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| OTBPBlurb= Situated on Lake Champlain, '''Burlington (Vermont)''' is the heart of a small urban area that acts as Vermont's vibrant and cosmopolitan center.  Known for its ultra-liberal environment, Burlington is both a college town and an important commercial city, while maintaining an intimate atmosphere. Fall is a great time to visit Burlington as the city is aglow in bright colors. '''Foliage season''' begins in mid to late September, with color increasing day by day until "peak" around the first or second week of October. <small>([[Burlington (Vermont)|more...]])</small>
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| OTBPBlurb= Situated on Lake Champlain, '''[[Burlington (Vermont)]]''' is the heart of a small urban area that acts as Vermont's vibrant and cosmopolitan center.  Known for its ultra-liberal environment, Burlington is both a college town and an important commercial city, while maintaining an intimate atmosphere. Fall is a great time to visit Burlington as the city is aglow in bright colors. '''Foliage season''' begins in mid to late September, with color increasing day by day until "peak" around the first or second week of October. <small>([[Burlington (Vermont)|more...]])</small>
 
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{{newsitem| More clashes in southern Philippines, Zamboanga (city)| 10 Sept| A stand-off between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels has continued for a second day, with reports of civilians being used as "human shields". At least four people were killed in Zamboanga city in Mindanao, in the south of the country. Gunshots were heard in Zamboanga early on Tuesday, reports said, and residents had fled areas hit by fighting. All classes have been suspended and flights to and from Zamboanga have been cancelled, the city government said. Additional troops have also arrived in Zamboanga to support the hundreds already deployed in the unrest. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24015988]}}
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{{newsitem|Dozens Killed in Earthquake in Pakistan | 24 Sept| A Pakistan earthquake has killed dozens of people. The quake was reported as a 7.7 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey. The death toll is continuously increasing and at least 46 have died in Awaran in [[Balochistan]] province. There is a possibility that many more are trapped in the rubble. A rescue emergency was declared by the province and doctors are on standby at hospitals while officials are on high alert. More than 200 troops have been sent to the area to help out, including rescue and medical teams. The earthquake hit in a remote area at a depth of about nine miles. It struck 43 miles northeast of Awaran and 72 miles northwest of Bela according to the U.S. Geological Survey. According to local police official Mozzam Jah, the quake was so strong that it caused a 30 fot 40 foot high mass to emerge from the ocean like a small mountain island off the coast of Gwadar. Many have gathered to view the new island. Pakistan has had a lot of seismic activity in recent years. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed at least 35 people in Pakistan last April and in January 2011, a 7.2 magnitude quake damaged 200 mud homes in Baluchistan. [http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/7431/20130924/pakistan-earthquake-dozens-killed-new-island-formed-coast.htm] }}
{{newsitem|Tropical Storm, Acapulco, Mexico | 17 Sept| Twin storms left scenes of havoc on both of Mexico's coasts, with tens of thousands of tourists stranded in the resort city of [[Acapulco]] on the Pacific and heavy damage reported along the Gulf coast.The death toll from the combined punch of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel rose to 38. As many as 60,000 tourists, many of whom traveled from Mexico City for a long holiday weekend, found themselves stranded in Acapulco, with the airport flooded and highways blocked by landslides and water caused by Manuel. While many hotels were operating normally, many of the outlying neighborhoods of the city were without water or power service. Federal officials said that could take until 18 Sept, and Acapulco's mayor said two of Mexico's largest airlines, Aeromexico and Interjet, would soon be running one flight each every hour from a military air base just outside the city. [http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/17/acapulco-tourists-stranded-as-mexico-death-toll-rises-to-38/]}}
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{{newsitem|Nairobi attack: Kenya's President says siege over | 24 Sept| Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the end of a bloody four-day siege by Islamist militants at Nairobi's Westgate shopping center. Five attackers were shot dead by troops and 11 suspects were in custody, he said in a TV address to the nation. Kenya has "shamed and defeated our attackers" but the "losses are immense", he said, confirming that 61 civilians and six soldiers had died. Three days of national mourning have been declared, starting on 25 Sept. Some 175 people were injured in the attack; 62 people remain in hospital and many others are being treated for shock and are undergoing counseling. Somali Islamist group al-Shabab said it had carried out the attack in retaliation for Kenyan army operations in Somalia. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24225319]}}
{{newsitem| Death toll rises after riots in India| 10 Sept| At least 38 people have been killed in clashes which erupted between Hindus and Muslims in the northern Indian state of [[Uttar Pradesh]], police say. A curfew has been extended for a third day in riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar district. Hundreds of people have been arrested. Officials say security is improving. Thousands of people fled their homes in the violence which was sparked by the killing of three men who had objected to the harassment of a young woman. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-24038749]}}
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{{newsitem|Syria crisis: 'Deadly blast' hits capital Damascus | 24 Sept| Several people have been killed and wounded in an explosion in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian state TV reports. The state new agency Sana said a "terrorist bombing" attack had taken place in the Tadamon district in the south of the capital. Tadamon has been a battleground between rebel forces and the army for months. The UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says a car bomb killed at least seven people and wounded 15, some of them critically. More than 100,000 people have died in the conflict, according to the UN, and millions have fled the country or been made homeless. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24227704] }}
{{newsitem| Deadly Mudslides in Mexico| 10 Sept| Days of relentless rain have hammered eastern Mexico, and now authorities say at least eight people are dead after mud and sand slid off the side of a hill. Officials say two people were rescued alive from the buried houses in [[Veracruz]] state. The two homes were hit on 9 Sept in the town of Manzanatitla, which is in a mountainous area about 200 miles east of Mexico City. Heavy rains have been falling across southeastern and central Mexico in recent days. [http://www.weather.com/news/deadly-mudslides-mexico-following-tropical-storm-20130910]}}
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{{newsitem|Bangladesh workers clash with police| 24 Sept| Thousands of apparel workers clashed with police in Bangladesh, demanding higher pay on 23 Sept, police and officials said. The workers are demanding a minimum monthly pay of $104 revising the present $38 a month. Police said violence mostly erupted in Gazipur and [[Savar]], on the outskirts of capital [[Dhaka]], where there are hundreds of apparel factories producing clothes for leading global brands from Europe and America. The workers fought pitched battles with police and set fire to vehicles and part of some apparel factories in Gazipur, forcing the owners to shut down all factories in Gazipur district and its adjoining areas. Several thousand workers also took to the streets in capital Dhaka, but they were dispersed by police and did not appear to commit any violence. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/23/world/bangladesh-garment-workers-clashes/index.html]}}
{{newsitem| Bermuda Braces for Tropical Storm Impacts| 10 Sept| Bermuda is making plans for a brush with Tropical Storm Gabrielle. The British territory suspended ferry service as wind and rain started to pick up, and several flights were cancelled as the storm approached. [http://www.weather.com/news/gabrielle-update-bermuda-impacts-20130910]}}
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{{newsitem|Landslides kill at least 19 in northern Philippines| 24 Sept| Heavy monsoon rains have left at least 19 people dead, most of them children, in the northern Philippines, state media reported. Four other people are still reported to be missing, and many towns are flooded. Most of the people were killed by landslides set off by the rain in the province of [[Zambales]] on Luzon, the largest island in the archipelagic nation, the government-run Philippines News Agency (PNA) said, citing the regional disaster management council. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/24/world/asia/philippines-landslides/index.html]}}
{{newsitem| Record Heat Bakes Midwest| 10 Sept| It's been an uncomfortable start to the week for millions of residents in the Midwest with near-record high temperatures across the region. However, the good news is that this heat will retreat rather quickly since cold fronts are becoming more frequent as we head towards fall. [http://www.weather.com/news/weather-forecast/record-heat-midwest-des-moines-chicago-20130909]}}
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{{newsitem|Venice protesters dive into canal to block cruise ships| 24 Sept| Protesters have leapt into Venice's Giudecca canal to delay a procession of cruise ships, which they say are threatening the city's foundations as they tower over rooftops and drown the city in tourism. Around 50 protesters dressed in wetsuits, backed by 1000 supporters, managed to hold up the cruise ships by more than an hour as they paddled in the canal - some using buoyancy rings. The protest was timed to coincide with a busy day on the canal, as a scheduling quirk meant 12 cruise ships were due to head past St Mark's Square - well above the daily average of two ships. "The demonstration was a great success and we now hope the government will take advantage of this momentum and kick the cruise ships out of the Venice lagoon," said Silvio Testa, a spokesman for the protesters. [http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/venice-protesters-dive-into-canal-to-block-cruise-ships-20130924-2ub86.html]}}
{{newsitem| Mount Diablo Wildfire Update, Bay Area| 10 Sept| Fire officials say crews made considerable progress overnight against a wildfire in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park, more than doubling containment and reducing the number of threatened homes. State fire spokesman says 75 homes are now threatened, down from 100 homes. He says the fire isn't showing much active behavior. [http://www.weather.com/news/mount-diablo-wildfire-triples-size-20130910] }}
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