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Deadly storm Ali causes havoc in Ireland

Deadly storm Ali causes havoc in Ireland

A woman has died after high winds blew her caravan off a cliff in Ireland and a man died in Northern Ireland as storm Ali grounded flights and left more than 200,000 people without electricity.

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Two prisoners die in police van submerged in Hurricane Florence floods
USA

Two prisoners die in police van submerged in Hurricane Florence floods

As floodwater surrounded the van, two deputy sheriffs were able to climb onto the roof but were unable to remove two women from the back seat.

  • by Martha Waggoner
'I couldn't hold on anymore': Mother loses hold of baby in Florence floods
USA

'I couldn't hold on anymore': Mother loses hold of baby in Florence floods

Heartbreak for families and rescuers in the wake of Florence's furry.

  • by Theoden Janes
'Gotta take care of home': Michael Jordan gives $US2m for Florence aid
Hurricanes

'Gotta take care of home': Michael Jordan gives $US2m for Florence aid

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan thought about all the spots that made Wilmington home growing up and was moved to dramatic action.

Temperatures to jump, smoke may linger over Sydney for second day
Weather

Temperatures to jump, smoke may linger over Sydney for second day

Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra will again face very high fire dangers on Wednesday as the mercury nears 30 degrees and humidity levels dive.

  • by Peter Hannam
Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides

A Philippine mayor said it's unlikely any of the dozens of people feared buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive.

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Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after ploughing into China
Philippines

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after ploughing into China

Typhoon Mangkhut continued its trail of destruction as moved into southern China. Although it has weakened it still packs a punch and death tolls are tipped to rise.

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face
US Senate

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

The death toll continues to rise as the rain continues to hammer already flooded areas throughout North and South Carolina, pushing rescue services to the limits.

  • by David Zucchino
Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers
USA

Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

As the death toll from Florence grew and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding.

'King of storms' slams into China as Philippines death toll climbs
China

'King of storms' slams into China as Philippines death toll climbs

Tropical cyclone Mangkhut made landfall in the country's most populous province after killing scores of people in the Philippines.

Nature's furies batter Asia and the United States
Philippines

Nature's furies batter Asia and the United States

Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and hurricane Florence in the United States are expected to continue to cause destruction on a massive scale even as they weaken.