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Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken areaWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.



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Spider-Man' of Paris, 22, Climbs Building to Save Child, 4, Dangling from Balcony

Spider-Man' of Paris, 22, Climbs Building to Save Child, 4, Dangling from BalconyEveryday heroes are just as spectacular as the ones in comic books!



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Winning ticket sold as U.S. Powerball jackpot climbs to $455 million

Winning ticket sold as U.S. Powerball jackpot climbs to $  455 millionThis is one of the biggest pots in the multi-state U.S. lottery’s history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner. The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7. The grand prize winner has the choice of taking the $ 455 million jackpot doled out over 29 years, or taking a one-time, lump-sum payment of $ 269.4 million.



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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missingThe death toll from a storm that unleashed landslides and floods across the southern Philippines has climbed to 240 with scores of others still missing, officials said Monday. Tropical Storm Tembin on Friday struck the country’s main southern island of Mindanao, which often escapes the 20 or so storms that batter the rest of the archipelago nation each year. Civil defence officials said the number of confirmed deaths from Tembin on Mindanao’s Zamboanga peninsula had risen to 78, while the death toll in Lanao del Sur province on the island went up to 27.



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Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officials

Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officialsThe death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 44 as mudslides wiped out a mountain village and ravaged another town, officials said Saturday. Nineteen deaths were reported near the town of Tubod on Friday on Mindanao, the archipelago nation’s second-largest island, where Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed flash floods and mudslides that erased a remote village from the map, police said. The village is no longer there,” Tubod police officer Gerry Parami told AFP by telephone.



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Typhoon death toll in Vietnam climbs amid widespread floods

Typhoon death toll in Vietnam climbs amid widespread floodsHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A powerful typhoon that rocked Vietnam has killed at least 44 people, left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the country's south-central region ahead of a summit that will draw leaders from around the world, the government said Monday.



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Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrants

Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrantsA survivor of a horror truck journey in which 10 migrants suffocated to death has told how travelers took turns breathing through a tiny hole in a desperate bid to stay alive, US investigators said Monday. As charges were filed against the driver who was detained in Texas near the border with Mexico, one of President Donald Trump’s cabinet secretaries denounced the “brutality” of people-smuggling gangs. The migrants were discovered in the back of the 18-wheel truck in the early hours of Sunday in San Antonio, Texas, a two-hour drive from the US-Mexico border, when one of them approached a Walmart store employee asking for water.



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Death toll climbs from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka

Death toll climbs from mudslides and floods in Sri LankaThe death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday. The Disaster Management Center said 203 people were confirmed dead. More than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began inundating the southern and western areas of the Indian Ocean island nation last Friday.



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Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people. The military said a lull in torrential monsoon rains had allowed it to deploy aircraft, boats and ground troops to evacuate people from flooded areas and deliver food and other essentials. The Disaster Management Centre said 169 people had been confirmed dead, most of them buried by landslides triggered by Friday’s intense rains.



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Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby

Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her babyWe know that orangutans are great climbers — in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to
WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said.  "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk.  Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes pic.twitter.com/KwOVwAsAH7 — Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert



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