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White House observes minute of silence for 9/11 victims White House observes minute of silence for 9/11 victims
- September 11, 2017

The observance, along with another at Ground Zero in NY, was held at 8:46 am (local time), the moment the World Trade Center in Manhattan was struck by the first of two hijacked airliners. When the short ceremony was over, the first couple turned around and walked back inside the White House, hand in hand. The fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. (more...)
Strong winds, heavy rain in Georgetown County as Irma moves north Strong winds, heavy rain in Georgetown County as Irma moves north
- September 11, 2017

The storm will travel north through the Peninsula on Sunday, heading into Georgia and Tennessee Monday into Wednesday . The center will track to our west. Wednesday looks fairly nice and seasonably warm, though as Irma's last leftovers pass through on Thursday - we'll see the chance of scattered showers and storms. (more...)
North Korea: Vladimir Putin and Moon Jae-in clash over oil sanctions
- September 11, 2017

On Sunday, Trump dispatched Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to warn of a "massive military response if the North keeps threatening the USA, while Trump hinted in a call with Japan's leader that the US could even deploy its own nuclear arsenal". (more...)
Trump offers to sell Japan, S. Korea more 'sophisticated military equipment' Trump offers to sell Japan, S. Korea more 'sophisticated military equipment'
- September 11, 2017

Hong Joon-pyo, the leader of the main opposition Liberal Party Korea, speaks during a rally in southern Seoul on September 9, 2017. He accused North Korea's leaders of "needlessly and recklessly (putting) millions of people at risk including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights". (more...)
China Urges US to Halt THAAD Deployment in S Korea China Urges US to Halt THAAD Deployment in S Korea
- September 11, 2017

Ahead of his meeting with Abe, Moon said that the North's continuing weapons tests have created a "serious and urgent threat unseen before". U.S. President Donald Trump has urged China, North Korea's biggest ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in its neighbour which has pursued its missile and nuclear weapons programmes in defiance of United Nations sanctions and worldwide condemnation. (more...)
Ganesha advertisement: Indian government lodges complaint over controversial lamb meat commercial Ganesha advertisement: Indian government lodges complaint over controversial lamb meat commercial
- September 11, 2017

An worldwide furore over a TV advertisement for Australian lamb has reached the highest levels of government, with the Indian High Commission lodging an official diplomatic complaint over the "offensive" ad depicting Hindu god Ganesha. The advertisement, titled "You Never Lamb Alone", was launched by the organisation on September 4. "This latest campaign instalment is no different", he said. (more...)
Police rescue mother and baby from flooded North Miami Beach home
- September 11, 2017

Despite missing out on the worst of the storm Miami has suffered devastating electrical cuts after 100mph winds ripped through the city. Emergency responders later took the mother and her newborn to a hospital, where both were in stable condition, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado told the Today show . (more...)
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- September 11, 2017

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the admit card for candidates of six regions, who are appearing in the Multi Tasking (non-technical) staff (MTS) re-examination 2016 (Paper-I). It had 100 questions of total 200 marks. Questions in this paper will test candidate's understanding and knowledge of English language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, ... (more...)
Khawaja Asif departs for Tehran to discuss regional issues Khawaja Asif departs for Tehran to discuss regional issues
- September 11, 2017

Khawaja Asif will also discuss US President Donald Trump's new strategy in Afghanistan with the Iranian leaders. Earlier, Asif had emphasised that all regional countries will have to form consensus for joint efforts to settle the Afghan issue while talking to Iranian media after holding a meeting with the Iranian foreign minister . (more...)
Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia could all hit land this weekend
- September 11, 2017

Storm Katia weakened to a tropical depression on Saturday as it moved into the interior of Mexico, but it could still dump heavy rains on areas that have absorbed large amounts of precipitation and been shaken by a massive quake in recent days. (more...)
Myanmar rejects Rohingya offer of temporary ceasefire Myanmar rejects Rohingya offer of temporary ceasefire
- September 11, 2017

The Rohingya have always been subjected to discrimination in mostly Buddhist Myanmar , which denies them citizenship and regards them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh , even if they have lived in the country for generations. Though these and other similar acts by some Muslim countries that could be described as humanitarian kindness towards the fleeing Rohingya Muslims are laudable, yet they never reflect real commitment to end the suffering of the Rohingyas in Myanmar . (more...)
Ohio National Guard headed to Florida for Irma aftermath Ohio National Guard headed to Florida for Irma aftermath
- September 11, 2017

As the storm intensifies and moves toward Florida, National Weather Service offices in the Midwest, like in International Falls, have been launching twice as many weather balloons as normal. Weather systems now in the central United States, which are being observed by the extra weather-balloon launches, will move east, eventually interacting with Hurricane Irma after it reaches USA soil, the Valley office said. (more...)
Hotels around state filling as people flee Hurricane Irma Hotels around state filling as people flee Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

In doing so, it became the first Category 4 storm to strike the Florida Keys since Hurricane Donna in 1960. The total rainfall amount would likely be less than a quarter of an inch, Schmocker said. Florida's west coast was facing an imminent danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding, according to the NWS. Visitors and residents are urged to continue to remain vigilant, however, and to monitor future forecast track changes should they occur. (more...)
Class 5 girl sent to boys' loo as punishment in Hyderabad school Class 5 girl sent to boys' loo as punishment in Hyderabad school
- September 11, 2017

The girl says that she went to school wearing the regular school uniform . In a letter to the principal, the father wrote : "In the afternoon, when my child used the washroom and was going back to her class room, a non-teaching staff member of the school saw her, and did not even bother to listen to my child's explanation for not wearing a uniform". (more...)
Detained Taiwanese activist's wife arrives in China for his trial Detained Taiwanese activist's wife arrives in China for his trial
- September 11, 2017

Security was tight at the Yueyang City Intermediate People's Court, with barricades on the streets, dozens of security personnel patrolling the perimeter and reporters ordered to leave the area. A staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei and a former Democratic Progressive Party worker, Lee went missing after entering China via Macao on March 19 and was later confirmed to have been detained by the Chinese authorities. (more...)
Putin Reluctant To Cut Off North Korean Oil Supplies
- September 11, 2017

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has urged Russian Federation to collaborate against the policies pursued by North Korea to help scale down the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula. He says "President Trump might have felt frustration about a seemingly softer stance from the South Korean leadership, but at the same time the Trump administration also agrees that military options are way too risky". (more...)
Putin calls sanctions against North Korea useless
- September 11, 2017

The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules. Two launchers have been operational at the site since May. Seoul's Defense Ministry has said the US military will begin installing the additional launchers Thursday. "We believe that sanctions as pressure are only half of the key to resolving the nuclear issue". Russian Federation has described the draft resolution as a "little premature" and put forward a plan in which the USA and South Korea would stop major exercises in ... (more...)
Six injured in suspected tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport Six injured in suspected tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport
- September 11, 2017

As many as six people were injured in the attack, with many experiencing breathing difficulty and eye irritation, reported The Independent . Frankfurt Airport's official Twitter account posted in English: "Fire department operation completed". (more...)
Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf of Mexico
- September 11, 2017

As of the NHC's 4 p.m. update Wednesday (Sept. 6), Katia has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour , making it a Category 1 hurricane. The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde. (more...)
Airlines cancel Monday flights out of Tallahassee International Airport Airlines cancel Monday flights out of Tallahassee International Airport
- September 11, 2017

Big Picture: JetBlue made the right decision to cap prices for flights out of Florida ahead of the hurricane . Back in the US, it's long lines for gas and supplies in Florida . Reached for comment, a Sun Country spokesperson would not directly address specific customer complaints, such as that of Vazquez. American Airlines is reportedly capping its departure tickets at $99 from September 10 until September 13. (more...)
Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Moon had been calling for Moscow to support stronger sanctions against Pyongyang , which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. (more...)
At least 3 Hazara minority gunned down in SW Pakistan At least 3 Hazara minority gunned down in SW Pakistan
- September 11, 2017

Four people were killed and two others injured in firing incident on Sunday in Kuchlak town in the outskirts of Quetta , ARY News reported. They were identified as Mehdi, Yazdan and Ghulam Hussain. The assailants successfully managed to flee. Hunt was underway to arrest the attackers. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Taliban militants have attacked Shiite Hazaras in the past. (more...)
South Korea moves to boost weaponry amid threats from North
- September 11, 2017

Following Pyongyang's six missile test , Trump said the USA is considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea". Moon's chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, said Putin dismissed the idea, saying he believes no amount of pressure will force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. (more...)
McConnell Nearly Doubles Harvey Aid Package McConnell Nearly Doubles Harvey Aid Package
- September 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to give more than $15 billion for Harvey storm relief, working to put off worries of a government shutdown at the same time. "The advance of another historic storm now makes the need for action even more urgent". The House is expected to sign off on the combo legislation this week, though likely with heavy Republican opposition . (more...)
U.S. calls for UNSC vote on North Korea sanctions U.S. calls for UNSC vote on North Korea sanctions
- September 11, 2017

As of September 7, the six-THAAD anti-missile battery was fully installed in South Korea-a deployment completely opposed by China . "Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable". While President Donald Trump said that all options are on the table to deal with North Korea's threat, there is not much support for a military action against Pyongyang . (more...)

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