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Puerto Rico 'shattered' after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico 'shattered' after Hurricane Maria

On a good day Toa Baha is about 25 minutes drive from the Puerto Rican capital San Juan. But these are certainly not good days. In fact they are the worst this US territory has experienced for many a year. The infrastructure lies shattered by the might of a monster...
15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island’s Prime Minister has said. It was a miracle the death toll was not in the hundreds, Roosevelt Skerrit added. The PM shed some tears as he spoke to a reporter on the...
US monuments under threat after Trump review

US monuments under threat after Trump review

Several US national monuments could be reduced in size or changed under proposals submitted to Donald Trump. A leaked report written by US interior secretary Ryan Zinke recommends that six of the 27 sites should be cut in size and changes made to around four others....
Mars 'crew' emerge after eight-month isolation

Mars 'crew' emerge after eight-month isolation

Six “astronauts” have emerged from their isolation on a remote Hawaiian volcano after completing an eight-month study into how humans would cope living on a Mars-like environment. The research subjects entered the geodesic dome atop Mauna Loa, which is the...
Briton drowned after 'crocodile attack'

Briton drowned after 'crocodile attack'

A British journalist believed to have been attacked by a crocodile in Sri Lanka died of drowning, a post-mortem examination has revealed. Paul McClean, 24, who worked for the Financial Times, was found on Friday in a coastal village lagoon day after he went missing....
Protests after ex-officer is acquitted of murder

Protests after ex-officer is acquitted of murder

Protesters have streamed into the streets of St Louis after a white former police officer was found not guilty of murdering a black man in a 2011 shooting. Police are on standby in case of violence, and authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state...
Trump vows to help Florida rebuild after Irma

Trump vows to help Florida rebuild after Irma

Donald Trump has visited communities torn up by Hurricane Irma in Florida – handing out food to families whose homes were destroyed by the storm. The President praised emergency crews for doing an “amazing job” saving lives, and told reporters that...
Paradise lost: Tortola seeks UK aid after Irma

Paradise lost: Tortola seeks UK aid after Irma

The scale of the damage on the island of Tortola is truly shocking. You have to see it to appreciate just how massive this storm really was.  The East End area of Tortola looks like a war zone; no building is untouched, the debris of entire houses destroyed, yachts,...

Protest after biracial boy, 8, nearly hanged

Dozens of people have gathered at a New Hampshire park to stage a rally after an eight-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged by a group of teenagers, according to his family. The boy’s grandmother said the attackers taunted him with racial slurs on 28 August...

Fireball ending for Saturn explorer after 20 years

NASA’s spacecraft Cassini will conclude its 20-year voyage of space exploration in a terminal blaze of glory through Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday. Now that is has used up almost every bit of its rocket propellant, the space agency said, operators will...
Deadly flash floods in Italy after heavy rain

Deadly flash floods in Italy after heavy rain

At least five people have died and three are missing after torrential rain caused flooding in Italy. Four of the victims were family members – a four-year-old boy, his parents and grandfather – whose bodies were found in the flooded basement of their home...
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