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Mudslides force dozens of motorists to spend night on motorway and in tunnel

More than 100 people had to spend the night on a motorway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain in...

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for US government workers

US president Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors, as he...

January 6 hearing opens as police detail violence and injuries

Four officers who defended the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection have given emotional and angry accounts of the attack. Capitol Police Officer Aquilino...

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch West

Erratic winds and the potential for dry lightning have added to the challenges facing firefighters battling California’s largest wildfire, one of numerous blazes burning...

US facing soaring coronavirus cases, experts say

The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring Covid-19 cases fuelled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent Delta variant, the nation’s top...

Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across western US

The largest wildfire in the US has torched more dry forest in Oregon – one of dozens of major blazes burning across the west...

911 recordings reveal panic and disbelief in Florida building collapse

Recordings of emergency calls after an oceanfront Florida apartment building collapsed in the middle of the night have revealed disbelief, panic and confusion as...

US Covid-19 cases on the rise again

The Covid-19 curve in the US is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the...

China slams Yellen’s call for US-European ‘unified front’

China has denounced an appeal by US treasury secretary Janet Yellen for a US-European “unified front” against Chinese “unfair economic practices” and human rights...

Florida breaks annual manatee death record in first six months

More manatees have died already this year than in any other year in Florida’s recorded history, primarily from starvation due to the loss of...

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