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Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, near Durban, the region’s main city. nMotorists were stranded for hours as gale force winds and ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto Join 200,000 in Climate March in Washington, D.C.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto joined marchers opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s environmental policies at events in Washington D.C. on Saturday.A long-time fighter against climate change, DiCaprio posed for a photograph ahead of the march in the sweltering American capital with a large group of people from around the world. Source: Twitter/@LeoDiCaprio “Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as ...

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PHOTOS! Mexico quake: Where buildings collapsed

  Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a devastating earthquake hit central Mexico killing more than 220 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake brought down dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school, leaving many children dead. Although the quake hit 120km (75 miles) from Mexico City, it still toppled buildings in the capital The prolonged tremor, ...

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Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 230 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing. Hopes rose at the ...

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President Trump and first lady meet with Harvey evacuees and volunteers in Houston

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump meet people impacted by Hurricane Harvey during a visit to the NR   As the Texas Gulf Coast reels from the damage and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump returned the the state on Saturday to meet with families whose lives have been upended and volunteers assisting with the rescue and recovery efforts. After arriving ...

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Houston floods: ‘Worst not yet over,’ says Texas governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said “the worst is not yet over” for the south-east of the US state, after devastating Tropical Storm Harvey. Rain continues to fall, he said, and flooding in certain areas may last another week. More than 20 people are reported dead and large parts of Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont are under water. The storm ...

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U.S. to Join Climate Talks Despite Planned Withdrawal From Paris Accord

President Emmanuel Macron of France, left, with President Trump at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany, in July. CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times   WASHINGTON — The White House formally notified the United Nations on Friday that it intends to abandon the Paris agreement on climate change but remains open to “re-engaging” on the accord. The United States will participate ...

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G20: Hamburg, A Meeting Point Of Two Great Men.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have met for the first time after US Election at the G20 summit in Hamburg. The US and Russian leaders say they want to repair ties damaged by crises including Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election. Climate change and trade are set to dominate the two-day summit, with mass protests in the streets outside. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Myanmar Military Plane Carrying 116 Missing

A Myanmar military plane carrying more than 100 people has gone missing between Yangon and the southern city of Myeik, officials said.   According to an AFP news agency report monitored by Olika Reporters, the aircraft disappeared off the radars on Wednesday, the army chief’s office said in a statement, adding that search and rescue was ongoing.   “Communication was ...

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