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Zelensky condemns Russian 'terror' after damage to nuclear plant

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday accused Russia of using the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant "for terror" after the operator of the facility reported major damage at the site.. Energoatom, operator of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the south of the country, said Saturday that parts of the facility had been "seriously damaged" by military strikes and one of its reactors was forced to shut down.

Holiday rush drives demand at Europe's busiest fuel station

The first Saturday in August, when Europe's July holidaymakers head homewards and its August sunseekers head south, is the busiest day of the year at the continent's busiest filling station.. On Saturday, two 40,000 litre tanker trucks were on course to make between 16 and 20 round trips a day keeping Berchem's petrol and diesel pumps working as the vast forecourt filled with camper vans.

'Decisive day' for trapped Mexican miners

A major operation to rescue 10 trapped Mexican coal miners was approaching a crucial moment on Saturday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, raising the hopes of desperate relatives.. "The main problem is the flood, although the pumping equipment is sufficient," said Lopez Obrador.

Cuba seeks help to contain depot fire that has injured dozens

Cuba asked for help Saturday to contain a massive fire at a fuel depot, sparked overnight by a lightning strike that left 77 people injured and 17 firefighters missing.. The Cuban presidency said 17 firefighters were missing, those "who were closest" to the fire in an industrial zone of Matanzas, a city some 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Havana.

'Decisive day' for trapped Mexican miners, president says

A major operation to rescue 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico was approaching a crucial moment on Saturday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.. "The main problem is the flood, although the pumping equipment is sufficient," said Lopez Obrador.

Fire at Cuba fuel depot leaves 67 injured: hospital

A fire at a fuel depot in western Cuba sparked by a lightning strike has injured more than 60 people, three of them critically, officials said Saturday.. The fire spread early Saturday from one fuel tank to a second, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the sky.

Spain battles northwest wildfires

Spanish firefighters on Saturday struggled to contain wildfires that have ravaged large tracts in the northwest, as a third summer heat wave grips the country.. They have eased since, but were expected to remain around 35C across much of the country on Saturday.

Sudan condemns Chadian group's killing of 18

Sudan's foreign ministry on Saturday condemned the killing of 18 Sudanese people during an attack by an armed group from Chad, state media reported. . On Saturday, Sudan's acting Foreign Minister Ali al-Sadiq conveyed his country's "protest and condemnation of the incident", in a meeting with Chad's ambassador to Khartoum. 

'Enough!': Exhausted Gazans again under fire

With empty streets and drawn curtains, Gaza feels like a ghost town.. "This latest escalation brings back images of fear, anxiety, and the feeling that we are all alone," said Dounia Ismail, a Gaza City resident.