Manatee County in Florida was under a state of emergency over the weekend and more than 300 homes were ordered evacuated over a leak at a wastewater reservoir. A significant leak was discovered Friday at the wastewater pond located at Piney Point, a former phosphate plant. Officials had warned about the potential for the reservoir’s collapse, flooding nearby areas.
At least 101 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbors, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The country’s disaster agency has estimated that nearly half of the country’s population – some 125 million people – live in parts of the country at risk of landslides.
Jordan’s estranged Prince Hamza says he will disobey orders by the army to not communicate with the outside world after he was put under house arrest. The half-brother of King Abdullah II and former heir to the throne said in a voice recording sent to contacts on Monday and released by the country’s opposition that he would not “escalate” moves after being barred from any activity and told to keep quiet.
Prosecutors in Taiwan on Saturday sought an arrest warrant for the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country’s worst train disaster in decades, killing 50 people and injuring 178. The train was carrying 494 people at the start of a long holiday weekend on Friday when it smashed into the construction truck that slid down a hillside above the tracks, the Taiwan Railways Administration said.
Details of more than 500 million Facebook users – 11 million from the UK – have been found on a website for hackers. Although the information appears to be several years old, it includes data from 106 countries such as phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates and email addresses. In a statement, Facebook said: “This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019. “We found and fixed this issue in August 2019.”