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5 Dead, Shooter Killed In US Texas

Houston: Five people are dead and at least 21 people injured in an active shooting in the Midland-Odessa area, US state of Texas, Odessa Police Department said. According to Odessa Police Department, one shooter was killed and “the threat has been contained”, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Odessa Police Department earlier sent a Facebook […]

8 dead after gunman opens fire at Texas high school

Texas: A gunman opened fire at a high school in the US state of Texas today, killing at least eight persons. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Houston. An unidentified law enforcement officer was shot, but sources said he […]

Two injured in Texas city explosion

Washington: Two men were injured in the Texas state capital of Austin in an explosion that came less than a week after police said three package blasts that occurred over 10 days were connected, the media reported. The police were called to the scene at 8.32 p.m., on Sunday, reports CNN. The two injured men […]

At least 27 dead in Texas church shooting

Miami: At least 27 people were killed and nearly two dozen wounded in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday when an unidentified gunman opened fire. Local police told Channel KSAT12 that the shooter was found dead but did not specify the cause of death or the exact number of victims inside the […]

American Red Cross urged to help Harvey victims

Washington: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has urged the American Red Cross to “honour its promises” to help in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that lashed the state of Texas last month. More than $300 million have been donated to the Red Cross after Harvey battered the city of Houston and nearby regions after […]

How do hurricanes form? Know from NASA scientists

Washington: Even as Hurricane Harvey left Texas bruised and Hurricane Irma began lashing Florida, NASA scientists have explained in a blog how hurricanes form and what steps the US space agency has taken to study the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on […]

Hurricane Harvey: 311,000 apply for government aid

Washington:  US Vice President Mike Pence has announced that some 311,000 people, who were affected by the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey that lashed through the state of Texas, have registered for government disaster assistance. “We are here today. We will be here tomorrow. And we will be here every day until this city and this state […]

Hurricane Harvey toll increases to 37

Washington: The death toll in the catastrophic hurricane Harvey that lashed through the US state of Texas has increased to 37, the media reported. The unrelenting storm that made landfall on August 25 unleashed its wrath on a wide swath east of Houston, leaving thousands stranded in flooded homes and forcing the evacuation of a […]

Hurricane Harvey devastates Texas with 'unprecedented floods'

Washington: Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continued in Texas, forcing residents of the US city to flee their homes in anticipation of several more days of “unprecedented” rainfall. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston and an ever-expanding swath of cities and towns in the region remained under siege on Monday morning by torrential rain and […]

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall as Texas braces for 'catastrophic' rains

Washington: Hurricane Harvey, the biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 years, slammed into Texas spawning tornadoes, flooding, fires and widespread power outages across the state on Saturday. The storm, which blasted ashore as a Category 4 around 11 p.m. on Friday between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, was a Category 1 by […]

Port Arthur refinery
Saudis take 100% control of America's largest oil refinery

Austin: Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil behemoth, took 100 per cent control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery in Texas on Monday, completing a deal that was first announced last year. Port Arthur is considered the crown jewel of the US refinery system. The Gulf Coast facility can process 600,000 barrels of oil […]

Money laundering
Indian national pleads guilty to call centres scam in US

New York: A 28-year-old Indian national in the US has pleaded guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar scam in which individuals from call centres located in India impersonated US tax and immigration officials to defraud victims across America. Ashvinbhai Chaudhari, who most recently resided in Texas pleaded guilty before US District Court Judge […]