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Taiwan earthquake: Tsunami warnings issued after 6.9 magnitude quake

CNN — Dangerous tsunami waves are possible along coasts within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, the United said. States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake hit Chishang Township in rural southeast Taiwan and was 10 kilometers deep. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami warning

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Tropical Storm Fiona strengthens and hurricane warnings are issued

Tropical Storm Fiona has strengthened and is now heading towards the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico where hurricane warnings are in place. It threatens to dump up to 41cm of rain on parts of Puerto Rico and where residents are bracing for potential landslides, severe flooding and power outages. Authorities have opened shelters and closed

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Weather warnings issued as storms sweep Florida’s east coast

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued several weather warnings for areas along Florida’s east coast on Tuesday, August 17. Images by Joel Albair show heavy rain and winds in Ponce Inlet, a town on the upper Atlantic coast of the Sunshine State. The NWS issued a special maritime warning for the region on Tuesday. The

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Storm hits parts of southwestern Utah amid flood warnings

Heavy rain, hail and wind battered parts of Washington County, Utah on August 11 amid weather warnings issued for the area. This footage filmed by Twitter user @Brody_wx shows a thunderstorm cell hitting a residential neighborhood in Santa Clara. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for large parts of southwestern Utah,

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Xi, Biden trade warnings as Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan spark tension

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Joe Biden held a lengthy phone call in which the leader of Beijing warned the United States against interfering in China’s relations with Taiwan and the split of the two most the world’s major economies, officials said. During the unusually long three-hour call, there was no indication

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Health

Covid rises in US amid muted warnings and murky data

CHICAGO – Covid-19 is sweeping the United States again in what experts consider the the most transmissible variant of the pandemic at the moment. But something is different this time: public health authorities are holding back. In Chicago, where the county’s Covid alert level was raised to “high” last week, the city’s top doctor said

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