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Flood threat rises as Harvey dumps torrential rains on Texas

ROCKPORT, Texas: The most powerful hurricane to hit the US state of Texas in more than 50 years moved slowly inland on Saturday, dumping torrential rain expected to cause catastrophic flooding after battering the coast with 130 miles per hour (209 km per hour) winds. Texas utility companies said just under a quarter of a million customers were without power. Wind and rain continued to lash the coast as residents began to assess the damage. Harvey is the strongest storm to hit Texas, the centre of the U.S. oil and gas…

Death toll from torrential rains rises to 71

PESHAWAR: The death toll after heavy rains in Pakistan's northwest and in Kashmir rose to 71 Tuesday, officials said, as rescuers sought to evacuate dozens of people still trapped by landslides.