PBS NewsHour

September 14, 2023 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Thursday on the NewsHour, the flooding in Libya sparks renewed scrutiny of the nation's divided government, as the rising death toll forces officials to bury thousands in mass graves. Hunter Biden is indicted on federal gun charges weeks after a plea deal fell apart. Plus, facing the daunting prospect of trying to detect unexploded mines, Ukraine looks to advanced drones to protect its civilians.

Flooding sparks scrutiny of Libya's divided government

4m 43s

In Libya, deep fears are becoming a horrific reality as the death toll from the devastating floods there has spiked to more than 11,000. Thousands are still missing, submerged in the muddy mire or washed out to sea. Stephanie Sy reports.

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