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US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to approve $7.85bn in initial emergency funding to deal with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, as areas hit by the powerful storm moved into a recovery phase.
One week after monster storm Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast, rescue workers on Friday were scouring storm-ravaged southeast Texas for victims trapped in their flooded homes, even as some towns finally found slight relief as waters receded.
Two explosions have occurred at the flood-hit Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, and there is a risk of further blasts.
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.
President Donald Trump hits the road Wednesday on a tour to sell tax reform to everyday Americans and lawmakers, but this campaign pledge is still very short on details.
Asian traders returned to buying Wednesday, reversing the previous day’s losses as Donald Trump’s measured response to North Korea’s missile launch and upbeat US data restored a semblance of calm to markets.
The US city of Houston has declared a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
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.
President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, calling the former Arizona sheriff a “patriot” who loves his country.
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.
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.
Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.
Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the State Security Council takes all decisions regarding the management of COVID-19 in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a framework for the conduct of elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In their efforts to make sallah celebrations easier during the Covid19 pandemic, Yobe State Government in partnership with North East Development Commission (NEDC) has reached out to Vulnerables at their Door steps through delivery of Food Items to 5,750 Households across 17 LGAs
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian farmers to increase their food production as Nigeria has ‘no money’ for food importation.
Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths.