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Natural Disasters

Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding from Florence

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RALEIGH, N.C., CHARLESTON, S.C. Communities in North and South Carolina along waterways to the Atlantic coast faced rising floods on Saturday more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. | Video

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Hundreds of thousands without power in Ottawa after tornado hits 22 Sep 2018

OTTAWA Hundreds of thousands of people were stranded without power in and around the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday after a tornado touched down twice, destroying some houses and ripping the roofs off others.

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Much of North Carolina still flooded following Florence 21 Sep 2018

KINSTON, N.C. The major coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina remained cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on Thursday and more than 200 roads across the state were closed or blocked as residents struggled to recover from the epic storm. | Video

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Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming 20 Sep 2018

(This September 19 story corrects metric conversion in second paragraph.)

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Hurricane raises questions about rebuilding along North Carolina's coast 20 Sep 2018

RODANTHE, N.C. When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state's most popular tourist destination.

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'Water coming your way', Trump warns during hurricane tour 20 Sep 2018

CONWAY, S.C. U.S. President Donald Trump warned South Carolina on Wednesday "water is coming your way" in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, as the death toll from the massive storm rose to at least 36 after two women were swept away in a sheriff's van. | Video

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Mexico remembers 2017 quakes, issues stamp for rescue dogs 20 Sep 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexicans held a minute of silence on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of devastating earthquakes that struck the country in September 2017, and the postal service honoured three search-and-rescue dogs in a stamp.

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A picture and its story - Dogs in the disaster zone 19 Sep 2018

LELAND, N.C. Three days after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, I was documenting the damage to Wilmington and communities to the south when I was tipped that volunteer rescuers were headed to a Leland church where people were isolated by rising floodwaters.

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In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact 19 Sep 2018

TASILLAQ, Greenland Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence. | Video

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A year after deadly Mexico quake, some still wait to return home 19 Sep 2018

MEXICO CITY A year after a devastating earthquake struck Mexico City and killed dozens of people, Guadalupe Padilla is still waiting to return to her home.

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.