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Hong Kong tense as weekend of protests begins with teachers' rally in rain

Hong Kong tense as weekend of protests begins with teachers' rally in rainOver a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets. Following the escalation in violence during the past few days, the demonstrations this weekend will provide a litmus test as to whether the protest movement can retain the broad support that it has appeared to enjoy. Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.



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Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, BangladeshFlooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region on Friday, Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said.



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Tropical Storm Barry is expected to hit parts of Louisiana with more than 3 feet of storm surge and 20 inches of rain — here's what that much water looks like

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to hit parts of Louisiana with more than 3 feet of storm surge and 20 inches of rain — here's what that much water looks likeNew Orleans has already been drenched in nearly 9 inches of rain, prompting a flash-flood emergency declaration.



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Trump faults rain, teleprompter for flub about 'airports' during American Revolution

Trump faults rain, teleprompter for flub about 'airports' during American RevolutionTrump said a teleprompter mishap led to his much-mocked July Fourth flub in which he talked about defending airports during the American Revolution



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Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffe

Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffePresident Trump on Friday blamed inclement weather and a malfunctioning teleprompter for his odd riff on air travel during the American Revolution.



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'Bomb cyclone' fizzles to rain across U.S. Midwest

'Bomb cyclone' fizzles to rain across U.S. MidwestRunways were cleared, the lights came back on and stranded motorists and airline passengers were back on the move on Thursday.



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'Bomb cyclone' fizzles to rain across U.S. Midwest

'Bomb cyclone' fizzles to rain across U.S. MidwestRunways were cleared, the lights came back on and stranded motorists and airline passengers were back on the move on Thursday.



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California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating storm

California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating stormAuthorities have warned of the threat of mudslides after a damaging storm struck California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow which destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed rain, snow and wind across the US west coast into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping northern California and southern Oregon. The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California, including more than 24cm over 48 hours at one location in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.



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More rain, snow expected in storm-battered California, following days of mudslides and floods

More rain, snow expected in storm-battered California, following days of mudslides and floodsCalifornians were in clean-up mode Friday as the state slowly recovers from an onslaught of rain, wind and snow, which brought widespread flooding and mudslides.



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'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow“The (Pineapple) Express is no joke,” said Bob Oravec, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland of the strongest weather system of the season. The weather system, also known as an atmospheric river, gets its name from the flow of moisture that periodically heads east from waters adjacent to the Hawaiian Islands to soak the U.S. West Coast.



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