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Justice Dept. Appeals Travel Ban Refugee Ruling to Supreme Court

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The debates here, now before the Supreme Court, have centered around what constitutes such a "bona fide relationship". Wall demonstrates the lengths the government is willing to go to impose its desired version of the ban, even before the Supreme Court takes up in earnest next month whether the measure is lawful at its core. Read More »

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit India: Here's what to expect?

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Modi recently replaced his railway minister after a series of derailments, including one last month which killed at least 23 passengers in the northern Uttar Pradesh state. On September 14, Abe will attend the ground breaking ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahemdabad high-speed railway, a flagship programme of the India-Japan collaboration, marking the commencement of the project, also known as bullet train project. Read More »

Irma brings clouds, gusty wind and showers to our region

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It might eventually track toward the East Coast, but that's at least a week away if it happens. The eye is moving over Key West this morning, with the storm presently a Category 4 with sustained winds at 130 miles per hour. Naples Botanical Garden (Naples Zoo) - wind ENE 12 mph, gusts to 42 mph, 4.26 in rain in last 24 hours. TONIGHT: The remnants of Irma move over our area. Read More »

Man Arrested After Nearly Running Over Protesters in Washington

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Police said demonstrators threw projectiles and smoke bomb - and knocked down a fence that police had put up. Two police officers sustained minor injuries as a result of today's protest . The second rally went ahead at Vancouver Landing Ampitheater from 2pm, and a large contingent of police kept apart approximately 100 members of Gibson's contingent and a group of counter-protesters whose numbers reached around 300. Read More »

N Carolina governor: Irma could bring flooding, landslides

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Outage Alerts - Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message. Tornadoes could also spin up in coastal areas from northeast Georgia to southeast SC where a tornado watch was in effect . Read More »

Hurricane Irma makes second landfall, leaves path of destruction

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Irma made landfall on the island's Camaguey Archipelago late Friday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes. The storm did some $20bn to $40bn in damage to insured property as it tore through Florida, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. Read More »

Parents sue because child wears dress to school

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The parents insisted that the school's failure to intervene showed a lack of respect for what could turn into serious long-term ramifications for both the transitioning students and those confused by the changes expressed by their fellow peers. Read More »

Al-Shabab fighters storm military base in Somalia

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A gunfight then followed between al-Shabab fighters and Somali government troops, according to Col. Osman Ali, a military officer based in the town. "We killed seven militants", he continued. Formed in 2006, Al Shabaab wants to topple the Western-backed government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam. The group has been driven out of Somalia's major towns by a UN-mandated African Union force (Amisom) of some 18,000 soldiers, but still controls large parts of southern Somalia. Read More »

Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing', says UN

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Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday discussed the issue of Rohingya Muslims being persecuted in Myanmar . "It is now a national problem", he said. Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. Read More »

Around 30 people injured in Swiss train collision

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The incident occurred at around 11.30am and involved a train from the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn, the rail company said in a statement . The train, which consisted of one locomotive and five carriages and which was transporting 100 people, was switching rails in the main station of Andermatt when the accident occurred. Read More »

Victims remembered: Trumps observe 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001, attacks

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First Daughter Ivanka Trump, who is also a White House adviser, stood behind her her father on his right at the head of a group of White House staffers who had lined up on the lawn for the solemn occasion. The 9/11 attack is the most dreaded attack launched on a United States territory, caused by two hijacked planes which flew into the twin building World Trade Center in NY causing massive casualties, several injuries and billions of dollars in damages. Read More »

Gusty winds and rain increasing through the day

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The Upstate and the southern Mountains of North Carolina and northeast Georgia are under a high wind watch and heavy rain remains in the forecast. Rain showers will begin this morning, and increase in intensity as we progress through the day. Wind gusts look to peak at 25-40 miles per hour in the Tri-Cities Monday night-Tuesday, with higher gusts around 40-60 miles per hour in the mountains near the TN-NC line. Read More »

Lee County institutes curfew

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Exemptions include people in search of medical assistance or food, emergency personnel. medical professionals and pharmacists. Several cities across Tampa Bay are enacting emergency curfews. The county imposed the curfew at 4 p.m. Saturday as winds from Irma reached tropical-storm strength at 40 miles per hour. It lasts until Monday evening at six. Read More »

China: UN should take more action against North Korea

Vassily Nebenzia said Russian Federation wants a reference to the need for political dialogue based on recent initiatives. "The best option to stop North Korea's nuclear weapons program are political talks". More than 30 people were injured when around 8,000 South Korean police broke up a blockade of about 300 villagers and civic groups opposed to the THAAD system deployment, fire officials said. Read More »

Russian Federation and South Korea at odds over North Korea sanctions

Seoul also conducted a drill simulating an attack on its northern neighbor, as the United States said it will increase missile defense for South Korea . The yen strengthened on Lee's remarks. The latest escalation of the crisis came on Sunday when Pyongyang announced it had conducted a sixth nuclear test , which it claimed was of a hydrogen bomb. Read More »

Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear program

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Have you read Trendiee Today? Its sixth nuclear test on Sunday prompted the USA to speak about a "military response" and South Korea to conduct major military exercises. Tension on the Korean peninsula has escalated as the North has stepped up the development of weapons, testing a string of missiles this year, including one flying over Japan, and conducting its sixth nuclear test on Sunday. Read More »

India complains over 'offensive' Australian lamb commercial featuring Ganesha

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Michele Allan and Managing Director Richard Norton should resign for apparently working against the interests of the organization by upsetting consumers instead of charming them. Last year, another one of its "You Never Lamb Alone" ad, which it said celebrated diversity in Australia, had received complaints that it was allegedly sexist and racist toward the white male population . Read More »

Miami Beach mayor calls Irma 'a nuclear hurricane'

Police said the man knew that his neighbors were home alone during the storm and he was anxious for their safety. Police used a special armored vehicle to drive through the neighborhood and rescue the mother and baby. The storm was churning northwest in the center of the state near the Tampa and Orlando metro areas on Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center said. Read More »

SSC CGL 2017 Tier I exam answer keys released; Download from here

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SSC had conducted the combined graduate level examination (Tier I) 2017 from 05.08.2017 to 24.08.2017 at various centres across India.In a previous notification, it was revealed that a total of 15, 43 ,962 candidates had appeared in this examination that was conducted in 43 batches across the country. Read More »

Iranian, Pakistani FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties

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Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Asif will meet Iranian President and Foreign Minister during the visit. In 2016, High-ranking officials from Iran and Pakistan signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas, including health, commerce, security and foreign services. Read More »

Hurricane Katia makes landfall in eastern Mexico

A hurricane watch has been posted for Antigua and Barbuda, parts of which sustained catastrophic damage from Irma. "The main threat to the United States will be Irma this week and this weekend", Williams said. The National Hurricane Center announced Wednesday morning that a new tropical storm, named Katia, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first time in seven years that three hurricanes have spun in the Atlantic Basin at the same time, according to Colorado State University ... Read More »

Rohingya crisis: United Nations aid call as '290000 flee' Myanmar

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Trudeau said on Thursday that he used a one-on-one meeting with Ms. Suu Kyi in June to raise the plight of the Rohingya . China said in a statement on August 31 that it condemns the violent attacks that occurred in Rakhine, and "as a friendly neighbour", it supports Myanmar's efforts to maintain peace in the region. Read More »

Hurricane Irma forecast prompts local hurricane watch

The Topeka station is one of around 60 offices across the country sending extra weather balloons in to the atmosphere. Typically, weather balloon launches occur every twelve hours. Irma will track through the southern portion of the Bahamas on Friday then nearing the coast of Florida by the weekend. "It's just a good idea to get prepared as early as you can and make your plans and what you're going to do as far as whether you evacuate or not", Vipond said. Read More »

ALDOT Update on Hurricane Irma Evacuations

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Tony Harris, spokesman for the Alabama Department of Transportation, said Friday there was continued heavy traffic volumes, especially in southeast Alabama. Rainfall-From 1.5 to four inches, with locally heavier rainfall and the potential for localized flash flooding. Irma was downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on Friday morning, but that's still a unsafe storm capable of causing widespread and severe damage. Read More »

Hyderabad: Girl pushed into boys' toilet for not wearing uniform

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Though the girl was finally allowed into the class with a warning, she felt humiliated as the teacher proudly told three other teachers the punishment she had given to her. "Ridiculous and absolutely inhuman". Minister for Information Technology K.T. Rama Rao responded to the incident on his Twitter handle and urged Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari to respond and act against those responsible. Read More »

Primark Lifts ABF's Full Year Guidance

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Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) (ABF.L) has released a pre close period trading update today. At actual exchange rates, sales are expected to be 20 per cent ahead. In a pre-close trading update, the FTSE 100-listed firm said its grocery revenues from continuing businesses are expected to be level with a year ago while adjusted operating profit is expected to be lower. Read More »

Suspected tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport today

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Airport police tweeted that the gas was sprayed by an "unknown person", but it was not clear if the attacker had been apprehended. According to media reports from German media, the incident took place at the Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1 today afternoon. Read More »

Tampa airport to close Saturday evening

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Friday" and will then be closed Saturday and Sunday, according to the Miami Herald , which noted that American Airlines is the largest carrier at MIA. The flight grounding in Florida comes just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, shutting down operations in Houston's busiest airports. Read More »

Additional THAAD launchers to be deployed Thursday: villagers

He and Putin "shared the understanding that resolving the North Korean issue is top priority", Moon told reporters. Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of weapons tests, the latest a detonation Sunday of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the US mainland. Read More »