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Three dead as weakening Eta batters Nicaragua

Managua - Hurricane Eta slowed to tropical storm speeds on Wednesday morning even as it pummeled Nicaragua, killing two people there and one in neighboring Honduras, while unleashing fierce winds and heavy downpours.

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Eta hits Nicaragua

Managua - An "extremely dangerous" hurricane named Eta lashed the north coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday as it made landfall packing heavy rain and high winds, authorities said.

Central America braces as Hurricane Eta builds to Category 4

Managua - Eta rapidly intensified to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it bore down on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and Honduras, threatening the Central American countries with catastrophic winds and floods.

Antarctic Peninsula at warmest in decades: study

Santiago - The year 2020 is the hottest in the Antarctic Peninsula in the past three decades, a study by the University of Santiago de Chile out Friday found.Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius (35.6 and 37.

Nana downgraded to tropical storm over Guatemala

Guatemala City - Nana was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday as it hit Guatemala, several hours after making landfall in Belize as a hurricane.

Argentine marshland threatened by worst fires in decades

Rosario - Ravaged by drought, the Parana Delta in Argentina, one of the largest and most biodiverse in the world, has been burning like never before since the beginning of the year.

Chaotic climate, chaotic cities fuel Brazil flood toll

Guaruja - Violent rain has killed scores of people and forced thousands from their homes this year in Brazil's most populous states, a disaster experts blame on climate upheaval but also rampant urbanization.

Death toll from torrential Brazil storms rises to 44: officials

Belo Horizonte - The death toll from days of intense storms and flooding in southeastern Brazil has risen to 44, authorities said Sunday.

Record southeastern Brazil rainstorms kill 30

Bras - At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Minas Gerais state Civil Defense office said Saturday.

After horror of Dorian, Bahamas struggling to shelter survivors

Nassau - The Baptiste family steps off the ferry that brought them from Marsh Harbour, the port in the Bahamas that was flattened by hurricane Dorian."Plenty people dead," says Marie Claude Baptiste, the 46-year-old mother, in broken English.

Freak hail storm strikes Mexican city of Guadalajara

Guadalajara - A freak hail storm on Sunday struck Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets up to two meters (yards) deep.

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Humacao - Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.

California blazes threaten populated areas

Lake Elsinore - Authorities battling massive wildfires in large swathes of California issued mandatory evacuation orders and health warnings Friday over the worsening air quality as the flames grew ever closer to populated areas.

Beware of fraudsters, Chilean miners tell rescued Thai boys

Santiago - Guard against exploitation: that's the message Chilean miners have offered the 12 Thai boys and their football coach following the harrowing ordeal of spending 18 days trapped in a cave.

Chilean miner 'very emotional' after Thai cave rescue

Santiago - A Chilean miner who spent more than two months trapped underground told AFP he was celebrating the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were imprisoned in a flooded cave for 18 days."Yippeeeee!!!

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