Hurricane Dorian weakens to Category 3 as it camps out over devastated Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian weakened to a Category 3 storm over the Bahamas early Tuesday, after virtually stalling over the island nation where it caused devastation and was blamed for at least five deaths. The National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. update that Dorian … Read More

Hurricane Dorian: catastrophic 185mph winds batter Bahamas as entire US coast is evacuated

Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm with record 185mph winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines. The storm’s top sustained winds decreased slightly to 170mph as its westward movement slowed, … Read More

World’s 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths as the yearlong epidemic continues despite access to an experimental vaccine and developmental treatments. A total of 3,004 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the … Read More

Amazon fires: Why is the rainforest burning?

The Amazon has been on fire for the last three weeks. And those blazes — they’re actually visible from space — have resulted in widespread outrage and alarm among lawmakers, environmental activists, and celebrities. This year, the number of fires … Read More

23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized as heatwave continues to scorch Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday that 23 people died among 12,751 people who were rushed to hospitals due to heat-related illnesses across Japan over the week from Aug. 5. Amid a protracted … Read More

India Flood Toll Jumps to 144 as Roads, Highways Cut off

An aerial view of locals being rescued on a boat in waterlogged Jamkhandi Taluk at Belgaum district of Karnataka state in the south Indian city of Bangalore, Aug. 11, 2019. NEW DELHI – Indian authorities on Sunday mounted a major … Read More

Turkey: Quake damaged nearly 1,000 buildings, official says

Minor damage, from an earthquake, is seen on a street as residents stay out of buildings and on streets in Bozkurt, in Denizli province, west Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. The earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western … Read More

Guatemala dengue outbreak nears 10K cases, predominantly of the DEN-2 serotype

Guatemala/CIA The Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance is reporting a significant increase in dengue fever cases in 2019 to date. On 29 July, the Minister of Health declared an Epidemiological Red Alert to report an “epidemiological crisis … Read More

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