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Irma kills 2 in Georgia, 1 in Sth Carolina
- September 13, 2017

Tropical storm-force winds began gusting through Glynn County as Sunday turned to Monday while Irma moved north at 14 mph creating sustained winds of 100 mph, Category 2 strength, and dropping up to double-digit inches worth of rain in its path. (more...)
China says it will back new measures against N.Korea China says it will back new measures against N.Korea
- September 13, 2017

As well as the US, South Korea and Japan , plus permanent Security Council members France and Britain, have called for stronger measures against it, with several arguing for a potentially crippling oil embargo. The United States plans to put its draft to a vote on Monday. The most recent measures, imposed last month following Pyongyang's July firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought much of the USA mainland into range, zeroed in on the economy. (more...)
Deal with Trump, GOP retirements have Dems riding higher Deal with Trump, GOP retirements have Dems riding higher
- September 13, 2017

Ivanka stepped into the room moments after the president shocked Republicans with the news that he had come to an agreement with Senate Democrats - apparently hoping to short-circuit any show of opposition. The additional Senate money is to jump-start rebuilding efforts. Trump's homeland security advisor Tom Bossert said FEMA was operating at full tilt, "but there will be a break in their operations if they run out of money". (more...)
Four More States Just Sued Donald Trump Over Rescinding DACA Four More States Just Sued Donald Trump Over Rescinding DACA
- September 13, 2017

Last week, 16 other state attorneys general filed a separate lawsuit in a Brooklyn federal court saying Trump's decision violated constitutional protections for Dreamers, as well as other claims . Speaking at a roundtable event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor , Short said the administration didn't want to "bind" itself by making a demand that would likely be a nonstarter for many lawmakers. (more...)
Pakistan open to joint efforts against terrorist sanctuaries: PM Pakistan open to joint efforts against terrorist sanctuaries: PM
- September 13, 2017

Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan had suffered massively due to instability in Afghanistan but it was committed for a peaceful resolution of the Afghan issue. Drawing on the Chinese perspective, Dr. Sriparna Pathak argues that as China shares an " all weather friendship " with Pakistan, public shaming of Pakistan for shielding terrorists is clearly not something that is acceptable to China. (more...)
Florida power outage map: How to check who has power Florida power outage map: How to check who has power
- September 13, 2017

We know that doesn't give solace to those without power but we are seeing the benefits of our investments. In Florida, the state's biggest electric company said its outages dipped to 3.3 million from a peak of 3.6 million earlier on Monday. (more...)
Nun With A Chainsaw Clears Hurricane Irma Debris Like A Pro Nun With A Chainsaw Clears Hurricane Irma Debris Like A Pro
- September 13, 2017

In less than 24-hours, the department's video had garnered more than 500,000 views and a lot of love in the comments. The police tweet ends by thanking everyone in the community for "working together to get through this!" She is from Archbishop Coleman F. (more...)
Merkel: No blanket ban on arms exports to Turkey Merkel: No blanket ban on arms exports to Turkey
- September 13, 2017

Russia confirmed the agreement, with Vladimir Kozhin , Russian President Vladimir Putin's adviser for military cooperation, saying: "The contract has been signed and is being prepared for implementation". Terror groups such as Daesh [ISIS, banned in Russia] and the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] are now active across European Union capitals. But although Moscow and Ankara have come closer positions on Syria, two countries oppose on or issues , as future of Bashar Assad or treatment of ... (more...)
Mamata agrees to probe police firings in Darjeeling hills Mamata agrees to probe police firings in Darjeeling hills
- September 13, 2017

Binay Tamang the "expelled" Morcha leader said, "We will not tolerate violent politics in hills, we have submitted 17 point demand deputation before chief minister". Mamata Banerjee also agreed to look into some other demands of the pro-Gorkhaland parties including payment of minimum wages to tea garden workers and running of hill schools during winter break to compensate for the losses during the 90-day strike. (more...)
China-born New Zealand politician investigated by intelligence agency China-born New Zealand politician investigated by intelligence agency
- September 13, 2017

A story on the Newsroom website has raised questions about the two-term MP's involvement with Chinese military and intelligence. "The country is happy to have him as a citizen", Mr English said. Today, English said he would accord with long-standing Prime Ministerial practice and not comment on the operational matters of the NZSIS. Dr Yang Jian, a Member of Parliament for New Zealand's ruling National party, was said to have spent more than a decade training and teaching at institutions ... (more...)
Indian Army's latest howitzer artillery guns damaged during field trials Indian Army's latest howitzer artillery guns damaged during field trials
- September 13, 2017

The gun was undergoing field firing at the Pokhran ranges on September 2 when the accident took place, an Army insider said. Besides India, the M-777 gun is used by the US, Australia and Canada. This isn't the first time that the Army has had problems with ammunition provided by the OFB. The Dhanush, which is based on blue-prints of the Bofors gun, has cleared trials with the Indian Army and has a proven ability to strike targets 38 km away. (more...)
N.Korea threatens United States over new sanctions N.Korea threatens United States over new sanctions
- September 13, 2017

Merkel told the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper on Sunday she was ready to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles program, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model. The US had originally proposed harsher sanctions, including a total ban on oil imports by North Korea. Another $1.7 million-worth came from Russian Federation. (more...)
China Urges Restraint Over N.Korea China Urges Restraint Over N.Korea
- September 13, 2017

The measures were approved unanimously Monday. And on September 3, the DPRK conducted its sixth test of a nuclear device - the most powerful its ever detonated - marking "an unacceptable provocation", Billingslea said. Those comments from the ministry suggest North Korea has no plans to halt its pursuit of a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the mainland United States, despite multiple U.N. (more...)
United Nations rights commissioner 'gravely concerned' over PH killings United Nations rights commissioner 'gravely concerned' over PH killings
- September 13, 2017

Though the motion still requires another reading and Senate approval, opponents say it is likely to be passed, as Duterte enjoys a supermajority in the two chambers. Agnes Callamard, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, said Filipinos deserved a strong, independent rights organization that could hold the state accountable. (more...)
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly
- September 13, 2017

The occasion was her receiving of the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991 while under house arrest as Myanmar's most famous dissident. He also criticized the global community for doing nothing to stop the persecution of Rohingya Muslims , saying, under worldwide law, every country has the responsibility to make sure that genocide will not take place. (more...)
8-Year-Old Biracial Boy Nearly Hanged by Teenagers in Horrifying Attack 8-Year-Old Biracial Boy Nearly Hanged by Teenagers in Horrifying Attack
- September 13, 2017

Slattery said the children were in a backyard when some of the teens got on the table and grabbed a rope that held a tire swing. Disturbing images have surfaced of a young boy with his neck covered in rope burns. "My son nearly died because of some little s-- teenage kids". "The investigation revealed that an 8 year-old child was injured while he was on private property off of North Street in Claremont, N.H.", Chase wrote. (more...)
Treasury's Mnuchin: China may face new sanctions on North Korea Treasury's Mnuchin: China may face new sanctions on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

The sanctions include reducing North Korea's oil imports, and banning the country from importing natural gas and exporting textiles . Any measure needs at least nine out of 15 votes on the Council to be adopted, and no vetoes. The news comes as the UN Security Council ratified new sanctions against North Korea after its sixth nuclear test since 2006. North Korea criticized the efforts as " unlawful ", and warned that they intend to make the USA pay for spearheading the effort. (more...)
North Korea warns United States of North Korea warns United States of "greatest pain", rejects sanctions
- September 13, 2017

Although the new sanctions are the harshest yet, they could have been a lot tougher. A report released on Saturday by the experts monitoring sanctions says Kim Jong Un's government continues to flout sanctions on commodities, an arms embargo, and shipping and financial restrictions. (more...)
Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico
- September 13, 2017

Katia was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane when it was about 115 miles (185 km) northwest of Veracruz with sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h), the center said in an advisory . Meanwhile, the USA is still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey , which made landfall on August 25 and severely flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana. (more...)
UN Security Council to vote on new North Korea sanctions Monday afternoon
- September 13, 2017

Even since the test launches of the Hwasong-14 ICBM, whose warhead payload, accuracy and ability to re-enter the atmosphere remain unverified, North Korea has stepped up its threats to the USA and its allies. The latest resolution also calls on countries to inspect vessels on the high seas, with the consent of the flag state, if they have reasonable grounds to believe the ships are carrying prohibited cargo to North Korea. (more...)
North Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'
- September 13, 2017

The US had originally pushed for a strict oil embargo, as well as a freeze on the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Rycroft's first point in defence of the sanctions was that these ones in particular are "significantly tougher sanctions" than the ones that came before. (more...)
Teachers' Pay Lags Farthest Behind Other Professionals in US, Study Finds Teachers' Pay Lags Farthest Behind Other Professionals in US, Study Finds
- September 13, 2017

On average there are 25 children in a class, compared to the OECD average of 21. Teacher ratios: Ratios of teachers to pupils in New Zealand are nearly identical to the Australian and OECD averages in both primary schools (1:16) and secondary schools (1:14). (more...)
Japan to face North Korea in Tokyo amid nuclear tensions Japan to face North Korea in Tokyo amid nuclear tensions
- September 13, 2017

In response to the North's sixth nuclear test, the U.S., South Korea and others have been pushing for a new package of powerful sanctions on the North, including banning crude oil supplies to the country and freezing the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (more...)
Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning
- September 13, 2017

She stressed: "These steps only work if all nations implement them completely and aggressively". President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sept. It also followed a decision by Mexico last week to expel the North Korean ambassador on its territory. The resolution adds only the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and the party's powerful Organization and Guidance Department and its Propaganda and Agitation Department to the ... (more...)
Trump says UN North Korea sanctions are 'not a big deal' Trump says UN North Korea sanctions are 'not a big deal'
- September 13, 2017

The resolution fell short of measures sought by the Trump administration and opposed by Russian Federation and China to ban all oil imports, instead capping Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months and limiting the imports of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels per year. (more...)

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