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At least 12 dead as Hurricane Irma ravages Caribbean At least 12 dead as Hurricane Irma ravages Caribbean
- September 11, 2017

The airport was one of the many places affected by the strong winds of Hurricane Irma . The Dutch Royal Navy tweeted that the airport was "unreachable at the moment", but that getting it back up and running is a "high priority for the delivery of help and supplies". (more...)
State braces for Irma's impact State braces for Irma's impact
- September 11, 2017

It was expected to strengthen before hitting Florida. Irma's center is forecast to enter southern Georgia far inland Monday and plow northward as a tropical storm or depression. The light green is tropical storm force winds. "We are not in the clear and we can't let our guard down", Gov. Roy Cooper said. On Thursday, concern for the Southeast coast began to turn to the potential for what one forecasters called record storm surge from a storm about as large as SC. (more...)
Dutch government: 2 dead, 43 wounded on Saint Martin Dutch government: 2 dead, 43 wounded on Saint Martin
- September 11, 2017

Martin. Hurricane Irma has caused extreme damage to Saint Martin's Princess Juliana International airport , long a popular spot among aviation fans for catching up-close views of incoming aircraft, according to reports. Homes on St Martin were splintered and road signs scattered by the strong winds, while cafes and shops in the seaside town of Marigot were submerged in flood water. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Beach In Shocking Video Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Beach In Shocking Video
- September 11, 2017

Fritz said the water won't rush back rapidly. There's literally no water. It also sucked away ocean water from the shoreline at some beaches in the Bahamas. In addition, sustained winds in excess of 130 miles per hour helped to divert the water in the Bahamas. Fritz added: "In the centre of the storm, where there is extreme low pressure, water is drawn upward". (more...)
Moon, Putin call for immediate efforts to stop N. Korean provocation Moon, Putin call for immediate efforts to stop N. Korean provocation
- September 11, 2017

Cutting off that supply line could devastate the North's economy. But Putin had been reluctant to give any immediate response, after yesterday commenting that further sanctions would be "useless and inefficient". "Do you really think due to some sanctions that North Korea will turn away from the path they've undertaken to create weapons of mass destruction?" That leaves Washington and its allies in South Korea, Japan and elsewhere with an unwelcome question: Is there any way to live with a ... (more...)
Oil embargo of North Korea would hurt civilians, says Putin Oil embargo of North Korea would hurt civilians, says Putin
- September 11, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to press Putin for his support over the North Korea's provocation, when the two leaders hold talks in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday. Two launchers have been operational at the site since May, CNN reported. In a previous statement this week, Macron called on the European Union to tighten the sanctions against North Korea, in addition to the U.N. (more...)
N.Korea nuke test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima N.Korea nuke test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima
- September 11, 2017

However, Russia has reacted coolly to the prospect of more sanctions, with Putin saying on Tuesday it was a "road to nowhere". "North Korea's nuclear and missile development is at a new stage of grave and imminent threats", Onodera told Mattis, the ministry said, adding that his USA counterpart shared the view. (more...)
Jose and Katia strengthen into hurricanes Jose and Katia strengthen into hurricanes
- September 11, 2017

Forecasters warned that Hurricane Katia could strengthen as it moves toward the coast of Mexico late Thursday or early Friday. NHC noted that unsafe storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the north of where Katia makes landfall. (more...)
House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill
- September 11, 2017

With the House passing relief funds in a bipartisan manner, there is no reason why the Senate can not pass the same bill in short order. The must-do legislation, paired with a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority and a temporary government funding bill, is on track to pass the Senate. (more...)
Aung San Suu Kyi must recognise human rights of Rohingyas in Myanmar
- September 11, 2017

Genocide, mass killing, ethnic cleansing, persecution.these words don't sit well when you talk about a Nobel Peace Prize victor. In a letter address to Suu Kyi, Tutu said it is not fitting for a "symbol of righteousness" such as Suu Kyi to lead a country where this kind of atrocity occurs. (more...)
Trump signs bill for Harvey relief, debt-extension Trump signs bill for Harvey relief, debt-extension
- September 11, 2017

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was the only West Virginia delegate to vote for passage. The Senate's vote comes off the heels of the measure passed in the House Wednesday, which allocated $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief funding with near-unanimous support. (more...)
Katia could be major hurricane by the time it reaches Mexico Katia could be major hurricane by the time it reaches Mexico
- September 11, 2017

The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. Category 1 is the NHC's weakest hurricane designation while Category 5 is the strongest. The two people died in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz state, when mud loosened from a hillside by Katia's rains trapped them in their home, Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, told Reuters. (more...)
All living former presidents launch ad for Harvey relief All living former presidents launch ad for Harvey relief
- September 11, 2017

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and former presidents (L-R) George W. Bush , Bill Clinton , George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter arrive on stage for the George W. " Hurricane Harvey brought bad destruction", said President Clinton. Hurricane Harvey struck Houston , and there is no surprise as to why the Bush family made a decision to jump in and give it all they got to fight for the cause . (more...)
'Whole houses' swept away by Irma on Branson's island 'Whole houses' swept away by Irma on Branson's island
- September 11, 2017

With Hurricane Irma causing "severe damage" to both the USA and UK Virgin Islands, according to UK Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan, the damage estimates are just beginning to pile up as the island chain's government will be adding even more debt onto the $6.5 billion it already owes to pensioners and creditors. (more...)
Tim Duncan announces donations to Irma relief Tim Duncan announces donations to Irma relief
- September 11, 2017

The 74-acre island lies directly in the path of Hurricane Irma , a Category 5 storm , already one for the weather history books - Branson noting that he's weathered hurricanes on the island before, although none of this strength. As of midday Tuesday, the forecast track of Irma would take the powerful cyclone just north of the islands, with the most intense effects of the storm occurring early Wednesday morning. (more...)
Seoul completes installation of THAAD anti-missile system Seoul completes installation of THAAD anti-missile system
- September 11, 2017

Pyongyang marks its founding anniversary each year with a big display of pageantry and military hardware. To prove there has been no flip-flop on the government's part, the official pointed out that President Moon said, as far back as during a television debate among presidential candidates in April, that he will push for the THAAD deployment if North Korea conducts a sixth nuclear test. (more...)
Putin echoes China in spurning U.S. on N.Korea sanctions Putin echoes China in spurning U.S. on N.Korea sanctions
- September 11, 2017

However, a post on its website revealed that Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov hinted at possible room for discussion in his telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Russian leader also described the exchange between Washington and Pyongyang during the past weeks as "military hysteria". "This may end up in a global catastrophe and huge amount of human life lost", Putin told reporters during a visit to China. (more...)
60% of S. Koreans Support Idea of S. Korea Having Nukes 60% of S. Koreans Support Idea of S. Korea Having Nukes
- September 11, 2017

The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang also provides consular services for the United States, Australia and Canada. Seventy-six percent of respondents said they believe that North Korea's sixth nuclear test is a threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula while 20 percent held the opposite view. (more...)
Here Are All the Senators Who Voted 'No' on Hurricane Harvey Relief Here Are All the Senators Who Voted 'No' on Hurricane Harvey Relief
- September 11, 2017

The bill now goes back to the House for a final vote before it heads to President Trump's desk. Republican leaders want to rush Harvey aid to Texas with Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster accounts now down to $1 billion or less, and a much more powerful hurricane, Irma, crashing into the Caribbean . (more...)
Georgia governor expands state of emergency to all 159 counties Georgia governor expands state of emergency to all 159 counties
- September 11, 2017

In its most recent update, the National Hurricane Center estimates WNC could experience 3 to 6 inches of rain as the storm passes through. "The lines may be a little longer and we ask everyone to be considerate with fuel consumption and take only what you need so that others may have some, too", he said. (more...)
Trump to hold fourth Cabinet meeting Saturday during Irma landfall Trump to hold fourth Cabinet meeting Saturday during Irma landfall
- September 11, 2017

On Saturday, Trump told reporters that his administration and emergency responders were "as prepared as you can be for such an event", Politico reported . A major quake off Mexico's southern coast killed at least five people, with the president saying Friday it was the biggest in a century to hit the country. (more...)
President Trump shows support for Texas churches demanding for FEMA fund President Trump shows support for Texas churches demanding for FEMA fund
- September 10, 2017

With Hurricane Harvey still visible in our rearview mirror, Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida , and Hurricane Jose looming out in the Atlantic , now's probably not a great time to hear that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (a.k.a. (more...)
Jose, Katia are now hurricanes Jose, Katia are now hurricanes
- September 11, 2017

There are now three hurricanes in the Atlantic . And before that, searches for "When is hurricane season over?" peaked around the time of Hurricane Katrina, according to Google trends. Tropical storm Jose strengthened into a hurricane late on Wednesday afternoon. "I'm glad Floridians are taking it very seriously", said Colorado State University meteorology professor Phil Klotzbach. (more...)
Seoul pleads with Vladimir Putin to help tame North Korea Seoul pleads with Vladimir Putin to help tame North Korea
- September 10, 2017

There is no doubt that North Korea has ignored, as pointed out by Beijing , widespread opposition of worldwide community to the conduct of nuclear tests but there is also need to look into the issue dispassionately studying all aspects of the problem especially what causes Pyongyang to persist with its nuclear and missile programme. (more...)
Ex-husband of Texas realtor arrested for her murder near Houston Ex-husband of Texas realtor arrested for her murder near Houston
- September 10, 2017

Jeff told Dateline in the days after Crystal disappeared that he contacted Crystal's ex-husband Steven, with whom she was sharing a residence in Baytown , Texas, while work on her townhouse was being finished. The 37-year-old mother was last seen in Baytown on August 25, a day before Harvey reached Texas. Hargrave further told ABC News that Crystal had told him she meant to stay with her children at her ex-husband's house or take them out if weather conditions were good. (more...)