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Cholera reported in Mozambique's cyclone-hit Beira: Red Cross

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Cases of cholera have been reported in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit port of Beira, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a statement on Friday. “There is growing concern among aid groups on the ground of potential disease outbreaks. Already, some cholera cases have been reported in Read More

Polish zoo p-p-picks up an albino penguin

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A juvenile albino penguin is presented to the public for the first time at the Gdansk Zoo in Gdansk, Poland, March 22, 2019. Agencja Gazeta/Michal Ryniak via REUTERS WARSAW (Reuters) – An albino pengiun made its debut appearance at a Polish zoo on Friday – the only bird of its kind in captivity, said staff. Read More

South Africa to get extra 900 MW of power from Mozambique

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FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s state power utility Eskom will get an additional 900 megawatts of power from Mozambique after power lines damaged by Cyclone Idai were restored, President Cyril Ramaphosa Read More

Deadly floods flow into Missouri, other drenched Midwestern states

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid Missouri River floodwaters that left ruins, death and drowned livestock across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland were expected to crest in northwestern Missouri on Friday and threaten more towns and cities. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, in this still imgage taken from social Read More

Hunger, disease stalk Africa cyclone survivors, U.N. sees 1.7 million affected

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people scrambled for shelter, food and water across a swathe of southern Africa on Friday after a cyclone killed hundreds and swept away homes and roads, testing relief efforts for survivors facing a growing risk of cholera. A girl stops to look as a man walks past Read More

Rescuers dig for survivors after deadly Africa cyclone, Beira 'desperate'

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Shortages of water and food stoked frustrations in Mozambique’s Beira city on Friday as a swathe of southern Africa scrambled for survival following a powerful cyclone that killed hundreds of people and may have affected hundreds of thousands more. Survivors of Cyclone Idai, listen to a volunteer from Mozambique Red Cross, Read More

Cyclone Idai killed at least 259 in Zimbabwe, 217 missing: IOM

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GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 259 people were killed in Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai, and some 217 are missing, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday. Hundreds of people had been injured and authorities had confirmed that 16,000 households had been displaced, the International Organization for Migration said in a statement. Reporting by Tom Miles; Read More

Deadly floods push into Missouri, more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid floodwaters pushing down the Missouri River left ruins, death and drowned livestock in their wake across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland, and were expected to crest in northwest Missouri early Friday, with more cities and towns under threat. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, Read More

Frustration mounts in Mozambique's Beira over food, water shortages after cyclone

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – The situation in the port city of Beira in Mozambique was “boiling” as residents suffered shortages of food, water and other essentials one week after a devastating cyclone, the head of a South African rescue operation said on Friday. Survivors of Cyclone Idai, listen to a volunteer from Mozambique Red Cross, Read More

Floods shut nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

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MEAD, Neb./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Production facilities owned by large companies like Archer Daniels Midland Co Read More