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Storm Ana kills at least three in Mozambique and Malawi

Storm Ana kills at least three in Mozambique and Malawi

TROPICAL storm Ana has killed at least three people in Mozambique and Malawi after making landfall bringing heavy rains and strong winds, authorities said, citing preliminary information. Mozambique's National Institute for Management and Disaster Risk Reduction said two people had been killed and 66 injured, while 546 homes had been partially destroyed and another 115 completely destroyed. Malawi's Department of Disaster Management Affairs said one person had died and 30 had sustained injuries, with displaced households seeking refuge from flooding in churches and schools. The storm triggered major power cuts in Malawi, with its electricity generation company EGENCO saying that…
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Olympics-Storm lurks over Tokyo, Osaka out of Games

Olympics-Storm lurks over Tokyo, Osaka out of Games

OSSIAN SHINE WIND and rain have buffeted the Tokyo region causing delays to Olympic competition and event rescheduling, while tennis superstar Naomi Osaka exited the Games after she was beaten in the third round of the singles tournament. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron on Friday to open the Games, was swiped aside by Czech Marketa Vondrousova in a match where the Japanese player seemed out of sorts and never settled into a rhythm. "I think it's maybe because I haven't played in an Olympics before and for the first one to be here was a bit much," Osaka said.…
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Zimbabwe delays new school term due to rising COVID-19 cases, cyclone

Zimbabwe delays new school term due to rising COVID-19 cases, cyclone

ZIMBABWE has postponed the re-opening of schools planned for next week, due to a surge in coronavirus infections and a tropical storm sweeping through the region, the government has announced. The government had set January 4 as the date to re-open primary and secondary schools, after many students missed class for much of last year as the country tried to curb the spread of COVID-19. Zimbabwe has recorded more than 13,000 cases of COVID-19 and 359 deaths. Daily cases have averaged more than 100 this week, compared to less than 50 last month. A teachers' union earlier petitioned the courts…
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Mozambique to be hit by another tropical storm

Mozambique to be hit by another tropical storm

A tropical storm likely to intensify into a cyclone is approaching Mozambique, South Africa's Weather Services (SAWS) said on Wednesday, battering an area hit by cyclone Eloise less than a month back. Tropical storm Guambe is strengthening in the southern half of the Mozambique Channel with a high likelihood of torrential rain, strong winds and flooding along southern Mozambique's coast and adjacent interior regions, especially from Beira through Vilanculos and southward to Inhambane, SAWS said in a statement. This will be the third storm to hit Mozambique's coast in as many months as climate change warms up sea water, making…
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