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China’s trade with US shrinks in August

China’s trade with the United States shrank by double digits in August as the two sides prepare for trade talks with no sign of progress toward ending a worsening tariff war that threatens global economic growth.
This May 1, 2019, satellite image obtained courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Cyclone Fani intensifying in the Bay of Bengal. – India deployed emergency personnel May 1, 2019, and ordered the navy on standby as it braced for an extremely severe cyclonic storm barrelling towards the eastern coast. Tropical Cyclone Fani, located in the Bay of Bengal and packing wind speeds up to 205 kilometres (127 miles) per hour, is expected to make landfall at Odisha state Friday. (Photo by HO / NOAA / AFP) /

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone targets India

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated from the expected path of a major cyclone packing winds up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour and torrential rains, officials said Thursday.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique braces for more rain, worsening floods

People in northern Mozambique braced for more rain Tuesday and the potential for worsening floods as the country deals with the aftermath of the second deadly cyclone to hit the region in the span of six weeks.
A sign that was damaged by fire is seen in a burnt forest near Boadella, at Emporda area in the Spanish province of Girona, July 24, 2012. Two big forest fires raging in the border area between France and northern Catalonia in Spain since Sunday have killed a fourth person, local authorities said on Monday, as strong winds hindered efforts to control the blaze. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Forest fires blight Europe amid drought fears

Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018’s arid conditions.

Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern US state.
Pedestrians run in the rain near Tokushima Station in Tokushima on August 23, 2018 as Typhoon Cimaron neared the coastline. The strong typhoon hurtled towards western Japan on August 23, with forecasters warning of heavy rains and landslides, including in areas hit by deadly flooding last month. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Strong typhoon hits flood-hit western Japan

A strong typhoon slammed into western Japan on Thursday, with forecasters warning of heavy rains and landslides, including in areas hit by deadly flooding last month.
(FILES) This NASA file image obtained August 20, 2018 shows Hurricane Lane when NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead in mid-August 2018, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board that satellite acquired a true-color image of the storm on August 16, 2018 of a cloud-filled eye and a distinct apostrophe shape when the image was captured moving over open ocean. Part of the Hawaiian islands were put under a hurricane watch August 21, 2018 as major Hurricane Lane advanced toward the American archipelago in the central Pacific. Lane, a Category Four storm, was expected to make a turn toward Hawaii later in the week, forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.The storm was packing winds of 150 miles (240 kilometers) per hour and was 620 miles (990 kilometers) southeast of Honolulu at 1500 GMT, the center said./ AFP PHOTO / NASA / HO /

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane has grown to a category 5 storm as it approaches Hawaii with potential for torrential rain, flash flooding and landslides, forecasters said.
Landslides

Landslides caused by rain kills 20

At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern India, an official said, pushing the nationwide monsoon death toll for this year to over 700.

Senator Saraki: Why I didn’t attend APC meetings

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has explained why he did not attend Monday’s National Caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Tuesday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja.

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Gunmen kill policeman, injure school principal in Edo

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