Five dead in US as downgraded storm Isaias reaches Canada Aug 06, 2020 0 1112 12345 AFPNew YorkTropical storm Isaias left at least five people dead as it pounded the US eastern seaboard with driving winds and heavy rain, leaving millions without power, before moving across Canada on Wednesday.Isaias was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone late Tuesday as as it streaked across the border into south-eastern Canada after wreaking havoc across several US states.A tornado ripped through a mobile home park in North Carolina killing two people while two more died as trees fell on their cars -- one in New York and one in Maryland.In Delaware, an 83-year-old woman was found dead under a large branch close to her home.Forecasters warned of heavy rain across Quebec and wind gusts up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour after the storm littered streets with debris and forced the cancellation of scores of flights in the US.Video footage from New Jersey showed a roof being torn off a house as residents were told to stay indoors because of a threat of tornadoes.About three million houses were without power by early Wednesday, utilities companies reported -- with New Jersey and New York worst hit by the outages. RELATED ARTICLES Croatia marks 25 years since war with tolerance message Aug 06, 2020 0 653 Countries tighten measures as coronavirus death toll exceeds 700,000 worldwide Aug 06, 2020 0 161 Biden rules out in-person appearance at Democratic convention Aug 06, 2020 0 1036 Sarajevo FIlm Festival goes online because of COVID-19 BELGRADE: The 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival will be held online because of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Bosnia, the organisers said on Wednesday. The decision was made on the recommendation of the local health .. British lawmakers slam government’s ‘critical errors’ in pandemic LONDON: The British government made “critical errors” during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released on Wednesday. In its report regarding the British government’s handling of the .. New bridge in Genoa opens to traffic two years after deadly collapse AFP Genoa, Italy A gleaming new bridge in Genoa built after the deadly collapse of a viaduct opened on Tuesday, but critics say not enough has been done since the 2018 disaster to overhaul Italy’s crumbling .. Germany makes a ‘fortune’ from US troops, says Trump WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Germany made a “fortune” from US military personnel stationed there, amid plans to withdraw troops from the country. “They make a fortune off the troops, you .. Thousands rescued from destructive forest fires in southern France MARTIGUES: Almost 3,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday night, some by boat, from homes and camping sites near Marseille in southern France as forest fires tore through 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of vegetation. .. US plan for ‘highest level’ Taiwan visit in decades angers China AFP Taipei The United States announced on Wednesday its highest-level visit to Taiwan since it switched diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a move Beijing blasted as a threat to “peace and stability”. The visit, ..