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Troops search for 130 missing in California wildfire, death toll climbs to 56

Troops search for 130 missing in California wildfire, death toll climbs to 56

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. National Guard troops scoured the ruins of the town of Paradise on Thursday for any sign of 130 people still missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record as authorities said the death toll had risen to 56. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog found in a bathtub…
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Stay on Sonargaon sand-filling to continue

Stay on Sonargaon sand-filling to continue

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The Supreme Court today extended its earlier order that asked the authorities concerned to stop sand and earth filling in farmland and wetland around the Meghna River in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon upazila. The apex court also directed the High Court bench led by Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury to expeditiously hear and dispose of a rule issued…
2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

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Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread devastation was as different as water and wind. Storms in the western Pacific generally hit with much higher winds and the people who…
Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

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Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to deliver a powerful blow to the east coast of the United States, with forecasters warning of life-threatening rainfall and flooding even as it weakened to a Category 2 storm. Georgia joined four other coastal states issuing an emergency declaration as forecasts showed Florence dumping historic amounts of torrential…
Hurricane Florence: Carolina residents told to ‘get out now’

Hurricane Florence: Carolina residents told to 'get out now'

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Highways were clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades. While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to brave the storm, which is forecast to trigger…