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59,000 people believed to have been evacuated from their homes
Official warns death toll from two tropical storms could soon reach 200
The storm is set to roar between the Philippines and Taiwan before hammering the southern Chinese coast
Flooding has forced residents to wade through dangerous waters as Tropical Storm Manuel is upgraded to a category one hurricane
There are reports that debris was carried over 100 miles from Moore
Until October last year, the South Ferry subway station was used by an estimated 30,000 people every day
Turning pistols into piccolos sounds like the kind of hippie dream that died out with flared trousers. But a group of UK musicians is doing just that, taking the theatre of war and giving it its own orchestra pit.
Isn't he the next Republican presidential candidate?
Amid the political horse trading, politicians ignore climate change at their peril
The city was decimated by Katrina, but now it's blazing a recovery trial
President Barack Obama on Thursday promised residents of New York and New Jersey hit by superstorm Sandy that they will get a coordinated federal, state and local effort to rebuild their devastated neighborhoods.
Lorraine Massoni crawled north on Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue in a rented minivan along with her three children, hoping she wouldn't miss an apartment viewing in her hunt to relocate from a flooded Rockaway home.
In a surprise endorsement, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that he will vote for President Barack Obama in next Tuesday's election because "we need leadership" from the White House on climate change.
New York City moved closer to resuming its frenetic pace by getting back its vital subways today, three days after a superstorm left neighbouring New Jersey stunned by miles of coastal devastation.
Superstorm Sandy brought gusts of 90mph and a record surge of seawater in New York City.
In his second dispatch from New York, our correspondent describes the changing mood as Hurricane Sandy batters the East Coast of America