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1,64000 Myanmar refugees have entered Bangladesh 1,64000 Myanmar refugees have entered Bangladesh
- September 12, 2017

New violence started on August 25 after Rohingya fighters attacked police posts in Rakhine, triggering a security forces crackdown. On September 5, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the government had set up a task force in various states to identify and deport Rohingya refugees in India. (more...)
Turkey's growth rate hits 5.1 percent in second quarter Turkey's growth rate hits 5.1 percent in second quarter
- September 12, 2017

Shortly after the official statistics was released, the Turkish lira rebounded against the USA dollar on Monday morning. The exchange rate stood at 3.4010 by 5 p.m. The 5 percent growth rate for the first quarter was also revised up to 5.2 percent. The firm added that the 10.5 percent year-over-year growth in net exports strongly contributed to the economic growth, which was significantly higher than 2.5 percent of growth in imports. (more...)
Central Florida, Maryland's next football opponent, calls off second straight game Central Florida, Maryland's next football opponent, calls off second straight game
- September 12, 2017

The Yellow Jackets next play at home against Pitt on September 23 in what will be their first ACC game. The teams are looking for a way to reschedule the game. "We're honored to host the National Guard and play a part in helping our community and state recover from Irma", said Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White . (more...)
China finds no radiation issues after North Korea bomb test China finds no radiation issues after North Korea bomb test
- September 12, 2017

Peru's foreign ministry statement said the decision was made given North Korea's "repeated and flagrant violation" of previous UN Security Council resolutions, which "constituted a serious and unacceptable threat to global peace and security, as well as stability in northeast Asia and in the world". (more...)
Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm
- September 12, 2017

Though it's unusual for three hurricanes to be active in the Atlantic basin at the same time, it's not without precedent. The governor of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz is reporting two deaths related to the arrival of Hurricane Katia , which hit the state overnight. (more...)
Governor Rick Scott Takes an Aerial Tour Over Florida's West Coast Governor Rick Scott Takes an Aerial Tour Over Florida's West Coast
- September 12, 2017

Nearby Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which also closed ahead of Irma, will also keep its doors shut Monday as it assesses damage and makes any necessary repairs. But the full extent of Irma's wrath there was not clear. On Monday, Cuban state TV announced 10 hurricane related deaths - meaning Irma killed a total of 36 people in the Caribbean before heading to the US. (more...)
Thousands without power as Irma shifts west Thousands without power as Irma shifts west
- September 12, 2017

EDT (1800 GMT). "The hurricane winds lashed the shutters violently, throughout the night", he wrote in a text message, "making sleep impossible". Florida Power & Light, the state's largest electric utility, said there were almost 1 million customers without power in Miami-Dade County alone. (more...)
Zuma says DA used witchcraft to win local elections Zuma says DA used witchcraft to win local elections
- September 12, 2017

A major cabinet shake-up is on the cards, with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma expected to be named as a new minister. Whoever, wins will nearly certainly become South Africa's next president since the ANC still enjoys majority support in the country. (more...)
Dalai Lama gives talk in Londonderry Dalai Lama gives talk in Londonderry
- September 12, 2017

The Nobel laureate met Moore, who lost his eyesight in an accidental bullet fire 45 years ago, for the first time during his visit to Derry in 2000. The Dalai Lama said he was saddened by the USA leaving the Paris climate accord. "America is part of the world, it can not be concerned with only America first, and if America is isolated from the rest of the world it will suffer". (more...)
SC notice to Centre, CBSE and cops over Gurugram murder
- September 12, 2017

As Pradyuman lay on the floor, bleeding profusely from his mortal wounds, Ashok reportedly washed the murder weapon, threw it on the boy's body and walked away. Pointing out that a senior functionary of the Ryan management was a BJP Mahila Morcha office bearer, he alleged that this might be the reason why the Haryana government was so reluctant to take action against the school. (more...)
Norway's right-wing government projected to win re-election Norway's right-wing government projected to win re-election
- September 12, 2017

The conservative parties that have governed Norway for the past four years appear to be retaining control of the parliament. The opposition Labour Party, led by 57-year-old former foreign minister Jonas Gahr Store, campaigned on a promise to raise taxes for the wealthiest in a bid to improve public services. (more...)
US Seals Train SKorean Team to Kill Kim in Case of War US Seals Train SKorean Team to Kill Kim in Case of War
- September 12, 2017

North Korea, on Sunday, claimed it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb - sixth nuclear test carried out by the country and the largest - which possibly triggered a 6.3-magnitude natural disaster. The draft, obtained by AFP, demands not only an oil embargo and a freeze on any assets Kim holds overseas, but also a ban on textile exports and an end to payments made to North Korean guest workers. (more...)
United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea
- September 12, 2017

Washington wants to put more pressure on the North by imposing an oil embargo and freezing assets of the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. The new draft also softens its language on foreign workers and other issues. Resolution 2375 was adopted by the Security Council earlier today, following North Korea's sixth nuclear test on 3 September. "We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked", Haley said. (more...)
BC budget: Tax changes for British Columbians BC budget: Tax changes for British Columbians
- September 12, 2017

The New Democrats also campaigned on increasing taxes for the province's wealthiest people, including generating $150-million in the current fiscal year, and $250-million next year, by restoring a tax bracket for people earning more than $150,000 a year. (more...)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot suggests Harvey recovery could reach $180 billion Texas Gov. Greg Abbot suggests Harvey recovery could reach $180 billion
- September 12, 2017

Harvey, which first came ashore on Aug 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, has killed an estimated 47 people, displaced more than 1 million and damaged some 200,000 homes in a path of destruction stretching for more than 480km. (more...)
Tezpur University ranks among world's top 1000 universities Tezpur University ranks among world's top 1000 universities
- September 12, 2017

The other nation represented in the top 10 is China, although Tsinghua University has dropped seven places this year to the tenth spot. The ranking's weighted methodology is most heavily-based on outcomes, which accounts for 30 percent of the overall score and is based on retention and graduation rates. (more...)
Vladimir Putin calls for talks with North Korea Vladimir Putin calls for talks with North Korea
- September 12, 2017

The launchers join equipment already in place in Seongju: two launchers, an X-band radar, an engagement control station and a power generator, South Korean news service EDaily reported. The US military said the four remaining Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) batteries would be deployed on a golf course in the south of the country on Thursday. (more...)
Former parliament speaker to become Singaporean President Former parliament speaker to become Singaporean President
- September 12, 2017

Only Halimah was given the certificate of eligibility to contest the election by the Presidential Elections Committee, the Straits Times reported on its website. Meanwhile, the ELD said the Community Committee issued three Malay Community Certificates while the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) chose to issue one Certificate of Eligibility. (more...)
410000+ customers without power — Georgia Power 410000+ customers without power — Georgia Power
- September 12, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal declared on Sunday a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia . She said Georgia Power has crews from Georgia , Alabama and MS waiting in three staging areas in Macon, Tifton and Valdosta. The high winds, coupled with heavy rain, are expected to result in fallen trees and downed power lines. She says they're expecting 800 people this evening that are coming in and they'll be staying at the Coliseum. (more...)
AIADMK MLA's plea to stall party meet dismissed AIADMK MLA's plea to stall party meet dismissed
- September 12, 2017

The single-member bench's order passed earlier in the day had made some strong comments on the petitioner P Vetrivel, besides imposing '1 lakh fine on him. The court said that the litigation wasted its time, adding, "Approach Election Commission instead of coming to us, if you do not wish to attend the meeting better stay at home". (more...)
Hazardous conditions expected from Hurricane Irma remnants Hazardous conditions expected from Hurricane Irma remnants
- September 12, 2017

Shower chances will increase on Wednesday as the system starts to move off to the northeast. Wednesday and Thursday we will have a few lingering showers as the remnants of Irma wash out near us. Temperatures will continue to rise, with highs reaching the mid 70s. Monday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. Finally, Sunday marked the midday point in the Atlantic hurricane season, so there could still be another Gulf threat or two during the last week of September into the first ... (more...)
United States waters down North Korea sanctions draft before United Nations vote United States waters down North Korea sanctions draft before United Nations vote
- September 12, 2017

Peru's foreign ministry statement said the decision was made given North Korea's "repeated and flagrant violation" of previous UN Security Council resolutions, which "constituted a serious and unacceptable threat to worldwide peace and security, as well as stability in northeast Asia and in the world". (more...)
Mexico rescinds offer to help Harvey relief efforts Mexico rescinds offer to help Harvey relief efforts
- September 12, 2017

Mexico "will channel all available logistical support to serve the families and communities affected in the country", said the Presidency in a statement . Nor did Trump offer USA aid to Mexico. Negotiators from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are locked in a tense renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the landmark trade deal Trump has threatened to scrap if he does not win major concessions from Mexico. (more...)
Parts of north Alabama, but not Shoals, under tropical storm watch Parts of north Alabama, but not Shoals, under tropical storm watch
- September 12, 2017

The focus in the county will be keeping the roads open and traffic moving as the winds increase, Walker said. Irma is likely to become a remnant low in about 24 hours. 12, 2017. Irma continues to batter the coast of Florida. Locally, we are watching the storm for potential impacts for MS by late Monday through Wednesday - but we will not see the major hurricane such as the Florida peninsula will see over the next 24 - 30 hours. (more...)
Hoover Dam: Ruthin man fined for stag do swim Hoover Dam: Ruthin man fined for stag do swim
- September 12, 2017

He escaped getting dragged underneath only because nine of the 10 hydroelectric turbines were not in operation the day of his stunt on August 10, The Daily Post reported. "The water was pulling me in toward the dam". That was when I heard the police shouting 'Oi, come here lad'. Cops watched in horror as Arron crossed the reservoir behind the iconic American structure - hailing him "the luckiest man alive". (more...)
Tampa Bay waters get sucked backward ahead of Hurricane Irma Tampa Bay waters get sucked backward ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

With Irma now lashing the state's south-west with sustained winds of 177km/h, and threatening tornadoes and a deadly storm surge on the east coast, weather forecasters have begun to notice a serious problem in how Americans are interpreting the cone. (more...)
Putin: Sanctions and Pressure Alone Will Not Resolve North Korea Crisis Putin: Sanctions and Pressure Alone Will Not Resolve North Korea Crisis
- September 12, 2017

Putin met South Korea's Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of an economic summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting worldwide concern that their neighbor plans more weapons tests, possibly a long-range missile launch before a weekend anniversary. (more...)
Pilgrim's Pride Acquires Moy Park In £1 Billion Poultry Deal Pilgrim's Pride Acquires Moy Park In £1 Billion Poultry Deal
- September 12, 2017

Shares of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation ( NASDAQ:PPC ) traded down 3.20% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $28.17. Shares in JBS added 0.9 percent to 8.26 reais. In July, the Batistas and JBS agreed to the sale of Moy Park and other assets as a way to secure the refinancing of 20.5 billion reais ($6.7 billion) in loans maturing within the next 12 months. (more...)
Magellan Asset Management Ltd Acquires 532896 Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Magellan Asset Management Ltd Acquires 532896 Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)
- September 12, 2017

Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST)'s RSI (Relative strength index) is at 52.85, its ATR (Average True Range) value is 2.67, while its Beta factor was calculated at 0.94. Capital Rech Glob reported 0.48% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $200.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Oppenheimer. (more...)
Kentucky Ranks 44th in the U.S. on 'Happiness' Survey Kentucky Ranks 44th in the U.S. on 'Happiness' Survey
- September 12, 2017

According to a new study, Texas ranks as the 28th happiest state in the U.S. 43 on a list of the "Happiest States in America", from the list-lovers at WalletHub, a personal finance website. IL came in at No. 20 on the list, even finishing in the top 10 (No. 7) when it comes to emotional and physical health. Kentucky's neighboring states are little 'happier.' Tennessee ranks 42nd and IN comes IN at number 34. (more...)

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