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Elon Musk's SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon

Elon Musk's SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon

What do I want to do there? The first BFR is now being built in a purpose-built warehouse in Florida. Mr Maezawa then explained he had hired the entire shuttle, not just one seat, adding that he...

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Florence death toll reaches 23; destruction expected to worsen

Florence death toll reaches 23; destruction expected to worsen

Some stream gauges used to monitor river levels failed when they became submerged, but others showed water levels rising steadily, with forecasts calling for rivers to crest at or near record levels. ...

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Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

The Hong Kong Observatory reported Mangkhut was the most powerful cyclone to hit the city since 1979, packing maximum sustained gusts of 121 miles per hour. Severe flooding was seen on Sunday in p...

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Hong Kong raises typhoon alert as Mangkhut approaches

Hong Kong raises typhoon alert as Mangkhut approaches

Eleven bodies have been recovered from the rubble in the town of Itogon on the northern tip of the main island of Luzon, which was struck hard when Mangkhut made landfall last Saturday with winds of...

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Hurricane Florence downgraded to a tropical storm with flash floods predicted

Hurricane Florence downgraded to a tropical storm with flash floods predicted

Bergaw Mayor Pete Cowan warned that the local hospital was not accessible; it had already been evacuated. "Right now we've rescued over 400 people". "Or bury us, or something", he said as floodwat...

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases BFR update with new rocket launch renders

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases BFR update with new rocket launch renders

SpaceX will reveal the identity of the passenger on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. PT via webcast . BFR will inevitably borrow heavily from almost a decade of designing, building, testing, launching, a...

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First bodies recovered from Philippines landslide in wake of Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall Sunday in mainland China, but not before deadly 100-plus miles per hour winds blew through the Philippines and Hong Kong . It made landfall on the coast of Jiangmen ...

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Nasa satellite launched to measure Earth´s ice changes

Nasa satellite launched to measure Earth´s ice changes

Originally built by McDonnell Douglass, the rockets are now run by United Launch Alliance , which still launches payloads with the Atlas rockets and is designing a new rocket, the Vulcan Centaur. U...

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Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels as Florence Floodwaters Rise

Total accumulated rainfall there could end up as high as 40 inches. Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a tropical depression by Sunday, dumped up to 40 inches (100 cm) of rain on parts o...

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Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

About 703,000 of those power outages are in North Carolina, and 61,000 are in SC. "It has already dumped 50 to 76 cm of rain on parts of the Carolinas with more to come", he said. That's the new Nor...

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Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas

Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas

The Washington Post reports that, according to preliminary reports submitted to the National Weather Service, Florence's 30 inches of rainfall in North Carolina has broken the statewide rainfall reco...

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Dozens dead as Typhoon Mangkhut rips through southeast Asia

Dozens dead as Typhoon Mangkhut rips through southeast Asia

Aerial shot of flooded rice and corn fields due to heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Mangkhut near Alcala, Cagayan province, on September 16, 2018. Some roads were waist-deep in water with parts ...

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15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

On a flooded road near New Bern , Bryan Moore and his nephew Logan made a decision to go swimming in the floodwaters after having spent days at home without electricity or running water. Forecasters ...

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Hurricane Florence: Death Toll Mounts to 14

Hurricane Florence: Death Toll Mounts to 14

Data show that even with the increase in flood insurance coverage over the past year, the number of homes covered is down 3 percent in North Carolina and 6 percent SC compared with five years ago. Sou...

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Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit

Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit

Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, New Orleans, New York City, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, Rome, San F...

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Hurricane Florence: Killer storm weakens, but officials warn devastation far from over

Additionally, a few tornadoes "remain possible" Sunday and Monday across North Carolina and eastern SC. The Cajun Navy, a Louisiana-based group of private boat owners whose role proved pivotal in Te...

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80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

More than one million people have already been ordered to evacuate the coasts of North and SC and Virginia, with thousands more moved to emergency shelters, officials said. "Do you want to get hit wit...

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Trump OKs disaster relief for North Carolina

Trump OKs disaster relief for North Carolina

Storm surge could be as high as 11 feet in parts of North Carolina, prompting officials to closely watch the rise of rivers in the eastern part of the state. CORRECTING TYPO IN CITY NAME Leaves, bran...

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Hurricane Florence floods parts of the Carolinas with pounding wind and rain

As of early Friday afternoon, 20 inches of rain had already fallen in parts of North Carolina - and some resolution models are predicting that by Sunday, the southeastern part of the state could s...

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Hurricane Florence flooding 'could wipe out entire communities'

Hurricane Florence flooding 'could wipe out entire communities'

Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did. Two people died in Lenoir County. "They cleared out 75 percent of the pat...

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5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958. Since 1950, the center of 24 tropical systems (tropical storms and hur...

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Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

Storm surges are one of a hurricane's most risky effects. Then on Sunday, as a weakening Florence moves away from our region, our winds will gradually weaken during the day, with some wraparound ...

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Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead

Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead

In the 11 p.m. ET advisory, Florence was 280 miles southeast of Wilmington, NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 17 mph. Speaking in the Oval Office alongside ...

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Tracking Hurricane Florence as it bears down on U.S. East Coast

Tracking Hurricane Florence as it bears down on U.S. East Coast

The eye of Florence continues to churn about 180 miles from the North Carolina coast Thursday morning. Warning the 10 million residents of America's Southeastern coast about Hurricane Florence , ...

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Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Even in downgrading Florence , which is expected to crash into the Carolinas late Thursday night or early Friday, the National Hurricane Center predicted "life-threatening storm surge ", "catastrophi...

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Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods

It was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph (110 kph) before its core slogged into coastal SC hours later. Cooper said others should not follow suit. Johan Mack...

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Toronto city council votes to challenge Ford's council cuts in court

Toronto city council votes to challenge Ford's council cuts in court

Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark was drowned out by the desk-banging NDPers as he introduced Bill 31 Wednesday afternoon, the Efficient Local Government Act, to replace Bill 5 which was thrown o...

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Trump on Hurricane Maria

Trump on Hurricane Maria

They're counting deaths which took place five months after the storm had passed . Puerto Rico's governor raised the United States territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 t...

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Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas

But Florence, a Category 1 when it hit, already had pounded coastal areas for hours. Hundreds of people were rescued in New Bern , North Carolina, on Friday. He urged residents to stay inside and n...

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Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence

More than a million people are expected to flee low-lying areas, as SC and Virginia ordered mandatory evacuations of coastal areas starting on Tuesday. Sustained winds Monday afternoon were up to 140...

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