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Nearly 2 million Mozambicans in need after cyclone: U.N.

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Cyclone Idai’s deadly hit has left some 1.85 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique, the U.N. humanitarian agency said on Tuesday, as relief workers assess the scale of the disaster and determine what help is most urgently needed. “Some will be in critical, life threatening situations,” Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rules for moose-hunter over Alaska park access

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for the second time in three years in favor of an moose hunter over his challenge to a federal ban on hovercraft on National Park Service land in Alaska in a case involving federal control of public lands. The court in a unanimous decision handed Read More

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd agrees to return to UK

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has agreed to be extradited back to the UK. Shepherd, 31, went on the run as he faced trial over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, on a champagne-fuelled first date when his speedboat overturned in the River Thames in December 2015. Image: Charlotte Brown, 24, died on her first date Read More

Factbox: Cyclone Idai kills 686, displaces hundreds of thousands

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Survivors of cyclone Idai cross a temporary bridge as they arrive at Coppa business centre to receive aid in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo As of Tuesday, at Read More

Around 1.85 million people affected by cyclone in Mozambique: U.N.

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School children and a man carrying food aid cross a river after Cyclone Idai at Coppa business centre in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26,2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – About 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid Read More

New Zealand bridge washed away in severe storm

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(Reuters) – A motorway bridge over a New Zealand river was washed away in a severe rain storm on Tuesday, prompting the authorities to declare a state of emergency. A bridge over the Waiho River breaks and washes away due to a swelling river, near Franz Josef, New Zealand in this still frame taken from Read More

Around 1.85 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique: U.N.

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School children and a man carrying food aid cross a river after Cyclone Idai at Coppa business centre in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26,2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – About 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid Read More

Texas refineries cut output as petrochemical spill curbs shipping

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – A petrochemical disaster outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic for days at a major U.S. oil port led two major refineries on Monday to reduce fuel production, according to people familiar with the matter. Smoke covers the Houston area from a fire burning at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Read More

Jack Shepherd: Speedboat killer 'may return to the UK in days'

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd is unlikely to fight extradition and could return to the UK as early as this week, according to his lawyer. The UK has submitted a formal request asking Georgia to extradite the 31-year-old web designer, who is in prison in Tbilisi after handing himself in to authorities in January. Shepherd went Read More

More floods loom as high river waters recede in Midwest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Record floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states bringing death and destruction were retreating in Kansas City on Monday but icy tributaries in Montana and the Dakotas threatened more floods for weeks to come, the National Weather Service said. FILE PHOTO – The Kansas side of the Missouri River Read More