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Isil militants dressing up as US-backed forces to capture fleeing civilians in Raqqa

Islamic State jihadists in Raqqa are dressing up as US-backed forces and setting up fake checkpoints to catch civilians trying to escape the “capital” of the group’s caliphate, residents say.  The militants are posing as liberating Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, and capturing anyone that approaches.  “They took several families today, we do not know if … [Read more...]

Father shows amazing before and after pictures of his son outside their home as Harvey floodwater recedes in Houston 

Flood victims who have had their lives turned upside down by Hurricane Harvey in Houston have seen a glimpse of hope as it appears the deluge has ended. They saw the sun for the first time in days as it set over the skyline of their drenched city, signalling the end of the rain. Maybe the best sunset Houston has ever seen, or needed #Harveypic.twitter.com/lNIuOE71hp— Michael Ciaglo … [Read more...]

Texas Mother Dies Saving 3-Year-Old Daughter From Harvey Floods

A 41-year-old woman who was trying to save herself and her child died on Tuesday afternoon after being swept away by floodwaters in Beaumont, Texas, police said. … [Read more...]

Inside The Megachurch Accused Of Closing Its Doors During Harvey

HOUSTON — A spokesman for Houston’s enormous Lakewood Church, which waited days before offering to shelter flood victims, has a message for those who criticized the delay. … [Read more...]

Teen saves horse trapped by Harvey's rising floodwaters with dad's help

For days, Chance Ward and his son have been wading through deep water on horseback to save animals trapped by Tropical Storm Harvey's torrential rain.  Ward, of Cleveland, Texas, shared pictures and videos of their rescue efforts on Facebook, highlighting just how devastated the region has become. One video that shows his 17-year-old son, Rowdy, letting loose a horse locked inside a pen as … [Read more...]

Trump Makes Devastating Hurricane All About Trump

Crises like major weather disasters offer presidents the chance to unify the country and rise above partisan politics. … [Read more...]

Houston Police Chief Breaks Down in Tears as He Death of Officer Responding to Harvey Post

The 34-year police veteran's wife tried to convince him to stay home. … [Read more...]

Woman Gets Life In Prison For Killing Husband Whose Parrot Repeated 'Don't Shoot' After His Death

A Michigan woman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her husband, whose last words may have been repeated by his pet parrot, Bud. … [Read more...]

Harvey Survivor Criticizes Media For Lack Of Empathy In Heartbreaking TV Interview

Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) August 29, 2017 A Houston resident displaced by Hurricane Harvey made a heartbreaking statement during a live interview with CNN on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Military Son Surprises Mom by Popping Out of Car's Trunk After Years Apart: 'It Made Everything Worth It'

He hadn't seen his mom in two and a half years. … [Read more...]

Senior citizens in viral photo pose after rescue from Harvey floodwaters

A disturbing photo taken Sunday at La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, showed assisted living patients, some of them in wheelchairs, sitting stone-faced in the rising, murky water as Tropical Storm Harvey caused severe flooding. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Keeps Plugging His Own Merchandise During Hurricane Harvey

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Texas Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which ripped through the Texas coast and triggered one of the worst floods in U.S. history, causing catastrophic damage to the greater Houston area and claiming at least 10 lives so far. … [Read more...]

Abandoned dogs seen in heartbreaking Hurricane Harvey photo have been rescued

A reporter who posted a heartbreaking photo on Instagram showing two dogs that were left behind by a family fleeing Hurricane Harvey shared a happy update on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump's Response To Hurricane Harvey Is Abominable: Dividing Rather Than Uniting

There are already some in the media who are claiming that Donald Trump now has an “opportunity” to “unify” the country with his response to Hurricane Harvey. … [Read more...]

The Lexus-driving Vietnamese exec 'kidnapped' in Berlin

Portrayed by Vietnamese officials as a Lexus-driving tycoon who flaunted his wealth while costing the state millions of dollars, Trinh Xuan Thanh fled the country as he fell under the cross-hairs of a corruption crusade by communist authorities. German media reported that Thanh, the former head of a state-linked construction firm, was bundled into a car on July 23 as he visited Tiergarten park in … [Read more...]

Fire breaks out at world's largest fish market in Tokyo

Dozens of Tokyo firefighters were battling a blaze on Thursday at the world’s largest fish market and one of the capital’s most popular tourist sites, as grey smoke billowed over the city. … [Read more...]

Teen tweets boyfriend's hilariously misspelled message thread, goes viral

Misspelled words are the bane of any fast-fingered texter, but they can have their upsides too. In the case of 18-year-old Neve McGuinness form Newcastle, UK, they can help you go viral. SEE ALSO: Say hi to Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app ruining Snapchat for teens McGuinness posted the tweet below on Sunday. The picture is a screengrab of her phone showing three messages from her boyfriend … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders attacks 'greedy' Nissan for waging anti-union campaign

Bernie Sanders: ‘I proudly support Nissan workers’ fight to form a union. Bernie Sanders has attacked Nissan for doing “everything it can” to stop workers from unionizing at its Mississippi plant despite making “obscene” profits. In an editorial for the Guardian, the former presidential hopeful weighs in as Nissan workers prepare to vote on joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. … [Read more...]