From scorching to flooding: World’s hottest city in Pakistan now underwater

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not too long ago, Sara Khan, principal of a school for underprivileged girls in Jacobabad, southern Pakistan, watched with concern as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the hottest in the world at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large … Read more

Tot killed by hail the size of an orange during a nightmare storm

A one-year-old girl died on Wednesday after being hit by giant hailstones amid a freak storm that hit eastern Spain on Tuesday. The toddler was reportedly struck by a ball of ice measuring 4 inches in diameter – the size of an orange – during the “short but very intense” deluge that hit Catalonia around … Read more

Saudi woman gets 45 years in prison for her social media posts, rights group says

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIYADH, Aug 30 (Reuters) – A Saudi court has sentenced a woman to 45 years in prison for social media posts, a rights group said, in the latest example of a crackdown on female activists following the visit of US President Joe Biden. to the kingdom. … Read more

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100 people, including 380 children

Flood killed at least 1,100 people, affected 33 million A third of the country is under water – climate minister Climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs the world’s attention – António Guterres Devastation ‘of international origin’ – UN Harneis CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Torrential rains and floods have submerged a third of Pakistan and … Read more

Jury finds Alex Jones must pay $4.1 million over Sandy Hook hoax allegations

Aug 4 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said Thursday. The verdict follows a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’ Infowars radio … Read more

Polio found in NYC sewage as state urges vaccination

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in sewage in a New York suburb a month before health officials announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, said state health officials on Monday, urging residents to make sure they have been vaccinated. Finding the illness from sewage samples taken in June … Read more

At least 16 people die in ‘epic’ Kentucky floods, including 6 children

July 29 (Reuters) – The death toll in eastern Kentucky rose to at least 16 on Friday as flooding triggered by “epic” torrential rains swept away homes, washed away roads and pushed rivers to their banks , state authorities said, warning that more deaths were expected. Police and National Guard troops, including personnel from neighboring … Read more