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Midwestern flooding collapses bridge, kills at least two

Midwestern flooding collapses bridge, kills at least two

Flooding in the Midwestern US killed at least two, collapsed a railroad bridge and sent water surging around a dam Monday after days of heavy rains that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate or be rescued from rising waters. An Illinois man died Saturday while trying to go around a barricade


30 dead as torrential rains lash Central America

30 dead as torrential rains lash Central America

At least 30 people have died and thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes as storms and heavy rainfall continue to lash Central America, according to local officials, with the constant downpours flooding rivers, destroying homes, triggering landslides and cutting off entire communities.

US states want to ban phones in schools

US states want to ban phones in schools

As a middle-school teacher, Nancy Streit understands how hard it can be to compete with a smartphone for a child's attention. But as a mother, she knows the devices are a necessity when there's an emergency. “It’s mostly the parents calling,” she says, adding that while she do

El Salvador death toll rises to 19 as heavy rains continue

El Salvador death toll rises to 19 as heavy rains continue

The torrential rains hitting El Salvador caused the deaths of another six people on Friday, when two girls and four adults were killed after being buried in their homes. Wall collapses and landslides on the outskirts of the capital left a total of 19 dead. Two weather systems - one along Guatemala

US grocery store shooting kills three, wounds 10 

US grocery store shooting kills three, wounds 10 

A shooter who opened fire Friday at a grocery store in Arkansas left the store and parked cars riddled with bullet holes as bystanders ducked for cover both indoors and in the parking lot, killing 3 people and wounding 10 others, authorities said. The wounded included two law enforcement officers

US approves $360m arms sale to Taiwan

US approves $360m arms sale to Taiwan

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of drones and missiles for an estimated $360 million, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. The United States is bound by law to provide Chinese-claimed Taiwan with the means to defend itself despite the lack of fo

10 injured in shooting at US water park

10 injured in shooting at US water park

As many as 10 people, including children, were shot and wounded at a city-run water park near Detroit city in United America on Saturday evening, police said, calling the incident random gunfire. The suspect was still at large late on Saturday, but police said they believed he was cornered in a ho

Two killed in small plane crash in California

Two killed in small plane crash in California

Two people were killed on Saturday in a small plane crash in the US state of California, authorities said. The US National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement on social media X that it is investigating the crash of a Lockheed L12 aircraft near Chino, a city in the western end of San Be

Biden, Zelensky sign 10-year bilateral security agreement

Biden, Zelensky sign 10-year bilateral security agreement

US President Joe Biden and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a 10-year bilateral security agreement on Thursday aimed at bolstering Ukraine's defense against Russian invaders and getting Ukraine closer to NATO membership. The deal, signed on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy, aims

Biden to sign new security agreement with Ukraine

Biden to sign new security agreement with Ukraine

US President Joe Biden will sign a new security agreement with Ukraine on Thursday to pledge America's long-term support to the country, during his meeting with leaders of the Group of Seven democracies in Italy, a top US official said. Biden departed for Italy on Wednesday to increase pressure on