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Travel Safety News Daily - 15th August 2011
We've gathered all the news you need to Keep Travelling Safely. Today ��UK's Cameron: will mend "broken society" after riots -�Netanyahu seeks solutions to anti-government protests -�Tropical Storm Gert threatens Bermuda -�Fifth victim dies after Indy fair disaster -�Would U.S. riots develop to be the worst in the world? -�Thousands flee Philippine fighting -�Eastern Russia volcano churns out more ash.�
UK's Cameron: will mend "broken society" after riots
Reuters reports: Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government would mend Britain's "broken society" to prevent a repeat of the country's worst riots in decades.
Netanyahu seeks solutions to anti-government protests
Euronews reports: Israel has announced new measures to tackle growing protests over the cost of living.�Hundreds of demonstrators remain camped out in Tel Aviv. It is now the government�s most serious domestic crisis as thousands more have joined protests across the country.
Tropical Storm Gert threatens Bermuda
CNN.com reports: Tropical Storm Gert is gaining strength as it barrels toward the Atlantic island of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.
Fifth victim dies after Indy fair disaster
UPI reports: An Indianapolis man died Sunday, raising the death toll in the collapse of a concert stage at the Indiana State Fair to five, officials said.
For more information on how to survive a stampede or other kinds of crowd disasters please refer to this article�on crowd safety.
Would U.S. riots develop to be the worst in the world?
Eturbonews Reports: In 2008, the U.S. military announced plans for a 20,000 strong force to operate inside the United States during an economic collapse or civil disturbance. These troops were set to finish training sometime in 2011.�On June 9th, 2010 USNORTHCOM openly admitted that they were preparing for military operations INSIDE the continental United States.
Thousands flee Philippine fighting
Channel News Asia reports: About 3,000 people huddled in evacuation centres in the southern Philippines on Sunday, officials said, seeking to escape fighting between two Muslim armed groups.
Eastern Russia volcano churns out more ash
UPI reports: Scientists said ash continued to billow from a volcano in Russia's Far East, which could have an effect on international air traffic in the region.
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