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  • Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in Florida

    Miami,  Hurricane Irma killed 72 people in Florida when it battered the southern state on September 10, according to an updated death toll that includes figures from individual counties. Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) spokesman Alberto Moscoso confirmed an official toll of 54 to AFP yesterday. But this figure does not include eight known victims in the Florida Keys, or 10 elderly victims who died in a nursing home north of Miami.

  • To Kill the President: Review

    Title: To Kill the President
    Author: Sam Bourne
    Pages: 408
    Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers

  • Hurricane Irma: 110 Indians evacuated from Sint Maarten

    New Delhi: As many as 110 Indian and Indian-origin persons have been evacuated from the Hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten island and brought to the Caribbean Island of Curacao on a special chartered flight, the government said.

  • Hurricane Irma: Death toll rises to ten in Cuba

    Washington DC: At least ten people have lost their lives in Cuba after Hurricane Irma passed over the northern portion of the Caribbean island over the weekend. Most casualties occurred mainly due to building collapses, the CNN reported. Despite Havana being far from where Irma first hit, the city has suffered severe flooding and widespread wind damage. The storm crashed into Cuba late on Friday, with sustained winds of than 157 miles per

  • Hurricane Irma weakens to tropical depression

    Miami: Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it advanced through the southeastern US, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) announced.  At 11 p.m. (local time), Irma packed maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km per hour and was located 10 km south of Columbus, and 150 km south-southwest of Atlanta, both in the state of Georgia, reports Efe news.

  • Thousands of Indians in hurricane Irma’s path

    Washington: Millions of people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, in Florida, braced for “life- threatening” Hurricane Irma which hit the state’s southern islands as a category four storm after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.

  • Irma: Sixty Indians to be evacuated from St Martin

    Washington : About 60 Indian nationals are being evacuated from the vacation island of St Martin in the Caribbean, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma, an extremely powerful storm that wreaked havoc in the region. Most of the Indian nationals have a transit visa, a temporary short period visa, to the US.

  • Mass exodus as Hurricane Irma eyes Florida, batters Cuba

    Miami : After laying waste to several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Irma was barrelling towards Florida on Saturday , where some 5.6 million people faced orders to evacuate as the monster storm made landfall in Cuba.

  • 5 mln asked to evacuate from Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

    Washington: Over five million people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, have been asked to evacuate from parts of coastal Florida after Hurricane Irma, an extremely powerful Category 5 storm, barrelled towards the state after wrecking havoc on the Caribbean islands.

  • Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba

    Havana, Irma, a category 5 hurricane, has made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph after causing widespread devastation in the Caribbean islands, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. According to the NHC, Irma hit the island nation’s Camaguey archipelago at 11 p.m. on Friday night, reports CNN.

  • Pope praying for Hurricane Irma, Mexico earthquake victims

    Vatican City, Pope Francis on Friday said he was praying for the victims of the tropical storm, Hurricane Irma, that has wrought death and destruction in the Caribbean this week as well as for the victims of a lethal earthquake in Mexico. “I express spiritual closeness to all those who are suffering,” Francis said at the end of a beatification mass in Villavicencio city in Colombia, during a five-day visit to the South African

  • I’m not robotic: Theresa May fights back

    London: British Prime Minister Theresa May today fought back claims that she is robotic in her responses, a tag she was given by the media during the general election campaign earlier this year for repeating stock phrases.

  • Hurricane Irma: Massive destruction in northern Caribbean islands

    New York: The most powerful category 5 Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hammered Puerto Rico on Wednesday night and caused widespread destruction and number of casualties in northern Caribbean islands specially Barbuda, which has been “literally reduced to a rubble”.

  • Irma strengthens into monster Category 5 hurricane

    Miami: Hurricane Irma intensified into a Category 5 hurricane on Tuesday as it headed toward the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Irma is “an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane” and “preparations should be rushed to completion in the hurricane warning area”, the NHC said in its 1200 GMT advisory.