08-22-2019  4:09 am   •   PDX Weather    •   SEA weather  

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A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.

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The government of New Zealand announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 50 people.

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Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees.

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Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai.

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A gunman killed three people and wounded nine on a streetcar in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack.

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From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media are skipping class to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming.

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At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) 

Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said that Washington wasted an opportunity that "may not come again."

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Gucci is latest in a line of fashion houses having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity

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Somalia-based Islamic extremist group that carried out the Westgate Mall attack again claims responsibility

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