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A day after the hurricane hit Houston, Al-Salam mosque in Houston welcomed people displaced by flooding. "I'm Catholic and my husband is Jewish, but it is beyond all that," says one volunteer.
Aug. 31, 2017
Buying a sacrificial goat for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha is the sign of a strong household. But harsh droughts in the Karachi area are making it hard for families to afford one.
Aug. 31, 2017
"Avoid, avoid, avoid," one fire ant expert says. The ants, common in areas flooded by Harvey, can't be submerged underwater. But if you have a bottle of soapy water, you might be able to drown them.
Aug. 31, 2017
The State Department declaration requires the closures in San Francisco, New York and D.C. It is in retaliation for the Kremlin order expelling 755 U.S. diplomatic staff. The deadline is Saturday.
Aug. 31, 2017
Nearly a decade after the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her family and party got some closure. But fugitive ex-President Pervez Musharraf remains out of reach.
Aug. 31, 2017
During hurricane Harvey, doctors, nurses, technicians and facilities staff tended to inpatients at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Now the hospital is working to get outpatients back for care as well.
Aug. 31, 2017
There's little suspense about one outcome of the congress: President Xi Jinping is all but assured of another five-year term. He's maintained a grip on power to a degree not seen in China for decades.
Aug. 31, 2017
An outside review discovered that 1.4 million more potentially unauthorized accounts were opened between January 2009 and September 2016.
Aug. 31, 2017
When it comes to finding and preparing food, we're a continually inventive species. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: What are the food trends of the future?
Aug. 31, 2017
After five years, just 12 percent of people diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer had their tumors grow by 3 millimeters or more, a study found. And in some people, the tumors shrank.
Aug. 31, 2017
In a recent series of television interviews and op-eds, Prince has waged an active public campaign for his plan to reshape the war in Afghanistan.
Aug. 31, 2017
His goal: to perform surgery. The problem: power outages and finicky machines. We check back in with a doctor in Ghana.
Aug. 31, 2017
"Due to the failure of the city's water pump, it is in the best interest of our current patients to transfer to other acute care facilities," a large hospital in the city says.
Aug. 31, 2017
Also: U.S., South Korea engage in a "show of force" to gain North Korea's attention; a wildfire destroys 10 California homes; and France's new president moves to change French labor laws.
Aug. 31, 2017
A storm of this magnitude affects many animals. Uplifting videos show people rescuing all kinds of animals from Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Aug. 31, 2017
The building was declared dilapidated but people were still living inside. Mumbai has experienced recent flooding and substandard building materials have been a factor in previous building collapses.
Aug. 31, 2017
David Uzzell is deaf and works as a chef at a Washington D.C. restaurant. Being deaf makes communication in the kitchen challenging. But Uzzell's colleagues have come up with some workarounds.
Aug. 31, 2017
Due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the plant lost power — and the ability to keep volatile organic peroxides from exploding and burning.
Aug. 31, 2017
Many people want to donate to Harvey-related relief efforts. But they need to avoid scam artists who are trying to get their hands on some of that money. Experts offer advice for giving safely.
Aug. 31, 2017
Elections in Virginia this fall are the first big test for state-level Democrats in the Trump era and whether they can use the president's unpopularity to gain ground in the state legislature.
Aug. 31, 2017

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