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Eyewitness: ‘This is like an A-bomb hit the place’ The barrier islands off the coast of southwest Florida bore the brunt of Hurricane Ian’s fury. Sanibel Island used to be a picture-perfect holiday spot with its wide, white sand beaches and clear waters. The rich and famous have houses on the waterfront, alongside families who
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Hurricane Ian has caused unprecedented damage after trapping people in flooded homes and leaving more than two million without power, says Florida’s governor. Ron DeSantis called the damage “historic” and disaster officials believe thousands could be displaced in the long term. US President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster, releasing federal funds to pay
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A US mountaineer has been found dead after she fell from the eighth-highest peak in Nepal. Helicopters located Hilaree Nelson’s body on the south face of Mount Manaslu on Wednesday morning, her tour company Shangri-La Nepal Trek confirmed. The 49-year-old was skiing down the 26,775ft (8,163m) summit with her partner Jim Morrison on Monday when
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Tropical storm Ian has strengthened into a hurricane set to unleash significant winds, flash floods and mudslides in Florida, Cuba and Jamaica, weather experts have warned. The weather system is about 90 miles (150km) southwest of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea, according to the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC)
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Abortions have effectively been banned in Arizona after a judge lifted an injunction that had blocked prosecutions for nearly 50 years. Women will have to leave the state to get the procedure done and some clinics will have to shut down. Anyone who performs abortions could now face criminal charges and the only exception is
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