At least 20 people, including an eight-year-old boy and a toddler, have died in
flooding in West Virginia, according to state officials.Heavy storms and flooding have caused widespread damage throughout the state,
said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Buenos Aires zoo to close after 140 years
Buenos Aires has announced plans to close down its 140-year-old zoo, arguing
that keeping wild animals in captivity and on display is degrading.
Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said that the zoo’s 2,500 animals will be
gradually moved to nature reserves in Argentina which can provide a more
suitable environment. The 44-acre zoo in the Palermo neighbourhood will become
an ecopark when it is reopened later this year.
Holidaymakers heading to the continent this weekend are perhaps more likely to
be worrying about exchange rates after the EU referendum result than the
weather.But beach resorts near Venice in north east Italy have seen such miserable
weather in June that some are offering tourists their money back if it rains.