Houston flood in pictures

Houston flood in pictures

Water is so deep in places in Houston that it almost reaches signage over roads. Much of the city’s road system has been overwhelmed by floodwaters. Many shelters have been set up, including at a convention centre. Officials say 30,000 people are expected to be housed in these emergency shelters. Scores of vehicles are submerged across the city, with some owners having to be freed by emergency workers. The coastguard has been among the rescuers…

Read More

Houston flood: Addicks dam begins overspill

Houston flood: Addicks dam begins overspill

A major dam outside Houston has begun spilling over as Storm Harvey pushes the reservoir past capacity, a Texas official says. Engineers have tried to prevent nearby communities from being inundated by releasing some of the water held by the Addicks dam. But flood control official Jeff Lindner says water levels are now over the height of the reservoir edge. Harvey has brought huge floods to Texas and is starting to affect Louisiana. Unprecedented rainfall…

Read More

The health benefits of cod liver oil

The health benefits of cod liver oil

Rich in omega-3 and vitamins D and A, cod liver oil is a popular nutritional supplement. Discover all the ways in which this fish oil can be good for you. Cod liver oil is renowned as a nutrient-dense source of vitamins and essential fatty acids. It is, as the name suggests, derived from cod liver and is available as a liquid or capsule supplement. Read on to discover what makes cod liver oil so good for you,…

Read More

African leaders blasted for “health tourism”

African leaders blasted for “health tourism”

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned “health tourism” while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who frequently receives treatment in Singapore, had left the meeting of health ministers when Dr Motsoaledi made the comments. Mr Mugabe’s spokesman has said that the president’s doctor “is not only Zimbabwean, he is actually black… He is very, very, very black”. George Charamba made those comments to Zimbabwe’s state-run…

Read More

Macron unveils plans after meeting

Macron unveils plans after meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to curb migration across the Mediterranean after meeting African and European leaders. It involves tackling people smugglers, improving stability in Libya and increasing aid to the transit countries. Mr Macron also wants asylum requests handled in Libya, Chad and Niger. Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said people-smugglers had to be offered alternative means of making a living. He said they destabilised his own country by bringing weapons back…

Read More

Harvey rescuers fear Texas death toll will rise dramatically

Harvey rescuers fear Texas death toll will rise dramatically

Concerns are growing for Texans trapped by the flooding, with six relatives feared dead after their van was submerged by water. Officials in Houston have warned the number of deaths from Tropical Storm Harvey could rise dramatically once devastating floodwaters have receded. At least nine people have been killed by the slow-moving storm in Texas, but many others have been reported missing by worried loved ones. Image: Boats replace vehicles on the roads in east…

Read More

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker criticises UK’s ‘unsatisfactory’ Brexit papers

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker criticises UK’s ‘unsatisfactory’ Brexit papers

The third round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU got under way with tension, disagreement and a sense of stalemate. The President of the European Commission has said none of the Brexit position papers published by the UK are “satisfactory” and that an enormous number of issues remain unsettled. Speaking to a conference of European Union Ambassadors, Jean-Claude Juncker echoed the pessimistic tone struck by his Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Speaking in French,…

Read More

Missing boy, 4, dies after being found in swimming pool in Devon

Missing boy, 4, dies after being found in swimming pool in Devon

The child disappeared on Monday during a holiday organised by a drugs charity, which said something went “horrifically wrong”. A four-year-old boy reported missing has died in hospital after being found in a swimming pool at an activity centre in Devon. The child was reported missing at Knapp House Activity Centre in Bideford just before 3pm on Monday. A search assisted by a police helicopter followed before he was located. Police said his death is…

Read More

North Korea missile a ‘serious and important threat’

North Korea missile a ‘serious and important threat’

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan, with the projectile falling into waters off the country’s eastern coast. The Japanese government’s warning system urged people in an area in the north of the country to take precautions early on Tuesday morning. South Korea’s military said the missile travelled 1,678 miles and was fired from North Korea’s Sunan region, near the capital Pyongyang, just before 6am local time. But Japan’s military did not attempt…

Read More

Billionaire Zuckerberg welcomes their second baby

The Facebook founder and his wife welcome their second child, telling her to enjoy childhood and not worry about the future. Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their second daughter, August. Releasing a family photograph on the social media site to inform the world of the addition to their family, the couple also published a letter to the child, who was born this month….

Read More
1 2 3 4 5 44