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Philippines and Canada, Botswana, Tornadoes, AI, Trump: 5 Things to Know Before May 23



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1. Weather

A tornado overnight Jefferson City, Missouri, causing serious damage and causing chaos in the state capital. It is one of 171 tornadoes reported since Friday in Central America. Twister in Jefferson City sent junk 13,000 feet in the air and even hit a house under a tractor trailer. No deaths have been reported so far, but unfortunately this is not the case in Golden City, Missouri, where three people were killed when a tornado rolled through earlier in the day. The deadly spring storm system has also caused flooding to Oklahoma and severe weather to Iowa. Tornadoes can pose threats today from Lubbock, Texas, Kansas City and Columbus, Ohio, to Philadelphia, and serious flooding along the already swollen Mississippi River is expected in central United States, as more rain falls in the coming days.

2. Washington

Well, so much for the Infrastructure Week. A meeting at the White House about fixing crumbling American bridges, roads and pipes ̵
1; the only problem the Democrats and the President seemed to be on the same side – was quite blown up a few minutes after it began. And, of course, it is pointing out who is wrong. Trump blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who previously said the president "is engaged in a cover." Pelosi blames Trump, who, in short, held the infrastructure meeting with an urgently called press conference in the Rose Garden and explained that nothing would be done in Washington until Dems released all his inquiries. CNN's Stephen Collinson said Trump's awards were a point of no return.

3rd Botswana

Botswana has lost its ban on elephant hunting. The South African nation is home to 130,000 elephants. It's about a third of all elephants on the continent. The ban was introduced five years ago to deter poaching, but the locals complained that elephants have damaged crops, killed cattle and destroyed water supplies. Conservatories have warned that the African elephant could be exterminated if it is not protected. At the same time, a ban on hunting buffalo with bow and arrows has been raised in a bid to increase tourism and revenue in the neighboring country Zimbabwe.

4th Canada and the Philippines

Looks like the trash between the Philippines and Canada is over. The Canadians agreed to take back 2,450 tonnes of trash that was sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014. The containers were labeled as recyclable plastic, but they really contained other types of waste, such as newspapers and diapers. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was so upset about it, he recalled his country's ambassador to Canada. Now Canada says it will pick up the garbage back over the Pacific and pay the full cost of the operation.

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