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# Houston

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January 2023
# Cairo
Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US
The repatriation is part of the Egyptian government’s efforts to stop the trafficking of its stolen antiquities.
Last year
2022
# Houston
Rapper Takeoff, member of hip hop trio Migos, shot dead at 28
Entertainment outlet TMZ reports that Takeoff was playing dice when ‘an altercation broke out’.
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# Houston
10 victims of Astroworld music festival crush were asphyxiated, officials say
Around 300 people were injured and treated at the festival site and 25 were taken to hospitals.
# astroworld
Nine-year-old boy is latest victim of deadly Travis Scott concert in Texas
Ezra Blount was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering serious injuries in the crush of fans.
# Houston
Man arrested after tiger found wandering around Texas neighbourhood
Video shows the tiger coming face-to-face with an armed off-duty sheriff’s deputy, police in Houston said.
# Cold Snap
'Unprecedented' snowstorms in Texas as wintry weather sweeps across the US
“Things will likely get worse before they get better,” officials near Houston said.
# Wrap
McCollum lifts Trail Blazers to OT win over Rockets, Cavs edge Pistons
Center Christian Wood added 31 points for his side, who had just nine players in uniform — one above the NBA minimum of eight.
# Houston
China says US has ordered it to close consulate, condemning 'outrageous move'
The US has reportedly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston.
# Houston
Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas
The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.
# black lives matter
'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral
The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.
# Maleah Davis
Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance
Derion Vence, who is the former fiancé of the girl’s mother, was arrested near Houston yesterday.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ireland prop Fitzpatrick embedded in US rugby's exciting rise
The former Ulster man is head coach of the Houston SaberCats in Major League Rugby.
# Texas
Girl (7) shot dead after gunman fires into car parked outside supermarket
It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the the morning shooting.
# future plans
The 8 cities chosen and more details on the upcoming XFL season
The rebooted league is set to commence in February 2020.
# Joseph James Pappas
Manhunt underway for suspect in murder of President George HW Bush's former doctor
Police say that the suspect may have targeted the surgeon because his mother died on his operating table over 20 years ago.
# Houston
Police in Texas say they've caught a serial killer who killed three people in seven days
Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a car chase.
# broken heart
George Bush Sr hospitalised the day after his wife's funeral
Barbara Bush, wife of the former president, died last Tuesday after 73 years of marriage.
# Home Run
An Astros player proposed to his girlfriend during a live TV interview after winning the World Series
Better than the Eiffel Tower.
# Wrap
Jacksonville defence nails 10 sacks in comfortable win over Houston
Meanwhile, Derek Carr returned from injury to lead the Raiders to victory.
# Flooding
Trump arrives in Houston to see devastation left by Hurricane Harvey
At least 42 people have been killed and up to 50,000 homes damaged.
# Texas
'A bigger heart than anyone I know': Families pay tribute to Hurricane Harvey victims
The category 4 hurricane has left a trail of destruction in its wake since making landfall last Friday.
# HURRICANE HARVEY
US pastor criticised for delay in opening doors of megachurch to hurricane evacuees
Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston said “the narrative we didn’t open in time is totally untrue”.
# HURRICANE HARVEY
Two explosions have happened at a flooded chemical plant in Texas
The Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, has been left without power as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
# HURRICANE HARVEY
'I was just really concerned for my kids': Irishman in Texas evacuated from house in boat
The full horrors of the monster storm Hurricane Harvey began emerging today.
# good man mack
Mattress Mick discovered there is a 'Mattress Mack' furniture store helping out flood victims in Houston
His American cousin is doing amazing work.
# Texas
Trump visits disaster zone battered by Hurricane Harvey
“It’s historic, it’s epic, but I tell you, it happened in Texas — and Texas can handle anything.”
# Unprecedented
Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected
The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.
# bad joke
Teachers punished after child given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award
The school says the certificates were a “poor attempt to poke fun.”
# take two
US to host first ever Manchester derby on foreign soil
The bitter rivals will face off in a pre-season friendly in Houston, Texas.
# patriot gains
Highly-detailed security footage shows route taken by suspected Tom Brady jersey thief
The shirt has been recovered.
# Fighting
Shauntelle Tynan starts chemotherapy in US after raising €600k for treatment
The teenager is currently undergoing treatment in Texas.
# Houston
Eight-year-old Texas girl shot dead minutes after surviving traffic accident
“She was a good girl, honour roll student, full of life. They took my baby away from me, why?”
# Viral
Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video
“On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.”
# Houston
Former US president George Bush Sr in intensive care due to respiratory illness
The former US president’s wife Barbara has also been hospitalised as a precaution.
# Houston
Man in military gear who shot people at random in Texas was "a disgruntled lawyer"
Nine people were injured during the shootings yesterday.
# Texas
US teen has leg amputated after lighting 180 sparklers that were taped together
The family of Rowdy Radford said he may also lose his vision after the accident.
# Houston
Reporter helps save man from drowning during live TV broadcast
The man escaped from his car unharmed.
# Texas
Girl (2) in ICU after swallowing fridge magnets
The magnets stuck together and created holes in her intestines.
# Houston
Photo shows officer comforting dying police horse after she was hit by a truck
Officer D. Herrejon rushed to her side and stayed with Charlotte until she died.
# Houston
Toddler killed after siblings put her in the oven and switched it on
Her mother has been charged with child endangerment.