Toddlers among six killed as monsoon lashes Mumbai

Toddlers among six killed as monsoon  lashes Mumbai

Torrential monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt – destroying homes and leaving thousands of people stranded. Police say a woman and two toddlers were killed after houses collapsed in the Indian city’s suburbs, while three other people died after being swept away by floodwater. Commuters in the city of 20 million waded through swirling waist-high waters after the financial hub’s transport network was paralysed – with trains cancelled and bus services suspended. Footage…

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Storm Harvey: family of 6 found dead in van

Storm Harvey: family of 6 found dead in van

Relatives are said to be “devastated” after police confirm the deaths of four children and their great-grandparents in flooding. Police say they have recovered the bodies of six family members whose van was swept off a Houston bridge during Storm Harvey. The van was carrying the Saldivar family when it was overtaken by violent flood waters near Greens Bayou on Sunday. Driver Samuel Saldivar escaped through a window but was unable to rescue the other…

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May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

Theresa May has been accused of pursuing a “cut and paste” Brexit, after saying the EU’s free trade deals could form the basis of Britain’s agreements once it has left the bloc. The Prime Minister, who is currently in Japan on a three-day trip to talk about post-Brexit trade and investment, said she wanted to use the trade agreement being finalised between Brussels and Tokyo as the starting point for a future pact with Britain….

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Davis summons bosses to Chevening for new round of Brexit talks

Davis summons bosses to Chevening for new round of Brexit talks

Business leaders have been invited to Chevening House for talks next month with the Brexit Secretary. Some of Britain’s top company bosses have been summoned for talks with David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, amid mounting private sector concerns over the scope of a potential transition deal. Sky News has learnt that the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) has circulated invitations this week to captains of industry to discuss the series of position papers…

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Louisiana braced for floods as Storm Harvey makes landfall for second time

Louisiana braced for floods as Storm Harvey makes landfall for second time

Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall for a second time, bringing heavy rain to Louisiana after causing catastrophic flooding in Texas. The storm has killed at least 18 people and forced tens of thousands to leave their deluged homes in Houston and other parts of Texas. Although the weather system has weakened considerably, the National Hurricane Centre has warned “flooding rains” will drench southwestern parts of Louisiana. It is bringing maximum sustained winds of 45mph…

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William and Harry to tour memorial garden on eve of 20th anniversary of mother’s death

William and Harry to tour memorial garden on eve of 20th anniversary of mother’s death

Thousands of flowers have been planted in memory of the princess as her sons lead tributes to her 20 years on since her death. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to pay tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, with a visit to her memorial garden on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. Joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, they will tour the White Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace….

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Storm Harvey: 18 dead and over 13,000 rescued

Storm Harvey: 18 dead and over 13,000 rescued

At least 18 people have died and 13,000 more have been rescued as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps record rainfall in and around Houston. As thousands of people fled their deluged homes, Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, imposed a curfew amid reports of looting and armed robberies. Officials say they have received disturbing reports of people impersonating Homeland Security special agents and telling residents to evacuate in order to rob their homes. The heaviest tropical downpour in…

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Taylor Swiftly breaks three YouTube and Spotify records

Taylor Swiftly breaks three YouTube and Spotify records

The scene in Taylor Swift’s new video where she raids the bank vault of a music streaming company is coming true. In just four days, the star has broken three major streaming records, beating the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran. Look What You Made Me Do was played more than eight million times on Spotify last Friday, more than any other song has achieved on its first day of release. The video also broke…

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Beyonce offers aid to Houston flood victims

Beyonce offers aid to Houston flood victims

Beyonce has pledged to “help as many” victims of Hurricane Harvey as she can, as her home city of Houston braces itself for more rainfall. “I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” said the star. She added she was working with her charity and her pastor “to implement a plan to help”. Houston has been hit by…

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Baby born with facial deformities dies of starvation

Baby born with facial deformities dies of starvation

A baby girl who was born on Sunday, August 27, with facial deformities in Kenya has died of starvation after her mother refused to breastfeed her. Her nose was on the upper side of her face. According to the family, the mother, Ms Mariam Mwakombo, 22, refused to breastfeed her because she was afraid. The baby cried for hours after birth due to hunger and later died at night. Mariam Mwakombo told DailyNation: “She frightened…

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