Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 16

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 16 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month.

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‘McCarthyite’ website targets pro-Palestine supporters

Unidentified group profiling people linked to pro-Palestinian student groups on US campuses to sabotage job prospects.

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Yemen: anti-aircraft fire cause of most civilian casualties in Sana’a, report says

Amnesty International challenges view Saudi air strikes cause most civilian casualties, but says both sides share responsibility for way conflict is being fought

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Globs of tar wash ashore, closing popular Los Angeles beaches

People told to avoid contact with water along nearly seven miles of coastline as scientists look for the source of pollution

Popular beaches along nearly seven miles (11 kilometres) of Los Angeles-area coastline were off-limits to surfing and swimming on Thursday as scientists looked for the source of globs of tar that washed ashore.

The sand and surf on south Santa Monica bay appeared virtually free of oil after an overnight clean-up, but officials weren’t sure if more tar would show up. They planned to assess during low tide at midday.

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Royal Navy rescues hundreds of migrants from stricken ship in Mediterranean – video

The Royal Navy's HMS Bulwark rescues 369 migrants crammed into an overcrowded wooden-hulled boat which was in the waters just north of Libya. The ship sent five of its landing craft to rescue the migrants – 50 of whom were small children – from their unstable 'double-decker' craft Continue reading...

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Two car bombs kill 10 in Baghdad

Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs have detonated in the car parks of the Babylon and the Meridian hotels in the capital

Two separate car bombs that exploded in the car parks of two hotels have killed 10 people in Baghdad, according to Iraqi authorities.

Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the car park of the Babylon hotel late on Thursday night, killing six people and wounding 14 others.

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Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse’s moved 129ft inland in $3m operation

Historic Gay Head lighthouse on Massachusetts island is to be relocated to prevent the 160-year-old structure from tumbling down cliffside

A lighthouse on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, among the most endangered historic landmarks in the US, is to begin a trek to a new home further inland.

The $3m project to move the Gay Head Lighthouse will prevent the 160-year-old structure from tumbling down the rapidly eroding cliffside.

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Norway oil fund to divest from coal amid climate concern

Norway's massive oil fund will exclude companies that get at least 30 percent of their revenue from mining or burning coal due to its contribution to climate change.

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Exclusive: Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show

VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under which he acquired one of his properties, public documents reviewed by Reuters show, a discrepancy that could add to the controversy surrounding his personal finances.

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Fifa: doubletalk, schmaltz and a deep-fried Swiss dictator

As his empire looks certain to crumble, Sepp Blatter is holding on – just – to the illusion that everything is fine

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