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September 12, 2017 10:01 AM Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children. In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction projects. And in 1957, Hurricane Audrey's storm surges crashed 37

September 12, 2017 6:20 AM Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes

FLORIDA CITY: Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful 31

September 11, 2017 6:49 AM Irma weakens but continues to batter Florida

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Miami, United States, Sep 10 – Hurricane Irma, which has toppled cranes, swallowed streets and left millions without power, weakened to a Category 1 storm Monday but remained dangerous as it continued its furious climb up Florida’s southwest coast. Warnings of hazardous storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular 109

September 9, 2017 7:59 PM Irma’s Fearsome Winds Reach Florida Shores, With Full Strike Yet to Come

Hurricane Irma had killed at least 25 people by the time it made landfall in Cuba Friday night as a Category 5. The hurricane was downgraded to Category 3 early Saturday, but was expected to strengthen before its eye made landfall in Florida on Sunday. Irma plowed directly through the northern coast of Cuba, where there was little word yet of how the area’s 146

September 8, 2017 12:29 AM ‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’

MIAMI — Florida officials urged residents in flood-prone coastal communities to get out while they can, ordering evacuations in the face of oncoming Hurricane Irma, which could make landfall Sunday and inflict massive destruction not seen in the state since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Hurricanes have lashed South Florida many times, but officials here at the National 15

August 21, 2017 11:46 PM Android O release date, name and features: Google officially reveals Android Oreo

Company finally announced what "Android O" stands for during New York event Android Oreo, the eighth iteration of Google's mobile OS, has finally been officially unveiled. The mobile operating system has a handful of new features and several optimisations on the last edition, Android 7 Nougat. Here we roundup the latest news about the latest Android 46

July 21, 2017 5:35 AM Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures scores more

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people and injured scores more when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. Local officials said at least two people died and 100 were injured on the Greek holiday island of Kos, a popular destination particularly 16

July 12, 2017 9:19 AM China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China's rapidly modernizing military hones its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fueled worries in India that it would become another 24

May 1, 2017 8:00 PM Philippines' Duterte hesitant on US visit, warm on China

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he may turn down an invitation by US President Donald Trump to visit the US, as he welcomed three Chinese warships to his home town. Duterte, who has loosened the Philippines' long alliance with the US while strengthening ties with China and Russia, said he could not commit to the American president 6

April 11, 2017 8:59 PM Qatar, S Africa firm up strategic partnership QNA

Qatari-South African ties are based on strong pillars of fruitful strategic partnership, mutual trust and diverse co-operation to serve bilateral relations between the two countries and the interests of Africa and the Arab region, culminating in an economic diplomacy that plays a constructive role in boosting ties of common concern. HH the Emir Sheikh 15