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A police car is submerged in New Orleans East August 31, 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit the area. Authorities struggled on Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from hurricane-battered New Orleans as food and water grew scarce and looters raided stores, [while U.S. President George W. Bush said it would take years to recover from the devastation.]

Rising U.S. losses from powerful hurricanes flag need for better protection

Rising U.S. losses from powerful hurricanes flag need for better protection By Anna Scholz-Carlson

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‘Leave now’: Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

‘Leave now’: Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom By Colin Packham

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U.S. vaping-related deaths climb to 39, illnesses to 2,051

U.S. vaping-related deaths climb to 39, illnesses to 2,051 (Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,051 confirmed and (More…)

Mass surveillance fears as India readies facial recognition system

Mass surveillance fears as India readies facial recognition system By Rina Chandran

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As India (More…)

Trump-backed ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers voided by U.S. judge

Trump-backed ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers voided by U.S. judge By Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge (More…)

California winds slacken, helping firefighters control blazes

California winds slacken, helping firefighters control blazes (Reuters) – Winds that have fanned California’s wildfires have calmed, helping firefighters contain (More…)

Philippines’ 6.5 earthquake kills at least five

Philippines’ 6.5 earthquake kills at least five MANILA (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked southern Philippines still reeling from (More…)

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources By Greg Roumeliotis, Yingzhi Yang, Echo Wang and Alexandra Alper

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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 37, cases of illness to 1,888

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 37, cases of illness to 1,888 (Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 1,888 (More…)

Homes destroyed, hundreds more evacuated as Los Angeles wildfires spread

Homes destroyed, hundreds more evacuated as Los Angeles wildfires spread By Omar Younis

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – More wildfires (More…)

IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan By Denis Dumo

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