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Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

A woman and her baby were among the first casualties when a tree fell on their house, contributing to a death toll that United States media said had reached 13 - 10 in North Carolina and three in SC, according to CNN. Holt, who has diabetes and clogged arteries, said she stayed for doctor's appointments that were canceled at the last minute. Weinmann pulled 10 people out of flooded neighborhoods and delivered them to a shelter. Read More »

Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport: Syria

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The Israeli military has declined to comment on the report but has in the past acknowledged carrying out scores of air strikes in the past, mainly against Iranian and Hezbollah targets. The agency gave no immediate report of casualties or damage. Earlier this month, a senior Israeli military official said the army had struck more than 200 targets in Syria , focussing on Iranian weapons and other targets. Read More »

USA border agent charged in 2-week killing spree

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He says all the women worked as prostitutes. The 35-year-old suspect, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found hiding a auto park in Laredo, Texas , at around 2am after he initially fled police on Saturday. Cuellar said investigators believe Ortiz acted alone. On Thursday, 42-year-old Claudine Anne Luera was found fatally wounded off a roadway not far from where the previous body was found. Read More »

Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North - pool report

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The result will likely be a crucial indicator of how the larger nuclear negotiations with the United States will proceed. "We believe they are central to President Trump's efforts to convince Chairman Kim that full, final denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is necessary", he said. Read More »

Texas board of ed drops Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history classes

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Friday's vote was preliminary, and the board will be able to amend the changes before the final vote in November. So a volunteer group of teachers has been appointed by the board to grade the significance of various people. In 2010, controversy erupted over a bid by conservatives on the State Board of Education to label the grotesque American slave trade by the innocuous term the "Atlantic triangular trade". Read More »

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun resigns

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In a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. Adeosun resigned on Friday as exclusively reported by Daily Trust . Her main policy was a bid to improve tax collection and crack down on mismanagement by government agencies. Read More »

Regional Pot Workers Could Face Lifetime Ban From US News Centre News

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Canada is set to legalize recreational use of cannabis on October 17, but the drug is still illegal under U.S. Federal law. Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, told Politico that border officials will question Canadians about their marijuana use if they have cause to do so. Read More »

Trump Wants to Change NAFTA to USMC Pact

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The main sticking point in the U.S. The well-placed source had earlier reiterated Canada's position that it would take as long as needed. Kudlow spelled out "M-I-L-K" in an interview with Fox Business Network for emphasis. Tens of billions of dollars in Chinese imports have been slapped with US tariffs and a new round of duties is due to be triggered soon. Both Canada and Mexico want Trump to agree to permanently exempt them from US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Read More »

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence

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Trump in his tweets blamed Democrats for inflating the numbers. "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ". "FIFTY TIMES LAST ORIGINAL NUMBER - NO WAY!" he tweeted late Friday. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello commissioned George Washington University's Public Health School to look into the question. The study from GWU says several factors led to deaths being reported long after the storm had hit. Read More »

Israel dismantles protest shacks near West Bank village marked for demolition

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Critics of the demolition believe that Israel is tearing down the village in order to make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible. "France reaffirms that the demolition of infrastructure and homes in the West Bank, a Palestinian occupied territory, are contrary to global humanitarian law, and in particular the Fourth Geneva Convention, since they will result in the evacuation and forced transfer of populations, and the Security Council resolutions", the statement read. Read More »

Rockfall in Greece Leaves Seven People Injured

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The rest only had minor injuries . The coast guard said one foreign woman was injured and was being transported to a local hospital. Video footage shows beach-goers running in panic as part of a cliff peels off the rock wall at the end of Navagio beach , tumbling to the sand. Read More »

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on N.Korean IT Firms

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Treasury Department. The United States has accused Russian Federation of altering an independent United Nations report to cover up Moscow's alleged violation of UN sanctions on North Korea . " Russia can't be allowed to edit and obstruct independent United Nations reports on North Korea sanctions just because they don't like what they say. Read More »

European Union lawmakers vote to take measures against Hungary

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Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban (L) arrives for an EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia on May 17, 2018. "A different parliament and a different future is needed", he said, and predicted that next May's European Parliament election will see the end of what he called the "pro-immigration majority" in the assembly. Read More »

Full alert as massive super-storm nears Philippines

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The storm pummeled the northern Philippine island of Luzon with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. In nearby Fujian province in China , 51,000 people were evacuated from fishing boats and around 11,000 vessels returned to port on Saturday morning. Read More »

Novichok Suspects: We Only Went To Salisbury To See The Cathedral

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But many were quick to point out that on March 4, the second day the two Russians visited Salisbury, the snow from previous days had cleared, and both CCTV images of Ruslan and Boshirov, and pictures taken by the Journal when the Skripals fell ill show completely unobstructed pathways. Read More »

Syria’s Looming Idlib Offensive Is Stalled by Turkey

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Last week, the United Nations warned that such an offensive would likely lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century". Any attack on Syria's Idlib province is going to be "dealt with", U.S. Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu stated earlier on Friday that Erdogan plans to discuss developments in Syria with the Russian president on Monday, September 17. Read More »

President Trump Says Hurricane Maria Death Toll Rose Like 'Magic'

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That was not original material, being the remarks made on Fox News by Geraldo Rivera , to whom Trump drew attention in the tweet . He says, "Then, like magic, '3000 PEOPLE KILLED'". "Casualties don't make a person look bad", House Speaker Paul Ryan said, breaking with the president. After reading the president's outrageous tweets to his audience, Colbert marveled at Trump's "love" for Puerto Rico , despite frequently trashing the local government there. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

A powerful high-pressure ridge is expected to keep Florence south through the weekend after its expected landfall Friday morning in the Myrtle Beach/Wilmington areas of South and North Carolina. " Your time is running out ", he said. "This is a very risky storm", Long said. "Inland flooding kills a lot of people, unfortunately, and that's what we're about to see", Long added. Read More »

Pam Knox: Georgians should be on lookout for Florence

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Florence is moving over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas today, and is expected to approach the coast of North Carolina or SC in the hurricane warning area on Friday . The result could be what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago: catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, farm fields and industrial sites. Read More »

Reporter mocked for 'Oscar-worthy' Hurricane Florence broadcast

The National Hurricane Center says that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the U.S. There have been numerous calls for fallen trees, according to officials, however they are not aware of any others where people are trapped. "We're deeply concerned for whole communities which could be wiped away". Read More »

Russia's largest-ever war games and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concerns

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The Chinese media have described the People's Liberation Army involvement in the drills as the country's largest-ever dispatch of forces overseas for war games. "For this reason, we are committed to further strengthening our armed forces and supplying them with the most up-to-date weapons and equipment, as well as promoting global cooperation". Read More »

Community leaders: Recovery efforts still needed in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican officials did not respond to request for comment. "I hate talking about politics and all that, but I think this is more than politics", Cora said . "An independent study said thousands were lost". A Harvard study estimates the death toll might be as high as 4,645 people. He first boasted of the "incredible unsung success" the administration achieved in Puerto Rico , when asked if there were lessons learned from response to that hurricane, as he commemorated the 17th ... Read More »

Mike Pompeo: John Kerry's Iranian Meetings 'Unseemly & Unprecedented'

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This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world's largest state sponsor of terror ... telling them to "wait out" this administration. President TrumpDonald John TrumpSouth Carolina detention centers say it will not relocate inmates in mandatory evacuation zones Letitia James routs three Dems to win New York AG primary Trump slams Kerry for "illegal" meetings with Iran MORE sparked controversy after announcing he would withdraw the US from the 2015 deal in May, despite being ... Read More »

Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort to cooperate in Russian Federation probe

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Friday's announcement was a political blow to Trump's presidency ahead of November 6 congressional elections that will determine whether or not Republicans keep control of Congress. Prosecutor Andrew Weissman said in court Friday that Manafort had struck a " cooperation agreement ". Manafort's attorneys had argued that the trial should be moved to Roanoke, Virginia, because the intensity of publicity in Washington made it impossible for him to receive a fair trial. Read More »

Putin: Britain's poison suspects 'civilians,' not criminals

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The statement by Putin marked an abrupt shift from Russia's earlier position on the poisoning case that has damaged relations between Moscow and the West. Det Sgt Nick Bailey also fell ill after responding to the incident in the city of Salisbury. Police are linking the attack to a separate Novichok poisoning on 30 June, when Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley became unwell at a house in Amesbury, about eight miles away. Read More »

Trump's Trip To Ireland Cancelled

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Washington had said that Trump would visit Ireland "to renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations". But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday that no final decision had been made. The Taoiseach's spokesperson was unable to confirm that the trip had been cancelled when reports broke earlier on Tuesday. Preparations for street protests over the visit were already under way when it emerged Mr Trump has cancelled his trip. Read More »

FEMA administrator's government vehicle use under investigation by DHS inspector general

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Byard said FEMA expected power outages, infrastructure damage and potential loss of life. Representatives for the inspector general and the White House did not respond to requests for comment. "After calling @SenJeffMerkley staff to inform them of the facts surrounding @ FEMA budget we were told "It's a TV hit, you take it where you can" - regardless of the facts?" The document, which was released by the office of Senator Jeff Merkley , of OR, shows that the money would come from ... Read More »

Scenes From The Gas Explosions In The Merrimack Valley

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Firefighters raced for hours from one blaze to another and utility crews rushed to shut off gas and electricity to prevent further explosions. Columbia had announced earlier on Thursday that it would be upgrading gas lines in neighbourhoods across the state, including the area where the explosions happened. Read More »

Manafort to plead guilty

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Manafort is due in federal court for what the Justice Department called "an arraignment and plea agreement hearing" on Friday morning, following the release of new charging documents against him. Manafort and Mueller had also been in plea talks while the jury was in deliberations during his Virginia trial, but those negotiations had fallen through. Read More »

Kulsoom Nawaz's body brought to Jati Umra

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They were initially released on a 12-hour parole. Younger daughter of Begum Kulsoom and 10 other members of the family will come to Pakistan with the body. Pakistan's Supreme Court past year disqualified Sharif from holding office and later an anti-graft tribunal convicted him and his relatives. The family is now meeting people in Jati Umra, who have come to pay homage to Begum Kulsoom. Read More »

Top Euro court: UK's former snooping regime breached human rights

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The judges ruled against the 16 complainants on the question of whether Britain further violated their privacy by sharing intelligence with foreign governments, saying that did not constitute a breach of their rights. The scope for unrestricted snooping "could be capable of painting an intimate picture of a person" through mapping of social networks and communication patterns, browsing and location tracking, and understanding who a person is interacting with, the court said. Read More »