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    US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report

    US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report


    US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal...

    US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.


    Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

    Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak


    BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the...

    BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.


    Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting

    Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting


    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal Justice Department investigation into her son's...

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal Justice Department investigation into her son's death.


    Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'

    Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'


    By Toby Melville and William James LONDON (Reuters) - An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a "terrorist incident". Amid confusing scenes,...

    By Toby Melville and William James LONDON (Reuters) - An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a "terrorist incident". Amid confusing scenes, it appeared the incident may have unfolded in several locations, including on the nearby Westminster bridge where eyewitnesses said a car had crashed into pedestrians. Two people died in the incident, according to Sky News, but the total number of casualties was unclear.


    London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge

    London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge


    Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the...

    Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.


    The End Is Near for Sears Holding Corp (SHLD)

    The End Is Near for Sears Holding Corp (SHLD)


    Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (ticker: SHLD) admitted on Wednesday what the rest of Wall Street has known for a long time: it's quite likely Sears is doomed. In a 10-K filed late Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, toward the...

    Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (ticker: SHLD) admitted on Wednesday what the rest of Wall Street has known for a long time: it's quite likely Sears is doomed. In a 10-K filed late Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, toward the end of a section called "Uses and Sources of Liquidity," Sears's language became unusually dire. This was after it had gone through a long list of asset sales, loans and cost savings initiatives Sears has either previously engaged in, is currently engaged in, or is planning to engage in to shore up its balance sheets and stop the bleeding.


    Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled

    Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled


    The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work and in time for crowds of Easter visitors. Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a...

    The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work and in time for crowds of Easter visitors. Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried. Dignitaries including Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, were in attendance.


    Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his head

    Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his head


    Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen.  MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn't...

    Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen.  MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn't just get to see him, she got close enough to receive a kiss from the head of the Catholic Church. But she wanted so much more than that. Overwhelmed by energy, she reached out, desperate to discharge it somewhere, and pulled the Pope's hat off his head. SEE ALSO: Little kid aims his pro stink eye at a chip thief The Pope's hat is technically called a zucchetto.  And he actually seemed to enjoy the moment, or at least have enough social skills to feign enthusiasm.  Watch the full interaction and rejoice! The internet has risen!   We're sure Pope Francis forgave her for the transgression.  WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks


    Correction: Oil Pipeline story

    Correction: Oil Pipeline story


    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly...

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.


    Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’

    Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’


    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks...

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.


    Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various roles

    Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various roles


    The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that...

    The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. Policy makers are still debating whether to allow a sweeping expansion in drone use for activities like deliveries where aircraft would fly beyond the sight of an operator.


    Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fall

    Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fall


    MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow...

    MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment.


    China denies reports of building on disputed shoal

    China denies reports of building on disputed shoal


    China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China seized the shoal, which is northeast of the Spratly...

    China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China seized the shoal, which is northeast of the Spratly islands, in 2012 and denied access to Philippine fishermen. Earlier this month, Xiao Jie, the mayor of what China calls Sansha City, said China planned to begin preparatory work this year to build environmental monitoring stations on a number of islands, including Scarborough Shoal.


    Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall

    Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall


    By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no...

    By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive.


    US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor

    US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor


    At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians...

    At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Only two people were pulled out alive," Abdel Rahman told AFP.


    Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer

    Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer


    Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide. A possible association between breast implants and...

    Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide. A possible association between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) was first identified in 2011 but at the time few cases had been recorded. Now the US Food and Drug Administration says it has received 359 reports of ALCL linked to implants, including nine fatalities.


    Tuesday’s top moments from the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings

    Tuesday’s top moments from the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings


    Day two of confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, was eventful, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the federal judge from Colorado. Return to Yahoo on Wednesday for more...

    Day two of confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, was eventful, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the federal judge from Colorado. Return to Yahoo on Wednesday for more live-streaming coverage of the hearings as they happen.


    Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

    Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’


    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was...

    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one, but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.


    Joaquin Castro defends questioning James Comey on Russian dossier

    Joaquin Castro defends questioning James Comey on Russian dossier


    Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about what he learned from his questioning of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers on the Hill on Monday....

    Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about what he learned from his questioning of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers on the Hill on Monday. Castro also commented on the news that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip his first meeting with members of NATO next month. He said, "I wish that he would be there."


    First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list

    First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list


    The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species. The bee, once widely found in the upper...

    The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species. The bee, once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, was listed after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration lifted a hold it had placed on a plan for federal protections proposed last fall by the administration of former President Barack Obama.


    Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office

    Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office


    On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats...

    On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.


    Missing Tennessee Teen Hinted Of Looming Trouble

    Missing Tennessee Teen Hinted Of Looming Trouble


    Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is believed to have been kidnapped by one of her high school...

    Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is believed to have been kidnapped by one of her high school teachers.


    Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported

    Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported


    Those who were highly supportive of the deportations were men, older people with higher incomes and adult without college degrees, according to Reuters...

    Those who were highly supportive of the deportations were men, older people with higher incomes and adult without college degrees, according to Reuters poll.


    Snowden: No Russia Hacking Evidence From FBI Yet

    Snowden: No Russia Hacking Evidence From FBI Yet


    The infamous NSA leaker said Tuesday that no "real evidence" had been presented about the Trump campaign's alleged ties to...

    The infamous NSA leaker said Tuesday that no "real evidence" had been presented about the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.


    Laptop, tablet bans on flights: What we know

    Laptop, tablet bans on flights: What we know


    Britain and the US on Tuesday banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African...

    Britain and the US on Tuesday banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.


    19-year-old arrested after 2 teens found dead in Colorado

    19-year-old arrested after 2 teens found dead in Colorado


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man is under arrest in connection with the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found on the shoulder of a rural Colorado...

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man is under arrest in connection with the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found on the shoulder of a rural Colorado road.


    Correction: Israel-Jesus Tomb Restoration story

    Correction: Israel-Jesus Tomb Restoration story


    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story March 20 about renovations at the tomb of Jesus, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Edicule is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus rose to heaven. Tradition says the Jerusalem shrine is the site of...

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story March 20 about renovations at the tomb of Jesus, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Edicule is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus rose to heaven. Tradition says the Jerusalem shrine is the site of Jesus' resurrection, not the ascension to heaven.


    White House won’t say whether Trump will present proof of wiretapping

    White House won’t say whether Trump will present proof of wiretapping


    At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News’...

    At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised “some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks” when he was asked about the claim.


    Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn Roe

    Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn Roe


    Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,...

    Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.


    Rouhani, the Deceiver

    Rouhani, the Deceiver


    Make no mistake: the Iranian president is no moderate. He's a wolf in sheep's clothing — and the Trump administration needs to bring him...

    Make no mistake: the Iranian president is no moderate. He's a wolf in sheep's clothing — and the Trump administration needs to bring him down.


    No more Turkish rallies in Germany before referendum: organizers

    No more Turkish rallies in Germany before referendum: organizers


    By Andrea Shalal, Ercan Gurses and Tuvan Gumrukcu BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish leaders will hold no further campaign rallies in Germany before Turkey's April 16 referendum, organizers said on Tuesday, after an ally of German Chancellor Angela...

    By Andrea Shalal, Ercan Gurses and Tuvan Gumrukcu BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish leaders will hold no further campaign rallies in Germany before Turkey's April 16 referendum, organizers said on Tuesday, after an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they were not welcome. The announcement by the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) underscored a sharp deterioration in relations between NATO allies Germany and Turkey ahead of the referendum on boosting the powers of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.


    UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning

    UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning


    Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan,...

    Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place those devices and large phones into hold luggage, a government spokesman said. The move came hours after the US government warned that extremists plan to target passenger jets with bombs hidden in electronic devices, and banned carrying them in cabins on flights from 10 airports in eight countries.


    Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return

    Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return


    It has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now be...

    It has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now be married.


    TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice Awards

    TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice Awards


    The Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel...

    The Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel destinations.


    Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

    Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage


    BANGKOK (AP) — Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the...

    BANGKOK (AP) — Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile.


    Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed

    Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed


    Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed Indian Motorcycle announced the winners of the Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Hollister Powersports’ (Hollister, CA) “Tequila Sunset” claimed top...

    Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed Indian Motorcycle announced the winners of the Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Hollister Powersports’ (Hollister, CA) “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors, with


    Legendary tomb of Jesus resurrected

    Legendary tomb of Jesus resurrected


    Believed by the devout to house the final resting place of Jesus Christ, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre will open to the public on Wednesday after nearly a year of restoration. An ongoing dispute between the religious groups controlling the...

    Believed by the devout to house the final resting place of Jesus Christ, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre will open to the public on Wednesday after nearly a year of restoration. An ongoing dispute between the religious groups controlling the site had brought the burial place, known as the Edicule, to the brink of collapse. "We are at the critical moment for rehabilitating the Edicule," director of the restoration Antonia Moropoulou told National Geographic.


    French Election Candidates Clash Over Burkini Ban At Presidential Debate

    French Election Candidates Clash Over Burkini Ban At Presidential Debate


    Far-right party leader Marine Le Pen warned of "Islamic fundamentalism" while her socialist opponent accused her of threatening to form a fashion...

    Far-right party leader Marine Le Pen warned of "Islamic fundamentalism" while her socialist opponent accused her of threatening to form a fashion police.


    Ghana shuts tourist site where 20 died in freak tree accident

    Ghana shuts tourist site where 20 died in freak tree accident


    Ghanaian authorities have closed the popular tourist destination of Kintampo Falls after 20 people died in a tree fall tragedy, officials said Monday. A group of high school and university students were swimming on Sunday afternoon at the picturesque...

    Ghanaian authorities have closed the popular tourist destination of Kintampo Falls after 20 people died in a tree fall tragedy, officials said Monday. A group of high school and university students were swimming on Sunday afternoon at the picturesque waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region, some 450 kilometres (281 miles) by road from the capital Accra, when a massive tree crashed into the water, crushing some to death and injuries scores of others. "The National Disaster Management Organisation and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture have in consultation with the Brong Ahafo Regional Security Council ordered the indefinite closure of the Kintampo waterfalls," tourism minister spokesman Frank Siaw-Otu said in a statement.


    Peru struggles with devastating El Niño flooding

    Peru struggles with devastating El Niño flooding


    Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of...

    Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peru’s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Niño climate pattern.