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# Devastation

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# Devastation
Over 1,000 people now missing in California wildfires as Trump doubles down on blame game
The US President is due to vist the area later today.
# Devastation
California wildfires: 63 dead, more than 600 missing
At least 63 people have been confirmed dead so far.
# Devastation
Kilkenny boss Downey says referee 'will have to look at his own performance and judge himself'
Both the Kilkenny and Cork managers feel camogie’s rulebook should be altered to allow more physical contact.
# Puerto Rico
'We have reports of complete devastation' - Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 33
Maria has been blamed for at least 33 deaths, including 15 in Dominica, three in Haiti and two in Guadeloupe.
# Texas
'A bigger heart than anyone I know': Families pay tribute to Hurricane Harvey victims
The category 4 hurricane has left a trail of destruction in its wake since making landfall last Friday.
# HURRICANE HARVEY
Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey
The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.
# Devastation
PICTURES: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey on Texas
The category 4 hurricane has left a trail of destruction in its wake since making landfall last Friday.
# Unprecedented
Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected
The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.
# Devastation
Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey
The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.
# Devastation
Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire
At least 62 people died as the fire swept through central Portugal at the weekend.
# South America
Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin
The country was hit by the massive earthquake at around 1am Irish time.
# Flooding
Insurance Ireland say that building flood defences is the government's problem, not theirs
The body representing the insurance industry in Ireland has rejected suggestions that insurers are not doing enough to help protect those affected by flooding.
# Devastation
Michelin closure 'apocalyptic' news for almost 900 workers
The company’s factory in Ballymena is set to close by 2018.
# On this Day
"Clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed"
It’s 70 years to the day since the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
# Taiwan
PHOTOS: Mother and daughter swept out to sea by powerful typhoon
Torrential rain and high wind of up to 147 miles per hour battered the island.
# Banking Inquiry
Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"
Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.
# three generations
Gran, mum and daughter all called 'Emma' were killed in the Germanwings crash
The family were going on holiday to Manchester.
# fix it
Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties
A total of €70 million has been allocated to help local authorities repair roads and restore coastal protection.
# Devastation
This kid is seriously disappointed with iOS7
Change is not good, change is bad.
# War
Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria
Transferring more weapons to Syria can only “exacerbate a hellish scenario for civilians” says Oxfam, who say extending the embargo would avoid fuelling an arms race.
# Texas
Photos: 'Devastation' at scene of fertiliser plant explosion in Texas
Police have confirmed there are fatalities but have not yet said exactly how many people have died in the blast.
# Boston Marathon
Photos: Chaos and devastation after Boston Marathon blasts
Associated Press photographer captured emergency services workers scrambling to aid the dozens harmed in the blasts.
# Boston Marathon
Video captures moment Boston Marathon was rocked by two explosions
Videos show the explosion and its immediate aftermath. Warning: Viewers may find some footage distressing.