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Irma forces Disney World to close

#Hurricane #Irma is forcing #Walt #Disney World to shut down for only the sixth time in the resort’s 45-year history. The resort is closed Sunday and will remain shuttered through Monday, the park announced on Friday. Hotels remain open. Disney World aims to re-open Tuesday, a company spokesperson said. This marks the second-straight year Disney World will shut its gates because of severe weather: Hurricane Matthew forced it to close last October. Disney World comprises four main theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. The resort alsoRead More


Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts | Reuters

By Marius Bosch | MOSUL, Iraq MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their “caliphate”. U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist insurgents in four pockets. The United Nations voiced alarm on Saturday atRead More