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Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain


Wimberley (US), May 27: Floodwaters kept rising today across Texas as the search continued for 30 missing people and storms dumped more rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists in the nation’s fourth-largest city. Among the missing was a group who disappeared after a vacation home was swept away and slammed into a bridge. Houston authorities recovered three ...

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Israel warns Hamas over rocket attack


Tel Aviv, May 27: Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Wednesday warned Hamas to refrain from any attempt to fire rockets at Israel, after a Tuesday night rocket attack on the south. The rocket fired from Gaza landed in Gan Yavne town, some 56 km west of Jerusalem, Xinhua news agency reported.“If there won’t be quiet in Israel, Gaza will ...

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Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: Tony Abott


Sydney, May 26: Australia today announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for “betraying the country”, but insisted no one would be left stateless.Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the new powers would apply to dual nationals who fight with or support jihadists such as Islamic State group or so-called lone wolves ...

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Curiosity rover begins new journey on Mars


Washington, May 26: Unable to reach a comparable geological contact farther south on Red Planet, NASA’s Curiosity rover has now approached an alternative site for investigating a geological boundary. Such geological contacts can reveal clues about how environmental conditions that produced one type of rock were related to conditions that produced the other. Two weeks ago, Curiosity was headed for ...

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Arvind Kejriwal to meet Delhi’s civic bodies’ employees


New Delhi, May 26: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet commissioners and representatives of employees’ unions of the civic bodies of Delhi on June 1 to resolve the issue of non-payment of salaries, a statement said on Monday. “The chief minister said he will be calling a meeting on Monday (June 1) to look into the issue. All the ...

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