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Bahamas, Florida brace for Hurricane Isaias

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/31/20, 06:37 am

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis late on Thursday relaxed coronavirus restrictions to allow people to prepare for the storm but announced a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew beginning on Friday. Hurricane Isaias maintained maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and is expected to track through the Bahamas before moving toward South Florida on Saturday. The Florida Division of Emergency Management closed some drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites on Thursday evening as it braced for the Category 1 storm.

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Associated Press/Photo by Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical depression

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/26/20, 10:44 pm

Over the weekend, Hanna brought winds of 50 mph and more than 12 inches of rain to parts of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, areas also dealing with a surge of coronavirus cases. The storm made landfall on Saturday on Padre Island, Texas, south of Corpus Christi but weakened to a tropical depression by Sunday night. Although Hanna destroyed boats, flooded streets, and knocked out power, no deaths have yet to be reported on either side of the border.

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Associated Press/Photo by Al-hadji Kudra Maliro (file)

New wave of violence in Congo

International | Worsening unrest in the Northeast sparks international concern
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/24/20, 01:38 pm

Families seeking refuge from Islamist violence arrived July 9 in Boga, a town of about 30,000 people in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo. They came from villages fewer than 10 miles away. Some carried personal belongings or brought goats and chickens they had snagged while on the move.

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