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Hurricane Irma

West Indies to face World XI in a charity T20 match at Lord's

West Indies will face a Rest of the World XI in a lone Twenty20 match at Lord's to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by recent hurricanes.

Feb 14, 2018, 21:11 PM IST

2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

The US had 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 each with losses exceeding $1 billion.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:06 AM IST

Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in Florida

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.

Sep 27, 2017, 08:01 AM IST

Puerto Rico 'obliterated' by Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump

The United States territory of Puerto Rico has been "absolutely obliterated" by Hurricane Irma and its electricity network has been destroyed, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. 

Sep 21, 2017, 22:14 PM IST

Use of nuclear weapons unthinkable: UN chief Antonio Guterres

US President Donald Trump, who has threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" unless it changes course, will be in the spotlight on Tuesday when he delivers his maiden address.

Sep 19, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down

Streets were flooded in some residential parts of the island of Barbados, which had been experiencing heavy rain since Sunday as the storm approached.

Sep 19, 2017, 00:28 AM IST

After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

Around 50,000 families in total were in need of new housing.

Sep 17, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

Nearly 2 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

The death toll includes eight elderly people who died after being exposed to sweltering heat inside a nursing home north of Miami that had been left with little or no air conditioning after the hurricane struck.

Sep 15, 2017, 22:50 PM IST

Eight dead at Florida nursing home, governor pledges full investigation

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, were to visit Florida to survey the damage on Thursday.

Sep 14, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Criminal probe opens into eight deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

In addition to severe flooding across Florida and extensive property damage in the Keys, residents faced widespread power outages that initially plunged more than half the state into darkness.

Sep 14, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Returning Florida evacuees stunned by Irma's wreckage as death toll climbs

The death toll from Irma, previously ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record and the second major hurricane to strike the US mainland this season, climbed to more than five dozen. Of those, 43 were killed in the Caribbean and at least 18 in the Southeastern United States.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

170 Indians evacuated from hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten

As many as 170 Indians have been evacuated from the hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten and brought to the Caribbean island of Curacao by special flights chartered by the Indian government.

Sep 13, 2017, 11:17 AM IST

Hurricane Irma exacts heavy toll on Florida's mobile

The couple had placed metal storm shutters over their windows but could hear the wind literally tearing apart the awning over their parking spot.

Sep 12, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

Officials urge patience as Florida towns re-open after Irma

At least one other possibly storm-related fatal car crash was reported on Sunday in Orange County, Florida. On Monday, two people were killed by falling trees in two Atlanta suburbs, according to local authorities.


Sep 12, 2017, 18:40 PM IST

Asia shares hit 10-year high on Irma, North Korea relief

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent to its highest level since late 2007.

Sep 12, 2017, 10:44 AM IST

Hurricane Irma: Military planes evacuate tourists to Europe

Two military planes were due to land in Paris and Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands with 278 and 100 people onboard respectively, authorities in both countries said.


Sep 11, 2017, 21:05 PM IST

Cuban government says 10 people killed by Hurricane Irma

A statement from civil defence authorities said the victims perished due to various causes such as accidents.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

Taiwan prepares for typhoon as hurricane batters US

Taiwan's central government was contacting the heads of mountain villages, arranging free evacuations to shelters, monitoring rivers and mudslide-prone areas.

Sep 11, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

US Open 2017: Majestic Rafael Nadal humbles Kevin Anderson to claim 16th Grand Slam title

Nadal thus added a third US Open trophy from New York. He had previously won the Flushing Meadows event in 2010 and 2013, to successfully counter the view that he only thrives on the dirts of Paris.

Sep 11, 2017, 05:37 AM IST

Over 1.6 million in Florida lose power from Irma, utility says

Large utilities that serve other parts of the state, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc have had scattered outages.

Sep 11, 2017, 00:27 AM IST