US President Joe Biden to host PM Narendra Modi, other Quad leaders this year
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Biden to host summit of Quad countries this year: White House
The US coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region Kurt Campbell said on Tuesday that US President Joe Biden will host a summit with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan this year and it should bring “decisive” commitments on vaccine diplomacy and infrastructure.Campbell made the remarks at an event hosted by the Asia Society think tank.
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Miami building collapse: 4 more victims found in rubble; death toll rises to 32
The discovery of four more victims in the rubble of a collpased condominium building raised the death toll to 32, a fire official said Tuesday as a ramped-up search effort faced new threats from severe weather with Tropical Storm Elsa lashing Florida on a path that would mostly bypass the collapse site.Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah announced the new death county to family members during a closed-door morning briefing Tuesday, according to video posted on social media. He said rescuers have also been locating more human remains.Jadallah said there was a two-hour delay early Tuesday as a result of lightning. He said workers have removed 5.5 million pounds of debris from the pile.
Elsa’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 60 mph (95 kph) early Tuesday
Search and rescue crews have worked through rain, but must pause when lightning threatens, and a garage area in the pancaked debris already filled with water Monday, officials said
Bands of rain were expected to reach Surfside on Florida’s Atlantic coast, soaking the rubble of the Champlain Towers South, which collapsed June 24, killing at least 28 people and leaving 117 people missing
A hurricane watch was issued for a long stretch of coastline, from Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay to the Steinhatchee River in Florida’s Big Bend area
In addition to damaging winds and heavy rains, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center warned of life-threatening storm surges, flooding and isolated tornadoes
Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, lashing Florida Keys
The weather was getting worse in southern Florida on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys, complicating the search for survivors in the condo collapse and prompting a hurricane watch for the peninsula’s upper Gulf Coast.