Stricken Gaza Hospital Reports Deaths of Newborns as Israel, Hamas Clash Nearby

Updated Nov. 12, 2023 3:46 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought intense street battles Sunday around the Gaza Strip’s biggest hospital, leaving the medical facility with dwindling supplies for thousands sheltering there while a power outage led to the death of two newborns, according to doctors there. Doctors … Read more

Russia Turns to Longtime Arms Customers to Boost War Arsenal 

Listen to article (2 minutes) Russia has sought to retrieve parts from defense systems it had exported to countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Belarus and Brazil, as it tries to replenish the enormous stocks of weapons being expended for the war in Ukraine. Last April, a delegation of Russian officials visiting Cairo asked Egyptian President … Read more

Stanford University Student Hurt in Possible Hate Crime 

An Arab Muslim student at Stanford University was hurt in a campus hit-and-run that California authorities are investigating as a potential hate crime, according to the university. The incident occurred Friday afternoon as the student was crossing a street on foot, Stanford’s Department of Public Safety said.  Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All … Read more

Why Did Hurricane Otis Get So Deadly So Fast? America’s Top Expert Explains

Listen to article (2 minutes) This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been above normal, with 20 named storms—three of which reached the U.S. In August, Tropical Storm Harold struck Texas with winds of around 45 mph, causing minor damage, and Hurricane Idalia battered northeast Florida’s Big Bend region with 125 mph winds, leaving four people … Read more

Mexico Raises Hurricane Otis Death Toll to 39

MEXICO CITY—At least 39 people were killed and another 10 are reported missing after Hurricane Otis rammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast, bringing devastation to the popular beach resort of Acapulco, officials said on Saturday. Security Minister Rosa Icela Rodríguez said Saturday that 29 men and 10 women have been confirmed dead. The likely cause of … Read more

Manhunt Enters Third Day After Mass Shootings, Authorities Set to Search River

Updated Oct. 27, 2023 7:20 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) LEWISTON, Maine—Those lost in the worst mass shooting in the U.S. this year include a husband and wife in their 70s, a 14-year-old boy and his father and four deaf people who were playing in a weekly cornhole league, Maine authorities said Friday. … Read more

Hurricane Otis Churns Into Mexico’s Acapulco as Category 5 Storm

Updated Oct. 25, 2023 4:03 am ET MEXICO CITY—Hurricane Otis made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific Coast as a powerful Category 5 storm, as authorities warned of torrential rain, landslides and flash flooding. Authorities urged people living near rivers or ravines to evacuate. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador late Tuesday said he instructed the country’s … Read more

Rescue workers searched for survivors in western Afghanistan after powerful earthquakes killed at least 2,445 people and injured thousands more, in one of the deadliest seismic disasters to hit the country in recent decades.

Rescue workers searched for survivors in western Afghanistan after powerful earthquakes killed at least 2,445 people and injured thousands more, in one of the deadliest seismic disasters to hit the country in recent decades. Source link

Melting Glaciers Raise Risk of Deadly Himalayan Floods

Listen to article (2 minutes) NEW DELHI—Scientists studying lakes formed from melting glaciers in India’s Himalayan regions warned in 2021 that one in particular posed a danger to the nearby population. That warning proved prophetic last week as the lake sent water rushing down into the valley below. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. … Read more