Storm fells Sierra Leone’s historic cotton tree
26 May 2023 | 4:35 pm
A giant tree that towered over Sierra Leone's capital for centuries and symbolized freedom to its early residents crashed down overnight during a heavy rainstorm.
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Tropical storm Roslyn is expected to intensify into a hurricane by Friday night as it moves up Mexico's central Pacific coast. Popular tourist destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan are likely to be affected.
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An average of 20 storms hit the Philippines every year and scientists warn that their intensity is only getting worse as climate change makes the world a warmer place.
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In our US midterms special, we bring you reactions from the US print and illustrated press as results come in from the polls. The "red wave" that Republicans had anticipated has so far only been evident in Florida, where the local press headlined on a "GOP rout" because of decisive Republican victories in the races for House, Senate and governor.
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In our US midterms special, we bring you reactions from the US print and illustrated press as results come in from the polls. The "red wave" that Republicans had anticipated has so far only been evident in Florida, where the local press headlined on a "GOP rout" because of decisive Republican victories in the races for House, Senate and governor. Elsewhere the US media celebrates the first member of Congress from Generation Z and the nation's first openly lesbian governor.
Officials warned of "life-threatening" conditions as temperatures dropped as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. More than 4,000 flights planned for the Christmas weekend were canceled.
At least 34 people have died due to the storm, which has engulfed most of the US during the Christmas weekend. Buffalo, in New York, was hardest hit on Christmas Day with power outages and people trapped in cars.
A travel advisory replaced the driving ban in Erie County, as it braced for floods due to the melting snow. Rescuers inspected the houses of those who suffered power outages.
The star-studded town of Montecito was also ordered to evacuate. This storm marks the fifth anniversary of a deadly mudslide that killed 23.
Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, reducing inland shipping, electricity production and the yields of certain crops, a European Union agency said on Tuesday.
US President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in storm-battered California as more bad weather is expected. Extreme storms have battered the West Coast state for weeks.
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