• 300+ gators could escape as Texas flood waters approach height of fences

    300+ gators could escape as Texas flood waters approach height of fences

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    Even though the largest alligators, Big Al and Big Tex, are in trailers, the gators in the fenced area of the facility could make it over the top of the fences. "We don't know what to do". The gift shop at Gator Country, a huge replica of an alligator, already has 1-1/2 feet of water and there is much more rain in the forecast, making the possibility of escaping alligators a reality.
  • Tillerson Still Wants North Korea Talks After 'Provocative Act'

    Tillerson Still Wants North Korea Talks After 'Provocative Act'

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    While the launch violates United Nations resolutions, short-range rockets are generally seen as less provocative than tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles that could deliver a nuclear weapon to the continental U.S. "I don't know that we're wrong", Tillerson said of his earlier assessment. The ban also prohibits the expansion of any existing joint ventures involving North Koreans in China, while new Chinese applications to invest in North Korea or to increase existing investments in ...
  • Texas counties added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

    Texas counties added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

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    Storm totals in some of the warned locations may approach 50 inches of rain, the NWS reported. He said Texas had requested all the help it could get from the National Guard, and that efforts were being made to restore services, including power in areas that "desperately need it".
  • Deuba wants to establish T-Hub-like startup centre in Nepal

    Deuba wants to establish T-Hub-like startup centre in Nepal

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    In today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, briefing about his five-day state visit to India, Prime Minister Deuba said that he put forth the matters clearly for the resolution of problems related to flooding and inundation at the Nepal-India border areas before his Indian counterpart.
  • Malia Obama Loses It on Fan Who Tries to Take a Picture

    Malia Obama Loses It on Fan Who Tries to Take a Picture

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    After a gap year, Malia Obama has finally arrived at Harvard. Malia reportedly declined, politely. But the woman was undeterred and waited for Malia to leave. Malia Obama moved to Harvard earlier this week. Her parents both graduated from Harvard Law School. According to the university's website, the incoming class of 2021 will include 1,694 matriculating students, 50.9 percent of whom are African American, Asian American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native American or Pacific Islander.
  • Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express train derailed near Kasara ghat

    Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express train derailed near Kasara ghat

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    Thane, Maharashtra: At least six coaches including engine of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed near Asangaon in Maharashtra's Thane district early this morning. This is the fourth incident of a train derailing with in the span of 10 days. Local train services towards Mumbai have been hit due to this accident.
  • UAE cuts sentences for Singaporeans jailed for cross-dressing

    UAE cuts sentences for Singaporeans jailed for cross-dressing

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    Ms Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, 37, a transgender woman and her friend, 26-year-old freelance fashion photographer Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman, were arrested in Abu Dhabi earlier this month and sentenced to a year's jail on Aug 21 after police had stopped them at a shopping mall on Aug 9 in the UAE capital.
  • Sculpture of MLK Jr. unveiled in Atlanta

    Sculpture of MLK Jr. unveiled in Atlanta

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    The event, dubbed the "One Thousand Ministers March for Justice", is being held on the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King , Jr. This is not the only tribute efforts that will be made to Dr. King's contributions. Democratic state Rep. Calvin Smyre , who sponsored the bill to place the statue of King on Capitol grounds, believes the statue will be "inspiring and give hope to generations to come".
  • Secretary-General's remarks to the media with President Rivlin

    Secretary-General's remarks to the media with President Rivlin

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    He said the United Nations has failed to prevent arms from being smuggled to Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militants, while allowing Iran to build sites in Syria and Lebanon for the manufacture of "precision-guided missiles". It has become clear that the Netanyahu government and senior Israeli defence officials badly misjudged the trajectory of the war in Syria, which Israel had hoped would turn into a quagmire for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's key ally, Iran, and for Lebanon's ...
  • Houston is flooded - and the water is still rising

    Houston is flooded - and the water is still rising

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    Houston is Harris County's seat. The Houston mayor says he simply can't ask 6.5 million people in the city to evacuate. The Coast Guard and National Guard are also aiding in rescue efforts. "It's going to be better to release the water through the gates directly into Buffalo Bayou as opposed to letting it go around the end and through additional neighborhoods and ultimately into the bayou", the Corps' Galveston District commander Col.
  • Christie calls Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a mistake'

    Christie calls Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a mistake'

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    The president specifically called out antifa, an anti-facist group of protesters, suggesting his initial response to the violence at the white supremacist protest was directed at them. I got 'em all. Trump said at the rally that the only reason he wouldn't pardon Arpaio from the stage was to avoid controversy for the moment. "Now let me ask you, can it be any better than that, in all fairness?" Trump told the crowd, he said he has a message for "obstructionist" Democrats.
  • Tower Hamlets council under fire for fostering Christian girl with Muslims

    Tower Hamlets council under fire for fostering Christian girl with Muslims

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    The Independent reports that the child was looked after by two different Muslim households in the last six months after being placed into foster care in Tower Hamlets, east London, The Times reported . The Daily Mail notes that earlier this year, an Ofsted inspection at Tower Hamlets council found "widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and protection".
  • Animal shelter pets evacuated to San Diego due to Hurricane Harvey

    Animal shelter pets evacuated to San Diego due to Hurricane Harvey

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    Rescue the Animals is sending one of their volunteers to Corpus Christi Aug. 29. "These pets are being transferred from Lafayette to create room for the Texas and Louisiana pet victims of Hurricane Harvey". People interested in fostering an animal can fill out an online application . In response to these numbers, less than a year after Katrina the Pet Evacuation Transportation Standards (PETS) Act of 2006 was put into place.
  • Trump continues Twitter attack on McConnell

    Trump continues Twitter attack on McConnell

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    It has passed bills buttressing veterans' health care and financing the Food and Drug Administration, and the Senate confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is concerned with some of President Donald Trump's talk on trade, saying congressional leaders have a "selling job " to convince people that "trade is a victor for America".
  • Trump continues Twitter attack on McConnell

    Trump continues Twitter attack on McConnell

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    It has passed bills buttressing veterans' health care and financing the Food and Drug Administration, and the Senate confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is concerned with some of President Donald Trump's talk on trade, saying congressional leaders have a "selling job " to convince people that "trade is a victor for America".
  • Trump is confident that USA will eventually get along with Russian Federation

    Trump is confident that USA will eventually get along with Russian Federation

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    President Donald Trump on Monday declined to explicitly call Russian Federation a security threat and said he considers "many countries" to be threats. Finland recently inherited chairmanship of the advisory Arctic Council from the United States. "I think it's very good for world peace", he said. Earlier this month, a man stabbed eight people, killing two of them in Finland's western city of Turku.
  • Several injured in shooting at library in Clovis, New Mexico

    Several injured in shooting at library in Clovis, New Mexico

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    Clovis, which has a population of about 40,000, is about 190 miles (306 km) east of Albuquerque and is near Cannon Air Force Base. A suspect has reportedly been taken into custody, Interim City Manager Tom Phelps told KAMR. We took off fast. Kipton, who works across the street from the library, said, "Their guns were drawn, AK-whatever they were, they were drawn". Check back for more on this developing story .
  • Alleged Would-Be Carjacker Clings to SUV That Drags Him Along the Road

    Alleged Would-Be Carjacker Clings to SUV That Drags Him Along the Road

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    The dramatic video , which went viral on social media over the weekend, shows a man being dragged hundreds of feet along a roadway in Kent, Washington. The man, who police say attacked others, was taken into custody and taken to the hospital for treatment. Kent police told KIRO 7 that he was arrested on multiple charges.
  • North Carolina officials send rescue teams to aid Texas

    North Carolina officials send rescue teams to aid Texas

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    Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday on the Gulf Coast. "From structural collapse to water rescue to over land search - they're prepared for any of those and all of those and can do it simultaneously", Lakamp says. Also, the unit includes a group of swift water rescue personnel that is capable of providing search and rescue in collapsed structures and environments that are now flooded or have swift water moving throughout.