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Hurricane Maria Could Affect Islands Already Devastated by Irma Hurricane Maria Could Affect Islands Already Devastated by Irma
- September 18, 2017

As of 11 a.m. ET, it was about 60 miles east of Martinique. Winds could climb to 150 miles per hour, they said, as the storm heads toward Puerto Rico. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center". On Tuesday, Maria should mostly pass through a patch of the Caribbean free of islands before potentially closing in on St. (more...)
$1 million winning Powerball ticket sold near St. Louis $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold near St. Louis
- September 18, 2017

The winning numbers were 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and the Powerball was 24. A million dollar Powerball ticket was sold at Charlies Food Mart on Bellafontaine for the September 16 drawing. Louis area for Saturday's drawing. Including the $2 million winning ticket, Lottery officials say there were over 5,200 winning Powerball tickets in Idaho from Saturday night's draw. (more...)
President Trump's Plan for National Monuments President Trump's Plan for National Monuments
- September 18, 2017

Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, Nevada's Gold Butte, Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou, and marine monuments including Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll are on Zinke's chopping block, the Post reported . The review raised alarm among conservationists who said protections could be lost for areas that are home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering sequoia trees, deep canyons and ocean habitats. (more...)
Trump Extends Sanctions Relief to Iran Under Nuke Deal
- September 18, 2017

In this period when we see the risks with North Korea, we must maintain this line", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters. Transparency and rolling back missile testing could help catch potential cheating and hamper Iran's advancement in making a nuclear weapon operational. (more...)
Emmys 2017: Sean Spicer drives podium onstage to address host Stephen Colbert
- September 18, 2017

The spotlight continued to be on politics even when others took the stage. We've come to expect flashy musical numbers to kick off awards shows nowadays. "But he didn't. Because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote", he said, touching another sore point for Trump. "And Alec, you're up against a lot of neck". (more...)
Navy relieves two more commanders in 7th Fleet after deadly collisions Navy relieves two more commanders in 7th Fleet after deadly collisions
- September 18, 2017

Rear Adm. Charles Williams - commander of Combined Task Force 70 and Carrier Strike Group 5, which oversee forward-deployed naval forces in the Pacific - and his subordinate Capt. Joseph Aucoin, the previous commander, was relieved from his post by Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift just days after the second deadly ship collision. (more...)
Trump attacks United Nations as he attempts to stop North Korea's nuclear ambition Trump attacks United Nations as he attempts to stop North Korea's nuclear ambition
- September 18, 2017

Trump will deliver a longer speech when he addresses the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. "This is not an issue between the USA and North Korea". "90 percent of North Korea's trade is being cut off". Since taking office, Mr Trump has largely moderated his tone towards the United Nations , even inviting security council ambassadors to a working lunch at the White House in April. (more...)
'The Man Who Saved The World' Dies in Russian Federation 'The Man Who Saved The World' Dies in Russian Federation
- September 18, 2017

Since that fateful day 34 years ago, Petrov has been credited by nuclear activists as the man who "saved the world" by determining that the Soviet system had been spoofed by a reflection off the earth. Lt Col Petrov was vindicated when an internal investigation following the incident concluded that Soviet satellites had mistaken sunlight reflected on clouds for rocket engines. (more...)
Three stages in Israel for historic Giro start in 2018 Three stages in Israel for historic Giro start in 2018
- September 18, 2017

Israel hopes to enter a wild-card team, said Canadian-born Israeli Sylvan Adams, one of the organizers, who added that it was he who persuaded Giro officials to bring the race to the country. Organizers are expected to announce the precise route next week at a ceremony attended by Italian and Israeli officials along with retired Spanish cyclist and two-time Giro victor Alberto Contador. (more...)
Heavy rain claims another life in Kerala, landslides reported, alert sounded Heavy rain claims another life in Kerala, landslides reported, alert sounded
- September 18, 2017

Landslides were reported in several parts including Attapadi in Palakkad district, Idukki and Kottayam districts, affecting rail and road traffic. Warning issued for people living in the downstream of Neyyar and Pepara dams in this district. (more...)
North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans
- September 18, 2017

In response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test and launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, USA strategic weapons will be deployed on the Korean Peninsula from this month. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang (陸慷) said the most pressing task was for all parties to fully enforce the latest United Nations resolutions on the North, rather than "deliberately complicating the issue". (more...)
Footage of Telangana women fighting over sarees goes viral Footage of Telangana women fighting over sarees goes viral
- September 18, 2017

From next year, the state government will procure all the sarees from weavers in Telangana only. The shocking videos of the mass brawl that broke out on Monday were put out on Twitter by journalist TS Sudhir. "As per specifications the sarees have been produced and there is no problem at all", they claimed. "Each saree is supposed to cost around Rs 200 as per the government announcement, but what was distributed to them was a saree worth not even Rs 50", he alleged. (more...)
Sen. Rand Paul is unlikely to support the Graham-Cassidy measure Sen. Rand Paul is unlikely to support the Graham-Cassidy measure
- September 18, 2017

Last week , Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new repeal plan, Mitch McConnell is now gauging interest and considering a vote , and Graham is rallying Republicans by urging them not to retreat on healthcare with "their tails between their legs". (more...)
German election: Liberals demand finance ministry after election victory
- September 18, 2017

The reason is quite simple. Angela Merkel is vying for a fourth term as leader of Europe's largest economy, pitching herself as the candidate of stability in the 24 September poll. But any time the establishment candidates come too close together, they leave gaps that will inevitably be filled by outsiders. Of these the CDU/CSU (considered as one party) has won 12 and the SDP six. (more...)
Ayatollah Khamenei slams U.S. 'bullying' Iran on nuclear deal Ayatollah Khamenei slams U.S. 'bullying' Iran on nuclear deal
- September 18, 2017

On regional issues, he noted that the reasons behind insecurity in the Middle East can be traced to the "wicked and mischievous interventions" by the US. The State Department announced on September 14 that it will continue to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear agreement, but no decision had yet been made on whether to preserve the deal itself. (more...)
Delegates and observers await Trump speech with bated breath — UN General Assembly Delegates and observers await Trump speech with bated breath — UN General Assembly
- September 18, 2017

She said Trump's pleas had been heard and "what we'll do is see him respond to that". It is not clear what approach Mr Trump's speech will take on Tuesday. "That applies to climate change, Iran and North Korea". "We should especially put more pressure on China". Find us on Facebook too! He will be joined by his United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as well as leaders from 120 countries who have signed a communique in support of the United ... (more...)
Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday
- September 18, 2017

The storm is moving west-northwest at about 15 miles per hour (24 kph) and is expected to cross the Leeward Islands on Monday night, the NHC said . Maria was located 100 miles northeast of Barbados and 210 miles east-southeast of Dominica . Hurricane Maria continues to become better organized, gets a little stronger Sunday night. (more...)
Agra: Class 7 madrassa student foils attempt to poison 4000 children Agra: Class 7 madrassa student foils attempt to poison 4000 children
- September 18, 2017

He said when he asked him what he was doing, the other suspects, who was sitting on the madrasa's boundary wall with a country-made pistol in his hand, threatened him and asked him to keep quite. The water samples have been sent for forensic tests. Salma Ansari said that the wrapper of rat poison was left there, and the police was immediately informed. (more...)
Sigmar Gabriel calls for 'pressure and dialogue' to deal with North Korea Sigmar Gabriel calls for 'pressure and dialogue' to deal with North Korea
- September 18, 2017

Gabriel said that sanctions will take time to have an effect on North Korea , which last week launched a second ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. "North Korean authorities are likely to have intentionally reduced supplies in the market after the nuclear test, thinking the UN Security Council sanctions would affect their own repository". (more...)
NYT Reporter Overhears Ty Cobb Dishing About Russia Probe NYT Reporter Overhears Ty Cobb Dishing About Russia Probe
- September 18, 2017

Cobb, sporting his unmistakable handlebar moustache, told the president's personal attorney John Dowd that McGahn had "a couple of documents locked in a safe" that he meant to withhold from special counsel Robert Mueller . Sure enough, a New York Times reporter - Ken Vogel, who covers money in politics - found himself at a table close enough to the attorneys' gossip fest that he could overhear the specifics of their conversation. (more...)
Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea
- September 18, 2017

President Trump in a tweet early Sunday dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un " Rocket Man ", adding that long gas lines in the nation are "t$3 oo bad!" "This is not beneficial to a final resolution to the peninsula nuclear issue", Lu told a daily news briefing. (more...)
Donald Trump says looking to allow people; not citizenship, amnesty Donald Trump says looking to allow people; not citizenship, amnesty
- September 18, 2017

I said, 'Mr. President, you're much better off if you can sometimes step right, and sometimes step left, ' " Schumer said. Nancy Pelosi has been the only woman in the room for a long, long time. However, the president himself seemed to contradict that on Thursday when he told reporters that " the wall will come later " but insisted it wasn't being abandoned altogether. (more...)
India rushes relief materials for Rohingya refugees in B'desh India rushes relief materials for Rohingya refugees in B'desh
- September 18, 2017

Around 380,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh since the outbreak of violence three weeks ago, fleeing burning villages and alleged army atrocities, joining what has become one of the world's largest refugee camps in Cox's Bazar. (more...)
USA allies fly fighter jets over Korean peninsula in show of force USA allies fly fighter jets over Korean peninsula in show of force
- September 18, 2017

The impact of those sanctions depends largely on whether China , North Korea's ally and main economic partner, will fully implement them and on Russian Federation, which is hosting tens of thousands of North Korean workers. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea; Choi Young-jin, South Korea's former ambassador to the U.S.; and Michael O'Hanlon, a senior research fellow at the Brookings Institution. (more...)
Immigration lawyers help renew DACA recipients' permits
- September 18, 2017

President Donald Trump has given Congress six months to come up with an immigration reform package if it wants to continue protecting 800,000 immigrants brought into the USA illegally as children. Calling DACA unconstitutional, DOJ lawyers Thursday said DHS had initially declined to extend the October 5 deadline by which more than 150,000 of the roughly 800,000 DACA recipients must reapply to extend their work permits while the program still stands. (more...)
Parsons Green tube attack: arrested 21-year-old named as Yahyah Farroukh
- September 18, 2017

Police have identified one of the suspects being held in connection with the Parsons Green bombing as 21-year-old Syrian refugee Yahyah Farroukh. The couple has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for fostering more than 200 children, including refugees from Middle Eastern conflicts. (more...)
ACWA, Shanghai Electric bag contract for 700MW CSP project in Dubai ACWA, Shanghai Electric bag contract for 700MW CSP project in Dubai
- September 18, 2017

This is described by the CEO of Dubai's electricity and water authority as the lowest LCOE in the world. "We are proud that by demonstrating their capabilities, our local talent have proved that they are ready to assume responsibility", he added. (more...)
Man charged with chasing daughter, 6, while wearing clown mask Man charged with chasing daughter, 6, while wearing clown mask
- September 18, 2017

To escape her father, the 6-year-old had reportedly flagged down a strangers' vehicle, rode the end of the street, then bolted into an unfamiliar apartment. He said that the girl's mother is already incarcerated on child endangerment charges after she beat the child so violently that she broke for of the girl's ribs. (more...)
Yemeni civilians killed in coalition raid Yemeni civilians killed in coalition raid
- September 18, 2017

He added: "What happened on Friday is yet another stark reminder of the huge suffering that civilians across Yemen are enduring in their daily lives". The attack hit a auto in the Harib al-Qaramesh area, along the only route used by civilians to escape the fighting but that is also near rebel military installations. (more...)
Fate of Iran nuclear deal hangs on tough United Nations policing
- September 18, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The comments came after the US administration announced last week that it will continue to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear agreement, while imposing new penalties on several individuals and entities over Tehran's ballistic-missile program. (more...)

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