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US Supreme Court restores Trump's travel ban on refugees US Supreme Court restores Trump's travel ban on refugees
- September 13, 2017

The travel ban, which blocks travelers Iran , Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days following its implementation, has been the subject of much legal wrangling, and now no fewer than three orders from the Supreme Court. (more...)
Amid Rohingya uproar, Myanmar leader to skip United Nations meeting Amid Rohingya uproar, Myanmar leader to skip United Nations meeting
- September 13, 2017

The violence in Myanmar started on August 25, when insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts in what they said was an effort to protect minority Rohingya . Protests have popped around the world over the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. The monks are a powerful political force in Myanmar, given their influence on the population, and Ms Suu Kyi clearly feels she needs them on her side. (more...)
About half of DeKalb County lost power due to Hurricane Irma
- September 13, 2017

Georgia Power turned back on electricity for more than almost 300,000 households and businesses between early Tuesday morning and the afternoon. As of 10:59 a.m. Georgia Power says that it could days - or even weeks - for electricity to return to some areas of the state. That's down from a combined 2 million outages at the height of the storm. (more...)
Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: America under attack Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: America under attack
- September 13, 2017

The ceremony focuses on the first responders who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center in NY. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Gov. Scott Says Keys Face 'Long Road' To Recovery Hurricane Irma: Gov. Scott Says Keys Face 'Long Road' To Recovery
- September 13, 2017

Around midday Monday, Irma also spread misery into Georgia and SC as it moved inland with winds at 50 miles per hour, causing some flooding and power outages. "I don't have any numbers on fatalities at this point". A high school in Homestead, a city in which 90 percent of its residents were without electricity on Monday, lost its roof. (more...)
Republic could get an extra two MEPs post-Brexit Republic could get an extra two MEPs post-Brexit
- September 13, 2017

And it warns that European military technology could be undermined if there is no customs deal. The EU negotiator listed commitments he claimed Britain had agreed to that extend beyond the end of the current budget period in 2020 - and rounded on the country for refusing to honour them and said Britain must continue providing funds for Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through the European Development Fund. (more...)
New sanctions fall short of total embargo on oil New sanctions fall short of total embargo on oil
- September 13, 2017

It says the make-up of those radioactive isotopes in air samples could shows if a nuclear test was from a plutonium or uranium bomb. The new measures will target the country's textile exports and also seek to cap the number of North Koreans who work overseas and repatriate money at the current level of 100,000. (more...)
US News names Cornell in top 100 national liberal arts colleges US News names Cornell in top 100 national liberal arts colleges
- September 13, 2017

News & World Report website. - Making up 15 percent of its students in 2016-17, F&M was recognized as a liberal arts school with one of the highest percentages of global students. "We can be proud that Arkansas is home to the best national liberal arts college in the south central USA", added Tsutsui. According to U.S. News, the rankings are determined by first dividing colleges into categories and collecting data from the college on as many as 15 indicators of academic excellence. (more...)
Notre Dame President to Feinstein: Questioning of Judicial Nominee's Faith Is 'Chilling' Notre Dame President to Feinstein: Questioning of Judicial Nominee's Faith Is 'Chilling'
- September 13, 2017

Circuit Court of Appeals. But any senator who asks a judicial nominee about her faith has to take great care not to alarm believers or encourage anti-Catholic prejudice. It's possible to ask judicial nominees about their judicial philosophies without bringing up their religious beliefs, he wrote , "and Article VI insists that the Senate observe that restriction". (more...)
Trump downplays new United Nations sanctions on N. Korea Trump downplays new United Nations sanctions on N. Korea
- September 13, 2017

The UN sanctions are an attempt to starve the country of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. On Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea , with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped. (more...)
Taiwan-bound 'Talim' could become super typhoon, China says Taiwan-bound 'Talim' could become super typhoon, China says
- September 13, 2017

A sea warning for Typhoon Talim is expected to be lifted Thursday evening, after it moves toward Japan, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The typhoon was initially forecast to slam China's southeast coast on Thursday night or Friday morning, and was predicted to become a super typhoon packing winds of 60 meters per second or 185 kilometers per hour, which is comparable to a Category 4 or 5 hurricane in the US. (more...)
3 hurricanes now active in the Atlantic basin: Irma, Jose and Katia 3 hurricanes now active in the Atlantic basin: Irma, Jose and Katia
- September 13, 2017

A hurricane watch has been issued for the Mexican state of Veracruz by the Mexican government. As Hurricane Irma strengthens into a Category 5 storm, possibly headed for Florida, eyes are on yet another storm brewing - Tropical Storm Jose , which is forming in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
Irma Leaves Widespread Devastation, Flooding In Florida Irma Leaves Widespread Devastation, Flooding In Florida
- September 13, 2017

With the arrival of what is potentially one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Florida, officials have set aside 3.2 million liters (0.85 million gallons) of water, filled 67 trailers with meals, and amassed 24,000 tarps. Brock said no injuries had been reported. The company expects extensive damage due to high winds and fallen trees, and they are advising customers to prepare for extended power outages. (more...)
UN Votes Unanimously to Pass New Sanctions on North Korea UN Votes Unanimously to Pass New Sanctions on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

Measures include a ban on textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. "The Washington regime fabricated the most vicious sanctions resolution ", Pyongyang's ambassador in Geneva told the UN. A US official, familiar with the council negotiations and speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea imports some 4.5 million barrels of refined petroleum products annually and 4 million barrels of crude oil. (more...)
Kangana Ranaut's Comments On Love Life Aren't PR, Explains Her Director Kangana Ranaut's Comments On Love Life Aren't PR, Explains Her Director
- September 13, 2017

During this time, a white auto suddenly came and completely blocked the rickshaw on the corner of the road. National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta's forthcoming film Simran , starring Kangana Ranaut, tells the story of Praful Patel, a girl who pursues happiness despite facing many hurdles on the way. (more...)
Ten people died as Hurricane Irma battered Cuba Ten people died as Hurricane Irma battered Cuba
- September 13, 2017

And it's not the only island to feel the impact. Richard Branson among the devastation on Necker island. And more than 20 people have been killed. European countries like France and Britain are also being asked to channel more help to islands like St. Martin. The Government had faced claims that the United Kingdom had done less to evacuate its citizens than other nations and did not have the correct equipment in place to deal with the situation. (more...)
Deal expands Irma emergency declaration to all Georgia counties Deal expands Irma emergency declaration to all Georgia counties
- September 13, 2017

Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm, according to The Guardian , and a potentially historic mass evacuation is happening in Florida right now. He said 19,500 electric workers have been deployed in the restoration effort. But Cathy Haynes with Charleston County Emergency Management urged the public to stay alert and prepare for the worst. (more...)
Unanimous: New Sanctions Against North Korea Unanimous: New Sanctions Against North Korea
- September 13, 2017

The call for tougher sanctions was spawned after North Korea conducted the sixth nuclear test in its history last week after a series of missile launches earlier this year - violating United Nations resolutions. One missile test-fired by North Korea was said to be able to reach parts of the U.S. mainland. Sanctions pressure over North Korea has almost reached its limit, and further actions of this kind may lead to unexpected results, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko ... (more...)
US House committee targets major Chinese banks' lifeline to North Korea
- September 13, 2017

In Geneva, Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, expressed hope for a peaceful solution, saying North Korea does not want to start a nuclear war and the world is not seeking to overthrow its leader Kim Jong Un . North Korea was condemned globally for its latest nuclear test on September 3, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb . "We must target major Chinese banks, such as China Merchants Bank and even big state owned-banks like the Agricultural Bank of ... (more...)
ICJ to resume hearing today on Kulbhushan case; hopes early release ICJ to resume hearing today on Kulbhushan case; hopes early release
- September 13, 2017

Issuing a stay on Jadhav's execution, the ICJ asked Pakistan to "take all measures at its disposal" to ensure that he "is not executed pending a final judgment of the court" in the case. We should not comment on it. Meanwhile, India has not changed its opposing stance towards CPEC-a corridor which originates in China and culminates at Gwadar but passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. (more...)
Hurricane Irma US Death Toll: Storm Brings Destruction to American South Hurricane Irma US Death Toll: Storm Brings Destruction to American South
- September 13, 2017

Britain's response to Irma has been criticised by some local inhabitants as too slow with some complaining about a breakdown of law and order and being left to fend for themselves. Among the scenes in this imagery are damaged homes, new cuts in beaches and thousands of defoliated trees. Authorities cut power to parts of the city and evacuated around 10,000 people from central Havana amid concerns of storm surge flooding, according to Reuters . (more...)
This Mom Delivered Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma This Mom Delivered Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma
- September 13, 2017

The National Weather Service says two cranes have collapsed in Miami as strong wind from Hurricane Irma blows in. It also coincided with her due date. But one woman's story delivering her own baby in the middle of Hurricane Irma shows that as a mom, you are stronger - and braver - than you might think. (more...)
Cops: Ex-Husband Tearfully Confesses to Realtor's Murder Cops: Ex-Husband Tearfully Confesses to Realtor's Murder
- September 13, 2017

The following day when her uncle reported her missing , her friends knew something was wrong. They were not present at the time of the killing, the sheriff said. Her family reported her missing on August 26 when she failed to return with the children or show up for work. Crystal's boyfriend, Paul Hargrave, is speaking out about her disappearance. (more...)
Oklahoma State LB Brendan Vaughn arrested on drug charges Oklahoma State LB Brendan Vaughn arrested on drug charges
- September 13, 2017

As of now, Vaughn, a linebacker, is still on the OSU roster. Vaughn was arrested, and reportedly admitted while in custody that the money came from selling marijuana. Police also found more than $500 in a dresser drawer, according to court records. In all, officials say they seized about 1.5 pounds of marijuana. (more...)
UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions
- September 13, 2017

MS NIKKI HALEY , US Ambassador to the United Nations , after the UN Security Council voted to impose a new round of sanctions against North Korea . The revised resolution adds new language urging "further work to reduce tensions so as to advance the prospects for a comprehensive settlement", and underscoring "the imperative of achieving the goal of complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner". (more...)

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