US: Biden fears ‘substantial loss of life’ in Hurricane Ian
30 September 2022 | 3:22 pm
The US president is planning to visit Florida after it was hit by what is feared to have been one of the deadliest hurricanes in the state's history. New warnings have been issued as the storm moves north.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in charge of the government's infectious disease agency since 1984. He became famous during the pandemic for his no-nonsense scientific briefings.
A district judge has ruled that federal law trumps the state's abortion ban. But a day earlier, another district judge ruled in favor of a similar state abortion ban in Texas.
US Senator Marsha Blackburn met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, expressing support for the island. She arrived after visiting Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
The Justice Department has been ordered to release a redacted court document that could provide insights on why the FBI searched the former president's Mar-a-Lago home.
Biden said that there is no need for assault-style weapons "outside of a war zone" and stated his will to "keep dangerous firearms out of dangerous hands."
The revamped vaccines by Moderna and BioNTech-Pfizer specifically target the currently dominant BA.4/BA.5 omicron subvariants. The jabs are part of a fall vaccination campaign that could begin within days.
Aid organizations say tens of millions of people are facing extreme hunger in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. They are dependent on grain imported from Ukraine and also from Russia. Cary Fowler is the U.S. special envoy for global food security and is on the line.
A potential deal to supply weapons to Taiwan has been approved by the US State Department. It includes the sale of anti-ship and air-to-air missiles as well as a radar surveillance system.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the US will support the restructuring of Sri Lanka's debt and will extend financing assurances to the country. This as Sri Lanka suffers its worst economic crisis in seven decades. We report on how fishermen are having to use oars instead of motors to set to sea. But first, we look at the EU's proposed plan to cope with the energy crisis, as well as discouraging data from China's export sector.
The Pentagon says Russia has been notified in advance of the second ICBM test launch in the space of a month. The aim is to "demonstrate the readiness of US nuclear forces."
The US says Russia has used "filtration points" to interrogate and deport up to 1.6 million non-combatants seen by Moscow as "threatening" to its invasion of Ukraine.
Annette Young meets acclaimed US artist and writer, Alison Bechdel, whose latest book has been translated into French. They talk about the need for exercise, feminism and American politics following the demise of Roe v. Wade. We also report on how the record-breaking floods in Pakistan that have left millions homeless, have placed women in an even more vulnerable position. Plus the many facets of American war photographer, Lee Miller, who was so much more than being simply the muse for Surrealist artist, Man Ray.
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