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Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Nervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of “extreme rain” and more flooding ahead of the storm’s predicted landfall early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Barry coalesced in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, packing maximum Read More

Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans with ‘extreme rain,’ flooding risk

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and officials warned of “extreme rain” and flooding if the storm makes landfall by early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. City officials urged residents to shelter in place rather than evacuate Read More

New Orleans braces for Mississippi flooding as storm Barry bears down

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and city officials warned of severe flooding if it makes landfall by early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour Read More

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law fueled protests

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades. Protesters hold signs following a day of violence over a proposed extradition bill, outside the Read More

Explainer: Why proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law are fueling protests

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Cracks have appeared in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law to allow extraditions to China, with local media reporting the city’s government will suspend the bill after widespread anger and violent protests. Protesters hold signs following a day of violence over a proposed extradition bill, outside the Legislative Read More

Knox in Italy for first time since acquittal to discuss ‘murder I didn’t commit’

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Amanda Knox has arrived in Italy for the first time since being acquitted of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia. The American former exchange student, 31, is due to take part in a panel discussion on wrongful convictions in Modena on Saturday. Accompanied by her mother Edda Mellas and fiance Christopher Robinson at Milan’s Read More

Hiker who went missing in Hawaii two weeks ago found alive

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By David Mercer, news reporter A yoga instructor who vanished while hiking in Hawaii two weeks ago has been found alive. Amanda Eller, 35, disappeared in the Makawao Forest Reserve in Maui on 8 May, prompting a frantic search effort to find her. Warning: Graphic image of injury below In a post on a Facebook Read More

Woman who escaped serial killer watches his execution

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A woman who escaped the clutches of a serial killer and helped bring him to justice has watched him being executed in Florida. Lisa Noland was 17 when she was repeatedly raped by Bobby Joe Long in 1984. In the witness room at Florida State Prison, she positioned herself where she hoped he would see Read More

Revenge porn laws ‘not working’, says victims group

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Laws covering so-called revenge porn are not fit for purpose and police still need more training, experts say. Victims should receive anonymity and laws need to include threats to share images, according to Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn helpline. Figures from 19 forces in England and Wales revealed police investigations have doubled in the Read More