Hurricane Dorian: Several killed in Bahamas as storm continues to hammer region
07 September 2019 | 9:07 am
At least five people have been killed in the Bahamas in what officials have described as a "historic tragedy." The downgraded Category 4 hurricane has battered the region for over 30 hours, triggering massive flooding.
18 Sep 2020
At least one person died and over 550,000 buildings in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi lost power. The National Guard is sending 200 troops to Alabama to help with rescue efforts.
13 Oct 2020
Around a year after the tragedy in which 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead inside a truck in Essex, UK, the victims' families could not forget the pain of losing their loved ones, but many don't want blame the accused smugglers that are currently on trial in London for the appalling tragedy.
8 Nov 2020
Storm Eta smashed into Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane, unleashing fierce winds that tore up trees, ripped roofs from dwellings and blocked roads.
19 Nov 2020
Aerial images show roads destroyed along the coastline of the Colombian island San Andres, where Hurricane Iota has caused severe damage. The severe weather has left at least two people dead, six injured and another missing in Colombia's Caribbean archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
20 Nov 2020
Local residents wade through flooded streets as an evacuation process gets underway in the municipalities surrounding San Pedro Sula, northern Honduras, an area flooded by the overflowing Chamelecon river following Hurricane Iota.
5 Mar 2021
Yuto Naganuma looks silently as the cold sea breeze sweeps over the crumbling walls of the school where his little brother was lost in Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami. Ten years on, Naganuma and others like him form a generation whose young lives were shaped by what is known in Japan as the triple disaster: a powerful earthquake that sparked a terrifying tsunami and the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
19 Mar 2021
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30 Apr 2021
Victims and neighbours of Grenfell tower, a London tower block ripped through by a blaze four years ago, have gathered to create a football team, the Grenfell Athletic FC, whose logo represents a dragon protecting the tower. The team is "a cure" for survivors whose mental health he feared for, says coach Rupert Taylor, as well as a way to remember and honour the people who lost their lives in the fire.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has described scenes of desperate civilians at Kabul airport as "shameful" for the West. He said Germany shared responsibility for what had transpired.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Afghanistan's "situation is extremely serious and unpredictable" after the Tabiban takeover and that what is happening in the country "is a tragedy".
Intense winds, storm surges and heavy rain could cause massive damage, authorities warned. The cyclone is expected to hit Long Island on Sunday.
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Uganda wants to curb its borrowing and boost exports in sectors such as meat and dairy as the East African country lifts restrictions triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, President Yoweri Museveni, and government officials. Uganda's trade push follows several years of reduced Chinese lending to the continent and as programmes designed to offer relief to indebted countries as they recover from COVID 19-induced slumps start to expire.
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As myriad supply chain and logistics problems pose fresh challenges to the global recovery, the IMF has trimmed its 2021 growth outlook. Evan Quasney, Global Vice President Supply Chain Solutions, told DW the problem cannot be fixed quickly.
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Two years ago, the Chinese city of Wuhan became the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic and its 11 million inhabitants were forced to stay home for 76 days. Today, not a single positive Covid-19 case has been reported in Wuhan for months and health rules there remain among the strictest in the country. Above all, authorities are focusing on their victory over the virus. According to the official version of events, the virus did not even originate in Wuhan but was imported from abroad. Our correspondents report.
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The Nigerian government had previously planned to phase out the gasoline subsidy program, calling it "unsustainable." Despite being Africa's main oil exporter, the country relies on importing petroleum products.
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The West still doesn't know why war in Ukraine might happen, but it increasingly seems like it's happening. Kiev is trying to keep calm and rally support while being surrounded on three sides and being the recent victim of a cyberattack that feels like a dry run. Meanwhile, NATO countries are sending weapons and advisors while deploying fresh troops elsewhere in Eastern Europe. But that's small compared to the 100,000-plus forces amassed by Moscow.