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In our news wrap Saturday, rescue efforts continue in Cuba after a powerful gas explosion at a hotel in Havana killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more. Also, the Taliban have ordered all women in Afghanistan to cover their faces in public except for their eyes, and the CDC is investigating more than 100 unusual hepatitis cases in children.
And in today's headlines cleanup continues in Cuba after a powerful gas explosion at a hotel in Havana yesterday killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more. The blast tore the facade completely from one side of the building sending plumes of dust into the air and covering the street with rubble.
The hotel was closed for renovations, but workers were still inside. It was scheduled to reopen on Tuesday. And in Afghanistan today, the Taliban have ordered all women to cover their faces in public except for their eyes. If a woman does not follow the rules for so called male guardian will face jail time. The Taliban imposed similar restrictions on women during their previous rule decades ago. Human Rights Advocates blasted the order as repressive.
And a new warning for parents, the CDC is investigating more than 100 unusual hepatitis cases in kids. So far, five children have died and more than a dozen have needed liver transplants. 25 states and territories reported these mysterious hepatitis cases since October. There are also cases under investigation in Europe. The cause remains unknown but scientists believe there's a possible link to the adenovirus which causes respiratory illness.
And still to come on "PBS News Weekend," we look at efforts to boost representation in the wedding industry to match the growing number of intercultural marriages. And our weekend spotlight with violinist and author Brendan Slocumb about his riveting page turning debut novel.
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