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Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, leaving 19 dead

Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, leaving 19 dead

A powerful weather system swept up the U.S. East Coast on Monday with pounding rain and high winds, potentially snarling travel for millions after tornados killed at least 19 people in Georgia and Mississippi over the weekend. Emergency management officials warned New York City residents to brace for winds of up to 70 mph (112 […]

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School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

Nov 22, – He should be in class, but has virtually dropped out of school because he is always hungry, said his mother Sithandile Dube, of Lupane district in Matebeleland North province. When Thabiso Dube isn’t helping his mother at home, the scrawny 8-year-old is working alongside her, doing odd jobs in exchange for food. […]

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Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Jul 25, – The latest fatalities in Chitral in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province brought the number of deaths blamed on the flooding this week to 42 nationwide. Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, as rescuers found the bodies of another 24 people killed by the flooding inundating parts of the […]

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Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan

Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan

Jul 24, – Friday’s statement by the National Disaster Management Authority says seven of the deaths were reported in flood-hit areas in the southwestern Baluchistan province while three people died in the eastern Punjab province. Floodwaters also killed two people in the northern Gilgit Baltistan region. Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, […]

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Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

Jul 22, – The government says so far three people have died while 285,000 have been affected by the floods in and around the city of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan’s military and authorities have deployed helicopters and boats to evacuate residents from the worst-hit areas in the country’s north, where monsoon rains and […]

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Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

June 10, BERLIN (AP) — Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, the Danube and other rivers such as the Vltava and the Saale overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported. The swollen […]

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