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Strongest Storm of Hurricane Season Batters Central America

Powerful Hurricane Iota is lashing Central America after barreling ashore late Monday with ferocious winds and rain, threatening to trigger landslides and cripple a region already reeling from a deadly storm two weeks ago. Iota, the most powerful Atlantic storm …

Insurers Cannot Provide Unlimited Cover In Pandemic – UK Supreme Court Told

LONDON — Major insurance companies told the UK Supreme Court on Monday it was wrong to assume there could be unlimited cover during a pandemic in an appeal closely watched by thousands of British businesses devastated by the coronavirus crisis. …

Weakened Eta Drenches Honduras; Could Reach Gulf of Mexico

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The rain-heavy remains of Hurricane Eta flooded homes in Honduras on Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 13. Forecasters said the once-mighty storm was expected to regather form and head toward …

Lloyd’s of London Ditches Plan to Create its Own Electronic Exchanges

LONDON — Lloyd’s of London has dropped ambitious plans to set up its own electronic exchanges and will work with other existing platforms to speed up the underwriting process and cut costs, the commercial insurance market said on Thursday. Lloyd’s …

Quake Toll Rises To 116 in Turkey; Rescuers Finish Searches

ANKARA, Turkey — The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake rose to 116 on Wednesday as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir finished searching buildings that collapsed in the quake. All but two of the victims were …

Eta Lashes Nicaragua With Rains, Deadly Mudslides

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Tropical Storm Eta spun through northern Nicaragua Wednesday after lashing the country’s Caribbean coast for much of the past day, its floodwaters isolating already remote communities and setting off deadly landslides that killed at least three people. …

Retail Therapy, Last Pints: England Readies for New Lockdown

LONDON — Last-minute shoppers in England were out in force Wednesday and thirsty drinkers planned their final freshly poured pints in a pub for the next month as Britain prepared to join large swathes of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown …

Belarus Cranks Up 1st Nuclear Plant; Lithuania is Fearful

MOSCOW — Belarus’ first nuclear power plant began operating Tuesday, a project that has spooked its neighbor Lithuania, which immediately cut off importing electricity from Belarus at the news. The Russian-built Astravyets nuclear power plant, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south …

Hurricane Eta Lumbers Toward Nicaragua, Bringing Deadly Rain

Hurricane Eta is battering Nicaragua with violent wind and devastating rain as it lumbers toward shore, threatening to trigger deadly floods and landslides. The storm, one of the Atlantic’s most powerful of the year, is packing winds of 145 miles …

2 Children Pulled Alive in Dramatic Turkey Quake Rescues

IZMIR, Turkey — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank. She was lying motionless, covered in dust, and he asked …

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