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US Announces $30 Million To Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

US Announces $30 Million To Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

The U.S. government’s oceans and waterways agency will provide $30 million to improve coastal resilience, officials said, aiming to reduce the impacts of worsening storms, flooding and rising seas in nearly half of U.S. states. Grants through the program are designed to restore or expand coastal wetlands, dunes, reefs, mangroves and barrier islands that are […]

Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims In Somalia

Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims In Somalia

Somalis in the diaspora including Minnesota which has the largest number of immigrants in North America have been fundraising towards what has been termed as the most devastating calamity in South Central Somalia in recent years. Others organisations such as the UN, Save the children have chipped in to aid the victims. It is expected […]

Firefighters Struggle Against Massive, Wind-Whipped California Wildfire

Firefighters Struggle Against Massive, Wind-Whipped California Wildfire

Crews lost ground on Sunday against a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened a wide swath of California’s picturesque wine country and driven 180,000 people from their homes as they hoped for a break in the hot, dry weather. About 3,000 people were battling the Kinkade Fire, the worst of more than a dozen major blazes […]

U.S. Astronauts Embark On The First All-Female Spacewalk

U.S. Astronauts Embark On The First All-Female Spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA during a relatively routine mission to swap faulty batteries on the station’s exterior. “Mission accomplished!” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine tweeted […]

Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish Militia As Death Toll Mounts

Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish Militia As Death Toll Mounts

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in northeast Syria on the third day of an offensive that has killed hundreds of people, forced tens of thousands to flee and turned Washington’s establishment against President Donald Trump. The incursion, launched after Trump withdrew U.S. troops who had been fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic […]

U.S. Women’s Team Fights Back Against Governing Body’s Pay Claims

U.S. Women’s Team Fights Back Against Governing Body’s Pay  Claims

U.S. women’s national soccer team players pushed back in a court filing on Monday against claims by the U.S. Soccer Federation that some members earn more than their male counterparts, as they argued for class-action status in the latest chapter of their closely-watched legal fight. All 28 members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team […]

Iranian Hackers Targeted US 2020 Campaign, says Microsoft

Iranian Hackers Targeted US 2020 Campaign, says Microsoft

Hackers that appear to be linked to Iran’s government have targeted the 2020 US presidential election, according to tech company Microsoft. The group attacked more than 200 email accounts, some of which belonged to people associated with “a US presidential campaign”, it said. The target was President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, sources told Reuters news […]

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

The U.S. government has postponed an anticipated $13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services. The money was approved two years ago but abruptly suspended in recent days without explanation, officials and supporters said on Wednesday.   The $13.5 million grant […]

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

The United Nations’ family planning agency has urged the United States to reinstate its funding, which has been cut for the third year over abortion rules, to help protect the lives of millions of women and girls. The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) said the United States has withheld funding for the third year over its […]

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

Lawyers representing hundreds of Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of the 1998 embassy bombings are optimistic that the United States Supreme Court will rule to award a total of $4.3 billion (Ksh440 billion, Tsh9.8 trillion) to their clients. The top US court agreed in June to take up the case during its term beginning in October. […]

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