Nebraskans struggled yesterday to clear the wreckage left by deadly floods that caused an estimated $1bn in damage, while emergency officials farther south kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as the disaster threatened to spread.
Conservative MPs are orchestrating against a potential leadership campaign by Boris Johnson, with several talking of resigning the whip if he were to become party leader. With Tories convinced that Theresa May’s days in No 10 are numbered, MPs are feverishly discussing who will seek to replace her
The EU could approve Britain’s request for a short delay to Brexit but only if British MPs next week vote through the withdrawal deal they have twice rejected, European Council president Donald Tusk said yesterday.
The death toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Karnataka rose to four yesterday, police said. Sixty-two people have been rescued, police inspector M I Basapur said from Dharwad, about 400km northwest of Bengaluru.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday attacked the Congress for its “dynastic politics” and said its biggest casualty were the institutions. Addressing voters in his blog post, Modi urged them to remember the Congress’ past when they vote - “how one family’s desire for power cost the nation greatly
Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th has raised the need to create a Department of Water and solely address water distribution issues and avoid a repeat of the water crisis that burdened thousands of Metro Manila residents.
An outraged President Rodrigo Duterte berated officials of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two concessionaires, Maynilad Water Services Inc and Manila Water Co Inc, for the water shortage in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal.
Rescuers in cyclone-hit Mozambique are desperately trying to save people stranded on small islands created by flood waters, the World Food Programme said on Wednesday, warning that continuing rains are making the situation worse.