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Richard Branson's son says all humans survived Hurricane Irma

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Necker Island "sustained extensive damage, the extent of which we are still assessing". "On Necker Island we have constructed really strong buildings (with hurricane blinds) that should be able to handle extreme weather pretty well, though with a Category 5 hurricane nearly nothing can withstand it", Branson wrote in blog post . Read More »

North Koreans celebrate holiday with familiar routines

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While North Koreans decorated statues with flowers, the U.N. was preparing for a Monday vote on new sanctions to punish Pyongyang for its recent uptick in long-range missile tests and a sixth nuclear test. However, Pyongyang says it needs to continue and develop the programs as a deterrent against hostility by the United States and its regional allies, including South Korea and Japan. Read More »

China will back fresh United Nations measures on North Korea

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Throughout the week, South Korean officials have warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile , in defiance of U.N. sanctions and amid an escalating standoff with the United States. China and Russian Federation want to have alternative solutions for the issue. China also fears that the North could come under the control of South Korea, a USA ally, if the regime falls. Read More »

Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

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South Korea has announced it will temporarily deploy additional launchers for a US THAAD missile defence system as its Defence Ministry said there were signs North Korea was preparing for more ballistic missile launches. The United States is seeking the toughest-yet U.N. sanctions against North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test, according to a draft resolution circulated Wednesday. Read More »

Senate moves ahead with disaster relief, fiscal package

With flood waters from Hurricane Harvey still receding along the Texas Gulf Coast, and Hurricane Irma now taking aim at Florida and the southeast coast, Senate Republicans are moving to add $7.4 billion in federal housing money to a almost $8 billion package of federal disaster relief, to replenish accounts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which lawmakers said would run out of money in coming days. Read More »

Russian Federation initiates legal action against United States over seizure of diplomatic perimeters

Moscow had previously ordered Washington to reduce its diplomatic presence to 455 people by September 1, the same number that Russian Federation has in the US. U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Putin of orchestrating a sweeping hacking and influence campaign to tip the November 2016 presidential election in favour of Donald Trump - prompting several investigations, including one led by the FBI. Read More »

Katia could be major hurricane by the time it reaches Mexico

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The government of Mexico issued a hurricane warning for the coast from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde and a tropical storm warning for Cabo Rojo north to Rio Panuco and south of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz. State energy company Pemex has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz but has not reported any disruption to its operations there. Millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left catastrophic destruction ... Read More »

Putin calls for North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

China, backed by Russian Federation, has been urging an immediate return to talks, predicated on the US halting joint military exercises with South Korea and the North suspending its weapons development. Trump also in that call provided what officials said was his "conceptual approval" for the purchase of billions of dollars in United States military weapons and equipment. Read More »

Protests and Police Conflict Expected at THAAD Deployment

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Rather, North Korea says it wants a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the U.S.as a deterrent against attack . In July, it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that appeared to bring much of the mainland USA into range. During their meeting Thursday in the Russian city of Vladivostok, Moon and Abe called for stronger punishing measures against the North, including an oil embargo, according to the president's office. Read More »

Arizona State Gets Nostalgic with 1975 Sunburst-Style Helmets

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The Sun Devils could not recreate the magic of their previous drive, and after another hail mary pass to Darby fell harmlessly to the ground, SDSU's second win of the season was secured. 9, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz . San Diego State defensive lineman Noble Hall forced two fumbles. Their offensive line couldn't open holes for running back Kalen Ballage. Read More »

China's Xi urges France to help restart talks on North Korea

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold a bilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday on the sidelines of the regional economic summit here in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok. Diplomats have said the Security Council could consider banning North Korean textile exports, barring its airline and stopping supplies of oil to the government and military. Read More »

Sharks found in basement of Hudson Valley home

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NY authorities seized 10 sharks, seven alive and three dead, from a basement pool in a home in the Hudson Valley late last month. The sharks were caught "with ease", measured, tagged and had their blood taken, DEC officials said. A video posted on the aquarium's Twitter page on Thursday showed the sharks swimming around a quarantined pool. I know there are people out there that are huge fans of sharks, but I think it's best those people just enjoy " Shark Week " every year and don't ... Read More »

Hof Matthew Kaes Van't Sells 155 Shares of Diamondback Energy, Inc

The stock increased 1.24% or $1.13 on September 1, reaching $91.92. Analysts, on average, seem bullish as they suggest FANG is worth $28.49 more, giving a target price of $120.11 a share. Nomura initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, December 3 report. Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its stake in shares of Diamondback Energy by 54.8% in the second quarter. Read More »

Row over scholarships: Minister's daughter withdraws application

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The minister's daughter and the bureaucrat's son are among 35 students deemed eligible this year. While talking about the scholarship, Shruti said, "the government sponsors three students pursuing PhD in science as per its quota", her application was also received this year. Read More »

Island overdose deaths drop in July but opioid crisis continues

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Carfentanil -100 times more powerful than fentanyl and used as a tranquillizer for elephants - was detected in 13 suspected illicit drug overdose deaths in June and July, data shows. That represents a 30 per cent increase from July of past year. The number of deaths for 2017 so far is now 876, up from 482 at this time past year and is an increase of 82 per cent. Read More »

Suspect arrested in Methuen hit-and-run that killed 11-year-old girl

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Police are crediting a tipster for leading them to Steven, a man who they say made no attempt to stop after he hit Soto. Toro is being held on $100,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday in Lawrence District Court. She had finished her first day of school in Methuen just hours before her death. Anyone with information is asked to call Methuen police at 617-993-0003. Read More »

Martyr's wife, mother of two, dons Army uniform

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Twenty-five cadets from Bhutan, Maldives, Fiji and Afghanistan were also commissioned into their respective Armies. Swati revealed that she would look at his uniform hanging in the wardrobe. "She is determined and we are proud of her". Swati had already crossed the upper age limit for entering the Army and it was only after the force and defence ministry relaxed the age limit for her that she could initiate her new career goals. Read More »

Carnival Corporation (CCL) Shares Sold by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI

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Alpha Windward Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 959 shares. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Carnival Corporation during the first quarter worth $138,000. Todd Asset Management Llc decreased Carnival Corp (CCL) stake by 7.02% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Corporate insiders own 23.80% of the company's stock. Read More »

Lagos Catholic church attack: Police arrest five suspects

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Cole also disclosed that the priest granted the hoodlums an audience outside the church auditorium before he was shot by one of the hoodlums "who spoke fluently in Igbo language" with a locally made pistol. But after waiting for a few seconds without any response from the priest, they shot him in the abdomen. "Already, five suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime and they are being interrogated". Read More »

Bhubaneswar: 2 dead, few feared trapped as under-construction flyover collapses

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As per the latest reports, five persons are believed to be trapped under the debris. A report says that the deceased has been identified as a businessman from Bhubaneswar , Satya Patnaik (40). The Chief Minister also ordered a high-level probe into the mishap. He added that strict action would be taken against those found guilty. The rescue operation in underway in the area. Read More »

Texas recovery could cost $180 bn: Governor

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The search for more survivors and bodies began Thursday when more than 200 firefighters, police officers and members of an urban search-and-rescue team fanned out across the Meyerland neighborhood. Harvey came ashore August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, then went back out to sea and lingered for days off the coast as a tropical storm. And a couple of weeks before this hurricane, Trump reversed an Obama-era regulation that was created to make federally funded infrastructure projects in ... Read More »

Makers of 'Simran' upset with Kangana Ranaut!

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Every time Kangana is slammed on Twitter for anything, her elder sister Rangoli takes charge and slams every troll and controversy. She said, "We are very excited, she (Rangoli, Kangana's sister) had a awful time before, as she had a miscarriage, she had a bad time". Read More »

Arjun Rampal starrer 'Daddy' movie review!

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DNA: Director Ashim Ahluwalia successfully recreates the 80s and 90s of Mumbai which helps the film look real. Gawli will accompany Arjun in the promotion of the film Daddy , just as the real Dhoni endorsed and supported the reel Dhoni in Neeraj Pandey's elaborately staged bio-pic M.S. Read More »

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) Traded Above Its 50 Day Moving Average

Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,001 shares of the aerospace company's stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 231 shares during the last quarter. Seaport Global upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, January 23 report. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Investors sentiment increased to 2.72 in Q4 2016. Read More »

Police officers in Texas suing Arkema

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In the filing, the officers claim that Arkema officials said fumes and smoke from the site were not unsafe, and that they still did not warn responders after several responders became ill as a result of exposure to fumes. Arkema issued a statement maintaining that the lawsuit is a mistake and that the company never failed to warn people of the dangers of breathing smoke from the fire at the site, nor misled anyone. Read More »

Number of homeless children rises by a quarter in past year

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Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson and the president of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Laurence Graham, said the issue is an growing problem. Some 6,539 people used its homeless and addiction services and 186 people went through its detox programme, half of whom were homeless. Statistics show that there are over 8,000 people homeless in Ireland, which leaves it 26% more than a year ago. Read More »

Criminals shoot convict, 2 undertrials in Barh court

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Two other persons were also injured in the shootout. Guddu Singh, a dreaded criminal from neighboring area of Maranchi, was brought to the court in police van for appearance in a case. IG Khan said that three sub-inspectors and eight constables have been suspended for lapses. SP (rural) Lalan said the identity of the assailants has been ascertained and raids were conducted to nab them. Read More »

US, North Korea should refrain from unsafe "rhetoric": Guterres

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The UN chief has called on members of the Security Council to agree on a unified strategy to deal with North Korea and to avoid using a "confrontational rhetoric." . 'With regard to the so-called gift packages that the North is presenting, my recommendation to the North would be, instead of spending inordinate amounts of money on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, that it give its people the gift package of peace with their neighbours, economic development and an opportunity to ... Read More »

U.S. adds launchers, dozens hurt in S Korea protests

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Thousands of policemen were deployed to protect the Thaad systems which are four in number and are in addition to two other Thaad system batteries installed in the village in April which also birthed a similar clash. Although the Trump administration is planning new sanctions, it is unlikely that these sanctions will stop North Korea from nuclear development. Sunday's test of what North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb was its largest by far. Read More »

Rodgers revels in Celtic's display against Hamilton

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Rodgers has now claimed ahead of the game that his side have learnt from their Champions League campaign of last season where they played in a hard group alongside Barcelona and Manchester City and he said that they will aim to play positively against PSG. Read More »

Plateau United worthy champions of NPFL, says MFM Coach

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In 18th place, ABS FC have 50 points and Lobi in sixth have 53 but it will take the Ilorin club a huge Cricket-like scoreline to usurp Lobi depending on results elsewhere as they play on the road. The coach of MFM FC has also been quoted in the media saying that he will resign from his post if he fails to get a win in Maiduguri provided the game is aired on television. Read More »

S. Korea president says THAAD deployment inevitable but temporary

Pyongyang was being offered the prospect of no new sanctions if it froze its weapons programs, but Putin said North Korea believed the wider risks to its own security outweighed the potential economic benefits of such a concession. But North Korea's ICBM launches in July prompted him to order his government to discuss deployment of the four remaining launchers at the Seongju military base, about 220 kilometers (136 miles) southeast of Seoul. Read More »