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Astronaut's grim photos from space show hurricane destruction Astronaut's grim photos from space show hurricane destruction
- September 11, 2017

The lower the pressure the storm has, the stronger the storm tends to be. "The use of short, distinctive names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older, more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods", the National Hurricane Center explains on its site. (more...)
Trump says U.S. is 'prepared' to deal with Irma Trump says U.S. is 'prepared' to deal with Irma
- September 11, 2017

Trump arrives after what is considered his first major legislative win, Congress on Friday approving $15.3 billion in Harvey disaster-relief aid linked to an increase in the government's borrowing authority. Vice President Mike Pence and other Cabinet members also visited FEMA's headquarters Sunday afternoon. "The people of South Florida, the people of the entire state should know: We are with you". (more...)
Trump takes to Twitter to warn of Hurricane Irma's 'enormous destructive power' Trump takes to Twitter to warn of Hurricane Irma's 'enormous destructive power'
- September 11, 2017

The storm killed three people when it struck the southern Florida Keys island chain as a more powerful Category Four earlier in the day. About three million people were without power throughout the state, according to utility company Florida Power and Light, which said it had "safely shut down" one of two nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point power plant. (more...)
U.S. revises draft United Nations sanctions proposal on North Korea: diplomats U.S. revises draft United Nations sanctions proposal on North Korea: diplomats
- September 11, 2017

Today, the UN Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution tabled by the USA to slap additional sanctions on North Korea. North Korea warned on Monday it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. (more...)
Met √Čireann have issued an updated weather warning for eight counties
- September 11, 2017

Along with the Ulster and Connaught regions, Cork , Kerry and Clare have also been hit with a wind warning. The warning reads: "Some very strong west, veering northwest winds are expected to affect western and southwestern coastal counties later Sunday, overnight and into Monday morning with mean speeds of 55 to 65km/h gusts of 90 to 110km/h". (more...)
UGC asks varsities to facilitate relay of PM's speech on Vivekananda UGC asks varsities to facilitate relay of PM's speech on Vivekananda
- September 11, 2017

The PM was referring to the famous speech made by Vivekananda in Chicago in 1893 at the Parliament of World Religions, the 125th anniversary of which is being celebrated this year. According to a VTU source, the circular issued on September 7 had come "too late" because of which the university could not prepare in time. Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma along with Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore are also expected to be present at the event at Vigyan ... (more...)
Trump, South Korean president talk NKorea
- September 11, 2017

Whereas Trump has been threatening North Korea with military action , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have been advocating diplomacy . Since July, Mr. Trump's tweets indicate a growing impatience with China's inability to restrain North Korea. The deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system has angered North Korea but also China and Russian Federation, which see the system's powerful radar as a threat to their own security. (more...)
DACA Coalition to hold Saturday rally in Moline DACA Coalition to hold Saturday rally in Moline
- September 11, 2017

The threat of the lawsuit forced the hand of the president, who then handed it off to Congress with a six-month deadline to find a solution but with no guidance as to what it should be. Don Bacon, R-Neb., has sought to stake out a relatively moderate stance on immigration. They indicated that Trump was ready to sign any congressional legislation that would accommodate the so-called dreamers. (more...)
Alien life might be present beneath the frozen wasteland of Antarctica Alien life might be present beneath the frozen wasteland of Antarctica
- September 11, 2017

Fraser revealed that it contained traces of DNA from algae, mosses and even small animals that could be living in the underground oasis. An atypical study led by a group of scientists from the Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society has discovered the existence of a secret life beneath the surface of the mysterious caves under Antarctica's glaciers. (more...)
Hurricane Irma batters streets in Miami after making landfall Hurricane Irma batters streets in Miami after making landfall
- September 11, 2017

At least 24 people have died after Irma earlier hit several Caribbean islands. The anticipated effects of an Category 5 hurricane hitting Tampa, as detailed by the report , are horrifying. The megastorm is estimated to be around 400 miles wide and more than 6.3 million people have been evacuated from Florida - one of the biggest exoduses in United States history. (more...)
Clashes at protests in South Korea injure dozens Clashes at protests in South Korea injure dozens
- September 11, 2017

Moon's request was met with reluctance from Vladimir Putin , however, who condemned the tests but urged diplomatic talks. But he said he believed North Korea's leadership feared any freeze of its nuclear programme would be followed by what amounted to "an invitation to the cemetery". (more...)
North Korea pledges counter measures against US-backed sanctions North Korea pledges counter measures against US-backed sanctions
- September 11, 2017

The basketball ace expressed admiration for Trump but said the US president could be "a little bit insane sometimes". "We should not give in to emotions and push Pyongyang into a corner", Mr Putin said in a news conference after meeting Mr Moon. (more...)
Vladimir Putin Says he Believes US Willing to Defuse Korea Tensions
- September 11, 2017

Putin met Moon Jae In on the sidelines of an economic summit in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting worldwide concerns that their shared neighbour plans more weapons tests, possibly a long-range missile launch ahead of a key weekend anniversary. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Looters caught on camera stealing during storm Hurricane Irma: Looters caught on camera stealing during storm
- September 11, 2017

Fort Lauderdale police also arrested looters. City Manager Daniel Alfonso said police are responding, though officials remain concerned about the weather. It wasn't immediately clear what charges those arrested would face. "Going to jail over a couple of shoes is a genuinely bad life choice", Fort Lauderdale police Chief Rick Maglione said in an announcement. (more...)
North Carolina National Guard stages in Charlotte for Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

Irma was expected to restrengthen as it heads Florida and will remain a very unsafe hurricane for the next two days, the center said. "We aren't completely out of the woods yet, particularly in western North Carolina, so we want to make sure that people are ready", Cooper said. (more...)
Russian Federation to work on trilateral projects with North & South Korea Russian Federation to work on trilateral projects with North & South Korea
- September 11, 2017

Mintaro Oba advised senior officials in President Barack Obama's administration on key issues in U.S. -Korea relations. "There's no chance of talks progressing without increasing pressure", he told reporters in Tokyo. China lodged another stern protest on Thursday. They also say the health rumors are groundless and no such issues have been reported at other THAAD sites. (more...)
Dems: Trump agrees to deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid Dems: Trump agrees to deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid
- September 11, 2017

A deal pushed by opposition Democrats and Trump, a Republican, had tied the aid to a short-term extension of the U.S. debt ceiling and a budget measure to fund the government until December 8. The White House praised Congress for acting so fast on a deal the president cut this week with top Democratic lawmakers Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi - despite pleas from the GOP leadership and his own treasury secretary to stick to the Republican plan. (more...)
London hosted a massive rally against Brexit
- September 11, 2017

He said it is "not a moment to go backwards", dismissing criticism of the Government's flagship bill as "vacuous". The rallying call came after Labour denounced the Great Repeal Bill as an undemocratic "power grab" by ministers. In Thursday's debate on the repeal bill the Brexit secretary made clear that this bill "does not take us out of the European Union - that is a matter for the article 50 process". (more...)
Putin thinks North Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail
- September 11, 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency Security Council meeting called in response to North Korea's Sunday nuclear test that the U.S. wants a new United Nations resolution with tougher sanctions adopted by next Monday. The US is circulating a draft resolution at the United Nations that would bar crude-oil shipments to North Korea, ban the nation's exports of textiles and prohibit employment of its guest workers by other countries, according to a diplomat at the world body. (more...)
Putin Warns: Don't Push North Korea Into 'Dead End'
- September 11, 2017

And while President Trump is fond of reminding people that "all options are on the table" his view of tactical nuclear weapons as an item on the table are less well known. Trump on Saturday declared on Twitter that the USA was considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea". The growing danger of war is exposing divisions within the South Korean government. (more...)
Putin lashes out at U.S. over handling of North Korea crisis Putin lashes out at U.S. over handling of North Korea crisis
- September 11, 2017

He also tweeted that North Korea's words and actions "continue to be very hostile and dangerous" to the U.S. "I ask Russian Federation to actively cooperate as this time it is inevitable that North Korea's oil supply should be cut at the least", Moon told Putin, according to a readout from a South Korean official. (more...)
Hurricane Katia makes landfall in eastern Mexico Hurricane Katia makes landfall in eastern Mexico
- September 11, 2017

Many updates are disguised as warnings, often quoting the National Hurricane Centre or National Weather Service. It was expected to gain some strength but the effects of Irma were seen eventually weakening that storm. A third storm, Katia, made landfall late Friday north of Tecolutla, Mexico, as a Category 1 hurricane but weakened to a tropical depression Saturday, the hurricane center said . (more...)
Hurricane Jose approaches Lesser Antilles; Katia stationary off Mexico Hurricane Jose approaches Lesser Antilles; Katia stationary off Mexico
- September 11, 2017

The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. Now, a brand new storm, Tropical Storm Jose has formed right behind Hurricane Irma . Harvey dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana during a 6-day period, according to WeatherBell, and also set a record for the most rainfall ever from a tropical cyclone in the continental USA, at 51 inches of rain. (more...)
Suu Kyi likens Rohingya issue to Kashmir Suu Kyi likens Rohingya issue to Kashmir
- September 11, 2017

Already a septuagenarian like Donald Trump, Suu Kyi's deafening silence on Myanmar army's systematic campaign of brutality against the 1.3 million Rohingya Muslim minority could turn out to be her political nemesis and "a crisis of her credibility". (more...)
Powerful Hurricane Irma poses increasing threat to Florida Powerful Hurricane Irma poses increasing threat to Florida
- September 11, 2017

When it slammed into Southeast Texas on August 25, it hit as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour. Nielsen-Gammon said that the most awesome record is for the five-day total over an area of 10,000 square miles. (more...)

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