Cyclone Freddy returns to Mozambique

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Trees are strewn across a street in Quelimane, Mozambique, Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Trees are strewn across a street in Quelimane, Mozambique, March 11, 2023. Record-breaking Cyclone Freddy, will make its second landfall in Mozambique on Sunday morning as an "intense tropical cyclone." 


Cyclone Freddy is already the longest-lived tropical cyclone ever recorded. Now, it's returned to Mozambique for a second time in the past few weeks, bringing powerful winds and torrential rains. And, about half of the world’s population lives in areas at risk of dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease. Scientists have warned that climate change is likely hastening the spread of the mosquito species that carries the virus, to areas that, until recently, were free of the disease. Also, Ukrainians have found a way to keep living their lives during wartime — including the search for love. We hear from people who are dating, moving in together, or getting married in Kyiv. Plus, this new book is an ode to a war-shattered Baghdad, Iraq.  

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