The rescue rush is on in Houston, Texas, before monster storm Harvey returns. Thousands of Texans are marooned on flooded streets, while the oil and gas industry is bracing for major damage.
The city alleges that five oil firms knew about the detrimental effects of burning fossil fuels for decades. San Francisco and Oakland have already filed similar lawsuits.
Waters are still rising in Texas as an unprecedented storm moves across the US state leaving thousands homeless. Damage from Hurricane Harvey may be as bad as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
After more than a week burning in the East China Sea, an oil tanker that collided with a freighter has sunk. Three bodies were recovered this week but authorities say there is now "no hope" of finding survivors.
The storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it weakens over land, but heavy rains and widespread flooding are likely to continue. More than 200,000 people are without electricity as reports of damage trickle in.
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