As Isaac drifts north, Gulf Coast attempts to recover


NEW ORLEANS — As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi Valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least two tornadoes, some on the Gulf Coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region. While New Orleans streets were…

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Islamists seize control of key Mali town

ISLAMIC extremists have seized control of the strategic town of Douentza, moving much closer to government-held territory in central Mali. Residents say that early on Saturday morning, a convoy of pick-up trucks carrying bearded men entered the town, about 800 kilometres northeast of the capital, Bamako. Although far from the […]