Disasters
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Cyclone batters Mozambique again

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/19, 11:33 am

Another cyclone made landfall in northern Mozambique on Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai raged through the central part of the country. Cyclone Kenneth struck north of the city of Pemba with sustained winds of 136 miles per hour, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said. It is expected to bring heavy rains and flooding across northeastern Mozambique. At least three people have died. The storm already hit the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros, where it killed at least three people and damaged houses and infrastructure. Officials in southern Tanzania remain on alert.

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Deadly earthquakes shake Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/19, 11:22 am

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Tuesday, one day after another quake killed at least 16 people. Schools and offices in San Julian in Eastern Samar province suspended activities and officials cut off power as a precaution. No deaths were immediately reported in Tuesday’s quake. Monday’s quake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon. It brought down a supermarket and damaged other buildings, including an international airport terminal. Rescue workers searched the rubble for any survivors overnight.

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‘Stored up for fire’

Culture | God gives us our appreciation for great architecture, but we are to worship the Creator not the creation
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/17/19, 02:06 pm

It occurred to everyone at some point while watching Notre Dame burn: “I wish it were yesterday again. Or 5 o’clock this morning. I wish we could go back and change the ending.” 

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