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Witnesses and relatives in Toronto van murders describe devastation caused by the attack

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A Toronto court has heard devastating accounts from witnesses, victims, and relatives of people who were killed in the 2018 van attack in which a self-described “incel” ploughed his vehicle on to a crowded sidewalk. A...

Native American tribes reach $590m settlements over opioids devastation

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Native American tribes have reached settlements over the toll of opioids totaling $590m with Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest drug distribution companies, according to a court filing on Tuesday. ...

New photos show Tonga tsunami devastation as some phone lines restored

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Fresh pictures of the devastation in Tonga have emerged as some phone services are reestablished five days after an enormous volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami cut off contact with the outside world. A series of ...

Drone footage shows path of devastation from La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano – video

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Drone footage captures the devastation wrought by the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which has been ejecting ash, smoke and lava over the Canary island of La Palma for more than 10 days.Since erupting on 19 September, the volc...

Grenfell: The Untold Story review – first-hand accounts of dire devastation

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Grenfell: The Untold Story (Channel 4) is a beautiful film about the most awful of subjects. The simple tragedy of 70 people dying in one night – two more thereafter – when a tower block caught fire is terrible enough...

Haiti: drone footage shows devastation after deadly earthquake

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Aerial footage shows the extent of destruction in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake struck the south-western part of the country on Saturday, almost razing some towns and triggering landslides that...

Drone footage shows devastation following floods in Turkey – video

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Heavy rains have triggered severe floods and mudslides in northern Turkey, killing at least one person and leaving others missing or injured. Turkey has been grappling with drought and a rapid succession of natural di...

‘I still feel it isn’t real’: Gold Rush town residents reckon with wildfire devastation

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After weeks of fire, smoke and warnings, Kimberly Price and her beloved town had run out of time. With wind driving the Dixie fire directly into Greenville, Price’s longtime partner, John Hunter, told her she needed t...

Shattered and scarred: Beirut’s devastation then and now – in pictures

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At least 200 people were killed, and more than 6,000 injured in the Beirut blast that devastated the port area on 4 August 2020. The explosion is believed to have been caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nit...

Mother of Richard Okorogheye speaks of her devastation

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The mother of the missing student Richard Okorogheye has spoken of her devastation after being told by police that a body found in Epping Forest matched her son’s description. Okorogheye, 19, has not been seen since l...

The Katrina survivors who fled devastation only to freeze in Texas

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In the wake of the 2005 hurricane, many New Orleanians settled in Houston – and nearly two decades later they feel let down by infrastructure failuresTerrence Veal spent the better part of last week without water. Aft...