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Guns not to blame for Texas church shooting – Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said the United States was living in "dark times" as it grieved Monday a shooting massacre at a Texas church, but with calls for stricter gun control reinvigorated, he insisted the latest tragedy "isn't a guns situation."

Qatar donates $30m to help Harvey victims in Texas

Qatar is donating $30m to help people in Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, its ambassador said, apparently the largest contribution from a foreign government to assist the devastated stretches of the Texas coast.

Texas governor estimates Harvey damage at up to $180bn

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday damage from Hurricane Harvey would likely reach $150bn to $180bn.

Trump flies to storm-battered Texas, Louisiana amid difficult recovery

President Donald Trump headed to Texas and Louisiana on Saturday to meet rescuers and survivors of Hurricane Harvey, one week after the powerful storm blasted the region and unleashed historic flooding.

Some Texans head home, others still in peril

US President Donald Trump heads to Texas Saturday to assess conditions in the storm-ravaged state as residents of Houston and other cities were returning home to face the grim, possibly years-long task of rebuilding.

US cop who said ‘we only kill black people’ loses job

A Georgia police lieutenant who faced being fired over racially charged comments captured on dash-cam footage has announced his retirement, according to local media.

US police officer filmed saying ‘we only kill black people’

A US police officer has been filmed on his own dashcam telling a white driver not to worry because "we only kill black people".

Storm Harvey causes explosion at flood-hit Texas chemical plant

Two explosions have occurred at the flood-hit Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, and there is a risk of further blasts.

Federal judge blocks Texas tough ‘sanctuary cities’ law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the states tough new' "sanctuary cities" law backed by the White House that would have allowed police to inquire about immigration status with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

US send troops, aircraft to flood-hit Texas

The U.S. Department of Defence is pre-positioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near places worst hit by flooding in southeastern Texas, in anticipation of a possible request for assistance.

Houston shelters overwhelmed as Louisiana braces for monster storm

Houston rescue agencies were struggling to find beds Monday for tens of thousands of Texans driven from their homes by an unprecedented rainstorm that swamped America's fourth largest city.

Texas gov deploys 3,000 more troops as Harvey floods continue to rise

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas said he is deploying 3,000 National Guard troops in flood-stricken Houston as weather forecasters are saying the remnants of Hurricane Harvey is causing “catastrophic flooding” in South-eastern Texas.

Rising floodwaters overwhelm rescue efforts in Houston

Devastating floods in the southern US city of Houston forced thousands to flee their homes and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with constant calls for help.

One dead in Texas after Harvey wreaks havoc, more floods feared

Hurricane Harvey left a deadly trail of devastation Saturday in Texas, as officials warned of "catastrophic" flooding and said that recovering from the most powerful storm to hit the United States in more than a decade could take years.

Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas coastline

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast late Friday, unleashing torrents of rain and packing powerful winds, the first major storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years.

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as category 4

A mammoth storm off the coast of Texas strenghtened to a category four hurricane on Friday as the US state and surrounding areas braced for what officials warned would be a "major disaster".

‘Disaster’ looms as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana were urged Friday to flee the path of Hurricane Harvey as the Gulf Coast braced for the most dangerous storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade.

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