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Local media, meanwhile, put the death toll at 35 as rescuers made their way to the village of Petite Savanne deemed the hardest hit by the powerful weather system. "I can confirm 12 but the number may be higher," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit tweeted on his way to the hamlet. According to The Dominican.net, 27 people were reported dead in Petite Savanne when a "massive mudslide" demolished several houses there.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September.
VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.