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Saudi Arabia: storms and reforms under new crown prince

Saudi Arabia: storms and reforms under new crown princeMohammed bin Salman became crown prince of Saudi Arabia in June last year, shaking up the ultra-conservative oil giant with economic, social and religious reforms. On June 21, 2017, King Salman names his 31-year-old son, Mohammed, as crown prince, displacing the king’s nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as heir to the throne. Widely known as MBS, Prince Mohammed retains his role as defence minister.



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Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse

Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worseJerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.



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Sinkhole opens up on White House lawn after days of heavy rain, storms

Sinkhole opens up on White House lawn after days of heavy rain, stormsA sinkhole opened up on the White House’s North Lawn, near the press briefing room, early this week and has been roped off with orange cones and yellow caution tape.



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77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern India

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern IndiaDust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday. The overnight storm ravaged Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states and the death toll was expected to rise, officials said. There were 46 confirmed deaths in Uttar Pradesh in the north and 31 in the desert state of Rajasthan to the west.



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77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern India

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern IndiaDust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday. The overnight storm ravaged Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states and the death toll was expected to rise, officials said. There were 46 confirmed deaths in Uttar Pradesh in the north and 31 in the desert state of Rajasthan to the west.



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Storms kill at least 78 in western and northern India

Storms kill at least 78 in western and northern IndiaHail and rain storms knocked down power poles and uprooted trees, killing at least 78 people in northern and western India, government officials said on Thursday. Thirty-three people were killed on Wednesday in the western desert state of Rajasthan and 45 in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, authorities said. “We experienced a fierce storm, with an unusually high wind speed, and as a result, 33 people died in Alwar, Dholpur and Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan,” Hemant Gera, responsible for relief and disaster management in Rajasthan, told Reuters by phone from Jaipur, the state capital.



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2 Women Lost at Sea for 5 Months Survived Shark Attacks and Storms

2 Women Lost at Sea for 5 Months Survived Shark Attacks and StormsTwo American women and their dogs were rescued this week by the United States Navy, after being adrift in the Pacific Ocean for five months.



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Trump's Approval For Hurricane Response Plunges 20 Points After Puerto Rico Storms

Trump's Approval For Hurricane Response Plunges 20 Points After Puerto Rico StormsPresident Donald Trump’s approval rating for his handling of the response to hurricanes striking the U.S. has plummeted 20 points since Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes last month, according to the latest CNN poll.



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With 155 MPH Winds, Hurricane Irma is Among Strongest Cat. 5 Storms

With 155 MPH Winds, Hurricane Irma is Among Strongest Cat. 5 StormsNBC News' Tom Costello recreated hurricane force wind conditions with University of Maryland wind tunnel researchers to examine how well the U.S. is prepared to survive them.



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Wildfire smoke clearing in US West as storms move through

Wildfire smoke clearing in US West as storms move throughBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed much of the region with acrid smoke from dozens of wildfires.



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