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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

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Only (More...)

High-tech mapping, apps fight deadly dengue outbreak in Honduras – medical charity

High-tech mapping, apps fight deadly dengue outbreak in Honduras – medical charity By Anastasia Moloney

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U.S. raps global health summit over abortion, sex education

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ten countries – including the United States, Brazil and Egypt – criticised (More…)

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 42, cases of illness to 2,172

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 42, cases of illness to 2,172 (Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,172 (More…)

Student gunman kills 1, wounds others at California high school

Student gunman kills 1, wounds others at California high school By Alan Devall

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Reuters) – A California (More…)

Indonesia issues tsunami alert after powerful quake causes panic

Indonesia issues tsunami alert after powerful quake causes panic JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia issued a tsunami alert on Thursday after (More…)

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

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Only (More…)

Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts, millions of child abuse posts

Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts, millions of child abuse posts (Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> removed 3.2 billion fake (More…)

Chicago’s cold blast spells concern for the city’s homeless

Chicago’s cold blast spells concern for the city’s homeless By Brendan O’Brien

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Homeless advocates in Chicago were (More…)

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

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

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Authorities declared a state (More…)

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…)