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Trump gives self 10/10 for Puerto Rico response

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his administration ten-out-of-ten for its response a hurricane that hammered Puerto Rico exactly one month ago, as 80 percent of the US island remained without power. Meeting Puerto…

Tropical storm Nate lashes US Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS: Tropical storm Nate moved quickly inland from the US Gulf Coast early Sunday after making landfall twice as a powerful hurricane, triggering widespread flooding and power outages. After leaving a trail of death and…

Climate change and hurricanes: do we need a smoking gun?

WASHINGTON: Many climate scientists are convinced that mega-storms Harvey and Irma Hurricane -- which left scores dead and caused massive economic losses -- were boosted by global warming, but hesitate to say so in as many words. Call it…

So how do mega-storms get named, anyhow?

PARIS: First there was Harvey, which put much of Houston under water. Now Hurricane Irma is rampaging across the Caribbean and closing in on Miami. Meanwhile, Jose -- still a tropical storm -- is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, while…

1.2 million people ‘battered’ by Irma: Red Cross

GENEVA: An estimated 1.2 million people have already been "battered" by Hurricane Irma, a number that could surge to 26 million, the Red Cross said on Thursday. "Our worst fears have played out in Barbuda and elsewhere,” Walter Cotte,…