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Hurricane Katia expected to strengthen as it nears Mexico

Hurricane Katia expected to strengthen as it nears Mexico And very strong storms are expected in the center of the Latin American country, in Mexico City and its neighboring State of Mexico and Tlaxcala. The storm's center is located about 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving southwest at 7 mph. [Full Article...]

Trump confident of resolving Qatar dispute after meeting Kuwaiti emir

Trump confident of resolving Qatar dispute after meeting Kuwaiti emir President Donald Trump is meeting with the leader of Kuwait, a staunch US ally trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis involving Qatar (KUH'-tur) and its Arab neighbors. The four Arab countries that severed diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar issued a joint statement about the Gulf crisis on Friday. "Setting preconditions for dialogue confirms Qatar's lack of seriousness in dialogue, co... [Full Article...]

United States presses for UNSC vote on North Korea sanctions this Monday

United States presses for UNSC vote on North Korea sanctions this Monday The new draft United Nations resolution would prohibit exports of crude oil, condensate, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids to North Korea. 7 despite strong opposition from China and Russian Federation. Chinese officials have expressed fear that imposing an oil embargo could trigger instability in North Korea, and Putin has expressed concern that such stringent measures would hu... [Full Article...]

France's Macron Lays Out Plan For Reshaping Europe During Athens Visit

France's Macron Lays Out Plan For Reshaping Europe During Athens Visit Macron was in Athens for a two-day visit, accompanied by 40 business executives from companies including Total and Vinci in a trip created to encourage investment and show goodwill towards a country which is emerging from a multi-year recession. [Full Article...]

Deadly Earthquake, Largest In A Century To Hit The Area, Rattles Mexico

Deadly Earthquake, Largest In A Century To Hit The Area, Rattles Mexico Two children died as a result of the natural disaster, said Arturo Jimenez, the governor of the state of Tabasco, located north of Chiapas . Earlier, the U.S. About 50 million people across the country felt the natural disaster. In neighboring Guatemala , President Jimmy Morales spoke on national television to call for calm while emergency crews checked for damage. [Full Article...]

1,64000 Myanmar refugees have entered Bangladesh

1,64000 Myanmar refugees have entered Bangladesh The Rohingya have been denied citizenship in Myanmar and are classified as illegal immigrants, despite them claiming roots that go back centuries. Myanmar army has not commented on the blasts near the border. They're described by many as the most persecuted people on earth and despite calls for help, the situation seems to be getting worse for Myanmar's Rohingya population. [Full Article...]

Disney, other Florida theme parks closing as Irma nears

Disney, other Florida theme parks closing as Irma nears Magic Kingdom and Epcot will close at 9 p.m. ET. Discovery Cove will be closed Sunday and Monday. As the threat of Hurricane Irma loomed larger and larger over Florida , the state's major amusement parks were all still operating Friday under normal conditions. [Full Article...]

McMaster orders evacuation of several barrier islands

McMaster orders evacuation of several barrier islands On Thursday, McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of 143 healthcare facilities along the coast, no residential evacuations were ordered. The governor said any lane reversals will be handled by local and state officials, but none are now planned. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Irma in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Irma in Atlantic As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma and Jose swirls in the ocean, Tropical Storm Katia popped up in the Gulf of Mexico to become the 11th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. This projected path would take it near or just north of the Leeward Islands late this week and into the weekend, less than a week after major Hurricane Irma batters the area. [Full Article...]

Johns County Emergency Operations Center opens hotline

Johns County Emergency Operations Center opens hotline Manatee County also declared a local state of emergency Wednesday morning to allow for potential evacuation notices and hurricane shelter openings. Commissioners will address only two issues , and postpone action on other items included on the agenda until the Zoning meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. [Full Article...]

Trump administration to overhaul how colleges investigate sexual assault

Trump administration to overhaul how colleges investigate sexual assault While DeVos decried acts of sexual misconduct as "reprehensible" during her talk, she also spent a good deal of time talking about wrongly accused students. Opponents said the rules lean against students accused of sexual assault, and pressure colleges to take strong action against the accused. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said any new policy on investigating such claims must balance the righ... [Full Article...]

Iowa High School Students Disciplined Over Burning Cross Photo

Iowa High School Students Disciplined Over Burning Cross Photo Social media lit up Wednesday morning and throughout the afternoon with an image of five Creston teenagers donning Ku Klux Klan-reminiscent hoods, holding a rifle with a scope and a Confederate flag while standing around a burning cross . [Full Article...]

Putin says sanctions against N. Korea 'useless and ineffective'

Putin says sanctions against N. Korea 'useless and ineffective' He added: "If we see that the USA would do it to us, we would do it first". On Sunday, US monitors measured a powerful 6.3-magnitude quake near the North's main testing site. Wednesday's briefings come as the USA is preparing to respond to North Korea's latest nuclear test with a new United Nations Security Council resolution. [Full Article...]

Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency as Hurricane Irma approaches

Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency as Hurricane Irma approaches Bob Livingston for a media availability at the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center this afternoon, Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Sprayberry said he planned to spend Wednesday on several conference calls with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to plan any response to the hurricane and to neighboring coastal states to synchronize any possible evacuations. [Full Article...]

NYC public schools are offering free lunch

NYC public schools are offering free lunch This means students will get both free breakfast and free lunch. About 75 percent of students were eligible for free lunch previous year, according to the city. "For so many students, school is the only place where they have access to a nutrition meal", Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal said. In St. Paul, Minn., a college professor has started a fund in the name of Philando Castile, the scho... [Full Article...]

Trump front-stabs stunned GOP leaders, cozies up to Dems

Trump front-stabs stunned GOP leaders, cozies up to Dems On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin signaled that the administration had a strong desire to pass the debt-limit increase. "It was a really good moment of some bipartisanship and getting things done", top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said. [Full Article...]

Iowa's AG joins lawsuit alleging 'immediate harm' in Trump's DACA decision

Iowa's AG joins lawsuit alleging 'immediate harm' in Trump's DACA decision In its case, the state of Virginia cites that "DHS repeatedly promised applicants that information they provided as part of the DACA application process would 'not later be used for immigration enforcement purposes .'" Moreover, it alleges that U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump says USA not 'putting up with' North Korea's actions

Trump says USA not 'putting up with' North Korea's actions Protesters scuffled with armoured riot police as they attempted to block the road where US Forces Korea were transporting four additional THAAD missile interceptor launchers to a base in Seongju, around 300 km south of Seoul. Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the USA military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system... [Full Article...]

Six Aussie Uni's ranked in world's top 100

Six Aussie Uni's ranked in world's top 100 Even though universities in the United States continued to dominate the world rankings in the list, Chinese universities are constantly climbing the ladder. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching - the learning environment (30%); Research - volume, income and reputation (30%); Citations - research influence (30%); global outlook - staff, students and research (7.5%); and ... [Full Article...]

Leahy Condemns Trump's Decision on DACA

Leahy Condemns Trump's Decision on DACA District Court for the Eastern District of New York Wednesday afternoon. The move brought nationwide protests , and the lawsuit. New Mexico's attorney general joined colleagues from 14 other states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in suing President Donald Trump to stop him from killing a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. [Full Article...]


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