Friday, 24 November 2017

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Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida Cities, 6 Million People Affected

MIAMI (US): Hurricane Irma lashed the Florida mainland, where anxious residents dreaded being “punched in the face” by the monster storm after it whipped the Keys island chain with fearsome wind gusts. Six million people – one third of the state’s population – have been ordered to flee the path ...

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In pictures: Irma hits the Caribbean

Irma, a category 5 hurricane that is reportedly the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean has caused widespread devastation across the island nations of the Caribbean, leaving behind several casualties. In Puerto Rico – a Caribbean island with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and tropical rainforests, 600,000 ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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Week in Pictures

A firefighter battles the Ponderosa Fire east of Oroville, California, US. An ear of wheat is seen during sunset in a field outside the Siberian village of Legostaevo, in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Veteran alpinist Oscar Cadiach (C) along with members of his team as they hoist the Pakistani flag on ...

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Mumbai left reeling after extreme monsoon downpour

Mumbai was under water on Wednesday following exceptionally heavy rainfall which overwhelmed the city’s drainage infrastructure. Mumbai is India’s most populous city, and very few of its 18.4 million inhabitants were unaffected by the downpours. In the 24 hours to 12:00 GMT on Wednesday, the city recorded a total of ...

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