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Volunteers from all over North Carolina have been  helping to rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence  in New Bern, North Carolina. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had once been Summer Haven Lane, Tray Tillman scanned the brown floodwaters and hal(...)

A damaged house  after Hurricane Florence struck in Winnabow, North Carolina. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Tropical Storm Florence moved slowly inland in the US on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly a million hom(...)

Lane Pittman stands in the wind and rain along Ocean Boulevard during Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

A mother and infant were killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their house as Hurricane Florence crashed into North Carolina on Friday, swamping st(...)

Flood waters  in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

The US is bracing itself for its biggest hurricane so far this year. Heavy rains and winds began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina and the so(...)

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, US, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

The east coast of the United States is bracing for a major hurricane as Hurricane Florence gathered pace in the Atlantic Ocean. Satellite imagery on (...)

Water floods outside buildings in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Photograph: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images

More than 1 million people along the Carolina and Virginia coasts fled towards higher ground on Monday in a mass evacuation ordered days before the ex(...)

Forecast cone for the storm center of hurricane Florence. Photograph: NOAA/Reutes

Category 1 hurricane Florence gained strength on Sunday in the central Atlantic and is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churn(...)

‘Heavy alcohol intake from the ages of 15 from 19 was not associated with overall prostate cancer in later life.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Men who have been drinking alcohol since their mid- to late-teens could have an increased chance of developing aggressive prostate cancer in later lif(...)

University of North Carolina police surround the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters.

Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle American Ci(...)

US pastor Andrew Brunson arrives at his home in Izmir, Turkey, after being released from  prison into house arrest in July of this year. The move was allowed on the  grounds of ill health, according to  Turkish authorities.   File photograph: Demiroren News Agency/DHA via Reuters

For more than two decades, American pastor Andrew Brunson lived a quiet life in Izmir. Every Sunday, he preached to a Presbyterian congregation of abo(...)

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