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More emergency agencies may limit response as Tropical Storm Irma winds increase

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BLUE RIDGE, GA- The threat for tornadic activity in Fannin County has be removed from the list of risks associated with Hurricane Irma's progress into our area. "It's not going to be what you're seeing in Tampa", he said. Damage has already been reported in a number of areas Monday morning . Also, with Irma being a tropical system, we can not rule out a small, brief tornado tonight though Tuesday. Read More »

Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction

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He explained: "We are very fortunate to have a strong cellar built into Necker's Great House". He said he was there "to further mobilise aid efforts and rebuilding plans for the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean". Thank you for your continuing support, it means the world to us'. Parts of the island are still inaccessible, people are unaccounted for and can't be searched for until roads are clear. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Dramatic Videos Show Storm Battering Florida

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Although Irma was downgraded to a Category Two storm, it was still packing risky winds of up to 105 miles (169 kilometers) per hour as it neared Fort Myers, a major tourist destination in southwestern Florida. As it travelled through the centre of the state early on Monday, Irma brought gusts of up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph) and torrential rain to areas around Orlando, one of the most popular areas for tourism in Florida because of its cluster of theme parks, the National Weather ... Read More »

Parents Pull Second Child From School After Fight Over Transgender Rights Ensues

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The boys' parents, Nigel and Sally Rowe, say they are challenging the policy. "We believe it is wrong to encourage very young children to embrace transgenderism ". Andrea Williams from Christian Concern has said it is about more than just clothing. A Diocese of Portsmouth spokesman said: 'Our schools are inclusive, safe spaces where pupils learn to respect diversity of all kinds. Read More »

Policemen Gunned Down in Ferocious Terrorist Attack in North Sinai, Egypt

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No group has claimed responsibility for Monday's attack, while the Egyptian authorities have yet to comment on the incident. Police found huge amount of weapons and ammunition from the two terror hideouts. The wounded included a police brigadier general. A statement by the Interior Ministry, which oversees security forces, said the militants were hiding in two apartments in the densely populated Ard el-Liwa neighborhood, where they held organizational meetings and planned a "series of terror ... Read More »

United Nations appeals for aid as Rohingya Muslims exodus nears 300000

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Mubajje lauded the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan for being the first world leader to openly and strongly speak out against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar army. There have been numerous eyewitness accounts of summary executions, rapes, and arson attacks by security forces against the Muslims since the crackdown began. Read More »

N.Korea threatens US over new sanctions

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Trump also said North Korea "is behaving badly and it's got to stop". North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the UN Security Council this week. Read More »

President Trump, First Lady Attend Pentagon Ceremony Commemorating 9/11

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Trump, a native New Yorker, spent much of his Monday morning at remembrance ceremonies for the almost 3,000 people killed in the attacks. While the US contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the 16th anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days. Read More »

Sonakshi Sinha's inspired by Priyanka Chopra's work in Syria!

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PeeCee recently proved the same when a Twitter user questioned her UNICEF Jordan initiative. Clearly, she was in no mood to take any non-sense from anyone despite her earnest efforts to help those innocent children. Earlier, she visited Zimbabwe kids who were victims of sexual abuse. She also posted a video featuring a girl named Eman, who caught Priyanka's attention with her sketches that depicted her version of the war. Read More »

South Korea Holds Military Drills in Threat to North Korea

In that phone call, Trump and his counterpart in Seoul agreed to lift payload restrictions on South Korean missiles. The party also said it would send a group of lawmakers to Washington this week. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on August 22, 2017, held out the promise that the time was now ripe for direct talks with North Korea. LKP spokesman Jeong Tae-ok stated: "Tactical nuclear weapons are a proper countermeasure". Read More »

THAAD deployment fans controversy, Moon's ratings drop

Seoul was restricted to a maximum warhead weight of 500 kilograms on its ballistic missiles under to a 2001 agreement with the United States, but this limit has now been lifted. During his visit to Russia , Abe is also scheduled to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in the wake of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test on Sunday and the August 29 launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan. Read More »

USA calls for UN Security Council vote on North Korea on Monday

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Two truck-mounted launchers and a powerful X-band radar are in operation at the former golf course. He has also publicly weighed scrapping a U.S. trade deal with South Korea in a bid to fulfill promises he made during the election campaign, and threatened to make South Korea pay for THAAD, even though it was Washington pushing for the system's deployment. Read More »

Gold slides from 1-year high as North Korea tensions ebb

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Tensions, though, could escalate if the United Nations approves fresh sanctions on North Korea later Monday. Japan's Nikkei had risen 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a celebration to congratulate the nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week earlier. Read More »

SSC CGL Examination 2017 Tier-I answer key released

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The examination was conducted between August 5 to August 24 in the Computer Based Mode. As per the revised schedule, the exam would now be held from September 16, 2017 (Saturday) to October 31, 2017 (Tuesday). Click on the 'Declaration of Result of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I ) Examination, 2017′. The SSC had to cancel its examination for the post of multi-tasking (non-technical) on April 30, 2017 after it found the question papers of the exam uploaded on social networking site Facebook. Read More »

How to track Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Katia in real time

Unlike Hurricane Irma's path , Hurricane Jose is forecast to move north and away from Puerto Rico and remain in the Atlantic Ocean, avoiding numerous chains of Caribbean islands that Irma has wrecked. Rainfall from Katia could "cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain", the hurricane center warned. Read More »

Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges

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Rohingya militants, known as Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, or ARSA, issued a statement Saturday, saying "offensive military operations" would be paused until October 9 to give access to aid groups. "We don't like terrorists and terrorism", Mahmood Jolly, a Muslim resident of Maungdaw township's Kutpakaung village told the Myanmar Service of Radio Free Asia (RFA), a sister entity of BenarNews. Read More »

Outcry after South Korea deploys anti-missile system

The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers overseas, and subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Read More »

Hyderabad: Don't send me to school, girl begs dad

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Takin serious note of the incident, IT minister KT Rama Rao immediately asked Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister K Srihari to take action against the school management. "I will never go back to that school", the child says, reflecting the trauma and humiliation she must have experienced. "We want to press criminal charges against the school and teachers". Read More »

Passengers injured in gas attack at Frankfurt airport check

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The passengers were sprayed with an irritant gas around 11am on Monday at the check-in counters in Terminal 1 , Bild reports. "The cause is unclear, investigations continue", a spokesperson added. Police said six people were being treated for breathing difficulties. Check-in has reopened and flights are operating as normal. The terminal was partially evacuated and the entrance cordoned off, but examination of the man's luggage only revealed computer parts and a small fuel bottle for ... Read More »

NBA legend Dennis Rodman wants to mediate between US, North Korea

Rodman is not only a five-time National Basketball Association champion but he is also one of the only Americans to meet Kim. For someone who is known as much for his defensive and rebounding prowess as for his penchant to easily get under other players' skins, Dennis Rodman doesn't seem to be the best guy for mankind to rest its hopes on. Read More »

Putin: More Sanctions Against North Korea Would Be 'Useless and Ineffective'

Trump did not elaborate on what he had in mind, but the White House has said the president may approve the sale of "many billions of dollars´ worth of military weapons and equipment" to Seoul. Amid fears that the North Korean regime was planning a ballistic missile test similar to that conducted on July 4, the U.S. escalated its rhetoric and called upon the UN Security Council to completely isolate the so-called hermit kingdom from the outside world, including the severance of its fuel-trade ... Read More »

Putin thinks N.Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail

South Korea President Moon Jae-in met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday morning in Vladivostok where they're attending the Eastern Economic Forum, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin . South Korea has carried out military drills since Sunday's nuclear test. Putin reiterated that the crisis around North Korea should be resolved only by political means, and that it posed a threat to peace and stability in the region. Read More »

North Korea Offers Closer Look At Its Newest Bomb

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North Korea backed off its Guam threat, announcing it will instead "watch a little more [of] the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees", but continued its nuclear program with an apparent test of a hydrogen bomb September 3. Even as Trump continues to maintain that scope for dialogue with Pyongyang does not exist, Russian Federation and China continue to maintain that sanctions and war-threats would not offer a permanent solution to the conflict. Read More »

India extends further defence assistance to Afghanistan

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While India has been reluctant to denounce the violence, Afghanistan has strongly reacted to it and urged the global community to take serious notice of "the genocide and massacre of Muslim and oppressed people in Burma ( Myanmar )". She said India would continue to work with people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a "secure, stable, peaceful, prosperous, united and inclusive nation". Read More »

Evacuees Trying to Leave Florida Before Hurricane Irma Complain of Outrageous Airfares

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Airline and airport workers raced to get flights off the ground as Hurricane Irma swirled toward Florida on Friday, filling the skies above the state with planes. British Airways has also cancelled Saturday's round-trip to Antigua "due to a change in the path of Hurricane Jose". "We've walked the terminal and we've seen some pretty significant damage in different parts of the airport". Read More »

Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins found dead in hotel freezer

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The hotel referred her to police and filed a missing persons report on Saturday. "(I'm) horrified. It's something that no one could ever imagine. "It's unbelievable", Jenkins' mother, Teresa Martin told the news station. But she said it was late Saturday night before Rosemont police told her Jenkins' body had been found inside a walk-in freezer in the hotel that was turned on and cold but was not being used to store food. Read More »

Putin: North Korea crisis could be 'impossible' to solve

A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers capable of firing up to 48 interceptor missiles, but only two have been operational. "Because the Americans are sending mixed signals, Putin probably sees an opening to take the lead", he said. Read More »

Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea

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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. Other measures could include preventing North Koreans from working overseas and putting top officials on a blacklist aimed at imposing asset freezes and travel bans. Read More »

Senate Passes Disaster Relief Bill

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The additional Senate money is to jump-start rebuilding efforts. The package also doubles the amount of disaster aid approved on Wednesday in the House, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Irma barrels towards Florida. A report from Bloomberg on Tuesday said that the agency's disaster relief fund was down to around $1 billion after it spent at a rate of about $9 million per hour since the end of last week. Read More »

South Korea predicts ICBM launch on North Korea national day

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The majority of the crude oil sales to North Korea are from China; Russia's President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russian oil supplies to North Korea were negligible. President Donald Trump has discussed North Korea's strongest nuclear test yet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng), as the us proposes crippling new sanctions and world leaders tussle over whether pressure or dialogue is the best way to rein in the rogue nation. Read More »

Chelsea's Hazard hopeful for Champions League title win

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Hazard arrived too late to be part of that success, moving to Stamford Bridge from Lille in a £32 million deal later that summer, and the Belgium global says that claiming a Champions League winners' medal remains one of his top priorities. Read More »

Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes

He said there are "many reasonable people in the current administration" who are experienced and who have dealt with similar crises. "We can not accept THAAD under any conditions". could be legitimate. "There's no other path except for a peaceful, diplomatic resolution of the North Korean nuclear problem", he said. The next day, however, Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said there was no change in the administration's policy on the denuclearization for the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

China says it will back new measures against North Korea

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Security Council diplomats, who weren't authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the USA and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. After new nuclear missile tests, the North Korean regime demonstrated the extent of the challenge that it poses to regional and global security. Whatever final text was adopted, she hoped it would "have significant consequences in terms of greater economic pressure on North Korea". Read More »

In London held a March against Brexit

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Sir Vince told the BBC growing numbers of people wanted the United Kingdom to keep its links with the European Union and this was the beginning of a "loud and powerful" movement. Customs declarations at the United Kingdom border that may be imposed after Brexit would affect 180,000 British traders and could cost them more than 4 billion pounds (€4.4 billion) a year, according to the Institute for Government. Read More »