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Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427 - The New York Times


Posted: Sun-Sep-2019



In a draft report to Congress requesting recovery funds, the government acknowledged that 1,427 people probably died in Hurricane Maria. The official death toll is 64.

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After his approval rating cratered in early 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron embarked on a talking tour with French citizens, including 16 televised conversations. It appears to have changed his fortunes, writes Don Murray.

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WHO says Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases
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The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus.

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A satirical internet event dubbed "Storm Area 51" had a couple of small Nevada towns preparing for a flood of visitors this weekend, but officials now say the crowds of UFO enthusiasts has peaked at just 3,000.

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Many residents in Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres have not gone back to their homes after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

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A bus crash on a mountainous road in northwest Pakistan has killed 25 passengers and injured 20 others.

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U.S. President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former vice-president Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Greta Thunberg, other activists, deliver messages at UN youth climate summit
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The first UN youth climate summit kicked off in New York City on Saturday with a panel of speakers that include 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

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Hong Kong's deep divide: Months of protests take their toll on families
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Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja
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Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit and was reduced to a tropical storm Saturday as it headed up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

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Millions of students were taking to the streets around the world on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a UN climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert an environmental catastrophe.

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