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  • U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask the Congress to approve an initial $5.9 billion disaster aid to help Texas recover and rebuild even as deaths and destruction from catastrophic hurricane Harvey rise unabated.

    A U.S. Soldier with the Texas Army National Guard rescues a family's pet.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 01, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT
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  • U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to ask the Congress to release an initial $5.9 billion disaster aid to help Texas recover and rebuild even as deaths and destruction from catastrophic hurricane Harvey rise unabated.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 01, 2017, 5:44 AM EDT
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  • Geocolor Image of Tropical Storm Harvey

    The trail of destruction by storm Harvey continues to jolt Houston, with its latest victim being the Arkema chemical plant at Crosby, where two blasts were reported as the complex could no longer refrigerate compounds.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 31, 2017, 7:02 AM EDT
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  • Hurricane Harvey Flooding

    Battered by storm Harvey, the U.S. city of Houston imposed an overnight curfew to stop incidents of looting while relief workers toil hard to rescue trapped people and restore services disrupted by the catastrophe.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2017, 6:14 AM EDT
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  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called missile launch an "unprecedented threat."

    After a brief spell of lull in its war rhetoric, North Korea on Tuesday fired a missile over northern Japan, prompting a swift criticism from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who called the launch an “unprecedented threat.”

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 29, 2017, 6:44 AM EDT
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  • Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens.

    Harvey, the most powerful storm in the history of Texas, wreaked havoc in the city of Houston, forcing thousands to flee their homes as entire suburbs remain flooded after a year’s worth of rain poured in a week.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 28, 2017, 7:32 AM EDT
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  • Samsung’s heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong found guilty of giving bribes.

    A South Korean court on Friday handed five-year jail term to Samsung’s heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong after it found the billionaire guilty of paying bribes to seek favors from then President Park Geun-hye.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 25, 2017, 5:28 AM EDT
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    Brazil’s President issued a decree on Thursday abolishing a vast, mineral-rich reserve in the Amazon to open it up to commercial mineral exploration, a move that drew a swift condemnation from activists.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2017, 6:52 AM EDT
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  • Trump also bashed the media for distorted representation of his initial response to the violence at Charlottesville rally.

    Addressing a rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump took potshots at “obstructionist” Democrats, saying that if required, he may close down the government to build the Mexico wall.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2017, 6:10 AM EDT
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  • U.S. President Donald Trump pledged withdrawal of Afghan troops during campaign.

    In a U-turn from his campaign pledges, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the U.S. troops will not be withdrawn from Afghanistan as a hasty exit of forces would allow terrorist groups to rebuild.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2017, 5:26 AM EDT
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