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Tropical storm heads towards New Orleans
Isaac, on track to hit southern US coast on Wednesday, is less powerful than hurricane that devastated city in 2005.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2012 11:45 GMT
Storm Lee weakens over Louisiana
New Orleans escapes mostly unscathed but other southeastern regions still face threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.
Last updated: 05 Sep 2011 05:42 GMT
US army opens Mississippi floodgate
Thousands of homes and swathes of farmland at risk in bid to protect major cities from flooding, including New Orleans.
Last updated: 16 May 2011 06:06 GMT
New Orleans elects white mayor
Mitch Landrieu becomes first white mayor in 32 years in majority African American city.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2010 15:02 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Burkina Faso, African leaders and 'sit-tightism'
Getting Hollywood's nod for Palestinian film
Ecuador's FM wants transnational corporations held accountable
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
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