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Mexico's Caribbean coast prepares for Hurricane Katia

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Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose. The latter has left a trail of destruction across several Caribbean islands and is now heading for Florida, U.S. Next up is Tropical Storm Jose, which is now in the Atlantic some 1,135 miles (1,825 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles and roaring towards the Caribbean. Read More »

Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

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More than 6.5 million Florida homes and businesses are now without power after Hurricane Irma moved through the state, according to the state's emergency management division. NBC 6 helicopter footage from Monday morning showed homes damaged and roadways under water in the upper Keys and other parts of South Florida . - Georgia was already feeling the effects of the storm, with more than 17,000 customers without power in Savannah. Read More »

Penn Jumps Into Top 10 in World University Rankings

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Clemson ranked as the 23rd National Public University in the 2017 rankings released Tuesday, the same place it was ranked a year ago. The U.S. News rankings compare more than 1,800 schools across the country on up to 15 indicators of excellence, such as class size, standardized test scores of incoming students and average graduation rate. Read More »

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery

Millions of people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, in Florida braced for Hurricane Irma as it regained its strength as a category 4 storm and moved towards the coastal USA state with wind speed of 209 km per hours. Now the entire Georgia coast is under a storm surge warning as Irma continues its destructive march north. - Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, destroying mobile homes in their path, officials said. Read More »

BC budget funds 3500 teachers, homeless supports

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Even with $1.8 billion in additional ministry spending over the next three years, the budget forecasts surpluses of more than $200 million each year. British Columbia's New Democratic government said on Monday it would increase the Western Canadian province's carbon tax rate by C$5 a tonne from April 1, 2018, and also raised the provincial corporate tax rate and taxes on higher earners. Read More »

Witchcraft, Ghosts may be keeping Opposition in Power - Jacob Zuma

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He was also quoted to have said nowadays witches even use electricity. It's witchcraft - you never know. "Maybe even ghosts are voting‚" said Zuma. In the City of Cape Town‚ the DA won back the municipality with a two-thirds majority. The Sunday Times reported at the weekend, the announcement that Dlamini-Zuma would be sworn in as a member of parliament had revived speculation that President Jacob Zuma planned to make changes to his Cabinet after he narrowly survived the eighth ... Read More »

Lord Buddha would have helped Rohingya Muslims: Dalai Lama

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The BAFTA winning star attended a talk at the Millennium Forum in the city as part of the Children in Crossfire charity's 20th anniversary celebrations. "There is a lot of killing", he said. "When I hear, "America First", I feel sad", he said. "As a fellow Buddhist and Nobel laureate I am appealing to you and your colleagues once more to find a lasting and humane solution to this festering problem", he wrote. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Offers to 'Straighten Things Out' Between Trump and Kim Jong

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Joseph Dunford and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came to Capitol Hill to discuss their strategy for North Korea with both chambers just days after the country conducted its sixth nuclear test. Haley said the incremental approach had not worked and a diplomatic solution could only be reached by imposing the strongest sanctions. The proposed resolution would add 42 items to a list of equipment, goods and technology that countries are banned from exporting to North Korea. Read More »

Could Mitt Romney run for US Senate?

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During an interview on Fox 13's Good Day Utah on April 10, Senator Hatch said "I'm planning on running again, there's no question about that". Now, reports the website Utahpolicy.com, Romney is considering a run for Senate in his native Utah - that is, if Senator Orrin Hatch, who is 83, retires. Read More »

Texas Governor: Harvey more costly than Katrina or Sandy

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It has displaced more than 1 million people and damaged roughly 200,000 homes in southeast Texas. He called the initial $7.85 billion requested by President Trump for recovery efforts a "down payment". "This is a can-do city. We're not going to engage in a pity party", Turner told the same CBS News program before Long spoke. He added that Trump has told him that whatever Texas needs, it is going to get. Read More »

Former parliament speaker to become Singaporean President

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The recipient is widely believed to be former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who was the only one out of the three to automatically qualify. This year's Presidential Election has been reserved for the Malay community, following changes to the Elected Presidency scheme passed by Parliament last November. Read More »

Georgia Power: 410000+ customers without power

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Counties in south Georgia are already beginning to feel the effects of Hurricane Irma, as more than 200,000 Georgia Power customers were temporarily without electricity as strong winds from Irma rattled power lines and knocked down tree limbs. Read More »

Won't interfere in AIADMK meet, says HC

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On Monday, Justice CV Karthikeyan slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioner and asked him to approach the Election Commission instead. Earlier today, the Madras High Court dismissed a civil suit, filed by Perambur MLA P. Probably it is with that background that Vetrivel should have impleded Dhinakaran as a party in this case. "Then the entire character of the suit becomes vexatious", the judge added. Read More »

Income of 7 MPs, 98 MLAs indicates discrepancy: Tax Department

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The income tax department today informed the Supreme Court that it had "prima facie" found "discrepancies" in the disclosure of assets by 105 sitting lawmakers: seven Lok Sabha members and 98 MLAs. The latest affidavit is accompanied by a sealed cover containing the certified true copies of verification reports filed by the investigative branch of the Income Tax department. Read More »

Irma Remnants Bring Clouds

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Honda is stopping production this afternoon due to expected weather conditions associated with the remnants of Hurricane Irma . Showers could follow Tuesday night and linger into the weekend, depending upon how Irma and the high pressure interact this week. Read More »

After deadly natural disaster, Mexico says it can't help Texas recovery

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The offer was made in an official statement released the same day US President Donald Trump took to Twitter threatening to terminate the NAFTA renegotiation process and make Mexico pay for the wall on the border with the US, bashing the neighbor for being "one of the highest crime nations in the world". Read More »

Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast

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Peru's foreign ministry statement said the decision was made given North Korea's "repeated and flagrant violation" of previous UN Security Council resolutions, which "constituted a serious and unacceptable threat to global peace and security, as well as stability in northeast Asia and in the world". Read More »

'We will never forget': Vice president salutes Flight 93 passengers, crew

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Pence, who was representing an IN district IN the U.S. House of Representatives at the time, was at the Capitol during the attacks . 40 bell chimes to honor 40 lives lost onboard Flight 93. "As President Trump reminded us, we are in the midst of a war between good and evil", he said. Trump was present for the Pentagon remembrance Monday morning. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical depression

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It's moving northwest at a quick 15 miles per hour. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast Monday night. Authorities say a Florida man appears to have been electrocuted by a downed power line following Irma. No matter when severe weather strikes, one of the best things you can have in this situation is a NOAA weather radio . According to the National Weather Service, A Wind Advisory has been issued for Alexander and surrounding counties, including Avery, Iredell, Davie, Madison, ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma forecast improves for Columbia area, but threats still possible

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He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and "I don't think I saw one trailer park where nearly everything wasn't overturned". In a parting shot, it triggered severe flooding around Jacksonville in the state's northeastern corner. Irma could also bring a lot of rain inland, with 3-6 inches over north Florida and southern Georgia. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation wants pressure ramped up on N. Korea

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Putin said that Russian Federation would sue the USA over the closure, an action that was confirmed later by the Kremlin. "I ask Russian Federation to actively cooperate as this time it is inevitable that North Korea's oil supply should be cut at the least", Moon told Putin, according to a readout from a South Korean official. Read More »

A state of unhappiness

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According to a new study, Texas ranks as the 28th happiest state in the U.S. The site looked at everything from from suicide rates, to income levels, to sports participation, to name just a few of the metrics. 7) when it comes to emotional and physical health. A new report just ranked CT as the 18th happiest state in the nation. It turns out that for 2017, Minnesota is the happiest state, followed by Utah, Hawaii, California, and Nebraska . Read More »

Pyongyang Threatens the US with "Great Suffering and Pain"

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The draft proposes a cap of crude oil exports at current levels and adds a cap of two million barrels a year on refined oil, while it bans "condensates and natural gas liquids" altogether. At stake is whether China and Russian Federation would allow much tougher sanctions against North Korea , such as caps on exports. A week ago North Korea conducted its sixth - and largest - nuclear test, with experts believing the state either has, or is very close to, developing a hydrogen bomb. Read More »

Some of Trump's Legal Team Wanted Kushner Out

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These contacts took center stage in media reporting of the "Russia investigation" in May after the Washington Post reported him as a "person of interest" who may have discussed opening a line of communication with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in a December, 2016 meeting. Read More »

Anthony Joshua ready to 'go to war' with Kubrat Pulev

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I just look for the win one way or another. It is a definite step down from Klitschko, but a win over Pulev will go down as the second best victory on Joshua's record to date. It is not the same going the distance. It is not just the ring where I am experienced. "You can't leave it to the judges, you have to make the decision yourself". Read More »

Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president

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The news agency however, denied any wrongdoing, and said that authorities were framing them to obstruct their activities. While he was no charged with making "public appeals against the state", a crime punishable by up to eight years in prison in Azerbaijan, he was sentenced to three years in prison for his writings on Artsakh in his Russian language blog. Read More »

China Will Back North Korea if US Strikes First

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China is deeply suspicious of any U.S. -backed military build-up in the region, and has repeatedly expressed anger at the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea. Kyodo quoted a Chinese official as saying that China's major state banks, including the Bank of China, the Construction Bank of China, and the Agricultural Bank of China suspended transactions with North Koreans in Yanji in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province in line with the ... Read More »

Kentucky woman kidnapped, assaulted; her 5-year-old son found dead

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Police have now charged Lonnie Jay Belt with assault, kidnapping an adult, kidnapping a minor, and tampering with physical evidence. Police say he beat her and threw her over a cliff off Highway 89. Early Saturday, investigators said hikers found Jessica Durham at the bottom of an 80-foot-cliff near Sparks Ridge Road in Jackson County. During the press conference, Sanders expressed remorse for the loss of Spoonamore and asked the community to keep the family in their thoughts as well as ... Read More »