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North Korea hit by new United Nations sanctions

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Photo Bridges over the Yalu River connecting North Korea and China . The U.S. also sought a travel ban and asset freeze on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and four key officials, and an asset freeze on the country's national airline Air Koryo, the army, and five other military and party entities. Read More »

Three powerful hurricanes now in the Atlantic ocean: NHC

With Category 5 hurricane Irma , they make three active hurricanes at the same time in the Atlantic basin. The hurricane center called the storm " potentially catastrophic ", and warned the chances of Irma affecting Florida during the weekend "continues to increase". Read More »

North Korea illegally exported commodities worth $270m

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Haley said the Trump administration believes the new sanctions combined with previous measures would ban over 90 percent of North Korea's exports reported in 2016. "Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea", she said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles programme, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model. Read More »

Autopsy planned for Pennsylvania boy found in OH pool

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Smith said the autopsy was conducted in Pennsylvania because the boy died in Sharon. A large number of citizens helped search the area as well. "This can be a most hard task", Smith said. The boys were reported missing at 4:41 p.m. from Lafayette Street in Sharon, according to Mercer County 911. Sharon, Pennsylvania, police chief Gerry Smith says the boy's name isn't being released but more information should be available Tuesday. Read More »

Turkey, Russia Sign $2.5 Billion S-400 Anti-Aircraft Missile Deal

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The Pentagon has already sounded the alarm, saying bluntly that "generally it's a good idea" for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to buy inter-operable equipment. Bloomberg first reported the deal in July, but there came no official confirmation from either Turkey or Russian Federation. The deal represents the biggest contract of the kind to date that Ankara, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, has signed with Russian Federation. Read More »

Monster storm approaches Florida; more than 5mn told to flee coast

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More than 45 million people will face continued severe weather conditions as Irma continues to move inland, and some states have already ordered evacuations. "We stocked the pantry all up, we got the freezer full, we got the generator running the freezer and refrigerator so we're not going to lose food there", Witt said. Read More »

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg claims election victory

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Norway holds the parliamentary election every four years. The election was a bitter disappointment for the leftist Labor Party. "It seems that there will be a clear non-socialist majority in this election". There was no immediate announcement about forming a new government, but the four-party center-right alliance appeared nearly certain to continue. Norway's economy also has the cushion of a sovereign wealth fund worth nearly $1 trillion, the world's biggest, built on income from ... Read More »

ACLU Comment on Trump Election Commission Meeting Tomorrow

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The Brennan Center hammered Kobach , dryly congratulating him for discovering that college students vote. "It is likely that some unknown number of these individuals moved out of New Hampshire, it is possible that a few may have never driven in New Hampshire or have ceased driving, however, it is expected that an unknown number of the remainder continue to live and drive in New Hampshire", Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes and Secretary of State Bill Gardner wrote , according to Fox News. Read More »

Liverpool to appeal against length of Sadio Mané ban

The City supporter, though, would be the one to have the last laugh as Mane was eventually sent off for a high boot to the face of Ederson . "Next time Gabriel is going to do that to Sergio and that is good". It was in a lot of moments very unlucky for us. City would then go on to claim a huge 5-0 win over the Anfield side. Kante struck five minutes after half-time with a low shot that appeared to take City 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel by surprise as it came though a crowd of players to find ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman does karaoke with Kim Jong

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This is a man who allegedly executed his uncle by way of anti-aircraft machine-gun fire and may or may not have had his half-brother poisoned. On the kind of person the controversial world figure is, he told us: "He's always laughing, smiling, talking to his people". Read More »

Irma brings devastation to Florida; Georgia and Alabama get ready

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Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to Florida to help with search-and-rescue operations Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. Before hitting Florida, Irma left at least 34 people dead in several island nations. Winter Park police spokesman Garvin McComie says officers responded Monday morning following reports of a man lying in the roadway. Read More »

Indian priest Tom Uzhunnalil rescued in Yemen

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The Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been rescued. Earlier on 12 July, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had held extensive talks with the deputy prime minister of Yemen Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi during which she conveyed India's concern over the safety of Father Tom Uzhunnalil. Read More »

Was your T-shirt made in North Korea?

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Russian smugglers are illicitly supplying North Korea with contraband energy and goods, evading sanctions and ignoring concerns about the isolated Asian country's nuclear tests, the Washington Post reported Monday. But its provisions are a significant climb-down from the very tough sanctions the Trump administration proposed last Tuesday, especially on oil, where a complete ban could have crippled North Korea's economy. Read More »

Minnesota is the happiest state

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On the other end of the stick lie Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, not-so-OK Oklahoma and, lastly, nearly heaven West Virginia. Iowa, which made the list at no. The Gopher State finished numero uno, besting Utah, Hawaii, California, and Nebraska, which don't have the advantage of nickname involving a cheerful rodent. Read More »

500k join campaign to "shoot down" Hurricane Irma

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To his credit, Edwards told the Associated Press on September 10 that his call to arms was clearly intended as a joke that "may have gone over many people's heads", adding that "I've got people in my inbox mad as hell because they think this is actually happening". Read More »

Florida counts the cost of Irma's fury

Florida Power and Light (FPL) estimates that 3.4 million Floridians could be without power during Hurricane Irma , which is now making its way toward the western portion of Florida . - Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina will also feel effects of the storm . In the Brickel neighborhood of Miami , the flooding turned the streets into a rapidly moving river. Read More »

Hurricane Irma weakens and shifts west in a good sign for Miami

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Life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds are the likely main threats in the coming hours all across Florida's west coast. Warnings of unsafe storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular Florida, where more than six million people had been ordered to flee Irma in one of the biggest evacuations in USA history . Read More »

Tropical Storm Irma is heading to the Mid

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We will see temperatures well below average as Irma moves closer during the middle of next week. A storm surge warning and a tropical storm warning are in effect from near Georgetown into Florida. County officials say they will consult with the governor's office and decide by 8:30 a.m. whether people can return to Hilton Head Island and three other islands placed under mandatory evacuation orders Friday. Read More »

Weakening, Irma still delivers 130 miles per hour coast-to-coast pummeling of Florida

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The millions of Floridians who are part of the largest evacuation in USA history are already itching to go home as Florida mobilizes a post-Irma mass recovery effort of troops, trucks, boats and volunteers from Key West to Jacksonville. Category 3 hurricane strength. A few tornadoes are possible across northeast Florida and southeast portions of Georgia and SC through tonight. It will be a nice waterfront lot in sunny Florida with no house, no trees, no cars, no boats and an ... Read More »

Scotland's weather: 75mph winds and heavy rain set to hit

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Tyler Roys, forecast for AccuWeather, said the storm will cross over Scotland on Sunday before moving into the northern part of the North Sea on Monday. The forecaster added: "Wednesday will be cool, bright and showery with occasional heavy showers, most especially in southwestern, western and northwestern counties where some may be prolonged or possibly thundery". Read More »

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

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In Florida, 51 of 178 gauges in the state were at flood stages on Monday with some of the worst floods in Jacksonville, in the northeastern part of the state, where the St. Two law enforcement officers - Sheriff Julie Bridges and an employee of the Florida Department of Corrections - died while driving home from a shelter, according to the Hardee County Sheriff's Office. Read More »

National Hurricane Center: Irma now a tropical storm

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The NHC has put out a hurricane warning and a tropical storm warning stretching through nearly all of Florida into Georgia and SC, home to more than 20 million people. Petersburg, the NHC reported. "Shingles are coming off". The governor's office confirmed that Scott's family, including First Lady Ann Scott, left Naples in southwestern Florida ahead of the risky storm. Read More »

Same-sex marriage poll finds 70% in favour

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By September 25, all 16 million enrolled Australians should have received their forms. The ABS revealed a sample survey form on Monday, with little on the ballot than the question itself. People will have until November 7 to cast their vote by mail and results of the voluntary poll are expected on November 15. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure to resolve the impasse after two previous efforts to hold a compulsory vote were rejected by the Senate, where the Government is in the minority. Read More »

PETA, photographer reach settlement in 'monkey selfie' case

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The 9th Circuit was considering PETA's appeal . PETA claimed that Naruto should have the same rights as a human and that it was a test case for broader animal rights. The dispute over the photo's ownership came about after it was posted on Wikipedia's free-to-use website, after which Slater asked that it be taken down. Read More »

Soldiers charged under terror laws

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The force said the arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led and there was no risk to the public's safety. Two others were released without charges. Meanwhile, Deakin, from Great Barr, Birmingham, is charged with one count of being a member of National Action. Separately he faces one count of inciting racial hatred - allegedly posting a number of National Action stickers at the Aston University campus in Birmingham in July 2016. Read More »

Attention turns to Jose: NOT an imminent United States threat

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Unable to move to the north, and restricted from moving to the east by a developing upper level high pressure , Jose should have no choice but to meander for a few days in between Bermuda and the Southeast U.S. Jose's current motion would eventually allow the storm to curve out to sea in a solution most models were showing just a few days ago. "If you hear a rumor, especially on social media, regarding what Jose may or may not do, please refer back to your National Weather Service local ... Read More »

Foreign Ministry Announces Delay In Israel African Summit

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has prioritized diplomatic outreach to Africa, embarking on a historic tour of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda last year and renewing diplomatic ties with African countries that in some cases had snubbed Israel for 50 years. Read More »

Killer Hurricane Irma is set to batter Florida tomorrow

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Damaging winds were moving into areas including Key Biscayne and Coral Gables, and gusts up to 56 miles per hour (90 kph) were reported off Miami. Hurricane Irma now has maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. Things were looking so dire that an estimated 10,000 people who rode out the storm in the Keys may require evacuation, the Defense Department said. Read More »

Hurricane Irma causes UCF to call off another game

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FIU topped Alcorn State 17-10 in Birmingham last weekend to move to 1-1 in Butch Davis' first year as coach. The two programs plan to schedule a game between the schools at memorial stadium at some point in the future. The rush of cancellations and postponements to football games because of Hurricane Irma reportedly won't be limited to just Week 2 of the college football season. Read More »

Tropical Storm Irma Gradually Weakening Over Northern Florida

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Outages across the state will likely top 4.1 million customers since other utilities, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc, will also suffer outages but have not yet estimated how many . "We've had so many storms that look like they're coming straight at us, and they miss us every time". - Floridians awoke Monday no longer with a hurricane overhead, but more than 6.2 million homes and businesses did not have power and flooding concerns continued almost ... Read More »

North Korea issues threat ahead of United Nations sanctions vote

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North Korea's state media attacked both Haley and the resolution ahead of the vote , vowing the USA would face 'the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history'. Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Earlier, North Korea said it would not accept any chastisement over its nuclear and missile program, which it says is vital to stave off the threat of an American invasion, and threatened to cause the United States "the ... Read More »

Qatari FM says dialogue is only way to solve Gulf crisis

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The ongoing Gulf Crisis between Saudi Arabia (KSA), the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country Egypt, and Qatar continues with KSA attempting to once again smear Qatar with a false media report on the 16th anniversary of the Twin Tower attacks. Read More »

'It WASN'T murder' Corrie actor speaks out on daughter's tragic Bestival death

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Her father, who has also appeared in Taggart and Coronation Street , was reported to have gone to the festival site at Lulworth Castle , Dorset, after becoming anxious for her safety when the event ended. A 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder "to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances", the force said. Read More »