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An Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is feared lost over the Atlantic Ocean after likely experiencing electrical failure in a strong storm. Carl Dinnen of Independent Television News updates the story.
In Thursday's other news, stocks fell on Wall Street and a Russian and U.S. satellite collided over Siberia in the largest accident of its kind.
By PBS NewsHour
As Hurricane Ike approached the Texas coast Friday, Galveston residents continued to flee their island city while Houstonians 60 miles inland boarded up their homes and businesses and hunkered down.
More than 300 people have died in Haiti from back-to-back hurricanes this year, and the northern town of Gonaives remains flooded. NPR reporter Jason Beaubien describes the scene in Haiti and the damages incurred by the storms.
Hurricane Gustav lashed the Gulf Coast with wind and rain Monday. Experts examine the region's preparedness for the storm, three years after Hurricane Katrina.
Three years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, particularly New Orleans, the city's residents have once again evacuated as Hurricane Gustav hit the coast Monday. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports from New Orleans.
More than two dozen levees along the Mississippi and its tributaries have broken under heavy flooding, leaving many communities questioning the region's levee system and land usage. Elizabeth Brackett reports from Illinois on the struggle to keep levees standing.
Two years after a tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, the region's hardest hit areas continue to deal with the aftermath. Regional experts discuss efforts to restore the economy and society in the most affected areas.
On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the federal government's preparedness for another storm season after the devastation and chaotic response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The National Hurricane Center forecast Monday four to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico this year.
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