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SWELLING RIVER PROMPTS EVAC­U­A­TIONS IN IOWA

Some res­i­dents of Iowa cities along the Cedar River have been or­dered to evac­u­ate be­cause of flood­ing.

Res­i­dents in the south­east part of Palo, north of Cedar Rapids, were told to leave Satur­day morn­ing, KGAN-TV re­ported.

Vol­un­tary evac­u­a­tions in Cedar Rapids were set to be­gin at 8 p.m. Sun­day. Of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing the Iowa Na­tional Guard, will en­force an 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. cur­few in evac­u­ated ar­eas along the river.

The city re­leased maps show­ing ar­eas that are pre­dicted to be in­un­dated by flood­wa­ters if the Cedar reaches a flood level of 24 feet or more. Fore­casts call for that level to be ex­ceeded by at least a foot. — Kelly McGowan, The Des Moines Reg­is­ter

JEREMY COR­BYN RE-ELECTED TO LEAD UK’S LABOUR PARTY

Bri­tain’s Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn, who was chal­lenged over his han­dling of the Brexit cam­paign to leave the Euro­pean Union, hand­ily won re-elec­tion Satur­day as head of the di­vided op­po­si­tion party.

The 67-year-old far-left rene­gade, who was elected leader in Septem­ber 2015, beat back a chal­lenge from the lit­tle-known Owen Smith, win­ning al­most 62% of more than 500,000 votes cast by Labour mem­bers and sup­port­ers. Cor­byn said he would work to unite the party.

— Jane Onyanga- Omara

MEX­ICO BAT­TLES BLAZE ABOARD FUEL TANKER

Mex­ico’s state-owned oil com­pany said it is work­ing to ex­tin­guish a blaze aboard a loaded tanker ship in the Gulf of Mex­ico.

The tanker Bur­gos was car­ry­ing about 168,000 bar­rels of gaso­line and diesel fuel. Mex­ico’s navy res­cued 31 crew mem­bers and no in­juries were re­ported.

Petroleos Mex­i­canos, or Pe­mex, doc­u­ments show the Bur­gos has a to­tal ca­pac­ity of about 270,000 bar­rels.

Fire­fight­ing boats were work­ing to ex­tin­guish the fire Satur­day about 7 nau­ti­cal miles off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio.

There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of fuel spills and the cause of the fire was un­known. Pe­mex said through Twit­ter that it did not pose a threat to the pop­u­la­tion.

The Ver­acruz Port Au­thor­ity said the Bur­gos was sched­uled to dock Sun­day morn­ing.

QUIQUE GAR­CIA, EPA

‘Castellers’ form a hu­man tower dur­ing the tra­di­tional Merce Fi­es­tas at Saint Jaume square in Barcelona on Satur­day.

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