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Storm Hermine regains power to threaten US north-east

Storm Hermine is regaining power as it moves up the US eastern seaboard, threatening the north-east with dangerous coastal surges. Hermine is forecast to return to the Category 1 hurricane strength it lost as it pummelled Florida. The storm left a trail of destruction in the south-east, killing two people. Governors have announced emergency plans along the coast as far ...

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US storm Hermine: Eastern states warned

US East Coast states are on alert for the strong storm pushing north-eastward as people take time off for the long holiday weekend. The high winds have left a trail of destruction in the south-east of the US. They are the tail-end of the first hurricane to hit Florida in a decade. One person was killed before Hurricane Hermine was ...

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Florida storm upgraded to hurricane

Tropical Storm Hermine has strengthened into a hurricane, threatening to bring a dangerous storm surge to Florida. Hermine is expected to make landfall in Florida around midnight on Thursday night, the first hurricane to hit the state since 2005. Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 51 counties as residents braced for the dangerous storm. Wind gusts reached ...

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Somalia attack: Gunman storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu

At least seven people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Police said a car bomb exploded outside the Banadir Beach Club in the Lido area and gunmen then stormed the building. Security forces say they killed two attackers and arrested another after a six-hour operation overnight. The militant ...

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Louisiana Flooded By Historic Storm Not Seen In 500 Years And Hurricane Season Will Get Worse

A massive storm dumped three months worth of rain on Louisiana Friday and Saturday flooding area homes, killing at least three people and forcing thousands to flee the rapidly rising water. Gov. John Bel Edwards called the massive storm a “historic flood event” and declared a state of emergency for the Southern part of the state, according to CNN. “This ...

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Storm death toll jumps in Mexico

Death toll in Mexican landslides and flooding jumps to 38 after Tropical Storm Earl sweeps eastern regions This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App ...

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Yusra Mardini: Syrian Refugee Taking Olympics By Storm In Swimming Competition

Yusra Mardini is making waves in the Olympic pool at Rio. The 18-year-old Syrian refugee was not even sure that she would reach adulthood when she left Syria at only 14-years-old. Last June, Yusra and 24 others boarded a boat meant for only six and headed to Lesbos. The massive overload of people on the boat began to cause problems. ...

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Tropical Storm Earl: Landslides kill six in Mexico

Six people died in eastern Mexico when their homes were buried under landslides caused by heavy rain in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Earl. The dead included a married couple and their one-year-old son, officials said. It happened on Saturday in Veracruz state, and there are warnings that rivers may flood in the neighbouring state of Puebla. They were not ...

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Macedonia storm: At least 15 die overnight in freak deluge

At least 15 people have died overnight as storms caused Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, to flood. Their bodies were found before 8:30 local time (06:30 GMT)on Sunday, an official said. Six people are still missing. Some of the victims drowned in their cars. Parts of the city’s ring road have been swept away in the floods, dragging cars into ...

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Macedonia storm: At least 15 die overnight in freak deluge

At least 15 people have died overnight as storms caused Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, to flood. Their bodies were found before 8:30 local time (06:30 GMT)on Sunday, an official said. Six people are still missing. Some of the victims drowned in their cars. Parts of the city’s ring road have been swept away in the floods, dragging cars into ...

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