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  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

    The Microsoft co-founder passed away Monday afternoon from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  • A rescue team helped by a trained dog is seen looking for victims in Mexico Beach, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on October 15, 2018.

    Five days after the hurricane slammed into the Florida Panhandle, people are struggling to locate friends and loved ones who haven't been heard from, though how many residents are missing seems to be anyone's guess.

  • RISK MODELER AIR WORLDWIDE ESTIMATES HURRICANE MICHAEL INSURED WIND AND STORM SURGE LOSSES WILL BE BETWEEN $6 BLN AND $10 BLN.

  • *Hundreds of thousands cross from Angola to DRC- officials. KAMAKO, Democratic Republic of Congo/ LUANDA, Oct 14- C ongolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, an accusation Angolan security forces strongly denied. Angola, the world's fifth largest diamond...

  • Oct 13- Hurricane Leslie is forecast to weaken slightly as it moves east toward the Iberian Peninsula on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The Category 1 hurricane is expected to produce dangerous winds, surf and heavy rainfall in Portugal and Spain on Saturday night and Sunday, the center said. Leslie was located 580 miles east of the Azores as it...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Searchers on Friday uncovered the first body in the rubble of the Florida town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 18 and was expected to climb further. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas,"...

  • Searchers found one person dead in the rubble of Mexico Beach, said Joseph Zahralban, Miami's fire chief and the task force leader of a search and rescue unit. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas," Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told reporters. The number of fatalities is expected to rise further as...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 16 on Friday, law enforcement officials said, as rescue crews began searching hardest-hit communities in the Florida panhandle rendered nearly inaccessible by storm damage. Three additional deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida, Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Rescue crews confronted with shattered roads, fallen trees and miles of ruins struggled on Friday to get to Florida Panhandle communities hardest hit by Hurricane Michael, saying they expected the death toll of 14 to rise. None of the confirmed 14 fatalities were reported from the oceanfront communities, such as Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Rescue crews worked their way through fallen trees and heaps of rubble on Friday in the Florida Panhandle towns hit the hardest by Hurricane Michael, looking for people trapped or killed by a storm blamed for at least 12 deaths. So far, counties along the affected northwest Florida coast have reported no deaths related to the storm.

  • PORT ST. JOE, Fla., Oct 12- Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael, amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm will climb. So far, counties along the hard-hit northwest Florida coast have reported no deaths related to the storm.

  • PORT ST. JOE, Fla., Oct 12- Rescuers used heavy equipment to clear debris in the Florida Panhandle towns hit hardest by Hurricane Michael, searching for survivors amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm likely will climb. Michael charged ashore on Wednesday near the small Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach as one of the most powerful...

  • Michael charged ashore on Wednesday near the small Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Although weaker as it pushed over the southeastern United States, it carried high winds and delivered drenching rains to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

  • Rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. 

    Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael, amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm will climb.

  • Hurricane Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, pushing a wall of seawater inland and causing widespread flooding. At least seven people were killed in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, according to state officials. U.S. Army personnel used heavy...

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Japan's export growth was seen slowing in September after a series of natural disasters disrupted business activity, a Reuters poll found on Friday, but the setback was seen as temporary. The trade deficit was forecast at 50.0 billion yen. Deadly typhoons and flooding in western Japan and earthquakes in the northern island of Hokkaido disrupted...

  • Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, pushing a wall of seawater inland and causing widespread flooding. U.S. Army personnel used heavy equipment to push a path through debris in Mexico Beach to allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents,...

  • Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, pushing a wall of seawater inland. U.S. Army personnel used heavy equipment to push a path through debris in Mexico Beach to allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents, survivors or casualties, as...

  • PORT ST. JOE, Fla., Oct 11- Dazed Florida residents picked through the wreckage left by Hurricane Michael on Thursday after the near-record-force storm tore apart coastal towns and was blamed for seven deaths. Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour winds, pushing a wall of...

  • In this aerial view, storm damaged boats are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on October 11, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. 

    Hurricane Michael's violence was visible on Thursday in shattered Florida coastal towns, where rows of homes were ripped from foundations and roofs were torn off schools by the near-record-force storm blamed for seven deaths.