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Landslide Kills 30 People

Medellin: Landslides due to heavy rain that occurred in Colombia in the last week has killed at least 30 people, including a third of the children, so a rescue team spokesman said on Wednesday (8 / 12).

As reported by Al Jazeera site, a spokesman for the government of Antioquia, Jorge Humberto Salazar, said they had found 30 bodies of the victims died and the rescue operation is still underway. At least 90 people remain missing, but the rain continued to fall making the hope of finding survivors became lower.

President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santo, has urged the nearly 500 people to evacuate from landslide prone hillsides on the outskirts of Medellin, Tuesday (7 / 12). Santo also had visited the suburb of Bello who was also hit by landslides, about 250 km northeast of Bogota.

He promised to build as many as 1,000 houses for families affected in the city, where authorities say as many as 80 to 100 homes were also in danger. Authorities say landslides occurred on Sunday (5 / 12) and then as people falling asleep and burying dozens of houses in Medellin, Colombia's second largest city.

Russia will send missiles S-300 to Kazakhstan

MOSCOW - Russia will send to Kazakhstan air defense missile system S-300 to raise the defense that its Middle Asian neighboring countries, an official said Wednesday.

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his colleagues from Kazakhstan Adilbek Dzhaksybekov discuss the possibility of sending sophisticated missiles were in talks in Moscow, said Russia's defense ministry spokeswoman Irina Kovalchuk.

The agreement was in line with efforts to "strengthen the defense together," he said in a statement on Russian news agencies. "At present, work is being done regarding the preparation of a contract agreement," he added.

Air defense missile system S-300 it is one of the products most expensive defense of Russia and its refusal to fulfill a contract to hand over weapons to Iran has caused a crisis unprecedented in the Moscow-Tehran relations.