Amy Goodman

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Death Toll Tops 540

2017-11-14T09:16:12-08:00

The death toll from Sunday’s earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border has topped 540. More than 8,000 people have been injured in the magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Most of the deaths occurred in Iran, where more than 12,000 homes were destroyed, leaving many people homeless as winter approaches.

Also in today's headlines, a fifth woman has come forward to accuse Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. Beverly Young Nelson says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old. At the time, he was in his thirties. Nelson said the incident occurred after Moore offered to drive her home from her waitressing job. Meanwhile, The New Yorker magazine reports Roy Moore was banned from a local mall and a YMCA in Alabama because he repeatedly badgered teenage girls, in some cases soliciting sex from young girls. Moore, a former state judge, has denied the accusations. Meanwhile a growing number of Republican Party leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are urging Moore to drop out ahead of the December 12 special election to fill Jeff Sessions’s former seat.

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