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Hurricane Irma turns west toward Leeward Islands

Hurricane Irma turns west toward Leeward Islands Hurricane Irma had returned to Category 3 status Sunday morning, moving west-southwest at 15 miles per hour. "There is the potential for Irma to ramp up to an even more powerful hurricane this weekend", says AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski. [Full Article...]

NJ lawmakers say they'll support Texas' bid for disaster relief

NJ lawmakers say they'll support Texas' bid for disaster relief It may take weeks or months to survey the damage , but early estimates suggest Harvey could be one of the most expensive natural disasters in United States history. Cruz slammed Christie for attacking him at a time when over a dozen people have died and thousands have been displaced as a result of the storm, which made landfall in Texas on Friday. [Full Article...]

UK, Japan to hike 'pace of sanctions' against North Korea: May

She is also going to attend a meeting of Japan's National Security Council before her talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHIN'-zoh AH'-bay). Her apparent change of heart might prompt some MPs to revisit whether they are content to let her continue in office. "We think it is regrettable that some countries selectively overlook the relevant Security Council resolutions' demand to adv... [Full Article...]

US Orders Russia to Close Consulate, Two Other Offices

US Orders Russia to Close Consulate, Two Other Offices Obama took the decision on the eve of the end of his tenure in January in retaliation against Russia's alleged meddling in the November 8, 2016 USA presidential election. "The United States is prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted", US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Finally, on July 28th, Russia responded to the provocation by expelling as many as 755 ... [Full Article...]

American troops present in Afghanistan, reveals Pentagon

American troops present in Afghanistan, reveals Pentagon Mattis declined to comment on how many more soldiers were included in the deployment orders. Just a week after President Trump released a new strategy to end the war after 16 years, this report shows that the numbers of USA troops to be much higher than previously thought. [Full Article...]

Vice President Mike Pence tours Harvey damage, meets with victims

Vice President Mike Pence tours Harvey damage, meets with victims ET. The vice president, wearing jeans and cowboy boots, was joined by his wife, Karen, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former Texas governor, and other Cabinet members. Vice President Mike Pence says the nation has been inspired by the resilience of Texans dealing with the storm damage from Harvey. The vice president landed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was greeted by Texas Gov. [Full Article...]

Crosby chemical plant explosion

Crosby chemical plant explosion Rennard said there is a possibility of another explosion and fire occurring as the other containers continue to degrade. It said that the compounds at the plant were "extremely flammable" and that it had agreed with public officials that "the best course of action is to let the fire burn itself out ". [Full Article...]

Turkish aid agency dispatches aid to Rohingya Muslims

Turkish aid agency dispatches aid to Rohingya Muslims Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday. Displaced Rohingya reaching Bangladesh have told AFP some men are heeding a call to arms by the militants and staying behind to fight in their villages. [Full Article...]

As DACA Deadline Looms, Florida Immigrants, Students Face Uncertain Future

As DACA Deadline Looms, Florida Immigrants, Students Face Uncertain Future The announcement could come as early as Friday. According to McClatchy , which has the most thorough initial account, Trump will end new DACA designations and renewals, which means current DACA enrollees will be protected from prosecution until their two-year work permits run out (which will happen at varying times over the next two years depending on when they were issued). [Full Article...]

Britain's May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

May arrived in Osaka in western Japan on Wednesday afternoon, marking her first visit to Japan since she became prime minister in July past year. "Building on our existing ties with friends and allies around the world is vital as Britain prepares for a new era outside the European Union", May said Wednesday ahead of her trip. [Full Article...]

Prabhas role in Saaho revealed

Prabhas role in Saaho revealed While after a lot of speculations, the heroine finalized was Shraddha Kapoor , the film will also have other Bollywood actors playing an integral role. This pan Indian actor started shooting for Saaho after a decent break. The trilingual drama Saaho that also marks Prabhas' foray in Bollywood, will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu with Shraddha Kapoor as his leading lady and it is dir... [Full Article...]

Trump pitches for tax overhaul to benefit lower and middle-class Americans

Trump pitches for tax overhaul to benefit lower and middle-class Americans Republicans hope to achieve tax reform by the end of the year. Nevertheless, Trump warned Congress to sign off on the amorphous reform - and told his audience in the Show-Me State they should show their Democratic senator the door if she doesn't go along with the proposal. [Full Article...]

Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca gets underway, 2 mln expected

Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca gets underway, 2 mln expected He added that they are still serving all the families arriving and leaving Saudi Arabia. To ensure a smooth and safe pilgrimage, the Saudi government mobilizes an extraordinary amount of human and logistical resources. The pilgrimage also comes amid a diplomatic crisis between a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries and Qatar , accused of supporting extremist groups and being too close to Riyadh's ... [Full Article...]

US Troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says in Effort at Transparency

US Troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says in Effort at Transparency The 8,400 troops cap for Afghanistan was imposed during the Obama administration. "The Secretary has determined we must simplify our accounting methodology and improve the public's understanding of America's military commitment in Afghanistan", Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana White said . [Full Article...]

Alex Rowley rules himself out of Scottish Labour leadership contest

Alex Rowley rules himself out of Scottish Labour leadership contest FILE PHOTO: Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale arrives at the Scottish Parliament ahead of a referendum debate in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain March 21, 2017. With Yes voters deserting Labour over independence, she expended much energy in developing a position that embraced federalism in an attempt to set out a coherent solution to her party's constitutional conundrum. [Full Article...]

Toddler among the dead in Indian monsoon

Toddler among the dead in Indian monsoon Millions of people are displaced from their homes, and the torrential rains have leveled tens of thousands of buildings, including houses, schools and hospitals, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. [Full Article...]

Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives

Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives The child was responsive but suffering from hypothermia. "Water was up to the trestle and first responders would not have been able to save the child if they had floated under it". The child lived but Sulcer died, police said. Hurricane Harvey: Toddler clinging to mom's dead body rescued. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday as a Category 4 storm, slamming Texas with brutal winds and... [Full Article...]

Kapil Sharma gets WARNED by Sony TV officials!

Kapil Sharma gets WARNED by Sony TV officials! But, Ajay Devgn did clarify the reports claiming that Baadshaho cast storming out of anger was completely wrong. The stars were kept waiting for hours, and Kapil never showed up. Actors Ajay Devgn , Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta and Emraan Hashmi came together to promote the upcoming film at a press conference. But now, Emraan says that he is only focusing on good stories and he did not want ... [Full Article...]

U.S. send troops, aircraft to flood-hit Texas

U.S. send troops, aircraft to flood-hit Texas Gov. Scott Walker offered to send Wisconsin troops to Texas earlier this week. Governor Greg Abbott ordered the entire Texas National Guard to deploy to southeast Texas to assist with relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey. The Guardsmen will assist in the ongoing search and rescue effort for any Texans in immediate danger, and will be heavily involved in the extensive recovery effort in the ... [Full Article...]

Buses evacuate Islamic State fighters from key border region

Buses evacuate Islamic State fighters from key border region The heavily-reported transfer of a large number of the Islamic State (IS) militants from the Lebanese border to the Syrian-Iraqi border has been labeled "suspicious" and requires "serious monitoring and investigation" according to the Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP). [Full Article...]


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