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Pres. Trump to Meet With PM of Malaysia Pres. Trump to Meet With PM of Malaysia
- September 12, 2017

He cited infrastructure development such as the mass rapid transit (MRT) system and Pan Borneo Highway as the driving force in placing Malaysia among the top 20 developed countries. Najib has said that the meeting will focus on security issues, including efforts to combat the extremist group Islamic State. Last week, PM Najib also announced that Malaysia and the USA may look into forging a bilateral trade arrangement following the US's pullout from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. (more...)
Gov. Deal expands state of emergency declaration Gov. Deal expands state of emergency declaration
- September 12, 2017

What's unique about Greensboro's shelter is that it can hold up to 500 cots and has a second room for pets, with a door to a fenced area so they can be walked outside. There are 3,000 National Guard troops on standby across the state to assist where needed. At the county level, EMS Director Greg Shuping said more than 50 different agencies have already been contacted, and all will gather Friday afternoon once more is known about the storm's trajectory to formulate a specific response. (more...)
Syria tribal figures unveil Deir al-Zor council plans Syria tribal figures unveil Deir al-Zor council plans
- September 12, 2017

The latest air raids hit the IS-held village of Al-Khrayta, 14 kilometres (nine miles) outside Deir Ezzor city. 12 de septiembre de 2017, 02:39Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Residents in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor are returning today to some kind of normal life after two and half years of terror siege by the Islamic State, local media report . (more...)
Family of three dies after falling into volcanic crater in Italy Family of three dies after falling into volcanic crater in Italy
- September 12, 2017

The dad tried to pull him out - but also blacked out and was sucked in. Another seven-year-old son did not fall into the hole and was unharmed, national fire brigade spokesman Luca Cari said. 'I was at the Solfatara for work, along with other visitors we realised that something had happened and we approached the crater. "They pulled out two bodies, then pulled us away". (more...)
Mother Of Woman Found In Hotel Freezer Claims Police Didn't Do Enough Mother Of Woman Found In Hotel Freezer Claims Police Didn't Do Enough
- September 12, 2017

Her mother, Tereasa Martin, said she received a call around 4:30 a.m. Saturday from friends who said they couldn't find Jenkins after the party. In it, Jenkins appears to be sitting on the bed with a group of people around her, leading numerous video's 4 million viewers to believe there was foul play involved in her death. (more...)
Millions of Florida Homes and Businesses Still Don't Have Power Millions of Florida Homes and Businesses Still Don't Have Power
- September 12, 2017

Eustatius also were under a tropical storm warning. "The winds are starting to pick up and I could hear the wind through the boarded windows", she said . Around that time, there was a reported 106 miles per hour gust at the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key. Naples was among the Florida cities pummeled by Hurricane Irma on September 10 - coincidentally the same day that Hurricane Donna devastated Naples 57 years ago, according to David Fralick, the city's communications manager. (more...)
National Hurricane Center: Irma weakens to a Category 1 storm -- 3AM National Hurricane Center: Irma weakens to a Category 1 storm -- 3AM
- September 12, 2017

A river gauge downtown in the Atlantic Coast city measured 3 feet above flood stage. "I promise you, we will not stop working until every customer has power", Silagy said at a press conference Monday at FPL's command center. That's because some islands are extremely hard to access. Civil Defense official Gregorio Torres said authorities were trying to tally the extent of the damage in eastern Cuba, home to hundreds of rural communities and farmland. (more...)
Hurricane Hat trick: Billionaire Branson warns against Hurricane Jose Hurricane Hat trick: Billionaire Branson warns against Hurricane Jose
- September 12, 2017

Virgin Islands from space. "Virgin Unite has made a donation to the British Red Cross to support the hurricane relief efforts, and we are awaiting more information about how else we can best support". "Leo carries a knife with him", she said. With phone service down on most of the island, Facebook has become the most important medium of communication, along with a local radio station, Laser 101 FM. (more...)
India, Belarus ink 10 MoUs India, Belarus ink 10 MoUs
- September 12, 2017

During the visit, President Lukashenko will have meetings with President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the External Affairs Minister Smt. This is Lukashenko's third state visit to India as the President of Belarus, the last one being a decade ago. Our bilateral trade is modest and there exist considerable potential in the both the countries to further boost and diversity our trade basket, he added. (more...)
SC to Hear Plea Seeking Nitish Kumar's Disqualification as Bihar CM Today SC to Hear Plea Seeking Nitish Kumar's Disqualification as Bihar CM Today
- September 12, 2017

In the petition, it has been alleged a criminal case was pending against the JD (U) leader wherein he was accused of killing a Congress leader, Sitaram Singh, and injuring four others in the Pandarak police station area, ahead of the 1991 Lok Sabha by-election to Bihar's Barh constituency. (more...)
SC's three-member bench to hear Sharif family's review petitions from Tuesday SC's three-member bench to hear Sharif family's review petitions from Tuesday
- September 12, 2017

The children of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday filed a petition to postpone hearing of Panama papers case review petition fixed for hearing on Tuesday before the three-member bench and prayed the court to fix the matter before the five-member larger bench. (more...)
Israeli jet causes sonic boom over southern Lebanon Israeli jet causes sonic boom over southern Lebanon
- September 12, 2017

Hezbollah is part of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government, though Lebanon officially remains neutral over the neighboring Syrian civil war. Since last Tuesday, tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers have been staging a mock 10-day war against Hezbollah in northern Israel, marking the IDF's largest exercise in almost 20 years, amid tensions over growing Iranian influence in Syria and Lebanon. (more...)
Irma leaves most of Florida without power Irma leaves most of Florida without power
- September 12, 2017

The storm is plowing into Georgia and others parts of the Deep South - Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas - bringing the danger of life-threatening storm surge and hazardous winds . Several hurricane warnings and watches now are in effect for Florida and the Tampa Bay region, meaning that within the next two days, hurricane-force winds in excess of 74 miles per hour likely will be a reality. (more...)
Local Linemen To Assist With Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts Local Linemen To Assist With Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts
- September 12, 2017

The crews and equipment will leave Tuesday to deploy in the state of Georgia. More than 6.2 million homes and businesses are without power. "We take care of needs at home first, but our crews are eager to help those in need", said Brett Abplanalp, CEO of Decatur County REMC. (more...)
Surveying the Damage: Irma Leaves Flooding and Destruction Across Florida Surveying the Damage: Irma Leaves Flooding and Destruction Across Florida
- September 12, 2017

Shares of USA insurers jumped on Monday, with companies most exposed to Florida posting sharp gains, as loss estimates from Irma were seen as being less severe than feared as it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane. Traditionally, the right front quadrant of a tropical cyclone carries the most powerful storms . But some small Caribbean islands are looking at damage from Hurricane Irma that is many times higher than their annual GDP. (more...)
Crane Collapses In Miami As Irma Slams Florida Crane Collapses In Miami As Irma Slams Florida
- September 12, 2017

The swing in the hurricane's projected path overnight caught many on Florida's Gulf coast off guard. Irma was ranked a Category 5, the rare top end of the scale of hurricane intensity, for days, and carried maximum sustained winds of up to 185 miles per hour (295 kph) when it crashed into Barbuda island on Wednesday. (more...)
What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada
- September 12, 2017

Irma's shield of rainfall will broaden and thin out significantly as the system heads north, so flash flooding will not be a threat north of the mountains of North Carolina. During that time, Jose will be moving generally westward then more northward. Hurricane Jose could remain at sea. However, swells which are being generated by both Jose and Irma will continue to affect the East Coast as well as Northeast Caribbean Islands which will result in high surf and rip currents throughout this ... (more...)
Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north
- September 12, 2017

The paintball mask Drake is wearing is ripped off his face and the storm chaser is nearly blown off his feet several times as he holds his wind reading device, an anemometer, aloft. Its ferocity as it bore down on hurricane-prone Florida prompted one of the largest evacuations in USA history. That tornado's location - well away from the hurricane's core, and in the storm's front-right quadrant (relative to the hurricane's direction) - is typical for cyclone-produced tornadoes. (more...)
Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis
- September 12, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that "now is not the time to talk to North Korea " and that "all options remain open to defend the United States and its allies". By comparison, China provides it with about 520,000 tonnes of crude a year, according to industry sources. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to share Japan's grave concerns over North Korea's provocative acts as the two leaders met on September 7. (more...)
More Than 50 Animals Found Tethered To Trees In Florida County More Than 50 Animals Found Tethered To Trees In Florida County
- September 12, 2017

Both have said they intend to file felony prosecutions against anyone who left their dogs outside during the storm, provided that they can gather enough evidence against those individuals. Mr Aronberg said: 'This is a prime example of animal cruelty. Authorities said numerous pets who were rescued tied to poles or left in pens outside of their homes, and that if they can gather enough evidence they intend to prosecute those owners. (more...)
Hurricane Jose, Hurricane Katia Form in Atlantic: NHC Hurricane Jose, Hurricane Katia Form in Atlantic: NHC
- September 12, 2017

EDT (1315 UTC). There is a possibility that Katia could evolve into a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall bringing with her 154 to 177 km/h (96 to 110 mph) winds prior to hitting the coast. As the hurricane churns closer to the US coast, its path becomes more certain, with South Florida, particularly the Keys, increasingly likely to take a hit. (more...)
Hope Hicks Appointed White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Appointed White House Communications Director
- September 12, 2017

The 28-year-old was the spokesperson for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and has remained one of the USA president's close aides. She also worked on several projects for the Trump organization, including Ivanka Trump's fashion line. She is reportedly one of the most senior White House employees with one of the largest salaries. The Greenwich, Connecticut, native is Trump's third communications director, following Scaramucci and Mike Dubke, who announced his resignation in May. (more...)
Hurricane Jose Forms In The Atlantic, East Of Hurricane Irma Hurricane Jose Forms In The Atlantic, East Of Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

In a separate composite image released by NASA on Friday, you can see hurricanes Jose , Irma and and what was Katia in the Atlantic. Hurricane Jose officially became a major hurricane Thursday evening as the National Hurricane Center said the hurricane had top winds at 120 miles per hour. (more...)
Japan's Abe agrees with Putin N.Korea nuclear test threatens peace Japan's Abe agrees with Putin N.Korea nuclear test threatens peace
- September 12, 2017

He has asked the United Nations to consider tough new sanctions after North Korea's latest nuclear test. "The US will receive more "gift packages" from my country as long as its relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK", he added without elaborating. (more...)
Irma, Harvey together will be as expensive as Hurricane Katrina Irma, Harvey together will be as expensive as Hurricane Katrina
- September 12, 2017

Retail spending, which excludes gas spending but includes categories like clothing and home furnishings, was down even more , at 43.7 percent, according to First Data, which tracked data from more than 78,000 merchants in and around Houston , the fourth-largest US city. (more...)
Nigeria authorities impound 1100 rifles at Lagos port Nigeria authorities impound 1100 rifles at Lagos port
- September 12, 2017

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) enforcement team had in January intercepted a container load of arms along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway. It had also later in May, intercepted 440 pieces of riffles at Tin Can Island Port, Lagos . "The 20ft container No GESU2555208 was intercepted on September 7 during examination, while the Bill of Lading falsely indicated wash hand basins and water closets". (more...)
NC now in Irma's path, state of emergency declared
- September 12, 2017

Irma, like Harvey before it in Texas, is leaving a trail of destruction in its wake - and North Carolina has seen more than its share of similar disasters. But they fear Irma could prove more risky. "But the longer you wait you could be stuck here and it could change again for the worse". The possibility of tornadoes is high in the Glynn County area because of the area's location at the northeastern portion of the storm. (more...)
Hurricane Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding Hurricane Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding
- September 12, 2017

More than 1 million residents had already lost power by Sunday morning, and it could be days before officials can provide food and water to those struggling in the aftermath of the powerful storm. Flooding and damage to buildings can be expected, especially near the coast. Irma is also responsible for the death of 38 people throughout the Caribbean. (more...)
China: UN should take more action against North Korea China: UN should take more action against North Korea
- September 12, 2017

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia went further, making clear that while Russia supported the resolution, it wasn't entirely satisfied with the council's approach. Washington and its allies have said there is a growing urgency for China, North Korea's top ally and trading partner, to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbor to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programs. (more...)
Aaron Finch ruled out of warm-up game against Board President's XI Aaron Finch ruled out of warm-up game against Board President's XI
- September 12, 2017

The team is led by Gurkeerat Mann . Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner , Ashton Agar , Hilton Cartwright (subject to fitness), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch (injured), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa. (more...)

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