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Florida in the USA has been hammered by Hurricane Michael

Mexico Beach

What used to be a gorgeous beachfront city now looks like an apocalyptic mess after Hurricane Michael shredded Mexico Beach, Florida. “Mexico Beach was wiped out,” said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “That’s probably ground zero.” Michael made landfall Wednesday near Mexico Beach as monstrous Category …

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UK businessman posts defiant anti-Brexit war cry

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For the throngs of commuters using London’s busy Waterloo Station every day, passing a large yellow sign reading “Bollocks to Brexit” has become part of the daily commute. Flamboyant businessman Charlie Mullins, the chief executive of Pimlico Plumbers, put the sign up in protest against what he thinks will be …

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Zimbabwe admits to injustice against white farmers

Zimbabwe farm in ruins

Zimbabwe’s new agriculture minister says the authorities want to address “injustices” committed during land reforms – and the main white farmers’ union says it wants to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. In a speech read on his behalf at the 75th Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU) annual congress in Harare …

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Massive typhoon heading for Japan

A large, very strong typhoon churned toward Japan on Friday, with the weather agency warning the storm would rip through the nation over the weekend, bringing violent winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Trami, packing gusts of a maximum 162km/h near its centre, was in the Pacific spiralling slowly toward Japan’s …

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Elephant kills tourist in Zimbabwe

A 49-year-old German woman was trampled to death by an elephant in a popular game reserve in northern Zimbabwe as she tried to photograph it, a wildlife official said Thursday. The attack happened on Wednesday at the Mana Pools game reserve after the woman apparently left the protection of the …

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