Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China, killing dozens and leaving many more missing before weakening to a tropical storm Monday.
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Update 1:35 a.m. EDT Sept. 17: Mangkhut has weakened to a tropical storm, The Associated Press reported Monday.
The deadly storm killed at least 69 people and left dozens missing after it plowed through the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China, authorities said. Many died in landslides.
Original report: Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on the southern Chinese coast Sunday afternoon, packing 100 mph winds a day after ravaging the northern Philippines and Hong Kong, the BBC reported.
The storm killed at least 54 people in the Philippines, and government officials at a news conference Sunday that many of the fatalities were caused by landslides, CNN reported.
Mangkhut made landfall on the Chinese coastal city of Jiangmen City in the Guangdong Province, according to state radio.
The typhoon hit Hong Kong with winds of 120 mph, The Washington Post reported.
“Remain where you are if protected and be prepared for destructive winds and the change in wind directions,” the Hong Kong Observatory, the city’s meteorological agency, warned residents Sunday afternoon.
Nearly 500,000 people were evacuated from seven cities in Guangdong province, the Post reported.
Many of the deaths in the Philippines were caused by landslides in the Cordillera and Nueva Vizcaya regions, the BBC reported.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a world record in the marathon Sunday, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds, ESPN reported.
Kipchoge, 33, an Olympic champion, broke the previous world record set in 2014 by 1:18 to become the first person to finish a marathon in less than 2 hours, 2 minutes.
"I lack words to describe this day," said Kipchoge, who also won the Berlin Marathon in 2017.
Improving the world record by 78 seconds was the largest improvement to the marathon world record since 1967, when Derek Clayton shaved 2:23 off the time, The Guardian reported.
Gladys Cherono won the women's race in 2:18:11, ESPN reported. That was a women’s record for Berlin and the fourth fastest time in women’s marathon history, The Guardian reported. Only Paula Radcliffe, Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba have run the women’s marathon in faster times. Mizuki Noguchi of Japan set the previous record 13 years ago, The Guardian reported.
Prince Harry turns 34 Saturday, and even though he has been around the royal family his entire life, the Duke of Sussex admits he still gets nervous when he runs into his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Those panic attacks are brought to light in a new documentary that examines life inside the royal family, the Express reported Saturday.
During the two-part series -- called “Queen of the World” -- Prince Harry was speaking with hospitality professionals from the Caribbean. The professionals were spending time at Buckingham Palace, the newspaper reported.
“You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have -- and you’ve only been here two weeks,” the prince said.
Harry added, “If you suddenly bump into (the queen) in the corridor, don’t panic.
“I know you will. We all do!”
The show will air Sept. 29 on ITV, the Express reported.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his three daughters, their mother and his mother-in-law to death.
The bodies of Anthony Harvey’s family were found Sunday at their home over the weekend after Anthony Harvey went to police in a remote town in Pannawonica, 900 miles north of the home in Bedford, Australia, ABC News in Australia reported.
Authorities found Harvey’s wife, Mara Lee Harvey and her mother, Beverley Ann Quinn dead in the kitchen of the house, News Corp Australia Network reported.
Three children, Charlotte Kate Harvey, 3 1/2 years old, Alice Ester Harvey and Beatrix Mae Harvey, 2-year-old twins, were found in other areas of the home, police said, according to ABC News.
Police believe that Harvey’s wife and three children were killed on Sept. 3 and that Quinn was killed the next day.
Harvey is accused of killing his family using a blunt instrument and knives, police told ABC News.
Police said that Harvey was in the house for a few days after the murders, The Associated Press reported.
Harvey has been charged with five counts of murder, but has not entered a plea, News Corp Australia Network reported.
Legendary singer Elton John paid tribute to rapper Mac Miller as he kicked off his farewell tour Saturday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Herald-Mail Media reported.
John, 71, performing during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Allentown’s PPL Center, dedicated his performance of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” to the rapper, who died Friday.
"I'd like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller," John told the audience. "Unbelievably, 26 years of age, and passed away yesterday. It's inconceivable that someone so young, and with so much talent, could do that. And I just would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you're happy now."
The show in Allentown was a sellout, attended by 10,000 fans, The Morning Call of Allentown reported.
A Harper’s Bazaar party in New York turned bizarre Friday night as rival rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj apparently tangled at the Plaza Hotel, People reported.
The singers were attending the Harper’s Bazaar Icons fashion week bash, and the scuffle included hair-pulling and shoe throwing, The New York Post reported.
The two singers crossed paths while walking off the red carpet on a second-floor balcony at the event, the Post reported.
“It was bad,” a witness told the newspaper. “They were separated by security, but Cardi was still trying to get at her. She took of a giant red shoe and threw it at Nicki — who was being blocked up against a wall by a huge security guard.”
Cardi B posted on Instagram after the incident, implying that comments by Minaj about her newborn daughter is what sparked the scuffle.
The disturbance occurred while Christina Aguilera was performing inside the party, the Post reported. Guests included Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi and Christie Brinkley, the newspaper reported.
Three hundred lucky fans got a ticket to ride Friday night at Grand Central Terminal in New York as Paul McCartney gave a “secret” concert, WABC reported. Judging from the crowd’s reaction, maybe they were amazed by the show.
Celebrities like Meryl Streep, Kate Moss and Chris Rock were among those in attendance for the rush-hour concert, which the former Beatle used to promote “Egypt Station,” his first solo album in five years.
“This is quite a surprise,” Stephen McLaughlin, 57, waiting for a train to Westchester County, told The New York Post. “He’s an idol. He’s someone I grew up with. I’ve never seen him except on TV.”
McCartney, 76, showed up at the train terminal at 5:30 p.m. The location of the concert had been a secret, but McCartney dropped hints Thursday night when he appeared on the “Tonight Show,” the Post reported.
“It’s a surprise gig, we haven’t been telling anyone, but the album’s title is ‘Egypt Station’ so that might be a little clue there — station,” McCartney told host Jimmy Fallon. “It might be a grand show, I don’t know.”
“Egypt Station,” McCartney’s 17th solo-album, was released Friday, WPIX reported.
Her life didn’t start out as an easy one. Scarlett the beagle though will be honored for persevering and surviving as a lab animal before finally finding a happy life.
Scarlett has been named the Inspirational Animal of the Year at the Animal Hero Awards.
She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after she was a laboratory test subject for two years.
It is not known exactly what tests were performed on Scarlett, due to an agreement with the lab to free and not kill test animals, but her owners say that she is terrified of loud noises, is afraid of being covered up and has eating issues, the Mirror reported.
Scarlett’s story is featured on her webpage.
She was freed with six other dogs in 2016 thanks to the help of a rescue charity in the United States. She was adopted in 2017, the Mirror reported.
Other categories of Animal Hero Awards, which can go to either the animals themselves or animal advocates, include Hero Animal of the Year, RSPCA Superstar and Young Animal Hero.
The awards are being handed out at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Thursday.
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