This Afghan student escaped the Taliban regime to study in Montreal

Arzou Lashkari, 19, now studies at Concordia University in Montreal after fleeing from the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. (Source: Arzou Lashkari) Arzou Lashkari, 19, now studies at Concordia University in Montreal after fleeing from the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. (Source: Arzou Lashkari)

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Many trapped in Florida as Ian heads toward South Carolina

Rescue crews waded through flooded streets and used boats Thursday in a scramble to save people trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed a cross-section of Florida and brought torrential rains that continued to fall. The destruction began to come into focus a day after Ian made landfall in Florida as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit to the U.S.

Authorities transport a person out of the Avante nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)