Brexit, to be voted on Thursday, as well as opening the door to the possibility of a second referendum. (CBC)

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