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New polymer £10 note featuring Jane Austen enters circulation


After a campaign led by Labour Party lawmaker Stella Creasy and journalist Caroline Criado-Perez, Carney said the Austen note would appear within a year of the Churchill fiver, which went into circulation in 2016. The note includes a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner to help visually-impaired users to identify the denomination of the note. "Austen's novels have a universal appeal and speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published". Read More »

Accountability Court summons Sharifs on 19th


Mr. Sharif, his daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, son-in-law Muhammad Safdar and Mr. Dar in their petitions asked the court to review the judgment as it violated several provision of law. He won a third term as prime minister in May 2013 general election. Meanwhile, a five-judge larger bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing of the review petitions by Sharif and others against the judgment. Read More »

FedEx pledges $1m for Hurricane Irma relief efforts


As the Sun Sentinel in South Florida reports, there are often more fatalities following a hurricane due to falling debris from damaged buildings and trees. It is a partnership with the American Red Cross and Cromwell Radio Group. The IRS also announced that victims of Hurricane Irma who have retirement assets in qualified employer plans can take hardship distributions or loans from their plans to alleviate hardships caused by the hurricane ( Announcement 2017-13 ). Read More »

Bengal CPI-M recommends expulsion of party MP


Banerjee had also claimed that Mohammad Salim, another politburo member, had been given a spot in the party's highest body because it has a quota for Muslims. There are reports that Banerjee, who is known for his articulation in Rajya Sabha, has been approached by both Trinamool and BJP. After a party member criticised his flashing of Mont Blanc pen and Apple Watch, the Rajya Sabha member shot off a letter on his official letterhead to the company where he was employed demanding action against ... Read More »

Lexus Driver Nearly Crushed by Falling Tree During Tropical Storm Irma


Monday afternoon while driving on Highway 92, in Griffin, Georgia to escape the dangers of Tropical Storm Irma, Baxter's Lexus RX 300 was almost crushed by a large tree that fell across the road. Baxter told Atlanta's Channel 2 that she was travelling to her sister-in law's house to meet her husband. She suffered a burn from her seatbelt, a strained muscle in her shoulder and her knee and big toe hurts. Read More »

Baghpat, UP: 19 drown after boat carrying 60 capsizes in Yamuna


Rescue operations are underway at both the spots under the supervision of cops. A few people have been rescued and admitted to a nearby medical facility. Local media reports suggest that the boat was carrying labourers from Katha village in Uttar Pradesh to Sonipat in Haryana. The cause behind the incident was not known immediately. Read More »

United Nations asks global community to help Rohingya refugees


The UN has called on Myanmar to end the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in the majority-Buddhist country. "When one-third of the Rohingya population has got to flee the country, can you find a better word to describe it?" Bangladesh had earlier said the new influx of Rohingya refugees is an unbearable additional burden on the country which has been hosting around 400,000 Myanmar nationals who had to leave their country in the past due to communal violence and repeated ... Read More »

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet guns in Held Kashmir


This has been stated in the report by Amnesty International India titled: "Losing sight in Kashmir". We have raised the issue with the government and it has assured us that they will be used only in extreme situations. The report also highlights the cases of many victims who did not regain their eyesight despite repeated surgeries. "Some still have pellets inside their eyes, because it is medically risky to remove them", the AI member said. Read More »

Indonesia sending humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees


The latest Rohingya exodus follows a similar wave past year in October, when a similar insurgent attack on border posts had led to an aggressive military offensive in the region resulting in the exodus of more than 80,000 Rohingyas. Rohingyas are an ethnic group from Myanmar comprising mostly of Muslims. The Myanmar authorities, however, paint a different picture, saying they are Muslim "terrorists" who want to impose Islamic rule. Read More »

Michael Flynn Refuses to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee


His father, who left a White House job after three weeks because of undisclosed Russian contacts, has been a focus of the investigation due to his lobbying work for foreign governments. The information released by the lawmakers was fresh evidence that Flynn didn't fully account for his foreign contacts and business entanglements even though he was liable for possible federal criminal penalties for lying or omitting such information. Read More »

North Korea's nuclear power might have just been revealed


South Korea says it has found a small amount of radioactive element from air samples it collected following North Korea's latest nuclear test. It estimated the explosive yield from the sixth test at 250 kilotons, which is much larger than an initial estimate of 70 kilotons by the Japanese Defense Ministry. Read More »

Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said mandatory evacuations were ordered on Friday. Davis Islands, where Buckhorn and his family live, are a prime example of the freewheeling development ethic of the region - and the entire state. Martin Eason said in an interview with the AP that the victim was his mother, Nancy. "The order of the day is to keep people calm". As the eyewall passed by, the storm surge flooded the streets. Read More »

Amber Alert canceled, TN 3-month-old found safe


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says an Amber Alert for a 3-month-old boy has been resolved. According to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Jerry Alan Roysden, 56, came to baby Russell Joe Roysden's home in Wartburg around 10 a.m. Read More »

Melrose Industries PLC (MRO) Announces Dividend of GBX 1.40


It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500. 3 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 8 brokerages rating the stock a buy, 7 brokerages rating the stock a hold, 2 brokers rating the stock a underperform, and finally one analyst rating the company a sell with a 12-month price target of 227.21GBX. Read More »

US Republican tax reform plan to be released in two weeks

He says the wealthy "will be pretty much where they are" and "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly". "We are looking for the middle class and we are looking for jobs - jobs being the economy". Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said he could live with such a deal, and believes his conference could as well. The conflicting statements have made it hard for lawmakers to predict what might fill in the gaps left by a one-page tax blueprint that the White House released in April. Read More »

Corea del Nord, "perfezionate armi termonucleari da usare contro gli Usa"

Nella dichiarazione formulata nella sede del Consiglio, il nostro ambasciatore non ha mancato di rimarcare l'effetto negativo delle sanzioni nei confronti della popolazione della Corea del Nord . Il paese afferma inoltre di aver testato con successo una bomba a idrogeno e continua a minacciare di colpire gli Stati Uniti . E, in questo caso, il messaggio che Pechino ha voluto mandare a Pyongyang è chiaro: siete isolati. Read More »

White House won't commit to signing joint congressional resolution condemning white supremacists

Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups. The resolution, approved unanimously Monday night, recognizes a woman who was killed August 12 and 19 other people who were injured after a vehicle allegedly driven by a neo-Nazi slammed into a crowd of demonstrators protesting the rally in Charlottesville. Read More »

New photo of suspect after bus near-miss


The latest CCTV image comes four months after the 33-year-old woman was "pushed into the road" by a man as she walked across Putney Bridge, west London. Police said the victim was put in "extreme danger" by the man's actions and credited the bus driver's "superb quick reactions" for managing to swerve around her in time. Read More »

Iran rules out IAEA access to classified information


Iran is subject to regular inspections to monitor whether it adheres to those rules under the terms of the agreement. Trump has repeatedly assailed the agreement - a signature achievement of his predecessor - describing it as "a bad deal" and a giveaway to Iran. Read More »

BEASTMODE: Huckabee Sanders Blasts Clinton's Excuses for Losing

Comey told lawmakers during congressional testimony this year that Trump had pressured him to drop the investigation. On Sept. 12, Sanders was asked during another press conference whether her accusations against Comey meant that Trump wanted to DOJ to prosecute the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Germany's Merkel offers diplomatic initiative for DPRK nuclear issue


The parliamentarian noted that nuclear bomb technology is the sole leverage Pyongyang enjoys against western powers. South Korea was on alert for a possible further missile test by the North on Monday, two days after it marked its founding anniversary and more than a week since its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. Read More »

Hillary Clinton greets fans at Union Square book signing


The long-anticipated book lays bare the former presidential candidate's reflections on her shocking loss in the 2016 presidential election that catapulted real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump to the White House. She cites Russia's attempt to influence the election, critical media coverage in the USA, the 11th hour investigation into her emails announced by then-FBI director James Comey and the strategy employed by Mr Sanders as reasons behind her defeat. Read More »

FEMA assistance available to impacted residents


If your home has been destroyed, or if you have serious damage or losses, you may register with FEMA for assistance whether or not you are submitting insurance claims. Small Business Administration (SBA). Excluded from FEMA's individual assistant list were Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County and St. Read More »

Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai


The account given by Egypt's Interior Ministry of Monday's attack only says that a auto that rushed toward the convoy exploded when policemen in the convoy shot at it. Militants detonated a roadside bomb near the town of el-Arish, reportedly destroying three armoured vehicles and a fourth with signal-jamming equipment. Read More »

White House explains dinner with Dem leaders


Speaking at Wednesday's press briefing, Sanders added that Trump is "committed to working with Democrats" and insisted that Obama wasn't. "Because that's what people want", he said . One of the guidelines called for legislation that does not cut taxes for the country's wealthiest 1 percent and changes to the tax code that will not burden the middle class. Read More »

Trump likely to visit China during November Asia trip


Newspaper, mentioning unknown government sources, reported the meeting between Trump, Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in could take place on September 21 and would pivot on reinforcing cooperation in response to North Korean provocation. Read More »

Rijiju slams attempts to brand India as 'villain'


To recall a contrasting view from the government, India's Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on 5 September had stated, that Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and stand to be deported. Some 40,000 Rohingyas have settled in India and 16,000 of them have received refugee documentation, he said. He accused Al Hussein of being "silent" on Pakistan's sponsorship of terror."The central problem in Jammu & Kashmir is crossborder terrorism, and hence, we are a little surprised that the ... Read More »

FPL: Power should return to Florida's East Coast by weekend's end


A Florida utility executive says restoring full power to Florida after Irma will take some time . "This has been a monumental effort that has begun and will continue". "We've never had one this bad besides Katrina, this big, widespread like this, doing the damage it did up through here", Grifka said. Duke Energy suspended work at the $1.5 billion Citrus County, Fla. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: How those receding waters may have saved Tampa


He said: "Some 6.5 million Floridians, that is 62 per cent of the state, without power at this hour still and we are at the entrance here into really the only entrance way into the Florida Keys ". The emergency agency director was headed to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Irma left a trail of destruction as it barreled through the Caribbean last week - days before the storm hit the Florida Keys and swirled north into mainland Florida. Read More »

Up to 25 dead in Malaysia religious school blaze


Rest two are wardens. The paper reported that the Department had raised concerns about lacking fire safety at private religious schools after a series of fires. In August, 16 people including eight students fled an early morning fire at a family-run tahfiz in Baling, in the northern state of Kedah, the paper reported. Read More »

As Rohingya flee unrest, Suu Kyi skips UN meet

Myanmar's Vice-President Henry Van Thio will be attending the UN Security Council meeting today (September 13) instead of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. "The first reason [Suu Kyi can not attend] is because of the Rakhine terrorist attacks", the spokesman, Zaw Htay, said in a news conference, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

The Florida Keys is Closed (for Now)


Residents have been allowed to return to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials try to piece together the scope of Irma's destruction and rush aid to the drenched and debris-strewn state. The death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 38 after authorities in Cuba said at least 10 people had been killed there. The sheriff's office said it hopes "people who had their lives saved yesterday will take evacuation orders seriously in the future". Read More »

Ultra-orthodox Jews must do military service, Israel's supreme court rules


Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Wednesday that all young people should enlist in the army or national service, a day after the country's highest court enraged ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties by striking down a policy that effectively exempted religious seminary students from the national mandatory draft. Read More »