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ICYMI – From disastrous weather in Germany, to protests in Cuba

From catastrophic flooding in Germany to thousands protesting in streets across Cuba, our top stories from last week were rocked by striking scenes of both global events.

With extreme weather conditions across Europe, Reuters lead the way with coverage in Germany, where heavy rain and once-in-a-generation floods caused the collapse of houses and streets inundated by floodwaters. With a death toll currently at 170, rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors.

Reuters were also first to report anti-government protests in Cuba, as thousands took to the streets from Havana to Santiago on Sunday. Protesters are speaking out against the communist-run government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, curbs on civil liberties and a deep economic crisis.

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Cars overturned, streets inundated by floodwaters in Germany’s Eifel

Some 30 people were missing and about 25 more homes were at risk of collapse in the German district of Schuld bei Adenau after once-in-a-generation floods on Wednesday.

Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Cuba

A video on social media showing residents chanting anti-government slogans and demanding everything from coronavirus vaccines to an end of daily blackouts.

The Tenacious Unicorn Ranch made a transgender haven. Then the violent threats began

Messages expressing transphobic hatred and disdain for the ranchers’ anti-facism began after residents started to speak out against “Nazi propaganda” from local right-wing militia groups.

Divers in Dubai can reach new depths in world’s deepest pool

Guests can explore an underwater ‘sunken city’ in the world’s deepest pool, which reaches depths of 60 metres, at a facility called Deep Dive Dubai.