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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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Almost 30 people jump off boat into shark-filled waters after fire: 'All hell broke loose'

Almost 30 people jump off boat into shark-filled waters after fire: 'All hell broke loose'About 30 passengers and crew members on a small boat in the Galapagos had to jump into shark-filled waters last month after a fire broke out on board.



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U.S. Probing Fate of U.A.E. Oil Tanker That Entered Iran Waters

U.S. Probing Fate of U.A.E. Oil Tanker That Entered Iran Waters(Bloomberg) — The U.S. is investigating the disappearance of a small Emirati oil tanker that entered Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location, in an incident that could intensify frictions in the Gulf.Washington is aware of the developing situation with the vessel, according to a U.S. official who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter.The Riah was passing through the Strait of Hormuz, a shipping chokepoint at the mouth of the Gulf, before it went silent more than two days ago, according to the Associated Press. It’s not immediately clear what happened to the Panamanian-flagged ship.The disappearance was first reported by CNN’s Barbara Starr, who said U.S. intelligence increasingly believed the tanker had been forced into Iranian waters by the Revolutionary Guard but that some Gulf sources suggested the ship simply broke down and was towed by Iran.If the Riah has been seized, it would seem an unusual target for Iran. The vessel is 30 years old and tiny. Its capacity is 2,000 dead weight tons, according to the MarineTraffic website. That is only a fraction of the nearly 160,000-ton capacity of the British Heritage, the U.K. oil tanker harassed by Iranian ships last week while exiting the Persian Gulf.While Iran has been blamed for attacks on merchant shipping in recent months, it has denied responsibility. The main threats it has made in the past few weeks have been against the U.K. after British Royal Marines helped Gibraltar to seize a supertanker as it carried Iranian crude in the Mediterranean Sea. The incident is the latest involving commercial ships sailing to and from the Gulf, through which about a third of all seaborne petroleum passes. In May and June, six tankers were attacked just outside the Gulf. A British Navy frigate intervened this month to stop Iran from blocking the BP Plc-operated British Heritage as it was exiting Gulf.U.K. Navy Intervenes After Iran Tries to Stop British Oil TankerIranian officials haven’t said anything publicly about the Riah, nor have officials in the U.A.E. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, declined to immediately comment.(Updates with size and scope in paragrapghs five and six.)\–With assistance from Anthony DiPaola and Golnar Motevalli.To contact the reporters on this story: Zainab Fattah in Dubai at zfattah@bloomberg.net;Verity Ratcliffe in Dubai at vratcliffe1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Alaa ShahineFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Stunning giant squid captured on video in US waters for first time

Stunning giant squid captured on video in US waters for first timeThe video, which lasts less than 30 seconds and was taken about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans, shows a giant squid in U.S. waters.



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India warships sent to strategic Gulf waters: navy

India warships sent to strategic Gulf waters: navyIndia has sent warships and stepped up aerial surveillance in strategic Gulf waters, the Press Trust of India reported on Thursday, with global tensions rising in the region. "INS Chennai and INS Sunayna have been deployed in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to undertake maritime security operations," the navy said, quoted by PTI. The aim is "to re-assure the Indian-flagged vessels operating/transiting through the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, following the maritime security incidents in the region," the navy said.



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More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. Midwest

More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. MidwestAs icy, lethal flood waters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River. Flooding from last week’s storm has already caused nearly $ 1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killed at least four people with another missing. “This isn’t over,” said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center.



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Guyana condemns 'hostile act' by Venezuela in local waters

Guyana condemns 'hostile act' by Venezuela in local watersGEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's foreign ministry has condemned what it says was a dangerous incursion into local waters after a Norwegian ship hired by ExxonMobil was "intercepted" by a Venezuelan naval vessel.



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Stunning shots show crystal clear waters in Norway lakes and fjords!

Stunning shots show crystal clear waters in Norway lakes and fjords!Thomasz Furmanek works in an office most of the time, but when he’s free he often kayaks through the waters of Norway, capturing breathtaking images.



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Dead fish cover North Carolina roads as flood waters recede after Hurricane Florence

Dead fish cover North Carolina roads as flood waters recede after Hurricane FlorenceFire crews dealing with the clean-up operation after Hurricane Florence are having to move thousands of dead fish from roadways after storm surges and flooded rivers brought shoals far inland. A team was deployed to interstate 40 where a large number of fish were hosed off the highway after the hurricane dropped eight trillion gallons of water on North Carolina.



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