Powerful Hurricane Maria lashes St. Croix, takes aim at Puerto Rico

News Room : September 20, 2017 12:15 pm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the US Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto Rico with catastrophic winds and dangerous storm surges. It killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and devastated the tiny island nation of Dominica. more »
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Hurricane Maria threatens weary Caribbean with more destruction

News Room : September 18, 2017 9:23 am

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic: A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Maria was about 275 miles (445 km) east-southeast of the Leeward island more »
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‘Devastation’ in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

News Room : September 12, 2017 11:08 am

MIAMI: Millions of Florida residents were without power and extensive damage was reported in the Florida Keys but most of the Sunshine State appeared to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irma. The monster storm roared ashore as a powerful Category 4 hurricane when it hit the Keys southern island chain on Sunday, more »
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Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida

News Room : September 8, 2017 7:45 am

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. The most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever, Irma weakened only slightly Thursday morning and remained a more »
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Catastrophic floods strike Houston; thousands flee homes

News Room : August 28, 2017 1:00 pm

HOUSTON, US: The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help. Helicopters, boats and high-water vehicles swarmed around inundated Houston neighborhoods, pulling people more »
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2 packed buses swept away in India landslide; at least 45 bodies recovered

News Room : August 14, 2017 7:15 am

SHIMLA, INDIA: A massive landslide in mountainous northern India swept two packed passenger buses off a hillside Sunday into a deep gorge, killing 45 people, an official said. “Forty-five bodies have been found,” said Sandeep Kadam, a senior official of Himachal Pradesh state where the accident occurred. The coaches had stopped for a tea break more »
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At least 94 dead in monsoon disasters in Nepal and India

News Room : August 14, 2017 7:13 am

KATMANDU: Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages. Authorities Sunday upgraded the death toll from flash flooding across landlocked Nepal to 49 as the water kept rising, more »
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Strong 6.2 quake rocks Philippines

News Room : August 11, 2017 7:12 am

MANILA: A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the region south of the Philippine capital causing buildings in Manila to sway, seismologists said. The authorities said they were checking whether the quake had caused any damage. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology told AFP the quake struck just off the coast of Lian, about 70 kilometers more »
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Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 120 hurt

News Room : July 21, 2017 7:55 am

KOS, Greece: A powerful earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos early Friday morning, damaging several buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries, authorities said. The 6.5-magnitude quake rattled Turkey’s Aegean coast as well, but Kos was nearest to the epicenter and appeared to be the more »
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Trillion-ton iceberg breaks off Antarctica

News Room : July 13, 2017 7:05 am

LONDON: One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The 1 trillion-ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 sq km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12, said scientists more »
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