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Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico

Hurricane Jose continued to gather strength far out in the Atlantic and it was nearing Category 5 strength as it churned about 700 km east-southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. REUTERS/VICTOR YANEZA resident from Veracruz, Mexico prepares for the possible destruction that Hurricane Katia might bring when it makes a landfall in the country this weekend. [Full Article...]

Florida turns to relief efforts as Irma downgraded

Florida turns to relief efforts as Irma downgraded Heavy rains are causing rivers to swell, and significant flooding is possible over the next five days, both along the Florida peninsula and in southern Georgia. Another hurricane, Jose, strengthened to an "extremely unsafe category 4" storm , the National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Since making landfall in both the Florida Keys and Marco Island, almost 7 million homes and businesses hav... [Full Article...]

The Green Bay Packers win with….defense?

On the ensuing offense drive, which started at midfield, Seattle gained only eight yards and was forced to punt. The Seahawks had three plays from the 3, but couldn't get it in, with Daniels' hit on Wilson forcing a third-down incompletion. [Full Article...]

Sonakshi Sinha: Priyanka Chopra is a woman of substance

Sonakshi Sinha: Priyanka Chopra is a woman of substance In the video , Priyanka is surrounded by a group of children, who cheer for her, as the actress performs a cartwheel. Trolling PC even for her good cause, Ravindra wrote on Twiiter, " I would request Priyanka Chopra that do visit rural areas of India where malnourished kids waiting for food". [Full Article...]

Wind advisories posted in Tennessee ahead of Irma's arrival

Wind advisories posted in Tennessee ahead of Irma's arrival For a bit of positive news, the state agency added, " Hurricane Jose does not pose a threat to Florida ". "The Keys I'm very concerned about, the Marco Islands area, we have a lot of concerns about that", Scott said on Fox News. 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 ... [Full Article...]

Storm surge warning in effect for Liberty

Storm surge warning in effect for Liberty President Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration for SC on Thursday, which makes federal emergency aid available to the state to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts at 75% federal funding. "Our Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Safety Agency along with Gwinnett cities, agencies and departments to ensure that we ar... [Full Article...]

Abducted Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnalil rescued from Yemen

Abducted Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnalil rescued from Yemen External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed the news on micro-blogging site twitter . The priest had made an emotional appeal for his release in a video sent by his captors in the last week of December. Gunmen posing as relatives of one of the residents at the home burst inside, killing 16 including four Indian nuns. Media reports said that the priest, who is now in Muscat , will be fl... [Full Article...]

What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada

What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada Martin and the British Virgin Islands, causing extensive damage . Hurricane Jose's forecast, September 12, 2017. Sunday marks the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season . Of 20 runs of the GFS model ensemble forecast Monday morning, 25% resulted in an eventual landfall in the USA, and another 25% in Canada. It weakened as it passed over the rest of Florida and was downgraded ... [Full Article...]

PM welcomes United Nations sanctions resolution on NK even though watered down

PM welcomes United Nations sanctions resolution on NK even though watered down A tougher initial USA draft was weakened to win the support of China, Pyongyang's main ally and trading partner, and Russian Federation, both of which hold veto power in the council. The names of a few North Korean officials have also been added to UN's blacklist , which results in the freezing of their assets overseas and a worldwide travel ban. [Full Article...]

Oil Rises As US Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes

Oil Rises As US Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes Last week, Goldman Sachs said that reconstruction in Hurricane Harvey's aftermath was expected to be ultimately positive for USA oil demand in a few months, as fuel consumption is expected to increase as people rebuild homes. "At this point, there is an expected hit to gasoline demand from Hurricane Irma in Florida, but we are hearing that the infrastructure isn't as bad off as feared", said... [Full Article...]

MPs, 98 MLAs under IT department's lens over assets declaration

MPs, 98 MLAs under IT department's lens over assets declaration The CBDT's affidavit has been filed as the apex court had on September 6 taken strong exception to Centre's "attitude" of not disclosing information on action taken by it against politicians, some of whose assets have seen a massive jump between two elections. [Full Article...]

Tougher Sanctions Enacted Against North Korea

Tougher Sanctions Enacted Against North Korea The majority of the crude oil sales to North Korea are from China; Russia's President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russian oil supplies to North Korea were negligible. That would be a severe escalation to the sanctions the USA already has adopted against Chinese entities that conduct business with North Korea , and Beijing has informed US officials it would retaliate against such ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Watches in Effect for Big Bend and South Georgia

Hurricane Watches in Effect for Big Bend and South Georgia It will be a nice waterfront lot in sunny Florida with no house, no trees, no cars, no boats and an fantastic view of devastation as far as you can see. Martin and in St. Barts, according to French state-owned insurer CCR. "Sometimes the message can be overhyped", Mroczka said. "Stay off the roads, stay off the streets, let us complete our assessment, clear the roads of water, power lines, tr... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma's devastation, in pictures

Hurricane Irma's devastation, in pictures Most of the power losses were in Florida , but losses in Georgia , which were at about 90,000 as of 6 a.m. ET (1000 GMT), were expected to increase as the storm moved north. Water supplies and telephone lines were also down. The Keys are linked by 42 bridges that have to be checked for safety before motorists can be allowed in, officials said. [Full Article...]

Warning issued for strong wind in Kent as Storm Aileen hits

Warning issued for strong wind in Kent as Storm Aileen hits An amber weather warning for wind has been issued for between 12.05am on Wednesday, September 13 and 6am on Wednesday, September 13. "There is some uncertainty in peak wind strengths and how quickly winds will ease on Wednesday morning". [Full Article...]

Irma, now a tropical storm, still lashes Florida, Georgia

Irma, now a tropical storm, still lashes Florida, Georgia As Irma zeros in on Atlanta , the city faces its first-ever tropical storm warning. Weber, who is the current CEO of Association of Mature American Citizens, said the damage could have been much worse in parts of Florida that were spared by Irma . [Full Article...]

Modi, Abe to lay foundation stone for bullet train project on Thursday

Modi, Abe to lay foundation stone for bullet train project on Thursday Speaking at an event, Japanese envoy Kenji Hiramatsu referred to major issues facing the region including North Korea's nuclear test and situation in the South China Sea. When asked about talks on defence, including the sale of the amphibious aircraft ShinMaywa US-2 to India, Verma said defence cooperation remained an area of priority for both sides. [Full Article...]

Surviving Irma on Marco Island: 'It was a badass hurricane'

Surviving Irma on Marco Island: 'It was a badass hurricane' Numerous hurricane warnings and watches are in effect , including the Tampa Bay region and all of south Florida . Damage appeared to be severe in the Florida Keys , where Irma first came ashore as a category four hurricane with sustained winds up to 215km/h early on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Storm Irma pushes Florida Keys towards 'humanitarian crisis'

Storm Irma pushes Florida Keys towards 'humanitarian crisis' The storm headed north on Monday towards Gainesville and Tallahassee, taking risky wind gusts with it, ABC News reported . The number of people left without power in Florida increased to 5.8 million overnight as Irma downed trees and flooded streets throughout the entirety of the state, state officials said Monday. [Full Article...]

Jaya is eternal gen secy, Sasikala removed from all posts — AIADMK meet

Jaya is eternal gen secy, Sasikala removed from all posts — AIADMK meet The decisions, however, are subject to the approval of the Madras High Court. A decision on ousting jailed "interim" Party General Secretary V K Sasikala was taken. Let her remain as one of them. Effectively, the number of legislators with voting rights in the assembly is 233.The number of legislators opposed to the government is 119, including the DMK and allies with 98 and Dinakaran faction'... [Full Article...]


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