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Hurricane Irma: prison break on British Virgin Islands

Hurricane Irma: prison break on British Virgin Islands Authorities warned of heavy damage from the storm, which has so far killed at least 25 people across the Caribbean. Boris Johnson has strongly defended the UK's response to Hurricane Irma after it was labelled "pitiful" by the father of a British tourist trapped on St Martin. [Full Article...]

Smugglers may help North Korea survive latest sanctions

Sanctions Resolution 2375 also cuts back oil exports to the regime by 30 percent. - bans imports of all natural gas liquids and condensates by North Korea . The North Korean Foreign Ministry said that the new sanctions were "a product of heinous provocation aimed at depriving the country of its legitimate right for self-defense and completely suffocating its state and people through full-scal... [Full Article...]

Turkish leader says deposit made on Russian defense system

Turkish leader says deposit made on Russian defense system Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, announced on Tuesday that "signatures have been made" for the acquisition of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defence equipment. "For this reason, we perfectly understand reactions of several western countries which try to exert pressure on Turkey", he added. The observers see in this agreement a new sign of hostility of se two countries with West. [Full Article...]

South Korea tests cruise missile, detects radiation from North

The North says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself from "hostile" U.S. forces and analysts believe Pyongyang's weapons programme has made rapid progress under leader Kim Jong-Un, with previous sanctions having done little to deter it. [Full Article...]

Restoring power to Florida will take 'weeks, not days' in some areas

Restoring power to Florida will take 'weeks, not days' in some areas In Texas, the Department of Energy estimated that over 300,000 customers were left without power in the hurricane's wake. Irma has knocked out power to 6.5 million Florida electricity customers, or almost two-thirds of the state, since making landfall this weekend. [Full Article...]

Chainsaw-Wielding Nun Caught No Cam Clearing Debris From Irma

Chainsaw-Wielding Nun Caught No Cam Clearing Debris From Irma The Miami-Dade Police Department recorded a video of her assistance, which now has gone viral online. A crew from WCIV-TV in Charleston spotted the water spout as the region dealt with flooding and severe winds from Irma. Miami-Dade police went on to thank her and "all our neighbors that are working together to get through this". What's not common, however, is to see the person behind the saw ... [Full Article...]

Chinese banks halt transactions for North Koreans

Chinese banks halt transactions for North Koreans U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said: "These are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on North Korea ". "The forthcoming measures by DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) will make the U.S. The North earned some $270 million from resource exports between February and August, according to the report, despite progressively harsher sanctions . [Full Article...]

Tutu urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya crisis

Tutu urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya crisis Suu Kyi is also a recipient of the International Mahatma Gandhi Award for Reconciliation and Peace, awarded to her in 2009 when she faced many restrictions, including house arrest. Tutu made the heartfelt plea in a letter to his fellow Nobel Peace laureate published on social media on September 7. Many were systematically denied medical care, and children were barred from public schools. [Full Article...]

UN Nuclear Watchdog Defends Iran Deal

UN Nuclear Watchdog Defends Iran Deal Amano", Ali Akbar Velayati - a former Iranian foreign minister who now advises Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on worldwide affairs - told the regime's official news agency, IRNA, on Tuesday. In his statement on Tuesday, Velayati bluntly confirmed this position. Velayati's comments come amid persistent rumors that US President Donald Trump's Administration is looking to ratchet up pressure... [Full Article...]

Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens

Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens Claremont police and the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office are investigating an alleged race-based attack, where an eight year old boy was hurt on private property. "I think he had a guardian angel out there". "I don't care if this was a so called accident or not", she wrote in a now deleted Facebook post. Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase again cited the limitations of what could be reveale... [Full Article...]

Governor expected to expand Irma declaration Deal

Governor expected to expand Irma declaration Deal Tybee Island City Manager Shawn Gillen said waters were receding quickly, but numerous 3,000 residents' homes were flooded. While Matthew's destruction was largely confined to coastal areas, Irma had a much wider path of damage. Turn off air conditioners since power surges can overload them, unplug all electronics such as DVD players, televisions and computers, and move any appliances or electro... [Full Article...]

DUSU polls: Voting concludes, results tomorrow

DUSU polls: Voting concludes, results tomorrow In past year elections, ABVP ( Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ) has owned the President, Vice-president and secretary positions while NSUI (National Students Union of India) own the joint secretary position. The Delhi University Students Union (Dusu) elections on Tuesday recorded 43 per cent turnout, six per cent more than last year's. The RSS-backed student's unit has strengthened its l... [Full Article...]

Trump officials call out China, Russia for helping N. Korea evade sanctions

Trump officials call out China, Russia for helping N. Korea evade sanctions The draft drops a proposed oil embargo and instead intends to impose a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids, a cap of two million barrels a year on refined petroleum products, and a cap crude oil exports to North Korea at current levels. [Full Article...]

N.Korea defiant over United Nations sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed

N.Korea defiant over United Nations sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed The U.N. Security Council stepped up sanctions on Monday following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test on September 3, imposing a ban on textile exports and capping oil imports. Another senior administration official told Reuters any such "secondary sanctions" on Chinese banks and other companies were on hold for now to give China time to show it was prepared to fully enforce the latest and previous ... [Full Article...]

Iraq Parliament Rejects Kurdish Independence Referendum

Iraq Parliament Rejects Kurdish Independence Referendum The Iraqi government said that the Kurdish independence referendum vote will adversely affect the fight against the ISIS or Daesh terrorist group, which still maintains a significant presence in northern Iraq. Kirkuk, an ethnically mixed city, voted last month to participate in the referendum, a move that stoked tensions with its Arab and Turkmen residents, as well as with Baghdad. [Full Article...]

Brexit bill wins United Kingdom parliamentary vote, reaches its next parliamentary stage

Brexit bill wins United Kingdom parliamentary vote, reaches its next parliamentary stage Their claim was that the European Union withdrawal bill handed sweeping powers to government ministers that would allow them to by-pass the elected parliament. There is a real issue in the Bill of a possible power grab by the Government. A landmark bill paving the way for Brexit is expected to pass its first parliamentary hurdle on Monday night, as some Labour MPs prepared to defy their ... [Full Article...]

'Taken' Star Liam Neeson Is Done With Action Movies

'Taken' Star Liam Neeson Is Done With Action Movies Liam Neeson has been one of Hollywood's best regarded leading men for almost three decades, but in recent years has been known for popular action movies such as Taken , Non-Stop , and Run All Night . "That's it. But not Taken , none of that franchise stuff". The movie that is receiving a January release that Neeson refers to is The Commuter . However, that isn't the case with the lates... [Full Article...]

Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning

Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning They did not include the Security Council's adoption of new sanctions against Pyongyang on August 5 or North Korea's sixth nuclear test last week. There have been signs, including reduced supply and skyrocketing prices, that North Korea has already started diverting oil products away from gas stations and other consumer outlets. [Full Article...]

House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists

House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists The Senate has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. Tuesday's joint resolution, which describes the killing of a 32-year-old woman as a "domestic terrorist attack", calls on the Trump administration to improve data collection on hate crimes and speak out against in... [Full Article...]

USA lawmakers want 'supercharged' response to N.Korea nuclear tests

Beijing and Moscow have called for a freeze-for-freeze agreement with North Korea, which would see the US and South Korea halt military drills on the Korean Peninsula in exchange for Pyongyang stopping its nuclear and ballistic missile program. [Full Article...]


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