In today's news roundup, Central America struggles to recover from two strong late-season hurricanes, violence rocks Uganda following the arrest of a candidate for president, and the famous Arecibo Observatory will be shut down because of damage.
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Strong cyclones in both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean have continued to pound countries on both sides of the planet. The Philippines is struggling to recover from Typhoon Goni, and several countries in Central America have been hit by Hurricane Eta.
In today's news roundup, a strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, Melbourne comes out of lockdown after 112 days, and the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series for the first time in 32 years.
Strong cyclones in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans have hit land, leaving a trail of damage behind. Vietnam and the Philippines are struggling to recover from Typhoon Molave. In the US, Louisiana and nearby states are still battling Hurricane Zeta.
In today's news roundup, over half a million people are without power in Louisiana after Hurricane Delta hits, the United Nations' World Food Program wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and a stolen scroll worth $3 million gets cut in half.
In today's news roundup, Asian countries struggle to deal with back-to-back typhoons, the world remembers Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, and balloons carry magician David Blaine miles into the sky.
Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana on Thursday with strong winds and heavy rains. It's the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in over 150 years, and has left behind widespread damage. Laura is now weaker, but is still causing damage as it moves on.
In today's news roundup, Lebanon's government has stepped down after protests following the huge explosions on August 4, New Zealand is working to understand and control a new coronavirus outbreak, and a skateboard move is renamed after 40 years.
Massive explosions have killed over 135 people and injured thousands in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The blasts have caused so much damage that the city is struggling to respond.
Heavy rains brought by monsoons are causing massive flooding across South Asia. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Indonesia, China, and other countries.
Russian president, Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in part of Siberia following a massive oil spill at a power plant last week. The slow response to the spill has created a serious environmental problem.