Real storm over Texas blows away lat­est Trump row

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

Hur­ri­cane Har­vey slammed into the Texas coast as a Cat­e­gory 4 storm on Fri­day, bring­ing life-threat­en­ing winds and the like­li­hood of cat­a­strophic flood­ing as the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the main­land US. Which was handy, in a way, for US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, to help cam­ou­flage the news that he had par­doned con­victed Ari­zona county sher­iff Joe Ar­paio, the “tough­est sher­iff in Amer­ica”, who was con­victed in a case in­volv­ing racial pro­fil­ing.

In­dia’s top court unan­i­mously ruled that in­di­vid­ual pri­vacy is a fun­da­men­tal right, in a land­mark case in­volv­ing a new na­tional iden­tity card. The ver­dict is a set­back for Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, whose gov­ern­ment had ar­gued that pri­vacy was not pro­tected by the con­sti­tu­tion.

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