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US cargo ship lost in hurricane

Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, was undergoing engine room work before it sank off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, said the ship's owner. The US Coast Guard said the s

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Hurricane batters Bahamas, fate of cargo ship unknown

The fate of more than 30 crew aboard a cargo ship missing off the Bahamas in heavy seas whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin was unknown on Friday as the storm battered the island chain for a second day. News the vessel had lost contac

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Iselle lashes Hawaii with wind, rain as Julio looms

Tropical Storm Iselle pummeled the Hawaiian Islands with high winds and heavy rain on Friday, forcing hundreds to seek shelter and knocking out power to over 20,000 people as residents kept a wary eye on an even more powerful storm headed their

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India on red alert as

Rain and wind lashed India's east coast and nearly 400,000 people fled to storm shelters after authorities issued a red alert and warned of major damage when one of the largest cyclones the country has ever seen hits land later on Saturday

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Big city slowly returns to bright lights after Sandy

Few thought it would take quite so long to fully restore the dimmed lights of the famed skyline of New York City's Financial District. At last, however, firms displaced by the flooding and power outages brought on by Superstor

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Sandy leaves New York, eastern US crippled

Millions of people awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy after it smashed into the eastern US, cutting power swamping New York’s subway system and submerging streets in Manhattan. At least

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Super storm Sandy cuts power to 7.3m homes

At least 7.3 million homes and businesses on the US East Coast were without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy tore down power lines, flooded networks and sparked an explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation on Manhattan's East River

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Levee breaks in New Jersey, floods 3 towns

A levee broke in northern New Jersey on Tuesday, flooding the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt with 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters) of water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, officials said. "We are in rescue mode

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Huge Sandy fire destroys dozens of NY homes

A huge fire that erupted as Sandy ripped through New York City with near-hurricane force winds on Monday night destroyed dozens of homes in one of the city's most remote neighbourhoods, officials said. The neighbourhood, Breez

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New York paralysed as Sandy hits eastern US

Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the US, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to

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