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Richard Branson: Bad Hurricane Season 'Start of Things to Come'


It is expected to affect Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat and the United States and British Virgin Islands. Referring to hurricanes Irma, Jose, Maria and Katia, he added: "We've had four storms within a month, all far greater than have ever, ever, ever happened in history". Read More »

PM Modi joins devotees in observing 9-day fast as Navratri begins


Devotees visit historical temples and pay obeisance to various forms of Goddess Durga through out the Navratris. The BJP leader has been fasting for many years and this has never affected his hectic schedule and official engagements. During Navratri , devotees worship goddess Durga, where they fast for 9 days to show their devotion which starts from today, September 21 which is called pratipada and ends on September 21 which is called Navami. Read More »

Bucket bomber 'had been visited by police multiple times'


Yesterday an 18-year-old was arrested in the departure area of Dover Port. Neither has been charged. The report came as it is still in early days in the investigation into the Friday explosion at a packed, rush-hour carriage at a subway station in west London , which left 30 people injured. Read More »

South Korean leader urges North Korea to abandon weapons and pursue dialogue

Pyongyang conducted its most powerful underground atomic test explosion and fired missiles over Japan twice in the past three weeks. Trump did not mention Pyongyang's oil trade. United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley will brief the news media at 4:30 pm, the White House said. In Geneva, North Korea told a United Nations rights panel that global sanctions would endanger the survival of North Korean children. Read More »

Now Is the Time to Reconsider: Plug Power Inc. (PLUG)

The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 3.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 486,131 shares in the company, valued at $1,069,488.20. If you are accessing this article on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark law. Read More »

Tom Mayer: Diplomacy is the answer with North Korea


Cho Myung-gyon, South Korea's unification minister, said the government had "consistently said we would pursue humanitarian aid for North Korea in consideration of the poor conditions there among children and pregnant women". The launch followed after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose tighter sanctions on North Korea on 11 September. Trump has repeatedly vowed a military response to North Korea, on one occasion saying that Washington may use the "full ... Read More »

Iowa governor backs latest GOP effort to repeal ACA


Block grants would not increase at the same rate as insurance premiums, so each year consumers would see their financial assistance decline as prices go up. Rick Santorum (center) to announce their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act through block grants on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2017. Read More »

Americans need tax reform, says White House


Those proposals have gone nowhere among the GOP-controlled Congress, though. But the real reason is surely taxes, which has always been the central tenet, and point of commonality, between Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Similarly, Trump's rhetoric is at odds with the math regarding his proposed reduction of seven individual tax brackets to three tax brackets of 10, 25 and 35 percent. Read More »

Search underway for escaped inmate


During the escape, Scott stole the deputy's vehicle, which he later left at Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha. If Scott is convicted on all counts and given the maximum sentences, Glass said the inmate could spend the rest of his life in prison. Read More »

Jose passes Jersey Coast leaving flooding, eroded beaches


At 8AM, Tropical Storm Jose had winds of 65mph. The higher the cloud tops, the colder and the stronger the storms . Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) from the center. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days. Jose is forecast to continue its easterly trek on Thursday , then dip down and circle in a small loop Friday and Saturday as it continues to weaken. Read More »

May warns of 'crisis of faith' if United Nations refuses to reform


UK Prime minister, Theresa May in her speech on wednesday had warned that Britain could withhold up to 30% of its £90m core funding each year unless the United Nations reforms. The Prime Minister told the UN Security Council it must be "prepared to take all necessary measures" to put pressure on North Korea ruler Kim Jong Un over his "outrageous" development of nuclear weapons. Read More »

South Korea intends to provide humanitarian aid to the DPRK


South Korea is considering various measures to put more pressure on North Korea as part of follow-up efforts to the latest sanctions resolution agreed by the UN Security Council, the foreign ministry said Thursday. "We have consistently said we would pursue humanitarian aid for North Korea in consideration of the poor conditions children and pregnant women are in there, apart from political issues", said Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon. Read More »

US, S Korea troops stage mock battle near border

Seoul says more than 30,000 North Koreans have defected to the South since the end of the Korean War, in 1953. Diplomacy and dialogue will not work with North Korea and concerted pressure by the entire global community is essential to tackle the threats posed by North Korea, Abe wrote. Read More »

North Korea sanctions: Trump to make 'important announcement', says White House


During his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump warned that the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies against a nuclear attack. Mr Trump, in his address to the United Nations on Tuesday, said it was "far past time" for the world to confront Kim, declaring that the North Korean leader's pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a threat to "the entire world with an unthinkable loss of human life". Read More »

British police make sixth arrest in Parsons Green attack


Searches are taking place at a residential address in Stanwell, Surrey, in connection with the arrest , Scotland Yard said. Jeffrey Street in Newport where a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested . "We now have six males in custody and searches are continuing at five addresses". Both Farroukh and the 18-year-old are believed to have spent time in the care of Penelope and Ronald Jones, from Sunbury-on-Thames, who received MBEs for services to children and families in 2010. Read More »

Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing


A police officer stands by a cordon outside a home in London on September 18 as part of the investigation into last week's subway bomb attack. Most of the injured in Friday's explosion aboard a District Line train suffered flash burns while some were injured in the panicked rush to leave the Parsons Green station where the blast occurred. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz building $1B electric battery, SUV plant in Alabama


Parent company Daimler has confirmed it plans to rollout 50 electrified models by the year 2022. USA automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. Read More »

Amazon is opening a massive new office in New York City


Amazon says it will add about 2,000 employees in New York City during the next three years, more than doubling an outpost focused on the online retailer's advertising business. Separately, Amazon has committed to creating 2,250 jobs at its new Staten Island fulfillment center , which it announced earlier this year. The complex is being developed by Brookfield, which recently developed Amazon's new European headquarters in London. Read More »

Goat gets loose, evades cops; checks into hotel


She explained the goat had been the talk of the area all weekend, with people reporting they had seen the furry farm creature wandering around multiple townships. Auburn police guessed the animal needed to "rest a bit". The goat's owner, Peter Blash, says goat #448 jumped a five foot fence at his pig farm in Millbury to escape. Read More »

Collins 'disappointed' in failed bipartisan health care push


The Congressional Budget Office which measures how many people could lose coverage under the new health care bill won't have time to finish crunching the numbers before a potential vote. Mr Cassidy denied Mr Kimmel's characterisation of his bill, saying "what is being circulated is by those that wish to preserve Obamacare, and they're doing everything they can to discredit the alternative". Read More »

NWS: Tropical storm watch canceled as Jose weakens


Hurricane Jose has petered out and is now a tropical storm that's causing high surf on the New England coast. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jose is swirling east of New Jersey, but forecasters are warning of rip currents and coastal flooding. Read More »

Red Cross Aid Truck for Rohingya Refugees Crashes in Bangladesh


The government of the United Kingdom has suspended its training program for military in Myanmar due to the violence in Rakhine state, a British government spokesman said on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. "We want to understand why this exodus is happening". In an exlusive interview to ANI news agency, Suu Kyi, said, there has been a lot of controversy with regard to the term used to describe Muslims in Rakhine. Read More »

Seoul renews plan to help North Korea's vulnerable


The hold on aid comes after controversy over the appropriateness of providing assistance at a time when the North is engaging in nuclear and missile provocations. Realmeter, a South Korean polling organisation, said the measure had dented Moon's popularity, although his approval rating is still high at just over 65%. Read More »

Jessie Goline Pictures: Must-See Photos of Arkansas Teacher


In June, Connecticut special education teacher Laura Ramos was arrested for having a sexual relationship with one of her students. Her Facebook page says she was an Art Teacher at Marked Tree High School, studied art education at University of Arkansas, went to Berryville High School, lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas, is married, and is from Berryville, Arkansas. Read More »

Sonia writes to Modi on women's reservation bill


The Women's Reservation Bill or the Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, 2008, had sought to reserve one-third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies for women. The Congress president Sonia Gandhi came into limelight with a stark message on women empowerment just ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As part of the Congress efforts to push for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, a delegation of its women leaders will meet President Ram Nath Kovind to submit ... Read More »

Pervez Musharraf alleges Zardari of killing Benazir, Murtaza Bhutto


In a video message, Musharraf, the former army chief, said, "Asif Ali Zardari is responsible for the Bhutto family's demise as he had the most to gain from [it]". He further said that he was speaking out because he "could not tolerate" the fact that Zardari had recently directly accused him of being responsible for the murder. Read More »

Iraqi forces take village in Daesh-held area


Recall that in late August, the Prime Minister of Iraq has declared victory over ISIS in tal afar and in the entire province of Nineveh. Announcement of the operation comes after Iraqi and coalition planes stepped up airstrikes on Hawija earlier this month, targeting IS bases and weapons facilities. Read More »

Rohingya Muslims a security threat, says Centre to Supreme Court

Violence in Rakhine State erupted on August 25th, when Rohingya militants launched deadly attacks on government outposts, provoking a fierce crackdown by the Myanmar military that has been greeted with widespread global condemnation, including at the annual UN General Assembly this week. Read More »

Pence applauds United Nations resolution on peacekeeping reform


Pence went on to argue that President Trump will continue to work on a diplomatic solution. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said this in his speech at a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "The simple truth is that transferring $1.7 billion in cash to the leading state sponsor of terrorism was a awful idea". While Pence reiterated the president's "deep concern" for the agreement and that he would make his opinion known at the right time, he said ... Read More »

Victor of $338 Powerball jackpot charged with child sex abuse


After winning one of the highest-ever Powerball jackpots in 2013, Quezada took a lump-sum, post-tax payment of $152 million. The Dominican Republic native who moved to the age 19 to work, according the outlet , made a decision to take a $211 million lump sum, which was reduced to $152 million after taxes. Read More »

North Korea: the United Nations has 'exhausted' all but military intervention


The rocket, believed to be a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), flew for about 19 minutes over a distance of about 2,300 miles - far enough to reach the U.S. "I'm waiting for the regime in North Korea to give us some indication that they're prepared to have constructive, productive talks", he said on CBS's "Face the Nation". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Enters the Entertainment World with $2.7-B Investment


The announcement comes a day after Al Jazeera lashed out at Snapchat for blocking the Qatari broadcaster from its app in Saudi Arabia at the request of Saudi authorities. In its immediate aftermath, the president publicly backed the Saudi demands, while Tillerson and other administration members took a more cautious line. Read More »