Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Ian

FORT MYERS: Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida‘s death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after the monster storm rampaged from the state’s southwestern coast up to the Carolinas. Florida, with nearly four dozen reported dead, […]

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Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida braces for winds, floods

HAVANA: Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, knocking out power to the entire country and leaving 11 million people without electricity, before churning on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a catastrophic Category 4 storm. Ian made landfall in Cuba’s Pinar […]

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Border crossings soar among Venezuelans: US officials

SAN DIEGO: The number of Venezuelans taken into custody at the US border with Mexico soared in August, while fewer migrants from Mexico and some Central American countries were stopped, officials said Monday. Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality after Mexicans among migrants crossing the US border illegally. US authorities stopped […]

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