• NWS: TS Harvey's Houston rainfall breaks USA record
NWS: TS Harvey's Houston rainfall breaks USA record

The most rain that Richmond has ever observed in a week was 13.3 inches in August 1955, the result of back-to-back hurricanes Connie and Diane. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a ranger station on the island of Kauai measured at least 52 inches of rain from a hurricane that passed by in August 1950.

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  • Gulf Diplomatic crisis: Russia, Qatar call for dialogue
Gulf Diplomatic crisis: Russia, Qatar call for dialogue

The arrival of Qatari pilgrims has been a subject of controversy this year after Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar, including the closure of border crossings and barring Qatari aircraft from its airspace. The US President spoke to the Saudi King on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Political tensions are overshadowing t...

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  • How You Can Help Animals Affected By Hurricane Harvey
How You Can Help Animals Affected By Hurricane Harvey

The Twin Cities AHS, the largest shelter in the Upper Midwest, placed 19,266 companion animals in new homes in fiscal 2016. The Oregon Humane Society is sending teams to help with stranded, displaced, and/or abandoned pets that have been effected due to Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Premier John Horgan greets Muslim community on Eid al-Adha
Premier John Horgan greets Muslim community on Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha will be marked within two days - September 1 and 2. "I join our Muslim brothers and sisters in their joyful commemoration of the Eid'l Adha..." Muslims around the world believe that Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

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  • Irma now a Category 3 hurricane
Irma now a Category 3 hurricane

The hurricane is expected to continue to grow stronger in the coming days as it moves over warm Atlantic waters, and forecast discussion estimates in will be a Category 4 hurricane within the next three to four days. SCENARIO 1 - OUT TO SEA: This scenario is supported by the American or "GFS" forecast model and suggests that Irma will curve into th...

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  • Bangladesh medical camp serving Rohingyas refugees stranded in no-man's land
Bangladesh medical camp serving Rohingyas refugees stranded in no-man's land

They fled after a series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security forces in Myanmar's north Rakhine State triggered new fighting with the army. Myanmar security forces have been clashing with the Rohingya since August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police outposts. "Villagers are running away.

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  • Former Pakistan leader Musharraf declared fugitive in Bhutto murder case
Former Pakistan leader Musharraf declared fugitive in Bhutto murder case

Bhutto's son, Bilawal, called the result "disappointing and unacceptable". Judges in the Bhutto case changed frequently over the years, and hearings took place in the heavily guarded Adiala Jail on the outskirts of Rawalpindi . Initially TTP chief Baitullah Mehsud was blamed for murder and Musharraf government issued a taped conversation of Mehs...

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  • Expedia's New CEO Is Mark Okerstrom
Expedia's New CEO Is Mark Okerstrom

Uber's largest shareholder, Benchmark , is suing Kalanick for fraud, accusing him of hiding numerous company's problems when he requested the power to appoint new board seats. He made the comments at a previously scheduled event at Expedia's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. But the firm and its board had not spoken publicly on the d...

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  • Transgender troops in military can continue to serve for now, Mattis says
Transgender troops in military can continue to serve for now, Mattis says

Some outlets have been calling this a "freeze" because now serving transgender soldiers will be allowed to stay in the military until March 23, 2018. Trump barred transgender would-be recruits from signing up, but he gave Mattis discretion to decide the status of transgender people who are already serving.

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  • Britain in
Britain in "good position" in Brexit talks -PM Theresa May's spokeswoman

Brexit negotiation processes have stalled as the European Union considers all of the UK's proposals unsatisfactory, and focusing on Britain's separation payment and other immediate Brexit conditions rather than possible post-Brexit trade opportunities.

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  • United States coalition, Iraq slam evacuation agreement for IS fighters
United States coalition, Iraq slam evacuation agreement for IS fighters

Monday's transfer ends any insurgent presence on the Syria-Lebanon border, an important goal for the Lebanon government and Hezbollah. Lebanese officials say they are nearly sure the remains are of the soldiers. "Either to go on with the battle and not know the fate of the soldiers or succumb and know the fate of the soldiers", Aoun said. He said...

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  • RBI to introduce brand new Rs 1000 note
RBI to introduce brand new Rs 1000 note

The RBI in its annual report has published the number of old notes which they have received post demonetization of high value notes on November 8 a year ago. Former finance minister P Chidambaram said: "99 percent notes legally exchanged!" With the release of first-time Rs 200 notes is expected to address the liquidity issue and also de...

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  • Downpour paralyses life in Mumbai, at least 5 dead
Downpour paralyses life in Mumbai, at least 5 dead

The downpour, which was gauged at a whopping 298 mm, pounded the metropolis throughout the day yesterday. Three National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are stationed in Mumbai and two additional teams have been moved from Pune too. Trains of the western line were also running. However, Mumbai's famed "dabbawalas" on Wednesday cancelled ...

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France's Macron: "No Alternative" for Iran Nuclear Deal

The "first dog" accompanied his new owner when he welcomed Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou to the Elysee Palace in Paris, trotting down the steps in his adorable red collar. Macron said he would work with the various powerbrokers in the Middle East to try eradicate the jihadist threat. Authorities say local opposition leaders want to topple ...

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  • Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston suburb forcing evacuation
Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston suburb forcing evacuation

The Brazos River has risen to historic heights as a result of storm Harvey and caused the levee to fail Tuesday, a scenario that authorities feared. So far, 30,000 people have evacuated and sought shelter. County officials issued a mandatory evacuation order on Sunday for the entire western half of the county.

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  • Judge Dismisses Sarah Palin's Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Times
Judge Dismisses Sarah Palin's Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Times

District Judge Jed Rakoff in an opinion obtained by Law Newz . An initial version of the editorial mistakenly accused a Palin political action committee of distributing a map depicting Democratic lawmakers beneath crosshairs, when the map actually showed electoral districts, not people, in crosshairs.

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  • Macron plans to visit Israel next year to promote peace talks
Macron plans to visit Israel next year to promote peace talks

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remained the only viable option as he made his first visit to the West Bank since taking office. The prime minister also urged the United Nations to respond to the demand for global protection for the Palestinian people, compel Israel to im...

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  • Andy Murray Withdraws From US Open
Andy Murray Withdraws From US Open

Nadal, back on top of the world rankings for the first time in three years, is a two-time victor in NY, his 2010 and 2013 titles forming part of his 15-Slam portfolio which was embellished by a record 10th French Open in June. World number two Andy Murray , the 2012 champion, withdrew on Saturday after failing to recover from a hip injury . A...

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  • Top legislative leaders discuss school funding at Capitol
Top legislative leaders discuss school funding at Capitol

The compromise ensures a high quality education for all IL students and prioritizes funding for the most impoverished schools and students. "For far too long, too many low-income students in our state have been trapped in underfunded, failing schools", Mr.

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  • How you can help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey
How you can help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey

PETA's Animal Emergency Fund makes it possible for us to respond quickly when disasters like the flooding in Texas put animals in danger. And Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane , is no normal storm-it may dump a record-setting 50 inches of rain on parts of coastal Texas from Sunday to Thursday.

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