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Parts Of Poland Flattened In Tornado Aftermath (Video)

EURONEWS, THE WARSAW VOICE

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Poland is launching major clean-up operations on Monday after summer tornadoes ripped through the country over the weekend, killing one man and wounding ten others. Weather forecasts point to more storms in the coming days as 1,200 rescue workers work to remove fallen trees.

Euronews reports that the Baltic region of Pomerania and two other provinces were the hardet hit. One tornado went through the town of Sztum, ripping through a populated area.

Overall, winds destroyed 100 houses and 400 hectares of woodland, according to The Warsaw Voice. The tornadoes also disrupted powerlines, roads and rail networks.

The only fatality was a 60-year-old man who was crushed when his house collapsed. Here's a montage of footage of the tornadoes' wrath:

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China v. India: A New Twist In Asia's "Billion Club" Rivalry

The news that China's population has shrunk for the first time in 60 years, comes as India appears to be outperforming its giant neighbor on a number of fronts. But this would be reversal of fortune still has too many variables to predict the demise of one or the rise of the other.

Photo of a crowded street in Hyderabad, India

Street scene in Hyderabad, India

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PARIS — China and India have at least one notable feature in common: the Asian giants are the only two countries in the world with a population above one billion. Yet Beijing announced this week that China has registered its first decline in number of inhabitants after 60 years of continuous expansion. This comes as India’s population continues to grow — on the path to overtake China as the world's most populous country.

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