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Hurricane Irma: UK seeks foreign aid overhaul to help British victims

He said: "It's bad enough that we have a bloated and wasteful and unaffordable overseas aid budget but it's even more ridiculous that we now learn that we can not spend our overseas aid budget on our overseas territories". Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said the Government was "looking at how the current overseas aid rules apply to disasters" such as Hurricane Irma. It is absolutely right that the United Kingdom responds immediately to the people affected. Read More »

'Many Republicans Really Like' That I'm Negotiating With Democrats

Trump said on Thursday morning that House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were " on board " with his plans regarding what to do with DACA participants. Although he is a Republican , there still stands the people, and we deserve a say in the way we want the country to be run. So do Trump's reputation as a deal-maker, and the prospects for his signature campaign promise, a massive barrier along the 2,000-mile frontier with Mexico. Read More »

Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions

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Several U.S. military vehicles, including trucks carrying payloads covered in black sheets that appeared to be launchers, had been seen heading toward the site . Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, in a meeting with other ministers, has urged "a special measure" so that North Korea will be stopped in its tracks. If the dictator carried out his threats, there would be an "overwhelming and massive military response". Read More »

Trump Signs Resolution Condemning White Supremacists Into Law

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Trump , traveling on Air Force One Thursday, was asked about his meeting with Scott and quickly returned to his criticism of protesters who took to the streets to counter KKK and white supremacist marchers in Charlottesville in August. Scott had expressed disgust with Trump's handling of the Charlottesville aftermath. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and Scott had an "in-depth" discussion about the Charlottesville comments, "but the focus was primarily on ... Read More »

Pres. Trump says London attack by 'loser terrorist'

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The incident left 18 people injured but no one seriously hurt. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Londoners will see more police on the streets of the British capital after an explosion at a metro station, which officers said was a "terrorist incident". Read More »

The German Interior Minister is Skeptical About Bulgaria's Accession to Schengen

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According to the European Union president, it was high time for Romania and Bulgaria to be brought into the EU's border-free Schengen zone "immediately", along with Croatia when it was ready. On Thursday, the German Christian Democrat stressed that he shared the view of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the enlargement of the Schengen area. Read More »

Ikpeazu wants Buhari to relax 'Operation Python Dance II'

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A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in the main commercial hub in Nigeria's south-eastern Abia state following clashes between the military and activists campaigning for the creation of the independent state of Biafra. Kanu is standing trial for alleged treason following his declaration of Biafra as a country and running a pirate radio. "We hear each other better if we speak peacefully". Read More »

Trump to visit hurricane-ravaged Florida

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Trump, who was in and out of the state in about three hours, got an aerial view of the water-deluged homes along Florida's southwestern coast from his helicopter, then drove in his motorcade along streets lined with felled trees, darkened traffic lights and shuttered stores on his way to a mobile home community hit hard by the storm. Read More »

Pubs group JD Wetherspoon reports 28 pct jump in profit

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He said: "In the current negotiations, democratically-elected politicians from the United Kingdom are dealing with unelected oligarchs from the EU". The chain started out with one pub in Muswell Hill, north London, in 1979 and now has almost 1,000 outlets. Read More »

Carlos Sainz 'honoured' to be joining Renault for 2018

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr is about to be confirmed as a Renault driver for 2018 as compensation for the Red Bull junior team ending its engine supply deal with the French manufacturer early. I am looking forward to working with everyone at Enstone and Viry, and driving alongside Nico Hülkenberg. "I have worked closely with Renault in Formula One and previously in motorsport, so I know their motivation and capabilities". Read More »

ICICI Lombard launches Rs 5700 crore IPO today

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The issue opens on Friday (September 15), and will close on September 19 (Tuesday). The IPO is a joint venture of ICICI bank , ICICI Lombard and Firefax. Motilal Oswal says the the sector provides opportunities for growth on the back of significantly lower penetration and lower insurance density compared to other developed and emerging economies. Read More »

Centre has not filed any affidavit in SC regarding Rohingyas: Kiren Rijiju

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In a statement issued today, the former UP chief minister said: "In the bordering state of Myanmar , owing to unrest, lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Bangladesh, and in some states of India. Since we do not have a domestic legal refugee protection framework, the treatment of refugees is covered largely under the Foreigners Act of 1946, which makes no distinction between asylum-seekers, refugees, and other foreigners. Read More »

American ISIS Fighter Captured In Syria

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A U.S. citizen fighting alongside Islamic State terror group militants in Syria has been captured, the Daily Beast reported Thursday . State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert also confirmed during a media briefing on Thursday evening that she had no further information on the individual's circumstances. Read More »

US, Iran Set For First Meeting On Nuclear Deal At UN

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In comments to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump repeated his campaign pronouncement that the deal is bad and again said he believes Iran is violating its terms and spirit. Iran rejects that it has broken the agreement. Iran's national flag-carrier airline, Iran Air, has signed a deal with USA plane-maker Boeing to buy 80 planes in the wake of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Read More »

Iraq MPs votes to oust Kirkuk governor

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The referendum is scheduled for September 25, when more than 5 million Kurds in northern Iraq will determine if they want to secede from Iraq. He refused to give details. Kirkuk province is claimed by both the central government in Baghdad and Barzani's semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq. Kareem is a vocal supporter of the referendum and campaigned for the vote to be held in Kirkuk. Read More »

13million face weeks without power after hurricane

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Recovery operations are beginning around Florida and beyond even as the weakening storm system continues to dump heavy rains around the South in states including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. "In fact, stupid is the reason most of us have jobs", the statement says . "It's widespread and it's not like the typical storms that pop up here", said Matthew Perry, EMA director in Monroe County. Read More »

Trump traveling to Naples, Florida in post-Irma visit

Days after Hurricane Irma tore through Florida and left millions without power, residents are slowly returning to find ruins in some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods. "We're with you today". Last month, Trump paid two visits to Texas after Hurricane Harvey tore through the state leaving behind extensive flooding. Read More »

Violence in Myanmar must stop: Tillerson

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The appeal comes a day after Guterres said the humanitarian situation was "catastrophic" and called on all countries to supply badly needed aid . The UN's human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, has described the situation in Rakhine as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing ", and human-rights groups have criticized the security council for its inaction. Read More »

Eagles drop in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

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At the top of African rankings is the Pharaohs of Egypt with fellow north Africans Tunisia in the second spot. " Our concern now is to get the World Cup ticket from group B. But in spite of the drop in the rankings, Lawal who represented Nigeria at the France 1998 and Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cups, stated that the Eagles should rather concentrate on their crucial World Cup qualifier against Zambia in October. Read More »

US Campaign Regulator Probing Russian Ad Purchases On Facebook

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The election integrity effort will most likely try and reduce divisive and sometimes factually incorrect posts , groups, and ads on hot topics such as race and immigration. Commissioners agreed to accept comment for 30 days on whether to revise disclaimer rules on when an ad must say who paid for it. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that representatives from social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, should appear before the panel as part of its ... Read More »

Gunman 'false alarm' sparks panic at NY university

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A police official with knowledge of the situation tells News 4 that what at least one student thought were live cartridges from a gun in a sixth-floor bathroom actually were spent shell casings that had been put on a belt as decoration. It wrote: "There was police activity at One Pace Plaza". No one was hurt and "everyone is safe", the school said. "They stopped to interview that man and established that he had been in a stall in the 6th floor bathroom at about 2:19 p.m. Read More »

Origin of Zero Symbol Centuries Older Than Previously Thought

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But researchers from the University of Oxford conducted the first ever radiocarbon dating on the Bakhshali manuscript and revealed that it dates from as early as the 3rd century - five centuries older than previously believed. It was found by a local farmer and was acquired by the Indologist AFR Hoernle, who presented it to the Bodleian Library in 1902, where it has been kept since. Read More »

Jean-Claude Juncker Supports Croatia's Entry into Schengen

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From the current 28 countries in the European Union, the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and the relatively new members, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia remain outside, the editorial reminded. "We must avoid another situation like the one in Greece", Kurz said. Jean-Claude Juncker concluded. So far, two European countries, Bulgaria and Romania, soon to be a member of the borderless Schengen zone, inside which Hungary has already constructed a border because of migrant flow and even asked EU to pay for ... Read More »

Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier

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No data is provided on the status of the French soldier. "This new attack legitimizes what we want to do", French Defense Minister Florence Parly told Europe 1. In April, a 39-year-old police officer was shot dead by an Isis supporter on the Champs Elysee, while in February another knife attacker was gunned down in the Louvre Museum complex after attacking an army patrol. Read More »

Trump tours Irma damage in Florida, thanks first responders

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President Donald Trump will travel to the Naples area as part of a visit to hurricane-damaged Florida on Thursday. Trump quickly injected politics into the visit, telling reporters that he was hopeful that Scott, a two-term GOP governor, will challenge a Democratic senator next year. Read More »

Corea del Norte lanza otro misil hacia Japón

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El ministro portavoz del Gobierno japonés , Yoshihide Suga , explicó a los medios que el misil cayó a unos 2.000 kilómetros de la localidad de Erimo, al este de Hokkaido , en el Pacífico, sin que se haya detectado ningún percance con barcos o aviones en la zona. Read More »

BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along Jammu border

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BSF constable Bajinder Bahadur of the 192 battalion was critically injured at Shahnaz post. He said that Constable Bijender Bahadur while on duty at forward point along the fence was sacked upon from Pakistan side and sustained a bullet injury. Read More »

Nursing home residents found dead in Florida after Hurricane Irma

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Levy also noted that emergency services were called in too late . In both instances , the nursing home corrected these deficiencies. We continue to maintain close communications with local, state, and federal officials and the appropriate utility companies and aid organizations to ensure that power is restored to every facility in Florida as soon as possible. Read More »

British tourist killed by crocodile near Arugam Bay

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Paul McClean, 24, was attacked as he dipped his hands in the water at the lagoon known as Crocodile Rock located close to Arugam Bay. 'The army were down and there are people put on boats checking the shore because crocodile won't eat anything in water they will take it on to dry land to eat prey. Read More »

President Trump to Visit Irma-Battered Florida Thursday

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Rick Scott, and Pam Bondi, the state attorney general, about the Hurricane Irma recovery operations. Mrs. Trump will also accompany her husband to visit Florida along with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. Mr Trump disclosed this through his Twitter page a while ago. But the wealthy two-term governor is considered a leading contender for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Read More »