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Devastating Nebraska floods threaten to stretch into Southern U.S.

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BROWNVILLE, Neb. (Reuters) – Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops threatened to extend south. Floodwaters resulting from a late-winter storm last week and warming Read More

From Astana to Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan renames its capital after outgoing leader of 30 years

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The people of Astana woke up in another city after it was renamed in honor of its leader Nursultan Nazarbayev – despite having already had its name changed three times during his lifetime. The nations in Central Asia are known for making extra efforts in honoring their leaders. The current president of Turkmenistan has a Read More

Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped by Mozambique cyclone

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MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) – Aid workers scrambled to save hundreds trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa. Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique’s port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 kph Read More

Houston chemical blaze extinguished but smoke shuts schools

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By Joe Carroll and Stephen Stapczynski on 3/20/2019 HOUSTON and SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) — Firefighting crews early Wednesday extinguished a petrochemical tank fire near Houston that had blazed for almost four days, spewing black smoke into the skies above the energy capital and spurring the hurried cancellation of classes for tens of thousands of children. Smoke Read More

Missouri River flooding catches small Nebraska town off guard

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PERU, Neb. (Reuters) – When Jim and Rose Downing heard forecasts last week for dangerously high water in their Nebraska hometown on the Missouri River, they were nonplussed since their house had not flooded in 100 years. Jim and Rose Downing talk after losing their home in flood waters which caused deaths and hundreds of Read More

U.S. Midwest's catastrophic floods cause widespread damage

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BROWNVILLE, Neb. (Reuters) – Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, with waters yet to crest in parts of the region for several days. Flooded Offutt Air Force Base Read More

Catastrophic floods in Midwest cause widespread damage

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BROWNVILLE, Neb. (Reuters) – Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area. Flooded Offutt Air Force Base Is seen Read More

Mike Pence to visit Nebraska amid deadly floods

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(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Flooded Offutt Air Force Base Is seen in this DigitalGlobe Satellite image over Nebraska, U.S., March 18, Read More

Houston chemical fire intensifies after loss of water pressure

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By Simon Casey, Kevin Crowley and Jack Kaskey on 3/19/2019 NEW YORK and HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — A fire at a petrochemical storage facility that’s covered Houston in a thick pall of smoke for the past two days intensified overnight after firefighters briefly lost water pressure. Two additional storage tanks are ablaze, bringing the total to Read More

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano suffers largest eruption in years (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Published time: 19 Mar, 2019 04:28 Edited time: 19 Mar, 2019 04:29 Mexico’s active Popocatepetl volcano has exploded late Monday evening, sending ash and debris high into the air and several kilometers away from the crater. Authorities have issued a yellow alert warning, asking residents to stay clear of the area within a 12 km Read More