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Nancy Dupree: Renowned US historian dies in Afghanistan Nancy Dupree: Renowned US historian dies in Afghanistan
- September 11, 2017

According to sources Dupree had been ill for a while. Dupree came to Afghanistan as the wife of a diplomat, but later fell in love with Louis Dupree, an archaeologist and anthropologist. U.S. special charge d'affaires Hugo Llorens, America's top diplomat in Afghanistan in the absence of an ambassador, said Dupree had been a "pillar of the American community in Afghanistan" and would be "forever remembered". (more...)
Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea
- September 11, 2017

Also Thursday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's opposition to South Korea's deployment of a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense System, also known as THAAD, which is meant to protect against North Korean missile attacks. (more...)
U.S. calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions U.S. calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions
- September 11, 2017

Beijing and Moscow have called for a resolution that focuses on a political solution and have proposed a freeze-for-freeze that would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the USA and South Korea halting their joint military exercises - an initiative rejected by the Trump administration. (more...)
Around '100 Inmates Escape After Hurricane Irma Destroys Prison' Around '100 Inmates Escape After Hurricane Irma Destroys Prison'
- September 11, 2017

He wrote: 'I've already seen some wonderful acts of human kindness over the last few days. The British Virgin Islands' premier, Orlando Smith, said they would need long-term help from the UK: "We are a resilient people but this has shaken us to our core". (more...)
Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins found dead in hotel freezer Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins found dead in hotel freezer
- September 11, 2017

Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, a suburb northwest of Chicago. "(I'm) horrified", she said, according to the Chicago Tribune . She was headed to the hotel for a party, Jenkins' sister told authorities while filing a missing person complaint Saturday afternoon. (more...)
NASA astronauts capture ominous footage of Hurricane Irma from space NASA astronauts capture ominous footage of Hurricane Irma from space
- September 11, 2017

Irma is tied with the 1932 Cuba hurricane for the longest time spent as a Category 5 hurricane. . Now a Category 4 hurricane, Irma is likely to remain that strong when it reaches the continental U.S. This has cooled the ocean and renders the conditions less conducive to the formation of hurricanes are fed by heat and humidity. Pollution began to wane in the 1980s due to regulations such as the Clean Air Act, allowing more of the Sun's rays to penetrate the ocean and provide warming ... (more...)
Trump calls for a tax reform 'speed-up' in light of Hurricane Irma Trump calls for a tax reform 'speed-up' in light of Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

On Friday, administration officials expressed confidence that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had the resources to respond to Hurricane Irma even as it continues to deal with the aftermath of the flooding in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
Is the 1-2 punch of Harvey and Irma due to nature Is the 1-2 punch of Harvey and Irma due to nature
- September 11, 2017

The impact of natural disasters on cardiovascular disease patients can be unrelenting. He states " Harvey was nearly certainly more intense than it would have been in the absence of human-caused warming, which means stronger winds, more wind damage and a larger storm surge". (more...)
More than a million without power as Irma slams into Florida More than a million without power as Irma slams into Florida
- September 11, 2017

Winds of 74 miles per hour - hurricane force - reached Key West late Saturday, the National Weather Service said. The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel shared footage of a twister near Fort Lauderdale. - A storm surge warning wraps around the state, from Brevard County to Tampa Bay. - Its forecast track had moved slightly westward meaning the storm was expected to move up Florida's west coast Sunday. (more...)
Korea warns U.S. of 'greatest pain' over United Nations sanctions drive Korea warns U.S. of 'greatest pain' over United Nations sanctions drive
- September 11, 2017

Our Kim In-kyung has the details. North Korea warned on Monday it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. Clearly, Washington's goal is to see an adoption of the new resolution, but it also appears to be ready to see China and Russian Federation veto it. (more...)
'AIMPLB neither supports nor criticises SC on triple talaq decision' 'AIMPLB neither supports nor criticises SC on triple talaq decision'
- September 11, 2017

Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph, while penning down the triple talaq verdict, had unequivocally stated that "the practice of instantaneous triple talaq was something which did not have an Islamic sanction and since it was a sinful practice, it could not be valid in the eyes of law". (more...)
UP: Man thrashes wife for painting PM Modi, CM Adityanath UP: Man thrashes wife for painting PM Modi, CM Adityanath
- September 11, 2017

Khan said Nagma's husband called her insane, saying that she has lost her mental balance. The woman then called her father, who was told by the in-laws that his daughter can not stay in the family. They also told him that she had no right to live in the house owing to what she did. A complaint was registered against the in-laws by the father of the woman. (more...)
'Young India, New India': Prime Minister To Address Student Leaders' Convention Today 'Young India, New India': Prime Minister To Address Student Leaders' Convention Today
- September 11, 2017

Earlier, the WB government had directed all the universities and colleges under its jurisdiction to ignore the directive of the University Grants Comission (UGC) to arrange live telecast of PM Modi's speech on September 11. However, Mr. Rayaraddi said that while the State has instructed universities and colleges to make necessary arrangements as it marks the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address, they can not allow the same platform to be used as means to propagate ... (more...)
Putin warns of 'global catastrophe' over North Korea impasse
- September 11, 2017

North Korea said it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday, prompting global condemnation and a USA warning of a "massive" military response if it or its allies were threatened . This is the driving force behind Moscow opposing the deployment of the cutting-edge Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system by USA military forces in South Korea, and expressing concern Japan was considering installing the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system. (more...)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Turkey's travel warning German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Turkey's travel warning
- September 11, 2017

No journalists are put into detention here. Here, we have freedom of expression and the rule of law. "The moment we get that, we will also lift the sanctions", she said, adding that Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine and its backing for separatists were "against the principles that we have had in place since World War Two". (more...)
Weather warning as strong winds to hit Somerset coast
- September 11, 2017

An area of low pressure will cause particularly strong wind in southern Wales and south-west England, with gusts of between 55 and 60mph expected. Motorists are being warned to expect rush hour disruption as high winds hit the United Kingdom on Monday. (more...)
This is what Adnan Sami said after meeting PM Narendra Modi This is what Adnan Sami said after meeting PM Narendra Modi
- September 11, 2017

The 40-minute meeting was captured in some adorable pictures which were later shared by Adnan while expressing his gratitude towards "Modi Ji" for welcoming his family warmly. The former Pakistani singer became an Indian citizen in 2015. He maintained that people must love or hate him on the basis of his music and not on the basis of his religion and nationality. (more...)
Richard Branson 'safe and well' after Hurricane Irma Richard Branson 'safe and well' after Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma did a ton of damage to his native home, and he's working to help the relief effort as Hurricane Jose bears down on the islands right in Irma's wake. If our really strong buildings sustained such damage, I am so anxious for elsewhere in the BVI and Caribbean". "Virgin Atlantic's Antigua flight today was loaded with essential items to help the recovery effort, including blankets and bottled water, and we've helped ensure disaster management relief personnel can get to where ... (more...)
Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength before crashing into Florida , flattening islands in the Caribbean and swamping the Florida Keys. Hundreds of thoroughbreds were moved from low-lying areas of Gulfstream Park, near Miami , to other training facilities and barns farther north. "They told us we were in danger", said Daysi Cruz, 68, after being evacuated from her home near the seafront to go and stay with relatives. (more...)
Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis
- September 11, 2017

But he stopped short of expressing willingness to impose more sanctions on North Korea , saying Moscow viewed them as "useless and ineffective". Everyone knows that and everyone in North Korea knows that. The statements were made shortly after the meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, which took place in Vladivostok on Wednesday . (more...)
Cal's Collin Morikawa, Stanford's Maverick McNealy help U.S. win Walker Cup Cal's Collin Morikawa, Stanford's Maverick McNealy help U.S. win Walker Cup
- September 11, 2017

They will need to win 8 of the 10 to retain the Cup. Xiong, at 18 the youngest player in the matches, then beat Connor Syme 2 and 1 after rallying from three holes down after six. They laughed we were done in a couple hours but that set the pace and we just wanted to finish it. It ended the same way, thanks largely to two Southern Californians. (more...)
United Kingdom police arrest suspect in Birmingham church stabbing United Kingdom police arrest suspect in Birmingham church stabbing
- September 11, 2017

A 33-year-old man is believed to have been the target of the attack, but police said his life is not danger. One man was taken to hospital with a neck wound. Lohrke says detectives are still trying to determine a motive but that the killing is not considered gang related. A police cordon was in place for much of the morning but has now been removed. (more...)
Danaher Corporation (DHR) Shares Bought by Kidder Stephen W
- September 11, 2017

Danaher Corp Del now has $59.47B valuation. It is down 0.00% since September 8, 2016 and is. About 5.47 million shares traded or 110.38% up from the average. Cantillon Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 504,990 shares. 123,006 were reported by Jefferies Grp Inc Limited Co. Marshall Wace Llp holds 1.39 million shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. (more...)
Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting
- September 11, 2017

After recent missile launches and nuclear tests by North Korea , the president has vowed to stop the weapons program and said he would unleash " fire and fury " if Pyongyang threatened USA territory. The clashes came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe met in Russia's Far East and repeated their calls for stronger punishment of North Korea over its nuclear ambitions, including denying the country oil supplies. (more...)
Putin warns of 'catastrophe' over N. Korea
- September 11, 2017

US President Donald Trump agreed "in principle" to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea's missiles in the wake of North Korea's sixth nuclear test, the White House said on Monday. The system, made by Lockheed Martin Corp., is created to destroy short-and-medium-range ballistic missiles at high altitudes in their "terminal" phase, as they descend. (more...)
Looters ransack stores after Irma; police say some accounts overblown Looters ransack stores after Irma; police say some accounts overblown
- September 11, 2017

The video, shot while risky winds and heavy rain fell, shows a store window shattered and a group of hooded individuals entering and leaving the store with what appears to be shoe boxes. Duke Energy, the dominant utility in the northern half of Florida, has about 13,000 outages with the outer bands of Irma sweeping across the region. (more...)
Florida evacuees seek safety in North Carolina
- September 11, 2017

It also allows people and equipment to be staged to assist in storm response and recovery efforts. It says the whole state should prepare for possible flooding, high winds and storm surge. "Make sure you are ready for whatever Irma brings", Cooper said. Cooper added that statewide preparedness was "crucial", and said emergency management teams were continuing to take the "large and powerful storm seriously". (more...)
Korea to deploy new THAAD launchers just 3 days after announcement
- September 11, 2017

But the latest nuclear test and recent missile tests suggest Kim is undeterred by those sanctions . Mr Putin called for talks with North Korea, and warned against "military hysteria". Besides, according to the Russian presidential spokesman, Putin also said that "he strongly condemns Pyongyang's provocative actions". "It's impossible to scare them", said Putin. (more...)
Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling
- September 11, 2017

Conservatives in the House have baulked at the scope of the Trump-brokered deal, which attached two, crucial fiscal measures, calling it a win for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "The former Presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding - and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action", the charity's website stated . (more...)
For 3 decades, Congress shuns immigration duty For 3 decades, Congress shuns immigration duty
- September 11, 2017

Falmouth Supervisor Meg Bohmke on Tuesday called the president's action a "brilliant idea", suggesting that those who have an opportunity to assimilate would cherish their citizenship in some ways more than we who have it by birth. "This rescission is consistent with President Trump's despicable pardoning of convicted civil rights violator Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which came on the heels of the President's reference to Nazi, Klan and alt-right sympathizers in Charlottesville as 'good people.' ... (more...)