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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People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.

Cars damaged from an apparent overnight tornado spawned from Hurricane Ian at Kings Point 55+ community in Delray Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Russia will annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Russia on Friday will formally annex occupied parts of Ukraine where it held Kremlin-orchestrated "referendums" in which it claimed that residents had voted overwhelmingly to live under Moscow's rule. The Ukrainian government and the West have denounced the ballots as illegal, forced and rigged.