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Six dead at Florida nursing home without power since storm

MIAMI: Six residents of a Florida nursing home which has been without power since Hurricane Irma have died and more than 100 have been evacuated, officials said Wednesday. "It's a sad event," said Tomas Sanchez, the police chief in Hollywood, the city north of Miami where the retirement facility is located. "We believe at this time they may be related to the loss of power in the storm," Sanchez told a news conference. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement saying he was "absolutely heartbroken" to learn of…

Hurricane Irma hammers south Florida with high wind, rising water

FORT MYERS/MIAMI: Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it lashed southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 1.8 million homes and businesses. All of southern Florida was feeling the storm’s effects, with at least one man killed, a woman forced to deliver her own baby and trees and apartment towers swaying in high winds. The National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour…

More anti-Trump protests in New York, Miami, Los Angeles

NEW YORK: Demonstrators took to the streets in New York City to oppose Donald Trump's election as US president for a fourth straight day Friday. Some 1,200 people gathered in the Washington Square neighborhood of lower Manhattan, some carrying enormous red balloons and placards with hearts and the words "peace and love." Others held signs reading "Your Wall Can't Stand in Our Way" -- a reference to the anti-immigration barrier the billionaire real estate baron has promised to build on the US border with Mexico.…

Toothless England held by 10-man Honduras in Miami

MIAMI: England came up against a resilient Honduras side reduced to 10 men for the last 20 minutes and found themselves short on ideas about how to break them down as they were held to a 0-0 draw in their last World Cup warmup match on Saturday. England striker Daniel Sturridge had the best chance of the game after 22 minutes but his weak left-foot shot missed the far post and he was guilty of wasting two other good opportunities before a crowd of 45,379 at the Sun Life stadium. The match was suspended for 43 minutes in the…