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Video shows 3 American children being struck by lightning on Puerto Rico beach

Three American children were hospitalised after lightning struck a beach in Puerto Rico, with one of them in serious condition.

Video shows 3 American children being struck by lightning bolt on Puerto Rico beach (@CollinRugg/X)
Published on May 29, 2024 09:59 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

A journalist. An army sergeant. An 80-year-old patient. Haitian human rights group details gang toll

A journalist. An army sergeant. An 80-year-old patient. Haitian human rights group details gang toll

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Published on Apr 12, 2024 12:54 AM IST
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Puerto Rico declares epidemic as dengue cases on the rise, here's what to know

While the cases are spread across the entire US territory of 3.2 million people, nearly half of them are concentrated in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico

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Published on Mar 27, 2024 03:59 PM IST
ByArya Vaishnavi

Kamala Harris smiles & claps along to Puerto Rico protest song but stops after…

US VP Kamala Harris was seen enjoying and clapping along to a Puerto Rico protest song, but she quickly stopped after her aide explained what it meant.

After delivering a speech at Puerto Rico's capital, Harris made a trip to Goyoco community centre where she spoke with center personnel and community leaders.(RNC)
Published on Mar 24, 2024 09:24 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

A retired teacher and marine biologist fighting the government win an appeal to protect Barbuda land

A retired teacher and marine biologist fighting the government win an appeal to protect Barbuda land

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 01:50 AM IST
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7 people in the Cayman Islands are seriously injured by gunfire at a soccer game, police say

7 people in the Cayman Islands are seriously injured by gunfire at a soccer game, police say

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Published on Feb 27, 2024 02:52 AM IST
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US couple whose catamaran was hijacked were likely thrown overboard and died, Grenada police say

US couple whose catamaran was hijacked were likely thrown overboard and died, Grenada police say

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 02:01 AM IST
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Federal audit finds "a lot of work remains" in Puerto Rico's hurricane and earthquake recovery

Federal audit finds "a lot of work remains" in Puerto Rico's hurricane and earthquake recovery

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Updated on Feb 14, 2024 11:02 AM IST
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Jennifer Lopez is set to produce Bob the Builder movie

The film will follow Bob as he travels to Puerto Rico for a big building project. And the director is yet to be announced.

Bob the Builder is getting a cinematic makeover by Jennifer Lopez(Reuters)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 07:30 AM IST

Bachelor in Paradise stars Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin tie the knot

Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch held their wedding ceremony on Veteran's Day in Puerto Rico, honoring Pepin's father who served in the military for 25 years.

Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin(PEOPLE)
Updated on Nov 13, 2023 05:35 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes in Atlantic Ocean near northern Caribbean

The earthquake was felt on several islands, including Puerto Rico. No damage was immediately reported.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km. (Representative)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 03:20 AM IST
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World TT: Manika Batra loses, Indian challenge ends

India women's No.1 had many chances but could not convert them before losing 3-4 to Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico in the singles Round of 32 in Durban.

Table tennis player Manika Batra during the 84th Senior National and Inter-State Table-Tennis Championship, at Gymnasium Hall(PTI)
Published on May 24, 2023 10:31 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Bad Bunny Hosts WWE Backlash in San Juan, here's date, time and where to watch

Get ready for WWE's next premium live event, Backlash, which will take place on May 6 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan.

Ready, set, Backlash! (Image Credit: WWE)
Published on May 05, 2023 07:30 PM IST

Beauty queens Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina reveal that they're married

Fabiola Valentín-Mariana Varela Marriage: Fabiana Valentina wrote in Spanish, "After deciding to keep our relationship private, we're opening up the doors to you.

Fabiola Valentín and Mariana Varela (Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina) are seen.(Instagram)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 03:52 PM IST

‘We’re with you': Joe Biden visits Puerto Rico after deadly hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona: The Category 1 hurricane knocked out electrical power to the U.S. territory of 3.2 million people, 44% of whom live below the poverty line.

Hurricane Fiona: Playa Salinas is flooded after the passing of Hurricane Fiona in Salinas, Puerto Rico.(AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 10:29 AM IST
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Hurricane Fiona hits Dominican Republic after ravaging Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona:- The storm strengthened to a Category Two hurricane late Monday, said the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Hurricane Fiona: A worker removes utility poles in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Higuey, Dominican Republic.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 03:13 PM IST
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Hurricane Fiona makes landfall on Puerto Rico, knocks out power

Hurricane Fiona: The center of the storm made landfall on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico near Punta Tocon at 3:20 p.m.

Hurricane Fiona: A home is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.(AP)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 08:04 AM IST
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National Science Foundation announces closure of huge radio telescope at Puerto Rico

The independent, federally funded agency said it’s too dangerous to keep operating the single dish radio telescope -- one of the world’s largest -- given the significant damage it recently sustained.

Scientists worldwide depend on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life.(AFP)
Published on Nov 20, 2020 02:00 AM IST
San Juan, Puerto Rico | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Joe Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

“More than any other time, the Hispanic community, Latino community holds in the palm of their hand the destiny of this country,” Biden said during a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event in Kissimmee. “You can decide the direction of this country.”

Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 07:56 AM IST
Tampa | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Covid-19: Puerto Rico welcomes tourists as virus surge sows lockdown fears

Incoming passengers are now required to present a recent Covid-19 test or isolate themselves for 14 days. The new rules are designed to protect the island’s fragile economy from the virus that is raging on the US mainland.

The island of 3.2 million is also seeing rising numbers of confirmed and probable cases, with the rolling seven-day total reaching a high of 1,634 on Wednesday. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 10:43 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Puerto Rico ‘utterly unprepared’ for big earthquakes, experts had warned

A flurry of hundreds of small quakes began hitting Puerto Rico on Dec. 28, and a magnitude 5.8 jolt hit on Jan. 6. This drew comparisons to Hurricane Maria of 2017, which devastated the island.

Governor Wanda Vazquez inspects an earthquake-damaged house in Guanica, Puerto Rico on January 6.(AP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 11:27 AM IST
San Juan, Puerto Rico | ByAssociated Press

6.5 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

A tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but later canceled.

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 12:09 PM IST
San Juan, Puerto Ric | ByAssociated Press

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019; Miss India-Universe Vartika Singh in Top 20

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi and Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson were the top two contestants.

Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, takes her first walk as Miss Universe after winning the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 03:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Google digitises artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

Goyita is one of more than 350 paintings from Puerto Rico that Google Arts & Culture digitized for the first time with help from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Google digitises artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time.(Instagram)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 01:57 PM IST
San Juan, Puerto Rico | ByAssociated Press

Holiday nightmare: Baby slips from grand dad’s arms, falls from 11th floor of cruise ship

Authorities said the girl was traveling with her parents, two siblings and two sets of grandparents aboard the Freedom of the Seas, which docked in Puerto Rico on Sunday after a weeklong trip through the Caribbean.

A 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather’s hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship(Shutterstock/Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 01:52 PM IST
San Juan, Puerto Rico | ByAssociated Press

Using male pythons, team catches 17-feet-long female python with 73 developing eggs in Florida

Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to eat a deer, they said.

The female snake is longer than a one-story building is high, and weighs 140 pounds (64 kilograms).(Photo: Facebook/BigCypressNPS)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 06:05 PM IST
Miami | ByAgence France-Presse

Mysterious fast radio bursts discovered from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Some scientists also believe that the fast radio bursts emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away. However, the source of these signals, originating from far outside our Milky Way galaxy, are not well understood.

The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope inaugurated in 2017.(Photo: Twitter/@SKA_telescope)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Toronto | ByPress Trust of India

Why Puerto Rico is struggling with asthma cases post- Hurricane Maria

Doctors in Puerto Rico are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases that they attribute to the aftermath of the deadly hurricane that walloped the island in September.

The chronic lung disease is caused by such things as pollution, airborne mold and pollen.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Associated Press | By

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

The Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, said “technical personnel” were working to determine a cause and expected to restore service in 24 to 36 hours.

Tourists walk along San Sebastian street on Wednesday in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as a major failure knocked out the electricity in the area.(AFP photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Reuters, New York | ByReuters
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