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24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes
The earth slip entombed the inhabitants of six houses when it hit the village of Ayu in the Osh region of the mountainous Central Asian country at around 6:40 am (0040 GMT), the emergencies ministry said in a statement.
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French candidate Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if elected
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4 dead, 20 missing after landslide sweeps over Kyrgyz village
A huge landslide swept over houses in a village in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday killing four people, with more than 20 others believed to be trapped under the debris, authorities said.