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The entire city of Beaumont, Texas, has lost access to clean water

The entire city of Beaumont, Texas, has lost access to clean water

City manager Kyle Hayes said during a news conference Thursday that continually rising flood waters on the Neches River are covering pumps that are the primary source for drinking water. Earlier Thursday, Baptist Beaumont Hospital evacuated almost 200 patients by air because of the lack of water. The city is encouraging residents to turn off water pipes and boil any water for personal use while the water supply is down.


ISIS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive

Townsend emphasized he was speaking personally but noted that "some indicators in intelligence" indicate Baghdadi remains alive along with no specific intelligence that he had been killed . The coalition has suggested he may be hiding in the Euphrates river valley. "When we find him, I think we will try to kill him first, and there is no point in trying to catch him", he said.


Donald Trump rules out talks with North Korea

Donald Trump rules out talks with North Korea

The missile landed in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of the island of Hokkaido. Any decision to hold back Spy-6 could therefore add significantly to Japan's already rising bill for missile defence by forcing it to pay to upgrade or replace Aegis Ashore systems after deployment.


Gas prices surge to 2-year highs after Hurricane Harvey

Gas prices surge to 2-year highs after Hurricane Harvey

The Texas agency that regulates the oil and gas industry is urging people to wait three or four days to fill their cars and trucks with gasoline if they can. Suppliers are seeing logistical problems getting gas to parts of the state, but not East Texas. "We were fortunate the Eagle Ford didn't receive as much water as it could have", said Patterson, Chesapeake's executive vice president of exploration and production.


S. Korea confirms basic stance of denuclearized Korean Peninsula

S. Korea confirms basic stance of denuclearized Korean Peninsula

Following North Korea's latest missile launch, President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that "the USA has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years". North Korea is expected to feature heavily in the talks after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile test on Monday that passed over Japanese territory, prompting worldwide condemnation.


Japanese military chiefs demans record high defence budget after North Korea test

Japanese military chiefs demans record high defence budget after North Korea test

France's foreign minister warned Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe "within months". An arms control specialist who worked in the Clinton and Obama administrations, Gary Samore, said, "Trump is correct that our efforts to negotiate agreements with North Korea to resolve the problem, to end the North Korea nuclear program, haven't worked".