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North Carolina prepares for Hurricane Irma

North Carolina prepares for Hurricane Irma Cooper. There already is a state of emergency in effect. Heavy rain, flash flooding (especially in low-lying areas) and landslides may occur in the mountains. The NWS in Raleigh said that confidence regarding the storm's path, and expected impacts, will continue to increase over the next couple of days. "Once the storm starts, law enforcement can not save you", Scott said at a news conference ... [Full Article...]

Quick read: Aberdeen weather stations offer extra Hurricane Irma forecasting

Quick read: Aberdeen weather stations offer extra Hurricane Irma forecasting Irma tracking map as of 5 a.m. Irma's wind field will expand when it moves up the Florida peninsula. Irma is in the southern Bahamas, and now a category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 miles per hour and moving west northwest at 16 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Zoo bosses admit they can't afford to move animals before Irma strikes

Zoo bosses admit they can't afford to move animals before Irma strikes The zoo also said they would be stocking up on additional food and water for the animals, keeping those species that can be unsafe in "secure night houses" made of poured concrete and welded metal, similar to what the zoo did during Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago. [Full Article...]

Macron discusses N. Korea sanctions with Trump, Abe

Macron discusses N. Korea sanctions with Trump, Abe North Korea issued a statement saying it would take "powerful counter measures" as a response to any sanctions imposed over its missile program or US pressure. There was no chance the xenon "will have an impact on South Korea's territory or population", the statement said. "Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable", Trump told reporters. [Full Article...]

Mexico Mourns Victims Of Deadly Earthquake, Braces For Reconstruction

Mexico Mourns Victims Of Deadly Earthquake, Braces For Reconstruction The 'message of sympathy " was sent out by President Abdulla Yameen, where he had also said that he was deeply "grieved' to learn about the devastation caused by the 8.1 magnitude natural disaster. "There are damages in hospitals that have lost energy", he said. The governor of neighboring Tabasco state said two children had died, bringing the death toll to six. [Full Article...]

North Korea makes call for 'cutting edge Juche weapons'

North Korea makes call for 'cutting edge Juche weapons' In a front-page editorial, the North's state-run media said the country "must make cutting-edge Juche weapons in greater quantities". North Korea marked the 69th anniversary of its founding on Saturday boasting of its status as a world-class military power and taking an explicitly adversarial stand against the United States, as the worldwide community struggles to rein in the secretive country... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma Is Set to Hit Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort

Hurricane Irma Is Set to Hit Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort Guest are being told to leave the Palm Beach resort, as up to six million people living in the impact zone across the sunshine state prepare for the Category 4 storm. Trump already has spent seven weekends at the resort since his inauguration, mingling with the club's 500 members, who pay $14,000 in annual fees. Yet an Associated Press investigation published past year revealed there was lit... [Full Article...]

Electrical safety tips from Georgia Power ahead of Hurricane Irma

Electrical safety tips from Georgia Power ahead of Hurricane Irma Mass shelters and meals are being prepared with help from the Red Cross and county officials, state Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said. That track could take Irma west of SC. It was moving west, and is expected to turn north and head up the western coast of Florida, making landfall on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate Mar-a-Lago is a members-only social club, with ballrooms, a few guest suites and living quarters for Trump himself. The AP recently looked back at that storm and found little evidence that it did much damage to Mar-a-Lago . "We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Harvey and are praying for those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma ", said the statement. [Full Article...]

Congress may replace Choudhary as Bihar unit chief

Congress may replace Choudhary as Bihar unit chief Sources said that since there was resentment against state unit chief Chaudhary, the high command is all set to replace him. Though both leaders do not see eye to eye, both share good relations with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar . these leaders are conspiring against me". Interestingly, Mr Chaudhary did not visit Delhi and stayed put in Patna. "I was not well... I will go in the next couple... [Full Article...]

Florida Governor Warns "Leave Now" as Category 4 Irma Approaches Coast

Florida Governor Warns For many in the Miami area and much of South Florida , that benchmark storm is Hurricane Andrew. Irma is "an extremely risky major hurricane , and will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center", the National Hurricane Center said . [Full Article...]

Climate change factor in extreme weather

And there's already more storms lining up behind it. But with regard to the specific subject of these recent hurricanes , the science is very clear on the basics: Warmer oceans mean stronger storms, more flooding rains, and global sea level rise has worsened every storm surge . [Full Article...]

North Korea-US tensions are not Mexico's business: diplomat

North Korea-US tensions are not Mexico's business: diplomat North Korea has conducted several tests of its missile and nuclear programs this year and has threatened to strike the United States or one of its territories. Last month, he sought to reassure North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States does not want to oust him or invade his country. A senior administration official downplayed Trump's remarks afterward, saying Trump had not meant to... [Full Article...]

Haryana police arrests 3 aides of Dera Sacha Sauda chief

Haryana police arrests 3 aides of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Karamjeet Singh is a Punjab Police commando who directed other commandos to whisk away Gurmeet Ram Rahim on August 25. "This grant was not given to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh". "We are trying to nab two Dera functionaries, Chamkaur Singh and Nain, who are said to be involved in this", he said. According to reports, when authorities entered the Dera premises, around 700 to 800 people, includin... [Full Article...]

Gurugram School Student Killed by Bus Conductor After Sexual Assault Attempt

Gurugram School Student Killed by Bus Conductor After Sexual Assault Attempt Pradhuman has an 11-year-old sister. The boy was rushed to the Artemis Hospital, but was declared dead. Demands are also growing for the revocation of school's licence as Ryan International has been accused of failing to ensure child's safety in the school's other branches too. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Talks With Qatar

Saudi Arabia Suspends Talks With Qatar Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain in June cut diplomatic, trade, air, and shipping ties with Qatar, which is home to the Persian Gulf's biggest US military base. The four Arab states stressed in their joint statement that "the military option has not been and will not be considered" under any circumstances. [Full Article...]

'Giant Boy' Portrait Peers Over US-Mexico Border Wall

'Giant Boy' Portrait Peers Over US-Mexico Border Wall By encouraging " other materials " border wall designs, Trump hopes to eliminate concrete's main drawback - its opaqueness - and thus save countless lives of clueless border flâneurs potentially being hit by large sacks of drugs hurled over the wall from the Southern side. [Full Article...]

Amit Shah lacks basic political courtesy, says Odisha's ruling BJD

Amit Shah lacks basic political courtesy, says Odisha's ruling BJD Shah also pointed out how the Modi government has changed the way people regard GDP . He said the biggest achievement of Modi government has been bringing forth a paradigm shift in the scale of thinking. It wasn't to reap political benefits. "Notebandi" can not be reason for GDP coming down to 5.7 percent from 7.1 percent", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President said in response to a query. [Full Article...]

Famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma Irma knocked out electricity and mobile phone networks, and cleanup and reconstruction efforts are expected to be arduous and expensive. You can see the airport at the top right side of the photo, near the water. Rutte said that "as soon as the weather permits", two marine ships from Aruba and Curacaowill deliver military and relief supplies. Although the runway has been cleared, the Dutch Navy... [Full Article...]

Pope urges reconciliation in Colombia conflict

Pope urges reconciliation in Colombia conflict Francis' pilgrimage to Colombia is aimed at helping to solidify the South American nation's peace process. Here, in one of the last major cities before the vast expanse of the Amazon, the Pope listened to powerful testimonies from ex-guerrilla fighters and from victims of their violence, such as Pastora Mira Garcia, who lost her father, husband and two children during the civil war. [Full Article...]


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