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£1bn Tory-DUP deal will need approval by Parliament

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But lawyers said it has yet to be made available and any additional payments must be authorised by parliament through the normal budgetary process. "We all need to know when the Government meant to come clean to Parliament, its parliamentary party, and the public". A spokesman from Mrs May's office said all government spending required parliamentary authorisation, and that its focus in Northern Ireland was on ending a political stalemate that has left it without a regional government for ... Read More »

No End in Sight for Myanmar's Long-suffering Rohingya

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Myanmar's government claims nearly 400 people have been killed in fighting it blames on insurgents. They carried placards with images revealing killings of several people, including infants, children and adults, lying dead on ground and several others wounded. Read More »

Juvenile great white shark washes up at Manly Beach

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The two-metre shark, nicknamed "Fluffy", made global headlines after he was found thrashing around on the shore of Manly Beach on Monday. Experts initially thought it was a mako shark, but on closer inspection found it to be its far deadlier relative. Read More »

Week 3: Oklahoma Sooners jump to second place

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The Oklahoma Sooners aren't the only Big 12 power with eyes on the College Football Playoff. I still have Florida State in my top 10 because of the strength of their defense but I'm interested to see how their offense performs moving forward. Read More »

Hurricane Irma wrecks Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island home

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Kitts and Nevis, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola (shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti). 'But we are very fortunate to have a strong cellar built into Necker's Great House and were very lucky all of our teams who stayed on Island during the storm are safe and well'. Read More »

Missing 2-year-old with autism found dead in Sharon, report said

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Police said the boy was located by a fireman, assisted by a citizen. Police, firefighters, and hundreds of community members joined in the search. The dead boy was found about two blocks from home. "We're going to have to investigate this from both sides of the line", Smith said. The boy was found in the 600 block of Syme Street in Masury after a 3-4 hour search. Read More »

Miss America contestants take aim at Trump

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Last night during the question portion of the Miss America , a few contestants (including the pageant's victor, Miss North Dakota), took the opportunity to put Donald Trump to shame for his actions as president. "That is the number one issue right now", Wood said. Second runner-up Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel said the confederate statues in the US should be "moved to museums", while first runner-up Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis said she believes Trump, 71, is "innocent" and did ... Read More »

'No Brand Has Improved' More Than Coast Guard During Storms

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Let's not forget that in March, the Washington Post reported that the White House, eager to find money for the president's proposed border wall, was considering "significant cuts" to the Coast Guard's budget. "I think it's been going really well", Trump said. The U.S. Coast Guard issued a press release Saturday urging people to use extreme caution if they venture off the NC coast this weekend due to the weather expected from Hurricane Irma. Read More »

UC Officer Tickets Berkeley Hot Dog Vendor, Takes Wallet, Money

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A video showing a UC Berkeley bicycle officer citing a bacon hot dog vendor on campus and removing cash from his wallet for operating without a permit has gone viral. "We are aware of the incident", UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof told the website. "That officer was tasked with enforcing violations of vending without a permit on campus". Read More »

Florida Utilities Expect Millions Will Lose Power From Irma

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NextEra Energy Inc.'s Florida Power & Light Co. used that money in recent years to replace wooden poles with concrete ones, install flood monitors to protect low-lying substations, and deploy smart meters to help track power outages. "Flooding, storm surge, fallen structures, debris and severe damage from potential tornadoes can affect the speed of power restoration", FPL said. Gould added that the company may have to rebuild parts of its power system, and this could take weeks or even ... Read More »

United States calls for vote today on new North Korea sanctions

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says estimates suggest Pyongyang imports about 10,000 barrels of crude oil a day, nearly all of it from China. It said the US would pay a heavy price if the sanctions proposed by Washington are adopted. British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft described the revised draft as "very robust" and suggested that the changes were aimed at averting a possible veto from Russian Federation or China. Read More »

Grand Ole Opry announces Troy Gentry memorial service plans

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A loving father and devoted husband, Gentry is survived by his wife, Angie Gentry , as well as his daughters, Taylor and Kaylee . Gentry and his music partner Eddie Montgomery were in New Jersey for a concert. Martell Foundation, an organization that Gentry regularly contributed to, or the American Red Cross for hurricane relief. "He enjoyed both wake boarding and snow skiing". Read More »

Safe zone in Myanmar: Malaysia should play a role, says lawyer

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Sources note " widespread hatred " across the country for Rohingya Muslims, though nearly all members of the religious minority live in Myanmar's Rakhine State. He also called for a fact finding mission to be deployed to Myanmar in order to assess the conditions of Rohingya people and send humanitarian aids. Read More »

More than 50 animals found tethered to trees in Florida

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It comes just days before Hurricane Irma is set to hit Florida after killing several people in the Caribbean. None of the properties fall in the current evacuation zones, and while Trump National Doral is in Miami-Dade County, only low-lying portions of the area have been included in mandatory evacuations. Read More »

Hurricane Irma shifts direction as it closes in on Florida

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The storm is so large the entire state will feel at least some of Irma's power. Hurricane Irma has weakened slightly as it brings a heavy rainfall to Florida it's still a significant threat to the southeast, including some possible effects here in SC. Read More »

Trump signs $15 billion Harvey relief, debt ceiling package

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The package also doubles the amount of disaster aid approved on Wednesday in the House, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Irma barrels towards Florida. Those opposed wanted to deal with disaster relief and the debt ceiling separately. The bill now heads to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to promptly sign the measure. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Leaves Tampa Beaches Dry As Water Engulfs Miami

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The storm should weaken as it stays over land, moving north. Irma is projected to drop down to a category one as it reaches south Georgia Monday. While the sun shone in Miami , emergency teams went to work in the early hours of Monday morning to survey the damage, which saw businesses and homes flooded and streets turn into rivers. Read More »

NATO Secretary General Calls for 'Global Response' to North Korea's Nuke Tests

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In an interview published yesterday, United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterres said the showdown over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme had left him deeply anxious. Kim Jong-un, leader of the isolated state, ordered the army to be ready to launch a missile strike on Guam on August 16. USA officials have said they want tough sanctions to maximize pressure on Pyongyang to agree to negotiations aimed at ending its nuclear and missile tests. Read More »

Auto Industry Registers Positive Growth In April-August 2017: SIAM Report

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Signalling a revival in the rural market, motorcycle sales last month jumped by 12.93% to 11,35,699 units. "The effects of demonetisation have completely waned and rural markets are coming back on the growth track". "The government has proposed a 2-7 percent differential between hybrids and their regular fuel powered counterparts, depending on each vehicle segment, small, midsize and large cars". Read More »

Rivera: Cam 'a little rusty' in Panthers' win over 49ers

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Newton has a new weapon at his side in all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey , the Panthers' first-round pick out of Stanford, and has his two favorite targets back in receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen . The 37-year old made his first appearance in a Carolina uniform since leaving the team in free agency in 2009. The Panthers interior pass rushers schooled him. Read More »

Sooners' Mayfield plants flag on OSU's field logo

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley's 46-yard catch-and-run, and Penn State pulled away. It was visible afterward, too. It drove theories that maybe Mayfield's cramps weren't real. San Diego State's Rashaad Penny, in a starring role now that Donnel Pumphrey is in the National Football League, put up 353 all-purpose yards late Saturday night against Arizona State, scoring on a 95-yard run, a 99-yard kick return and a 33-yard reception. Read More »

Mino Raiola: 'Paulo Dybala will eventually leave Juventus'

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The striker will look to use the World Cup next year as a springboard to secure a big money move - perhaps another world record - to a truly enormous club, and Mourinho ought to use his strong relationship with Raiola to enter the driving seat over the summer. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Batters Florida With Wind, Rain And Storm Surges

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But by the time it rolled through in the middle of the night Monday, it was down to a moderate Category 2, with winds around 100 miles per hour or less. "It does NOT represent the size of the storm!" the meteorology service warned, explaining that the tropical system only falls within the cone two-thirds of the time. Read More »

Delta cancels flights as Irma heads toward Atlanta

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Gobeil says the airport created an overflow parking plan to allow planes unable to land in areas such as Florida to park at the airport in Atlanta. American has a hub at Miami International, and Southwest has a large operation at Fort Lauderdale. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world, was getting hit with extended rain and high winds from Irma on Monday while many of Florida's airports remained closed as officials assess damage and try ... Read More »

Billionaire Co-owner of JBS Gives Himself up to Police in Brazil

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Joesley Batista, the billionaire co-owner of JBS, the world's largest meatpacker, has turned himself in to authorities in Brazil after a request for his arrest was made. Along with Barista, a top executive of J&F (holding company for JBS), Ricardo Saud, also turned himself in. The men apparently did not know they were being recorded, and Janot said it contained vague references to potentially illicit activity not previously disclosed, including the possibility of wrongdoing in his own office ... Read More »

Here's Rihanna riding a motocross bike around some glittery pink sand dunes

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The 29-year-old singer and designer transformed the runway at Park Avenue Armory with ramps and pink sand dunes to unveil a "motocross and surf"-inspired collection, according to the Evening Standard ". There were nods to military style, too (because where would streetwear be without that?), namely tank tops and cargo trousers worn with creeper sneakers, which are getting even more of a lift for spring. Read More »

John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio

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There have been controversial pardons before, he said, bringing up a NSFW one from Abraham Lincoln involving a horse, but even by those standards, President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio "was a doozy". The advocacy group Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center on Monday also sought to file an amicus brief challenging the president's pardon, Politico reports . Read More »

Iran abiding by commitments under nuclear deal: IAEA's Amano

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The figures may help dispel doubts over the adequacy of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement involving the U.S., China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom. "They have submitted to intrusive inspections to prove they have stopped". Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the country will continue to adhere to its obligations under the deal even if the USA pulls out, as long as the Europeans remain committed. Read More »

Today Was the Worst Hurricane Day on Record in the Atlantic

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The hurricane was located 145 miles south of Tampico, Mexico, and 115 miles west-northwest of Veracruz, Mexico. However, the primary focus of weather forecasters is tracking Hurricane Irma that developed into a Category 5 storm on Tuesday with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. Read More »

Irma seen weakening to tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon: NHC

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More than 4 million customers were without power in Florida early Monday - more than 40 percent of all customers in the state. Also, hurricane force winds will reach Miami and surrounding areas as early as Saturday night. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday" as Irma began its assault on Florida on Sunday morning, Long called the storm a "complex event" in particular because of its movement from the southern part of the state to the north. Read More »

North Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed

Washington wants to put more pressure on the North by imposing an oil embargo and freezing assets of the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. North Korea will face the price of instability and economic hardship for its continued provocations in defiance of the global community, the top South Korean diplomat said Monday as the United Nations Security Council is set to vote on a new sanctions resolution over its recent nuclear test. Read More »