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Most of Houston ‘now dry,’ as recovery begins

Houston was limping back to life on Friday one week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into America’s fourth-largest city and left a trail of devastation across other parts of southeast Texas.

Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic increasingly threatening

Irma has intensified into a Category 3 hurricane in the eastern Atlantic, just days after Harvey, the first major storm of the season, unleashed massive rain and floods on Texas and Louisiana, US meteorologists said Thursday.

Sea Shepherd pulls plug on Japan whale hunt

Activist group Sea Shepherd Tuesday pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer match the country’s military and economic power.

Hurricane Harvey menaces Texas, Louisiana

A large swath of the US Gulf Coast hunkered down Thursday as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards Texas and Louisiana — an area that processes some seven million barrels of oil a day.

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

Millions pour into US towns in path of total eclipse

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it.

UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch

At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world’s first nuclear programme.