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Hurricane Maria: Bill Clinton personally hands out supplies in Puerto Rico to survivors

Hurricane Maria: Bill Clinton personally hands out supplies in Puerto Rico to survivorsFormer US president Bill Clinton has arrived in Puerto Rico to meet with residents as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Mr Rossello said Mr Clinton’s visit will help people realise Puerto Rico still needed relief supplies more than two months after he hurricane wreaked havoc on the island. “It’s important to have him here because he has a vision of how to emerge from the emergency phase, establish normalcy and begin to rebuild,” Mr Rossello said.



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Iran quake survivors spend second night in the open air

Iran quake survivors spend second night in the open airTens of thousands of Iranians spent a second night in the open air after a 7.3-magnitude quake struck near the border with Iraq, killing more than 400. People who had fled their homes when the quake rocked the mountainous region spanning Iran’s western province of Kermanshah and Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday evening, braved chilly temperatures as authorities struggled to get aid into the quake zone. Iran has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning as officials outlined the most pressing priorities and described the levels of destruction in some parts as “total”.



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Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 deadBy Daniel Trotta and Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said 50 people were not accounted for. Working without pause since Tuesday afternoon’s 7.1-magnitude quake, first responders and volunteers have saved 60 survivors from central Mexico City to poor neighborhoods far to the south.



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Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school

Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City schoolRescue workers search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City.



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Photos Show Destruction And Scramble For Survivors After Deadly Mexico Earthquake

Photos Show Destruction And Scramble For Survivors After Deadly Mexico EarthquakeA 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, less than two weeks after another powerful quake in the country killed at least 217 people.



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Six-month-old British triplets some of youngest survivors of Hurricane Irma

Six-month-old British triplets some of youngest survivors of Hurricane IrmaSix-month-old British triplets are said to be among the youngest survivors of Hurricane Irma. Beatrice, Charlotte and Isabella were with their parents Kate Jackson, 33, and Alex Ashman, 31, on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands when the catastrophic storm hit. Mr Ashman was able to briefly call Ms Jackson’s sister, Claire Jackson, 29, to say that her nieces were safe – but that the home in Tortola was “destroyed”.



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Betsy DeVos Says The Title IX System Has 'Failed' Both Survivors And The Accused

Betsy DeVos Says The Title IX System Has 'Failed' Both Survivors And The AccusedDuring a planned press conference on Thursday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that “the era of rule by letter is over” with regards to campus sexual assault.



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Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Survivors Not To Have A ‘Victim Mentality’

Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Survivors Not To Have A ‘Victim Mentality’Pastor Joel Osteen, who has been under fire for his Houston megachurch’s slow response to helping survivors of Hurricane Harvey, on Sunday vowed that God would “pay back” victims for what they lost.



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AP PHOTOS: Searching for survivors in Harvey-swamped homes

AP PHOTOS: Searching for survivors in Harvey-swamped homesHOUSTON (AP) — Rescuers pounded on doors and shouted for survivors as they did a block-by-block search Thursday of tens of thousands of Houston homes deluged by Harvey.



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Houston convention center gives refuge to Harvey's survivors

Houston convention center gives refuge to Harvey's survivorsHOUSTON (AP) — Patricia Cain entered the George R. Brown Convention Center barefoot and carrying two oxygen tanks. The first was empty. The second was given to her by the Houston Fire Department after the Coast Guard rescued her from her flooded home.



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