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Norwegian PM Erna Solberg wins election Norwegian PM Erna Solberg wins election
- September 12, 2017

The center-right grouping that has governed Norway the past four years retained a narrow hold on power in national elections, according to near-complete results early Tuesday. Over the past four years, the quartet clashed regularly over issues such as immigration and the environment. Still most polls are showing that the conservative coalition will have to step down and be replaced by a Labor-led government, supported by either the Greens, the Christian Democrats, the Farmers Party, the ... (more...)
Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast
- September 12, 2017

Keeping this and its other nuclear programmes in mind, the United Nations Security Council on Monday imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang. A panel of experts with the U.N. But the Trump administration is demanding a vote in six days. The test, which the North said was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted onto a rocket, came weeks after Pyongyang fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that appeared to bring much of the mainland U.S. (more...)
North Korea threatens United States with 'great pain & suffering' over pending sanctions North Korea threatens United States with 'great pain & suffering' over pending sanctions
- September 12, 2017

This shift by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office four months ago, shows how seriously the country is taking both the threat from North Korea, and its alliance with the United States . For this reason, even though a conflict with North Korea could cost hundreds of thousands of lives in an ally's capital city and potentially even result in the destruction of U.S. (more...)
Postal votes to hit Australian doormats for same-sex marriage vote Postal votes to hit Australian doormats for same-sex marriage vote
- September 12, 2017

A new Fairfax/Ipsos poll suggests some 65 per cent of those surveyed are "certain" to complete the postal survey, and of those seven out of 10 will tick "yes" in favour of marriage equality. "Any extraneous material inserted in the envelope with the survey will be destroyed". Requests for replacement materials, if a problem occurs, will only be accepted between September 25 and 6pm October 20. (more...)
Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear test Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear test
- September 12, 2017

The original US draft would also have frozen the assets of North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo, the Korean People's Army and five other powerful military and party entities. The text was agreed to after final negotiations between the USA and China, the North's ally and major trading partner. The Reuters news agency reported Monday that the initial United States proposals had been watered down , citing a new version of the draft resolution. (more...)
Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US? Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US?
- September 12, 2017

Sunday . With Irma just a few hundred miles away, tropical storm wind gusts have started affecting parts of South Florida. The Ohio River Valley could experience heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and other damage associated with the storm Wednesday and Thursday . (more...)
A woman has given birth without any help, during the hurricane Irma A woman has given birth without any help, during the hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

That storm flooded northeast Florida, destroying homes in St. Augustine and the surrounding area. Officials in Miami Beach are flat out banning the return of evacuees. Firefighters went door-to-door, warning people to find more solid homes or shelters before violent winds threaten to rip their fragile homes apart. "Way too soon to know about resumption of operations", Miami International Airport officials tweeted on Sunday afternoon as Irma raged on. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Pummels Florida; 'This One Scares Me' Hurricane Irma Pummels Florida; 'This One Scares Me'
- September 12, 2017

Hurricane IRMA continued moving west-northwest reaching the northern coast of Cuba on 9 September morning (UTC) as a Category 5 Hurricane . Use the video link above to see Irma in the Keys. The shift in the storm track may have offered them at least a partial reprieve, but both said they were concerned about potential flood damage in Irma's wake. (more...)
Hurricane Katia Makes Landfall on Mexico's Gulf Coast Hurricane Katia Makes Landfall on Mexico's Gulf Coast
- September 12, 2017

High winds and rain sweep through the streets of the Matelnillo community during the passage of Hurricane Irma . Mr Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, has said that Katia had "worrying characteristics", as it was very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks. (more...)
Hurricane Jose to be near northern Leeward Islands on Saturday Hurricane Jose to be near northern Leeward Islands on Saturday
- September 12, 2017

The hurricane center says Katia is expected to stay offshore through Friday morning. Category 5 Hurricane Irma's still churning her way through the Caribbean and appears nearly certain for a direct hit on Florida this weekend. With the implementation of measures to control this pollution, such as the "Clean Air Act" in the United States, the pollution has decreased since 1970 and this allowed the sun to warm up more in the waters of the Atlantic . (more...)
Forecast: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80s Forecast: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80s
- September 12, 2017

It's moving NNW at 18 miles per hour. Our weather will be on the opposite end of the spectrum with an exceptionally quiet pattern. The heat will continue the next couple of days. Highs in the 70's. West northwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Very similar to Friday - sunny, dry, and warm! Tuesday will have moderating temperatures, with highs generally in the 80s. (more...)
Pilgrim's Pride acquires Moy Park Pilgrim's Pride acquires Moy Park
- September 12, 2017

JBS and its holding company, J&F Investimentos SA, agreed last month to sell dairy producer Vigor Alimentos SA to Mexico's Grupo Lala SAB in a deal worth $1.86 billion. After the deal, Pilgrim's Pride, which now operates in the U.S. and Mexico, will see Europe account for 19% of group sales, of some $1.2bn. "We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Moy Park, which will position Pilgrim's to become a global player , with an improved and more stable margin profile on the chicken ... (more...)
BTS to release collaboration with The Chainsmokers BTS to release collaboration with The Chainsmokers
- September 12, 2017

Fans are truly excited with this back-to-back treats. South Korean boy band BTS will release a collaboration with American duo The Chainsmokers . The group is steadily gaining worldwide exposure, winning Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards and making a New York Times list of the most-watched acts on YouTube in the U.S. (more...)
Mexico expels North Korean ambassador after nuclear test Mexico expels North Korean ambassador after nuclear test
- September 12, 2017

He added that the US and Japan might be hoping for a launch so they can test detection and tracking equipment in a storm environment. China and Russian Federation have called for a resolution that focuses on a political solution and proposed a freeze-for-freeze that would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the USA and South Korea stopping their joint military exercises. (more...)
Protest lodged with Myanmar envoy over anti-Rohingya violence Protest lodged with Myanmar envoy over anti-Rohingya violence
- September 12, 2017

In recent weeks, the government has boosted its military presence in Maungdaw, and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA ) claimed responsibility for attacks in which the government said dozens were killed. Rohingya insurgents attacked several police posts and an army base on Aug 25, leading to a military crackdown that has resulted in the deaths of at least 400 people and sent 146,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh. (more...)
Central Florida cancels game against Georgia Tech Central Florida cancels game against Georgia Tech
- September 12, 2017

Additionally, the school is hosting 1,000 National Guard members and 250 vehicles. There is no word yet on if the games will be rescheduled. "We are in complete agreement with the decision", added Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury . Then, many of UCF's football players evacuated campus and the Orlando area before the storm. "Now that the storm has passed through Gainesville, the University of Florida is working with local authorities to assess the effect of the storm on the campus and ... (more...)
Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state
- September 12, 2017

A hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Anguilla, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis and Saba and St. As the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, two more threats have emerged in the form of hurricanes Jose and Katia. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida
- September 12, 2017

The entire state of Florida looks to be impacted by Irma, except for maybe the western panhandle with life threatening wind hazards, flash flooding, tornadoes and storm surge along the coast. The storm was moving towards Alabama late Monday. There is also the deadly-and sneaky-threat of storm surge across coastal areas in Florida . - Georgia was already feeling the effects of the storm, with more than 17,000 customers without power in Savannah. (more...)
Clemson stays in US News' Top 25 National Public University list Clemson stays in US News' Top 25 National Public University list
- September 12, 2017

Delhi University figures in the top league of institutions in terms of the alumni outcomes indicator, which indicates how successful a university is at producing "highly achieving graduates". Among regional schools in the South, Loyola University is ranked 10th and Xavier University is tied for 25th. Michigan State University inched up one spot into a tie among six schools for No. (more...)
Dramatic image shows where Hurricane Irma may be headed
- September 12, 2017

By Monday morning, Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm, with winds of 65 miles per hour (110 kph). The Fort Worth, Texas, airline canceled all flights at the airport starting on Friday evening in anticipation of Irma, along with flights at three other south Florida airports. (more...)
NDP funds 2000 housing units for homeless NDP funds 2000 housing units for homeless
- September 12, 2017

That's why we've invested in the construction of more than 1,700 new units of affordable rental housing across B.C. and another 2,000 modular housing units and supports for people who are homeless. "Less than eight weeks after forming government, we have taken the first steps to invest in the people of B.C. with this budget update", said James. (more...)
NDZ: I Will Not Ignore Allegations Against Zuma If I Am President NDZ: I Will Not Ignore Allegations Against Zuma If I Am President
- September 12, 2017

However, a source close to Dlamini-Zuma said that she had only discovered through the media that she was being deployed to parliament. The other front-runner to lead the ANC is Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is widely seen as having the president's support. (more...)
SC notice to Centre, CBSE and cops over Gurugram murder SC notice to Centre, CBSE and cops over Gurugram murder
- September 12, 2017

In the wake of the brutal killing of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Gurugram, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday assured the victim's father Varun Thakur that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would investigate the matter. (more...)
Kim Jong-un assets freeze sought by US Kim Jong-un assets freeze sought by US
- September 12, 2017

But we guess it's worth a shot at this point, considering North Korea reportedly tested a hydrogen bomb just this past Sunday . Mr. Trump emphasized China's "important role" in solving the North Korean nuclear problem, according to CCTV. (more...)
United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea
- September 12, 2017

It also keeps a ban on North Korean textiles. Nor does the resolution impose a travel ban or asset freeze on the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un , as the original USA draft had set out. He expressed hope that the United States will pledge not to seek regime change or North Korea's collapse. "I believe that whatever makes into the final text and adopted by consensus will hopefully have significant consequences in terms of greater economic pressure on North Korea", she added. (more...)

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