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Iraqis slowly rebuild Mosul, with little aid from government


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Migrants, troops slowly build up on Guatemala-Mexico border

Migrants, troops slowly build up on Guatemala-Mexico borderMore than 200 mostly Honduran migrants rested on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping sheer numbers will improve their chances of entering Mexico and continuing their journey north. Across the river from Tecun Uman, in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, National Guard troops with riot shields trucked in throughout Friday afternoon in anticipation of the migrants’ next move. Mexico’s government has said migrants entering the country without registering will not be allowed to pass from the border area.



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Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda

Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after ImeldaAs floodwaters began slowing receding in Houston, police worked to clear freeways of hundreds of stranded vehicles after four days of relentless rain



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Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda

Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after ImeldaAs floodwaters began slowing receding in Houston, police worked to clear freeways of hundreds of stranded vehicles after four days of relentless rain



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UPDATE 1-Floridians evacuate and grumble as Hurricane Dorian slowly nears

UPDATE 1-Floridians evacuate and grumble as Hurricane Dorian slowly nearsAt a retirement community in central Florida, elderly residents waited for a bus on Monday to take them to a shelter as one of the most monstrous Atlantic hurricanes on record crawled toward the state. Mary McNiff, 92, sat in her wheelchair waiting to board at the Good Samaritan Society in Kissimmee, near Orlando, one of more than a million people under evacuation orders along the U.S. East Coast on the Labor Day holiday. Forecasters warned it could still be dangerous as it drew closer to Florida even if its eye did not make landfall in the state.



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Venezuela's Opposition Leader Says Humanitarian Aid Is Slowly Being Delivered

Venezuela's Opposition Leader Says Humanitarian Aid Is Slowly Being DeliveredSupplies sent to Venezuela had so far been blocked by the military, under Maduro's orders, from entering the crisis-stricken country



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Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors say

Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors sayYukai Yang turned himself in Thursday for allegedly attempting to kill his longtime roommate by slowly dosing him with toxic amounts of thallium.



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Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors say

Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors sayYukai Yang turned himself in Thursday for allegedly attempting to kill his longtime roommate by slowly dosing him with toxic amounts of thallium.



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'Green hajj' slowly takes root in Mecca

'Green hajj' slowly takes root in MeccaThousands of cleaners are busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrap up a pilgrimage to Mecca that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina near the holy city is dotted with colour-coded barrels — black for organic waste and blue for cans and plastics for recycling. It’s all part of an initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings.



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Mount Etna slowly 'sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea'  

Mount Etna slowly 'sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea'  Mount Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano, is slowly sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea, scientists have observed. The entire 3,350m (11,000ft) stratovolcano, located on the east coast of the Italian island of Sicily, is currently moving downslope at an average rate of 14 mm per year – or 1.4 metres over 100 years. Experts have warned the sliding could eventually lead to greater risk of large scale slope failure, which could trigger landslides, however researchers at The Open University emphasised there is currently no sign of that happening. Dr John Murray, lead author of the paper published in the Bulletin of Volcanology, stressed the minute movement currently posed no danger to life, but warned that monitoring the volcano for more significant changes was crucial. “At the moment there is no cause for concern from the sliding of the volcano towards the sea, the movement is just too small,” Dr Murray told The Telegraph. “However, the possibility of things changing in the future needs to be taken seriously, so it is important to keep monitoring the movement.” At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions The UK-led team, who monitored the changes using GPS technology placed around the mountain, found the sliding is lubricated by the weak sediments beneath Etna and the slope of the basement. Dr Murray, who has been working for 49 years studying the active volcanoes of Mount Etna, said if a sector collapse were to occur, the results could be “catastrophic”. “Around one million people live on Etna and its immediate surroundings, so the destruction of property and loss of life could be catastrophic; but I cannot emphasise enough that there is no sign of this happening at the present time,” he explained. “Clearly even the mention of such a dangerous event would be very unnerving for the people who live on Etna, so I am anxious that they don't get the wrong impression.” At a glance | Where are the world's most famous volcanoes? It is the first time basement sliding of an entire active volcano has been directly observed, with the team suggesting that similar edging may be taking place at other active volcanoes such as Mexico’s Volcán de Colima and Mount Teide in Tenerife. Dr Murray said he did not expect the rate of movement to increase, but added: “I regard it as essential to keep measuring our stations, and will be on the lookout for any kind of change in rate of downslope sliding.”



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