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Tropical Storm Beta puts over 10M people under warnings

Man wades through flooded town following hurricane

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Tropical Storm Beta to drop a foot of rain in Texas and Louisiana (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beta was predicted to bring a foot of rain to parts of coastal Texas and Louisiana next week as the 24th named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season moves ashore on Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said. …

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18 Chinese Warplanes Threaten Taiwan During U.S. Visit

Fighter jet. Rockets

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 China launches combat drills in Taiwan Strait, warns U.S. not to “play with fire” TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, crossing the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, in response to a senior U.S. official holding talks in Taipei. China had earlier announced combat drills and …

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U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Second Hurricane in a Month

Satellite view of hurricane

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 HOUSTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Sally strengthened off the west coast of Florida on Sunday and was poised to become a hurricane, bringing the threat of dangerous storm surges and high winds to the U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The storm track was disrupting oil production in the U.S. Gulf …

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What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

Turkish warship. Flag. Officers on deck

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 By Admiral James Stavridis for Bloomberg – As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has been a strategic crossroads throughout history for Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Jews, Phoenicians, Romans, Crusaders and more modern sea warriors. Admiral James Stavridis Whenever I’ve sailed the waters, during …

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Turkey Dismisses Report It Wanted To Provoke War By Sinking Greek Ship

Warships at sea

PortandTerminal.com, September 2, 2020 ANKARA, TURKEY – The German newspaper Die Welt claimed in a report on Tuesday that Turkish President Erdogan wanted to provoke a major military incident with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan’s goal was reportedly to provoke a military conflict with Greece and in doing so, help his own chances to survive politically. Faced with economic …

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Louisiana avoided Laura’s ‘wall of water’? Not so, says forecaster

Images show areas of Lake Charles and Cameron, Louisiana, before and after the storm.

REUTERS, AUGUST 29, 2020 (Reuters) – The 20-foot high “unsurvivable” wall of water Hurricane Laura was forecast to send onto the Louisiana coast showed up despite widespread reports of a lower peak, authorities said on Friday, rejecting criticism that they had raised too much alarm. The highest surge hit about 15 miles east of where Laura was forecast to make …

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VIDEO: Russia releases secret footage of world’s largest nuclear explosion

Mushroom cloud. Nuclear bomb explosion

REUTERS, AUGUST 28, 2020 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has released previously classified footage of the world’s largest nuclear explosion, caused when the Soviet Union detonated the so-called Tsar Bomba almost 60 years ago. The hydrogen bomb, which carried the force of 50 million tons of conventional explosives, was detonated in a test in October 1961, 4,000 metres over the remote …

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