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Protests against U.S. top court’s travel ban, Texas hospital explosion, and other news in pictures

27 June, 2018 2:00 AM
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The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban was being met with outrage and heartbreak at demonstrations. Immigrant-rights activists crowded into the park across the street from the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on Tuesday to voice their dismay at the decision.

Protesters chanted, cheered and held signs reading "No ban, no wall." The crowd included those separated from family as a result of the ban, which covers people from five countries with predominantly Muslim populations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as well as North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials and their families.

One construction worker was killed and a dozen others were injured after an explosion at an addition to a Texas hospital Tuesday, authorities said.

All of those killed or injured were construction workers and not hospital staff or patients, sources said.

The incident was reported about 2-30 p.m. Tuesday at a construction site at the 25-bed hospital in Gatesville, 58 km west of Waco. Witnesses said an electric generator inside an uncompleted hospital expansion exploded, spreading shrapnel. However, Dave Byrom, the hospital’s chief executive, said the blast possibly started with a gas line.

Source: thehindu.com

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