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27 May 2024


Tornadoes sweep southern US, claiming 14 lives

Over the holiday weekend, a series of tornado-spawning thunderstorms swept across the Southern Plains and Ozarks in the United States.

07 May 2023


Texas mall shooting: 9 killed, 7 injured; shooter neutralized

At least nine people were reportedly killed and seven others injured after a gunman opened fire at a busy mall in Allen, Texas, United States, on Saturday (local time).

25 Jun 2020


COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

In the United States, Texas has seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in hospitals nearing capacity in Houston—the state's most populous city.

19 May 2018

Donald Trump

Teen, who killed 10 at Texas school, described as loner

The Santa Fe High School in southeast Houston joined the long list of United States' campuses, where students and faculty have been killed by gunmen.

10 Oct 2017


Texas University student shoots cop on campus, arrested

A 19-year-old student of Texas Tech University in Lubbock shot dead a police officer in the campus on the night of October 9. Immediately after the incident, a lockdown was enforced.

31 Aug 2017


Chemical plant hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas explodes

At least two explosions rocked a flooded chemical plant near the Hurricane Harvey-hit city of Houston, Texas.

26 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Governor: Texas confronting "very major disaster" from powerful Hurricane Harvey

The category 4 Hurricane Harvey is battering coastal areas of Texas with winds up to 215-kmph after making landfall.