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Court returns references against Sharif family, Dar after scrutiny

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An accountability court has returned four references filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against members of Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. They pleaded the court to hear the review pleas against the five-member bench verdict first. Moreover, a bench of lesser strength could not upset or pre-empt the decision of the larger bench of the court, the application emphasised, adding that the decision announced by the three-judge bench, having been endorsed adopted, owned ... Read More »

Irma Brings Flooding And Disaster To Jacksonville, Florida

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Irma has since been downgraded to a tropical storm , and officials say it will continue to weaken as it makes its way inland, though 70 m.p.h. winds and flooding still pose a danger. As of Sunday night, 112,759 customers for Tampa Electric had lost power, the utility said on its website . The storm could potentially flood creeks and rivers. Read More »

Mitt Romney May Run for Hatch's Seat If He Retires

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Dave Hansen, a longtime political advisor to Hatch, told UtahPolicy.com last month that he didn't expect Hatch to decide on his political future until October. Senate seat. "He's not going to run anyway". Romney was publicly critical of President Donald Trump during the primary campaign, and many people were hoping he'd throw together a last-minute run for the Republican nomination. Read More »

Forecasters studying path of Hurricane Jose

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Irma is no longer a tropical weather system, but widespread rains continue from Tennessee to the Carolinas. Expect some occasional showers in central Virginia on Tuesday and Tuesday night, but not a continuous all-day rainfall. This is due, the center said, to an area of high pressure that will move around the hurricane over the next several days. Storms that have moved slowly between Hispaniola and Bermuda in the past have set up memorable runs of waves for both locations and all the ... Read More »

Hope Hicks Appointed White House Communications Director

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Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump who was one of the first staffers to join Trump's 2016 campaign, became the interim communications director after Anthony Scaramucci, the colorful and controversial Trump aide, was ousted from the job in July. Read More »

Irma blamed for 3 deaths in Florida

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There, many fear that rising tides could add to already unsafe flood levels. At 6 AM, the Cuban Weather Service (Insmet) reported that Irma was now a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of 1-5, having as lost a little intensity over night, but still highly risky. Read More »

Dozens Of Animals Found Tied To Trees As Irma Approaches

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Animal Care and Control officers in Palm Beach County have found and rescued up to 40 dogs in the in the days before the storm made landfall. "Even a tiny bit of sand can hurt an animal when it's traveling through 100-plus miles per hour winds", Sauve said. Read More »

Halimah Yacob set to be Singapore's first female president

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Speaking after collecting the relevant documents at the Elections Department, Mdm Halimah said: "I promise to do the best that I can to serve the people of Singapore and that doesn't change whether there is an election or no election". The rising threat of terrorism makes unity crucial, said outgoing President Tony Tan. "And when that happens, it's very important to ensure we do not allow it to destroy our cohesion, or to have tensions between the various communities", he was quoted as saying ... Read More »

Government abolishes public sector pay cap

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The increases for police and prison officers are based on the recommendations of independent pay review bodies for 2017/18, with recruitment and retention problems being cited in the case of prison officers. Ms O'Grady told union members in Brighton that Prime Minister Theresa May's recent comments about the sacrifices of public sector workers would ring hollow if only some of them were rewarded. Read More »

Hurricane Jose is now Category 3 storm with 120 miles per hour winds

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This is the first time on record that the Atlantic has had two hurricanes with 150-plus miles per hour winds at the same time, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said . Kitts, Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius - areas less likely to be seriously affected. During peak hurricane season - right now - it's not at all uncommon to see one, two, or in this case, three tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic . Read More »

Mexico Rescinds Texas Aid Offer After Huge Earthquake

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The latest deaths were reported in the southern state of Oaxaca , which bore the brunt of Thursday's quake and which President Enrique Peña Nieto was expected to visit on Monday. The eye of Hurricane Irma, center, hovers just north of the island of Hispaniola, with Hurricane Katia, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean, in a satellite image taken at 11:15 a.m. Read More »

Hurricane Katia Brings Heavy Rain to Mexico a Day After Quake

Jose is the 10th tropical storm of the season so far. The eye of Irma passed over Antigua and St. Martin early Wednesday and then continued northwest with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. "Isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches are possible in northern Veracruz and eastern Hidalgo, Puebla, and San Luis Potosi", the Hurricane Center warned. Read More »

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

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During the meeting, their second in less than four months, Abe was expected to seek Putin's backing to increase pressure on the Kim Jong-un regime, according to the Japanese government. South Korea has proposed cutting all crude supplies to the North in response to the latest missile test. Most of North Korea's missiles are created to carry payloads of 100-1,000 kg (220-2,205 pounds), according to Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a US-based think thank. Read More »

This Hurricane Season Is As Unusual As The Huge Storms Themselves

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He said that hurricane seasons were "cyclical", and noted that scientists had accurately predicted this year would bring larger average storms . Eight other states faced flooding and high winds and its estimated cost for damages was said to be $160 billion. Anticipating that Hurricane Irma will " devastate " part of the United States , officials are preparing a massive response to the storm, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says. Read More »

Hurricane Irma hits Cuba as a category 5

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While Irma's maximum sustained winds have dipped modestly, the storm is growing. Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said Monday the areas with the most power outages were coastal Glynn and Chatham counties. "But the longer you wait you could be stuck here and it could change again for the worse". An eastward shift in Irma's track could bring up to 12 feet of storm surge to portions of coastal Georgia, where the resulting wall of water could become even larger if the storm arrived at ... Read More »

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya is 'textbook ethnic cleansing'

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Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi a "cruel woman" over a lack of inaction against violence against the ethnic Rohingya Muslims in the country, Iranian media reported. The Rohingya constitute around 1.1 million of Myanmar's 53 million people. They've been the subject of multiple clearance operations by Myanmar's military, the latest of which intensified in late August following an attack on border posts by Rohingya ... Read More »

Jose Is Now A Category 1 Hurricane

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Now there are no watches or warnings in effect. Katia and Jose were upgraded in the early hours of Thursday morning, while Irma has been a category 5 storm for over 24 hours now - a record in itself. Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma continues to march through the East Coast of the US. While Harvey moved north, Katia is expected to stay within the area, hitting Mexico's east coast sometime tonight. Read More »

There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin

The Category 2 storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane - Category 3 or more - on Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center . Hurricane Jose is right Irma, about 1,060 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles-and it looks like it could make its way through the Caribbean, which would be even more devastating after Irma's wrath. Read More »

US Crude: Another Monster Storm?

Although it has weakened to a tropical storm, Irma is still producing some wind gusts to near-hurricane force, the National Hurricane Center said at 8:00am EDT on Monday. The US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said that roughly 13.5 percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was also shut in on August 31. Read More »

Protests in South Korea as nations wrestle with North missile threat

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Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, condemned the latest nuclear test as provocative, but said that Russian Federation views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective". Beijing says the system's powerful radars will be able to monitor flights and missile launches deep inside north-eastern China. "There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue". Read More »

Based Keyboardist Karan Joseph Passes Away At 29

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The Bandra police station has registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and investigations were in progress. According to reports, Joseph had come to Mumbai and was living with Shah and the female friend on the 12th floor of Concorde Apartments in Bandra since last month. Read More »

S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest

Early on Monday, around 8,000 South Korean police gathered in the village of Soseong-ri, along the only road that leads up to the golf course, to break up a blockade of around 300 villagers and civic groups opposed to THAAD. Despite lately inching closer to the more hawkish American position by hosting the annual military exercises with the USA and despite responding to the latest hydrogen bomb test by taking some military actions and adopting a more bellicose language against the Kim regime, ... Read More »

UN Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions

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Security Council approves more sanctions against Pyongyang. The newly added penalties come just one week after North Korea carried out its sixth and largest confirmed nuclear test. She added, "I think there is always the possibility for further provocation from North Korea , and we watch the situation very closely, especially on key landmark days, but we also make sure that the message is delivered to North Korea about the unacceptability of these provocations, and the Security Council ... Read More »

Irma Weakens Into Tropical Storm As It Grinds Through Florida

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Its bands stretched widely over the Sunshine State - including over Miami, which beared much of the brunt of Irma's winds and storm surge. Irma, now a Category 1 storm and forecast to weaken into a tropical storm as it moves over northern Florida and Georgia, threatens to sap natural gas demand by cutting use from power plants. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: See the storm's wind and rain blast Florida

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Twitter and Facebook users across the Caribbean and Florida posted footage of the monster storm as it tore through the region. At 5 a.m. ET (0900 GMT), Irma was carrying maximum sustained winds of near 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour) the National Hurricane Center said . Read More »

Cruz's Twitter account likes porn video

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Rather than reacting in any number of ways a person who discovers naked home invaders might react, she proceeds to masturbate while watching the couple. This is not Cruz's first public brush with pornography. He a year ago stated "pornography ... has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions", and also tried and failed to maintain a ban on sex toys in Texas in 2007. Read More »

Delta makes daring flight into Irma

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As Delta 431 flew to Puerto Rico , Twitter users cheered on the flight, giving kudos to the airline's dispatch team for expertly monitoring the volatile weather conditions against the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast and navigating the flight to its destination. Read More »

Green Bay Packers beat Seattle Seahawks

Except for one letdown, their only real breakdown of the game , at the end of the first half, which led to a Seahawks field goal, the Packers defense put on a clinic at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. For the second time in two years, the Green Bay Packers are helping to inaugurate a new stadium. Among the healthy players who were inactive for Sunday's game were cornerbacks Josh Hawkins and Lenzy Pipkins, guard Lucas Patrick and running back Aaron Jones. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says Nemanja Matic is the best he's worked with

We had the lead in the second half but they scored a goal from the corner kick. The Red Devils had plenty of momentum going into the game after beating West Ham, Swansea and Leicester all without conceding goal, which saw them comfortably at the top of the Premier League. Read More »

Missing 5-year-old boy found dead

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Investigators say he kidnapped Spoonamore and her son. Durham was found by hikers and was taken to a hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The boy's body was found Monday morning, about half a mile from where his mother was found. Sanders said subsequent charges will be filed after talking with the Commonwealth's Attorney. Read More »

Tampa 'dodged a bullet'; Miami Beach 'dodged a cannonball': mayors

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There is no electrical power, no water service and no sewer treatment service, but vegetation has been cleared from the main roads, although some residential streets may still be blocked. Palm trees sway as strong wind blows in Key Largo, Fla., on September 9, 2017 . Browne told ABC News in a phone interview, "When you have an unprecedented storm like this that comes with such significant wind force this is like having a bomb literally thrown on a city". Read More »

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 »