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ABC hurricane reporter trembles with emotion as she sees home ‘rolling down the street’

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ABC meteorologist Ginger Zee appeared shaken on Wednesday after she witnessed a home being taken off its foundation by Hurricane Michael.

Zee, who was reporting from a “hurricane proof” room in Mexico Beach, Florida, described the scene to ABC News host George Stephanopoulos.

“I just saw something I have never seen in real life,” Zee explained. “I have seen it on video and I have seen it in a 3D graphic that we made to describe storm surge.”

“I saw an entire home taken off its foundation and roll down the street,” the meteorologist explained as her voice crackled with emotion. “That is the type of storm surge we are talking about in Mexico [Beach] at this moment.”

Zee noted that the ABC cameras were unable to capture video of the home because of the blinding wind and rain.

“I saw the roof on its side rolling down the street,” she said. “And that was one of the structures that I had showed you earlier.”

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“Anything that was on this coast, within 20 minutes just now, is gone,” Zee lamented. “It is going to be washed away. It is going to be one of those concrete slab situations when this all calms down. My heart is racing. I have never seen something like an entire home — a well-built home — rolling down the street.”

“We just watched that happen in real time,” she added. “I’ll tell you right now, it makes you shake.”

“I can hear it in your voice,” Stephanopoulos observed. “It’s just staggering.”

Watch the video below from ABC News.

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Watch video below of the aftermath of a home being destroyed in Mexico Beach.

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Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but does not want war

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a “decisive stand”, but said that the kingdom does not want a war in the region.

Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday, which the United States also blamed on Iran, have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region. Iran has denied any role in the strikes south of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route and major transit route for oil.

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Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in Central African Republic

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Security forces in Central African Republic beat and detained two journalists working for French news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP) covering a banned opposition protest in the capital Bangui, the reporters said Sunday.

Charles Bouessel, 28, and Florent Vergnes, 30, said they were held for more than six hours and questioned three times on Saturday after having been manhandled by members of the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB).

The pair also had their equipment confiscated and a camera smashed up.

AFP condemned the incident as "unjustifiable police violence".

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Hong Kong leader apologizes as rally chokes city

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About two million protesters choked Hong Kong's streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organisers said Sunday, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader who apologised for causing "conflict" but refused to step down.

The show of force saw vast crowds marching for hours in tropical heat, calling for the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, who was forced to suspend the bill as public anger mounted.

Throngs of largely black-clad protesters snaked their way for miles through the streets to the city's parliament -- with the organisers' estimate for the crowd size doubling an already record-breaking demonstration the previous Sunday in the city of 7.3 million.

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