Elton John has resumed his farewell "Yellow Brick Road" world tour in New Orleans, beginning a run of 2022 US dates after a hiatus following a hip injury.
Extreme weather catastrophes linked to climate change have made 2021 the second-most costly year on record for global insurance firms.
Louisiana, Mississippi states take stock of disaster inflicted by powerful Ida as death toll rises to four.
Residents are beginning the mammoth task of clearing up and repairing damage inflicted by Ida, which left one million homes and businesses in Lousiana and Mississippi without power potentially for weeks and caused at least four deaths.
Ida rapidly intensified overnight as it moved through some of the warmest ocean water in the world in the northern Gulf of Mexico, with top winds growing by 72 kph in five hours.
People were evacuating high-risk areas and lining up to buy supplies as Louisiana braced for Hurricane Ida, which was expected to strengthen to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane when it hits the southern United States this weekend.
New library Feast Afrique established by Ozoz Sokoh, a well-known Nigerian food explorer, aims to bring the African diaspora together through food, history, and hand-me-down recipes.
The last time two tropical storms were in the Gulf together was in 1959
The destruction is part of a nationwide effort to remove monuments to the Confederacy or with links to slavery as the country grapples with widespread protests against police brutality toward African Americans.
The lopsided storm moved ashore between the mouth of the Mississippi River and the barrier island resort community of Grand Isle, which had been evacuated a day earlier.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
Most scientists say the pathogen that has infected 5.3 million and killed more than 342,000 was passed from bats to humans via an intermediary species likely sold at a wet market in Wuhan late last year.
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